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Olney Testing 10/13/2018

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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.

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Olney Testing 7/1/2017

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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.

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Olney Testing 2/27/2016

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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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Olney Testing 10/10/2015

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Olney Taekwondo Center (OTC), 233 E Main St in Olney, hosted its bimonthly rank testing at the school Oct. 10.

At the event, Cooper Fehrenbacher of Olney successfully tested for the rank of 1st degree black belt.

Colored belt students receiving promotions as a result of this testing were: Tyler Hinkle, Lexi Shepherd and Isaac Zwilling to advanced red belt decided; Evan Irvin to advanced red belt recommended; Trenton Payne to blue belt decided; James Kilduff to blue belt recommended; Mike Stanfield to advanced green belt; Stephani Carl, Samuel Lomas, Ethan Perkins, Austin Seitzinger and Josiah Taylor to green belt; Brock McVaigh and Julia North to advanced yellow belt; and Bentley Gorrell, Bryer Holtschlag, Memphis Litaker and Brad Muentner 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 OTC 1st degree black belts Kyle Rennier 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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Olney Testing 8/8/2015

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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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Olney Testing 6/13/2015

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Olney Taekwondo Center (OTC), 233 E Main St in Olney, hosted its bimonthly rank testing at the school June 13.

Students receiving promotions as a result of this testing were: Isaac Zwilling to advanced red belt recommended; Evan Irvin to brown belt decided; Owen Meadows and Trenton Payne to advanced green belt; Austin Seitzinger and Mike Stanfield to advanced yellow belt; and Jakob Ecker and Ethan Perkins to yellow belt.

The judging panel consisted of Junior Master Kevin Roberts, 5th degree black belt from Mattoon and Junior Master Nathan W. Wheatley, 5th degree black belt and OTC chief instructor. 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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Olney Testing 2/21/2015

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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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Kyle Rennier Earns Black Belt and Competitor of the Year

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Kyle Rennier, 9, of Noble, a student at Olney Taekwondo Center (OTC), successfully tested for and received 1st degree black belt at a rank testing here Dec. 20.

Also, Kyumson Taekwondo Alliance (KTA) director Master Kevin Roberts presented Rennier with the 2014 KTA Competitor of the Year award during the testing.

“Kyle is the perfect example of a true martial artist,” Roberts said after the presentation. “He has an excellent attitude, and I can’t think of a more worthy recipient of this award.”

Rennier, a 4th grade student at West Richland Elementary School, joined OTC in 2010 at age 5 and has trained continuously since then. He tested in front of a black belt testing panel including: Master Roberts, 5th degree black belt from Mattoon; Master Nathan Wheatley, OTC chief instructor and 5th degree black belt; Master Bill Feltt, 5th degree black belt from Charleston; and Elizabeth Nash, OTC trainee instructor and 3rd degree black belt.

Rennier has had success in several area tournaments. Most recently, after qualifying at a regional tournament in Wilton, IA in April, he competed in November for national champion at United Taekwondo Alliance (UTA) Grand Nationals in Plano, TX.

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://OlneyTKD.com.

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Olney Testing 10/18/2014

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Olney Taekwondo Center (OTC), 233 E Main St in Olney, hosted its bimonthly rank testing at the school Oct. 14.

At the event, Reid Snyder 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.

Colored belts receiving promotions as a result of this testing were: Lexi Shepherd and Tyler Hinkle to brown belt; Isaac Zwilling to advanced blue belt; Xander Holtz to purple belt; Evan Irvin to green belt; Alex Bigard, LaRae Bigard and Quinn Patterson to advanced yellow belt. Anna Bruns, Leah Bruns, Sarah Bruns and Adrianne Leighty to yellow belt. Also, red belt Connor Summers successfully completed a required midterm testing.

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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Olney Testing 6/14/2014

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Olney Taekwondo Center (OTC), 233 E Main St in Olney, hosted its bimonthly rank testing at the school June 14.

At the event, Nicole Klein of Sumner received the permanent black belt rank of 1st degree-decided black belt. She will receive her belt at a special promotions ceremony in the coming months.

Also, Kyle Rennier of Noble 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.

In addition, colored belts receiving promotions as a result of this testing were: Cooper Fehrenbacher to recommended red belt; Shane Elder to decided brown belt; Lexi Shepherd to blue belt; Tyler Hinkle to blue belt; Isaac Zwilling to purple belt; Xander Holtz to green belt; Kloe Elder and Shawn Neikirk to advanced yellow belt; Stephani Carl and Evan Irvin to yellow belt; and Alex Bigard, LaRae Bigard, Adrianne Leighty and Quinn Patterson to orange belt. Also, red belt Ophelia Klein successfully completed a required midterm testing.

The judging panel consisted of Ryan Marx, 6th degree black belt from Carmi, and Junior Master Nathan W. Wheatley, 5th degree black belt and OTC chief instructor, and Travis Hargrave, 2nd degree black belt from Keensburg. 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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