Olney Testing 12/20/2013
Olney Taekwondo Center (OTC), 233 E Main St in Olney, hosted its bimonthly rank testing at the school Dec. 20.
The testing also included a celebration of OTC’s 10th anniversary.
At the event, Nicole Klein of Sumner 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.
In addition, colored belts receiving promotions as a result of this testing were: Riley Eads, Ophelia Klein and Kyle Rennier to decided red belt; Avery Miller recommended red belt; Alex Davis and Conner Holtz to decided brown belt; Tyler Holtz to recommended brown belt; Shane Elder to advanced blue belt; Lexi Shepherd to blue belt; James Benton and Katrina Marshall to green belt; Tyler Hinkle to advanced yellow belt; Xander Holtz, Tristan Patterson, Aidyn Voyles and Isaac Zwilling to yellow belt; and Kloe Elder and Asher Kurtz to orange belt.
The judging panel consisted of Ryan Marx, 6th degree black belt from Carmi, Junior Master Kevin Roberts, 5th degree black belt from Mattoon, Junior Master Nathan W. Wheatley, 5th degree black belt and OTC chief instructor, and Elizabeth Nash, 3rd degree black belt from Olney. 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), self-defense and KickFit adult cardio. 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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