In preparation for our upcoming tournament on November 9th, Master Williams and Master Harshbarger will be holding two referee training sessions.
The first will be held on September 28th from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm at the Jackson YMCA, 127 W Wesley St, Jackson, MI 49201
The second will be held on October 5th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Grand Rapids Orchard Hill Reformed Church, 1465 3 Mile Rd NW, Grand Rapids, MI
09/15/19 – Master Williams and Master Harshbarger
On August 17,2019 a color belt testing was held by Lofquist-Williams Institutes at Orchard Hill Church in Walker Michigan. High score went to low green belt, Alex Dang and was awarded by guest judges Master Patricia Ramos and Master Paul LaVigne.
8/21/19 – Posted by Senior Master Lofquist
2019 November Tournament – Planning Meeting
On August 09, 2019 marked the first of two planning meetings that take place in preparation for the annual tournament. The following is a list of attendees that were there to report on their respective duties. We are off to a good start and look forward to the next meeting.
Junior Grand Master Rodgers, Senior Master Lofquist, Senior Master Klingbeil, Master Lucas, Master Eckert, Master Wrona, Master Feuerstein, Mrs. Maureen Carmmody, Ms. Yvette Simon, Mrs. Karen Benchich, Mrs. Sharolyn Hoke, Mrs. Klingbeil, Mrs. Wrona, Mr. John Hoke
Posted 08/18/19 – Master Eckert
2019 National State Games Championship Tournament
On August 4, 2019 Ms. Tori Koorndyk went to the National State Games Championship Tournament, held at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Her family makes this event a part of their family vacation.
The young lady [15 years old, and a 2nd dan] Ms. Koorndyk, competed in both forms and sparring. The host organization studies the Tae Guk forms and she elected to do Tae Bek. She demonstrated proper stances and power and received a Bronze medal. Ms. Koorndyk also did well in the sparring portion and brought home the Gold medal. It was clear to her that she was leading the match with multiple kicks to the body and the head and chose to hold back on her competitor.
She will also be testing for 3rd Dan on September 7th which will complete the first part of the test. The second part will be on 11.8.2019 when she will be 16 years old.
Posted 08/12/19 – Grand Master Good
Park Institute / Tae Park Mid-South Tae Kwon Do Association – Testing
Junior Grand Master Instructor Dennis Lewis President Of Lewis Institute Tae Park Mid-South Tae Kwon Do Association recently traveled to The East Tennessee Knoxville Area to judge Master Instructor Bruce Park Jr.’s color-belt testing.
Accompanying Junior Grand Master Lewis was Master Terry Warmath and Master Robert Jones. Master Park’s students were very excited and the testing went very well.
Seated from left to right: Master Robert Jones, Master Terry Warmath, Junior Grand Master Dennis Lewis, Master Bruce Park Jr.
Posted 08/06/19 – Junior Grand Master Lewis
Lewis Institute / Tae Park Mid-South Tae Kwon Do Association – Testing
On Saturday July 20th, 2019 Lewis Institute Tae Park Mid-South Tae Kwon Do Association had their organization testing. The testing took place in Milan, Tennessee. Special Guest Judge from Kentwood, Michigan was Master Instructor Lemon Williams.
Master Williams was very impressed with the testing. At the end of the testing the Master Instructors, Instructors, Students, Parents, Families & Friends all came together to celebrate Junior Grand Master Lewis’s Birthday which was Friday July 19th. The party was a very good and huge event, and everyone showered Junior Grand Master Lewis with Gifts & Well Wishes. Junior Grand Master Lewis was very touched and moved by the sincerity and caring that everyone gave to him.
Posted 08/06/19 – Junior Grand Master Lewis
Lewis Institute / Tae Park Mid-South Tae Kwon Do Association – Seminar
Posted 08/06/19 – Junior Grand Master Lewis
Rodgers Institute Testing
Posted 07/24/19 – Junior Grand Master Rodgers
Grand Rapids Asian Festival – Demo
On 6/14/19 West Michigan Tae Kwon Do Association [WMTKDA] will do a demo for the Grand Rapids Asian Festival. This will be our groups second appearance at the event.
- Leading the Demo will be: Master Lemon Williams.
