Olney Testing 10/18/2014
Olney Taekwondo Center (OTC), 233 E Main St in Olney, hosted its bimonthly rank testing at the school Oct. 14.
At the event, Reid Snyder of 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.
Colored belts receiving promotions as a result of this testing were: Lexi Shepherd and Tyler Hinkle to brown belt; Isaac Zwilling to advanced blue belt; Xander Holtz to purple belt; Evan Irvin to green belt; Alex Bigard, LaRae Bigard and Quinn Patterson to advanced yellow belt. Anna Bruns, Leah Bruns, Sarah Bruns and Adrianne Leighty to yellow belt. Also, red belt Connor Summers successfully completed a required midterm testing.
The judging panel consisted of Junior Master Kevin Roberts, 5th degree black belt from Mattoon, Junior Master Nathan W. Wheatley, 5th degree black belt and OTC chief instructor, and Junior Master Bill Feltt, 5th degree black belt from Charleston. 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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