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new Bottle Cap Challenge
Master Nam had to try the Bottle Cap Challenge after seeing all the hype!

Summer Break
Summer has finally arrived and with that we are now on summer break! It has been an awesome first half of the year and we are looking forward to the second half. Hope you all have a safe and wonderful summer! Classes will resume after Labor Day on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd!

Black Belt Promotion
Mr. Jacob Jones showed indomitable spirit and delivered this past Thursday evening crushing his boards on the combo break. He’s worked so hard this past year. Congrats Mr. Jacob on a well deserved promotion and welcome to our Black Belt Family!

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Color Belt Promotions
Ms. Michele Gressman and Mr. Mike Kretz both smashed their boards this past Thursday evening to complete their test. Mr. Brian Waters performed very well on his purple trim test and he also crushed his boards. Congrats to all of you on your new rank promotions!

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Orange Belt Promotion
Mr. JT did it! Daddy proud. We are all proud of you.

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Purple Trim Belt Promotion
Mr. Michael Reitz crushed his 3-board leg-over side kick break and also performed very well on his purple trim belt test. Congrats Mr. Michael!

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Yellow Belt Promotions
Both Mr. Aidan Moe and Mr. Brayden Kraft performed well on their Pal Gwe Il Chang to complete his yellow belt test. Great Job Mr. Aidan and Mr. Brayden!

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Yellow Belt Promotion
Ms. Kerry Crawford performed exceptionally well this past Tuesday on her yellow belt test. Great Job Ms. Kerry!

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Best Wishes to Mr. Matthew Baer
Time sure flies! Class of 2019 Mr. Matthew Baer recently graduated from Prior Lake High School and is heading to University of Wisconsin-Madison this fall! Congrats Mr. Matthew and wishing you an exciting journey ahead!

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Governor’s Cup – Mr. Liam Doan
Mr. Liam Doan has been on a roll this year and recently took 2nd Place in Sparring at the Governor’s Cup this past Saturday! We are proud of you Mr. Liam and keep fighting hard. His next stop: U.S. National Tae Kwon Do Championship!

New Color Belt Promotions
Mr. Dylan Carston performed very well during his test and crushed his board yesterday evening. Ms. Jayla Rice also completed her pattern and broke her board. Congrats Mr. Dylan and Ms. Jayla!

Governor’s Cup – The Kretz Family
Lots of hardware and an outstanding day for the Kretz father-son duo at the Governor’s Cup! Mr. Logan competing in his first tournament got 2nd Place in Forms, and 3rd Place in Breaking. Mr. Mike won 1st Place in Board Breaking, 2nd Place in Sparring, and 3rd Place in Forms. We are so proud of you guys. Congrats on a job well done!

Black Belt Promotion
Welcome two new Black Belts to our TKD Family! Tonight we are proud to announce a couple of new promotions… Mr. Richard Anderson has been promoted to 1st Dan and Mr. Simon M. Kang to 2nd Dan! Congrats gentlemen!

Color Belt Promotion
Mr. Ryan Perrine, Ms. Luna Hernandez-Tiongson, Mr. Kasseme Atham, Jr., Ms. Maya Rajendralall, and Ms. Autumn Frenning performed very well during their test this evening. Great Job on your new belt promotion!

U.S. District Court Tae Kwon Do Demo
Master An’s work event celebrating multicultural week had us perform first to kick off the festivities!

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1st Dan Promotion
Welcome two new black belts to our Tae Kwon Do family! We are proud to announce Mr. Binh Nguyen and Ms. Brie Anderson have successfully completed their 1st Dan test this evening. Congrats to you both!

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No Fear
Photos of Mr. JT in class.

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Perfect Practice Helps with Perfection
Ms. Michele Gressman did just that and delivered a step turning side kick to finish her test. Congrats Ms. Michele!

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Orange Belt Promotion
Ms. Kasthuri Kamalanathan crushed her board to complete her test on Thursday evening. Way to go Ms. Kasthuri!

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New Belt Promotion for the Morrison Siblings
Mr. Carter & Ms. Emilia demonstrated good technique, memory was excellent, and they also crushed their boards to earn their red belts on Thursday evening. Congrats to you both!