Also present will be:
- Master Paul La Vigne
- Mr Dan Duba (Tournament Team Coach)
- Mrs Maureen Carmody
- Ms Kaitlyn Schulio (Team Member)
- Ms Tori Koordyk (Team Member)
- Mr Alexander Repp (Team Member)
- Mr Daniel Mueller (Team Member)
- Ms Anna Lindstrom
- Ms Elisabeth Repp
- Mr Isaiah Lindstrom
- Eva Lindstrom
Posted 06/06/19 – Grand Master Good
Ramos Institute Workshop
Saturday, June 1, 2019, a workshop was held at Ramos Institute’s Ionia Park’s and Recreation location. Junior Grand Master James Rodgers was the special guest instructor. Working with focus mitts, Junior Grand Master Rodgers based this workshop on steps and kicking. We concluded with tournament rules and questions.
Posted 06/06/19 – Master Ramos
Central Studio Class – Update – Rodgers Institute
Junior Grand Master Rodgers would like to acknowledge his new group of white belts in the first picture below.
In the next picture he would like to present two students who’s families have moved to United States. The one on the left five year old Henri Melwes from Paderborn, Germany, and the other is nine year old Kristine Truong from Saigon, Vietnam.
Posted 05/27/19 – Junior Grand Master Rodgers
Ensing-Lofquist-Williams – Color Belt Test
On May 18, 2019 Ensing-Lofquist-Williams Institutes if WCTKD-Tae Park hosted a color belt testing in Grand Rapids Michigan. Guest judges included Master Rodney Bean, Master Troy Eckert and Senior Master Peter May. Master Lemon Williams and Senior Master Susan Lofquist were also in attendance. White belt Charles Nguyen took high score. There was also a demo of skills for 2 red belts.
Posted 05/22/19 – Senior Master Lofquist
Barss, Lucas, Heglund and Vora – Color Belt Test
Picture of Barss, Lucas, Heglund ,and Vora Institute of Tae Park Tae Kwon Do Color belt testing at Mary Free Bed YMCA in Grand Rapids Michigan.
Posted 05/22/19 – Master Lucas
Two Special Classes for Black Belt Candidates
The first event will take place on 6.11.2019 / Tuesday / 6:00 – 8:30 pm, and will focus on 2nd & 3rd Dan Candidates (& Instructors), Uniform Pants & T-Shirt.
The second event will take place on 6.18.2019 / Tuesday / 6:00 – 8:30 pm, and will focus on 1st Dan Candidates (& Instructors), Uniform Pants & T-Shirt.
Fee: $0 (but a donation for building usage would be nice)
These classes will be held at Mr Berciunas’ Dojang, 2544 Thornwood SW, Wyoming, MI 49519
Posted 05/19/19 – Grand Master Good
Golombisky Institute – Annual TKD Camp
Golombisky Institute will be holding its 17th Tae Kwon Do Camp at School Section Lake Campground in Mecosta, MI from June 7th – 9th.
Posted 05/08/19 – Master Eckert
State Games of Michigan Tournament Planning Committee
Posted 05/08/19 – Senior Master Lofquist
Good Institute – Color Belt Testing – Grand Rapids, Michigan
On June 1, 2019 at 10:00 am Tae Park Tae Kwon Do – West Michigan will conduct a test St Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1934 52nd St SE,
GRAND RAPIDS , Michigan 49508. The guest judges will be Senior Master Robert Klingbeil and Master Feuerstein.
Posted 05/07/19 – Grand Master Good
Good Institute – Seminar & Color Belt Test in Rochester, NY
On June 14-15 Grand Master Mark Good and Master Chris Bowhuis, will be traveling to Rochester, NY. During this trip they will conduct a Color Belt Test and a Seminar which will cover basics, forms, breaking, sparring, and basic kicking being taught to Mr Gartland and his class of about 70 students.
Posted 05/07/19 – Grand Master Good
On April 20th, we had the first of four referee seminars conducted by Master Lemon Williams and Master Rachel Harshbarger. They both did a fantastic job explaining the areas concerning refereeing, corner judging, tournament rules, and the new scoring system we’ve been working with, and more. We had a pretty good turn out, but we had plenty room for more.
Seminar ran for two and a half hours. students came from near and far to participate. Thank you very much to all who came today.
Please have your students join any or all Referee Seminar coming up in the future. I’m sure Master William and Master Harsbarger will let you know about those dates.
Much thanks to Master Grace, Master Sanderson, Master Ramos for their participation and their students.
Sincerely and Respectfully
Junior Grandmaster James A. Rodgers
Tae Park Mid-South Tae Kwon Do Association – Knoxville, Tennessee – Testing
On September 20th, 2018 Grand Master Park traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee at the request Of Junior Grand Master Lewis to judge Color-Belt & Black-Belt Testing hosted by East Tennessee Head Instructor Master Bruce Park Jr. Grand Master Park impressed everyone and everyone was very excited by his presence.
