Olney Testing 6/14/2014
Olney Taekwondo Center (OTC), 233 E Main St in Olney, hosted its bimonthly rank testing at the school June 14.
At the event, Nicole Klein of Sumner received the permanent black belt rank of 1st degree-decided black belt. She will receive her belt at a special promotions ceremony in the coming months.
Also, Kyle Rennier of Noble 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.
In addition, colored belts receiving promotions as a result of this testing were: Cooper Fehrenbacher to recommended red belt; Shane Elder to decided brown belt; Lexi Shepherd to blue belt; Tyler Hinkle to blue belt; Isaac Zwilling to purple belt; Xander Holtz to green belt; Kloe Elder and Shawn Neikirk to advanced yellow belt; Stephani Carl and Evan Irvin to yellow belt; and Alex Bigard, LaRae Bigard, Adrianne Leighty and Quinn Patterson to orange belt. Also, red belt Ophelia Klein successfully completed a required midterm testing.
The judging panel consisted of Ryan Marx, 6th degree black belt from Carmi, and Junior Master Nathan W. Wheatley, 5th degree black belt and OTC chief instructor, and Travis Hargrave, 2nd degree black belt from Keensburg. 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.