Olney Students Place at Grand Nationals

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SHREVEPORT, La. — Three students from Olney Taekwondo Center (OTC), 233 E Main St in Olney, competed here July 14 and 15 at the 2017 United Taekwondo Alliance (UTA) Grand Nationals, bringing home two silvers and a bronze.

Local competitors and their places were: Kyle Rennier of Noble, 2nd place in weapons in the age 11-13 division; Samuel Lomas of rural Olney, 2nd place in sparring in the black belt age 14-15 division; and Analiese Ringham of Olney, 3rd place in sparring in the intermediate age 8-9 division.

The event attracted more than 300 competitors from all over the country, and crowned UTA national champions in each rank and age group. Only competitors that had qualified through competition in regional tournaments could compete.

As Olney’s only dedicated martial arts training facility, OTC strives to provide quality martial arts instruction by blending traditional values with modern training techniques, offering programs in traditional taekwondo, mixed martial arts (MMA) and self-defense. All of OTC’s instructors have met stringent instructor certification requirements and teach a standardized curriculum. OTC is located at 233 E. Main St., across from Arcadia Cinemas, and can be reached at (618) 392-3800 or http://www.olneytkd.com.

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Olney Testing 7/1/2017

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Olney Taekwondo Center (OTC), 233 E Main St in Olney, hosted its bimonthly rank testing at the school July 1.

At the event, Samuel Lomas of rural Olney received the provisional black belt rank of 1st degree-recommended black belt. After a minimum of six months, he will test for the permanent rank of 1st degree-decided black belt.

Also, 1st degree-recommended black belt Evan Irvin completed a required midterm testing toward 1st degree-decided black belt.

Colored belt students receiving promotions as a result of this testing were: Levi Bower, Jeremiah Mitchell and Analiese Ringham to advanced blue belt; Weston Campbell and Jaylan Mitchell to blue belt; Grace Ochs to advanced green belt; Joyce Finley, Ryan Roark and Ryker Roark to green belt; Trace Feldman to advanced yellow belt; and Billy Wood to yellow belt.

The judging panel consisted of Master Kevin Roberts, 6th degree black belt from Mattoon, Junior Master Nathan W. Wheatley, 5th degree black belt and OTC chief instructor, and Kyle Rennier, 2nd degree-recommended black belt and OTC member. All testing panels must include at least two certified instructors.

As Olney’s only dedicated martial arts training facility, OTC strives to provide quality martial arts instruction by blending traditional values with modern training techniques, offering programs in traditional taekwondo, mixed martial arts (MMA) and self-defense. All of OTC’s instructors have met stringent instructor certification requirements and teach a standardized curriculum. OTC is located at 233 E. Main St. and can be reached at 392-3800 or http://www.olneytkd.com.

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Summer Day Class

Daytime classes with a special summer rate for new students!

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 1-July 27, noon-12:45 p.m. each day.

Where: Olney Taekwondo Center

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Only $99 for new students. Hurry, space is limited!

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Weapons Camp

 

Learn to use awesome martial arts weapons!

Train to use and defend against double stick, knife, and bo staff! Open to both new and current students, ages 6+. Price includes all training weapons

When: June 10, 2017, 10am to 2pm
Where: Olney Taekwondo Center

Cost: $119

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Little Tigers Camp

A special camp for ages 4-6!

Learn awesome kicks, break some boards, and learn to use the nunchaku! Open to both new and current students. Price includes foam training nunchaku

When: July 22, 2017, 10 am to Noon
Where: Olney Taekwondo Center

Cost: $79

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Taekwondo Day Camp

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Take your skills to the next level!

4 hours of intensive taekwondo training! Open to both new and current students, ages 6+.

When: July 22, 2017, Noon to 4pm
Where: Olney Taekwondo Center

Cost: $79

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SWAN Women’s Self-Defense Seminar 10/29/2016

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LADIES: Learn to defend yourself for Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

Empower yourself by breaking a board (optional)!

Olney Taekwondo Center, in partnership with SWAN (Stop Woman Abuse Now, Inc.), is offering a women’s self-defense class on Saturday, Oct. 29, noon-1:30 pm, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Open to ages 14 and above. Hurry, this seminar is limited to 20 participants!

