Olney Testing 10/13/2018
Olney Taekwondo Center (OTC), 233 E Main St in Olney, hosted its bimonthly rank testing at the school Oct. 13.
At the event, 1st degree-decided black belt Samuel Lomas completed a required midterm testing toward 2nd degree black belt. Candidates must successfully complete three of these tests before qualifying to test for 2nd degree black belt.
Colored belt students receiving promotions as a result of this testing were: Ryan Roark and Ryker Roark to advanced blue belt decided; James Kilduff and Stella Powers to advanced blue belt; Shyla Crease to advanced green belt; Katelyn Brake and Minnie Irvin to green belt; and Chase Sheppard 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 black belt. 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, kickboxing 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.