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Pan America Tae Kwon Do Championships Results
Mr. Mike Kretz won gold in breaking and bronze in sparring. and Mr. Liam Doan won gold in sparring at this past Saturday’s Pan America Tae Kwon Do Championships in Rochester! Great Job you guys!

Pan America Tae Kwon Do Championships
Mr. Liam Doan and Mr. Mike Kretz are heading to Rochester to compete at the Pan America Tae Kwon Do Championships this Saturday. Best of luck to you both!

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Spring Break
No classes on Mar. 26th & 28th. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Apr. 2nd. Have a wonderful week!

Mr. Joshua
Kicking targets and class drills with one of his best friends. Thanks Tina for the strawberry icii!

Color Belt Retest
Mr. Dylan Carston, Ms. Melvina Moeun, and Ms. Kathleen Reitz all plowed through their boards and completed their belt test this evening. Congrats to you all on a job well done!

Black Belt Test Results
Over 3 hours of black belt testing this morning, all candidates performed well overall. A couple sets and a break or two left to finish but we are proud of you for your hard work, passion, and determination. It won’t be long now. We are proud to announce Mr. JJ Jones has earned his 3rd Dan. Congrats Sir and Great Job to everyone today!

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Black Belt Test
Ms. Brie Anderson, Mr. Rich Anderson, Mr. Jacob Jones, and Mr. Binh Nguyen are testing for 1st Dan, Mr. Simon Kang for 2nd Dan, and Mr. JJ Jones for 3rd Dan this Saturday, Mar. 16th. Best of luck to all of you!

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Welcome Back Mr. Larry
Mr. Larry is currently finishing his degree as a Physician Assistant at Marquette University. Video of him doing his signature aerial 720 degree hook kick. He still got it!

Red Belt Promotion
Mr. Tom Duong performed very well and crushed his boards on Thursday evening. Congrats Mr. Tom on your red belt promotion!

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Yellow Belt Promotion
Mr. Brandon Acord, Mr. Liam Doan, and Mr. Logan Kretz performed well and successfully completed their yellow belt test on Thursday evening. Great Job!!

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New Red Belt Promotion
Mr. Micah Kang completed his red belt test tonight. Congrats Mr. Micah!

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Happy Orange Belts
Ms. Jaina Adams, Ms. Kerry Crawford, Mr. Nolan Ellendson, Mr. David Jaimes, and Mr. Brayden Kraft all performed very well on their orange belt test this evening. Way to go!

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Minnesota State TKD Championships Results
Three medals for three students at the Minnesota State Tae Kwon Do Championships! Congrats boys!

  • Mr. Liam Doan (Bronze Medal – Sparring)
  • Mr. Gabriel Le (Gold Medal – Sparring)
  • Mr. Thomas Le (Gold Medal – Sparring)

Family Fun Night Demo
A fun night at ISD 191 Community Education’s Family Fun Night! Lots of kids came through and a few kicks taught. Mr. JT broke his first board and he along with Mrs. Stacey helped hold targets as well.

5th Dan Test Results
What a great way to start off the lunar new year with a new rank promotion! I earned my 5th Dan promotion today along with my friend and fellow black belt Master Ricardo. I gave it my all and left nothing in the tank. It was an honor to test under Grand Master Kevin Schutz.

5th Dan Testing
Final week of test prep. Good Luck to Master Nam and Master Ricardo!

Northwoods Conquest Results
Fun day in Wisconsin at the Northwoods Conquest on January 26th! Six medals for our three students, all first time competitors. Mrs. Stacey and Mr. JT were also there for team support.

  • Ms. Rachel Countryman (Silver Medal – Forms, Bronze Medal – Sparring)
  • Mr. Liam Doan (Gold Medal – Sparring)
  • Mr. Tyler Pham (Silver Medal – Breaking, Bronze Medal – Sparring, Bronze Medal – Grappling)

First Lessons for JT
Like father, like son! Pretty cool to see JT begin his first formal TKD lesson.

Location Sky Oaks Elementary School, Gymnasium, 100 East 134th Street, Burnsville, MN 55337 Phone (612) 202-8557 E-mail nam.nguyen@namtkd.com Hours Tuesdays & Thursdays: Youth (Beginner - Yellow Belts) - 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM; Youth (Green - Red Belts) - 6:50 PM - 7:35 PM; Adult (All Levels) - 7:40 PM - 8:45 PM
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