Cost:
$25 class and board breaking -or-
$20 class only
A portion of the proceeds go to support SWAN.

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Olney Open House and Fall Registration 9/17

Join us 9/8 for free classes, free food, special deals and more! 392-3800

Saturday, September 17, 10 am to 4 pm

FREE CLASSES, FREE FOOD, SPECIAL OFFERS!

Come in and experience the benefits of traditional taekwondo training, and take advantage of one-day only sales! FREE taekwondo classes will be offered at 11:00, noon, and 1:00. Appointments are strongly recommended.

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Olney Students Compete in Missouri

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TROY, Mo. — Students from Olney Taekwondo Center (OTC), 233 E Main St in Olney, competed here May 21 at the Boyer Academy Tournament, bringing home a total of 18 medals.

Local competitors placing in forms competition were: Kyle Rennier, 1st place (junior black belt division); Isaac Zwilling, 2nd place (red belt age 8-9 division); Samuel Lomas, 2nd place (blue belt age 12-13 division); Weston Campbell, 2nd place (yellow belt age 10-11 division); and Brady Westall, 2nd place (yellow belt age 12-13 division).

Local competitors placing in sparring competition were: Kyle Rennier, 1st place (junior black belt division); Isaac Zwilling, 1st place (red belt age 8-9 division); Samuel Lomas, 1st place (blue belt age 12-13 division); Weston Campbell, 1st place (yellow belt age 10-11 division); Conner Holtz, 2nd place (junior black belt division); Brady Westall, 2nd place (yellow belt, age 12-13 division).

Local competitors placing in breaking competition were: Kyle Rennier, 1st place (junior black belt division); Isaac Zwilling, 1st place (red belt age 8-9 division); Samuel Lomas, 2nd place (blue belt age 12-13 division); Conner Holtz, 3rd place (junior black belt division); Weston Campbell, 2nd place (yellow belt age 10-11 division); Brady Westall, 3rd place (yellow belt, age 12-13 division).

Because he won his division in forms competition, Kyle Rennier advanced to the forms grand championship, but fell short of the title.

In addition, Kyle Rennier, Isaac Zwilling and Weston Campbell advanced to the sparring grand championship. All fell short, with Rennier advancing to the final round.

As Olney’s only dedicated martial arts training facility, OTC strives to provide quality martial arts instruction by blending traditional values with modern training techniques, offering programs in traditional taekwondo, mixed martial arts (MMA) and self-defense. All of OTC’s instructors have met stringent instructor certification requirements and teach a standardized curriculum. OTC is located at 233 E. Main St., across from Arcadia Cinemas, and can be reached at 392-3800 or http://www.olneytkd.com.

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Olney Testing 2/27/2016

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Olney Taekwondo Center (OTC), 233 E Main St in Olney, hosted its bimonthly rank testing at the school Feb. 27.

At the event, Lexi Shepherd of Albion received the provisional black belt rank of 1st degree-recommended black belt. After a minimum of six months, she will test for the permanent rank of 1st degree-decided black belt.

Colored belt students receiving promotions as a result of this testing were: Mike Stanfield to advanced blue belt; Samuel Lomas, Julia North, Ethan Perkins, Austin Seitzinger and Josiah Taylor to blue belt; Memphis Litaker and Brad Muentner to green belt; Levi Bower, Bentley Gorrell, Caden Hinterscher and Bryer Holtschlag to advanced yellow belt; and Weston Campbell, Brady Westall and Daniel Zhu to yellow belt. In addition, advanced red belt Isaac Zwilling completed a required midterm testing.

The judging panel consisted of Master Kevin Roberts, 6th degree black belt from Mattoon, Junior Master Nathan W. Wheatley, 5th degree black belt and OTC chief instructor, and OTC 1st degree black belts Kyle Rennier, Conner Holtz and Connor Summers. All testing panels must include at least two certified instructors.

As Olney’s only dedicated martial arts training facility, OTC strives to provide quality martial arts instruction by blending traditional values with modern training techniques, offering programs in traditional taekwondo, mixed martial arts (MMA) and self-defense. All of OTC’s instructors have met stringent instructor certification requirements and teach a standardized curriculum. OTC is located at 233 E. Main St., across from Arcadia Cinemas, and can be reached at 392-3800 or http://www.olneytkd.com.

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