Olney Testing 2/21/2015
Olney Taekwondo Center (OTC), 233 E Main St in Olney, hosted its bimonthly rank testing at the school Feb. 21.
At the event, Cooper Fehrenbacher 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.
Also, 1st degree-recommended black belts Conner Holtz of Noble and Reid Snyder of Olney successfully completed midterm testings required before testing for 1st degree-decided black belt.
Colored belts receiving promotions as a result of this testing were: Tyler Hinkle to red belt decided; Isaac Zwilling to red belt recommended; Xander Holtz to brown belt recommended; Evan Irvin to advanced blue belt decided; Quinn Patterson to blue belt recommended; Adrianne Leighty to green belt; Owen Meadows and Trenton Payne to advanced yellow belt; and Michael Merriam to yellow belt.
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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