Olney Testing 7/1/2017
Olney Taekwondo Center (OTC), 233 E Main St in Olney, hosted its bimonthly rank testing at the school July 1.
At the event, Samuel Lomas of rural 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 belt Evan Irvin completed a required midterm testing toward 1st degree-decided black belt.
Colored belt students receiving promotions as a result of this testing were: Levi Bower, Jeremiah Mitchell and Analiese Ringham to advanced blue belt; Weston Campbell and Jaylan Mitchell to blue belt; Grace Ochs to advanced green belt; Joyce Finley, Ryan Roark and Ryker Roark to green belt; Trace Feldman to advanced yellow belt; and Billy Wood 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 Kyle Rennier, 2nd degree-recommended black belt and OTC member. 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. and can be reached at 392-3800 or http://www.olneytkd.com.