Olney Testing 8/8/2015
Olney Taekwondo Center (OTC), 233 E Main St in Olney, hosted its bimonthly rank testing at the school Aug. 8.
At the event, Conner Holtz and Connor Summers, both of Noble, successfully tested for the rank of 1st degree black belt. Both have been studying at the school for over 3 years.
Colored belt students receiving promotions as a result of this testing were: Lexi Shepherd to advanced red belt recommended; Evan Irvin to red belt decided; Owen Meadows and Trenton Payne to blue belt recommended; Mike Stanfield to green belt; Jakob Ecker, Samuel Lomas, Ethan Perkins and Josiah Taylor to advanced yellow belt; Levi Bower, Jack Davis, Brock McVaigh and AJ Padilla 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 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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