Olney Testing 2/27/2016
Olney Taekwondo Center (OTC), 233 E Main St in Olney, hosted its bimonthly rank testing at the school Feb. 27.
At the event, Lexi Shepherd of Albion 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.
Colored belt students receiving promotions as a result of this testing were: Mike Stanfield to advanced blue belt; Samuel Lomas, Julia North, Ethan Perkins, Austin Seitzinger and Josiah Taylor to blue belt; Memphis Litaker and Brad Muentner to green belt; Levi Bower, Bentley Gorrell, Caden Hinterscher and Bryer Holtschlag to advanced yellow belt; and Weston Campbell, Brady Westall and Daniel Zhu to yellow belt. In addition, advanced red belt Isaac Zwilling completed a required midterm testing.
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 OTC 1st degree black belts Kyle Rennier, Conner Holtz and Connor Summers. 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) and self-defense. 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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