Grand Master Park was very Proud & Happy with ALL OF THE STUDENTS that he had seen in this part of the country. I was very Humbled, Proud, And Happy to have My Sa Bum Nim—-Grand Master Tae Zee Park to come and spend an entire week in this part of the country teaching and judging students. Thank you sir.
Tae Park Mid-South Tae Kwon Do Association – Memphis, Tennessee – Testing
On September 18th, 2018 Grand Master Park traveled to Memphis, Tennessee at the request of Juni
or Grand Master Lewis for the 1st testing in Memphis. The testing took place at The Houston Levee Community Center. Mr. Mark Land is The Head Instructor at the center and he is a longtime student of Junior Grand Master Lewis.
Accompanying Grand Master Park and Junior Grand Master Lewis was Master Instructor Robert Jones And Master Instructor Terry King. Also New 2nd Dan Black-Belts Mr. Bo Rider and Mr. Matthew Ballew accompanied Masters Jones & King to show their support of the testing. Grand Master Park talked to everyone and the event was a huge success. Grand Master Park was very Proud & Happy
Tae Park Mid-South Tae Kwon Do Association – Tiptonville, Tennessee – Testing
On Monday September 17, 2018 Junior Grand Master Dennis Lewis President & Founder Of Lewis Institute Tae Park Mid-South Tae Kwon Do Association was very honored to have his instructor The President & Founder Of Tae Park Tae Kwon Do Of The United States Of America Grand Master Tae Zee Park present for a Special Class And As The Head Judge Of Lewis Institute Mid-South Tae Kwon Do Association Color-Belt & Black-Belt Testing.
The testing took place in Tiptonville, Tennessee and Grand Master Park was very Proud And Happy. Grand Master Park addressed the audience and he presented Junior Grand Master Lewis with The Official Chung Do Kwan Oath that had been passed down from Great Grand Master Lee Won Kuk who passed it down to Great Grand Master Woon Kyu Uhm who passed it down to Grand Master Tae Zee Park who passed it down to Junior Grand Master Dennis Lewis. The testing and the event was a huge success.
Lewis Institute Referee Training Seminar 09-01-18
On Saturday September 1st Master Instructor Lemon Williams visited the Mid-South for a Referee Seminar & Special Class. This event was hosted by Junior Grand Master Lewis. The event took place in Tiptonville, Tennessee and was attended by about 30 students. Master Williams did an excellent job and everyone enjoyed the event very much.
Articles related to Anderson Institute
Senior Master Anderson, has shared some articles that have been published about his organization. Please see these articles in the slide show below.
2018 National Tae Park Tae Kwon Do Seminar
Lewis Institute of Tae Park Mid-South Tae Kwon Do Association is proud to again host the National Seminar, Color and Black Belt testing. This event will take place on April 6th and 7th, 2018 at the McCraken County High School in Paducah, Kentucky. Special Guest will include, 9th Dan, Grand Master Tae Zee Park President and Founder of Tae Park Tae Kwon Do. Also 8th Dan, Grand Master Richard Warren, Vice President of Tae Park Tae Kwon Do and President of World Class Tae Kwon Do. In addition there will be many more Junior Grand Masters, Senior Master and Master instructors coming together to share their knowledge of this art.
Please make sure to book you hotel rooms asap. The select hotel is the Drury Inn, located at 3975 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, Kentucky 42001. The Drury Inn offers a complementary breakfast and free drinks and evening snacks. Individual call-in reservations can be made by reserving online, go to www.druryhotels.com or reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 or directly at 270-443-3313. Please make sure that you tell them that you are with THE LEWIS INSTITUTE TAE KWON DO GROUP to receive this special rate.
2017 Tae Park-WCTKD Tournament
Registration is opening for the November 11, 2017. Also note that registration for breaking closes on 11/4/17 at midnight.
IMPORTANT BUT SAD NEWS!
Grand Master Uhm, Woon-kyu passed away June 10, 2017 in Seoul Korea. GM Uhm was the president of the Kukkiwon, president of Chung Do Kwan, vice president of World Taekwondo Federation, and vice president of Korea Taekwondo Association. He was the world leader of Taekwondo for over five decades. He was instrumental in the spread of Taekwondo worldwide.
GM Uhm holds a very special place in our organization and we owe him much for his service to Taekwondo. He and Grand Master Park had a very special 60 plus year relationship that surpassed student and teacher. Our loss is very great indeed.
GM Uhm visited our national tournament in November 2011 in Grand Rapids Michigan USA and said he was very impressed with our traditional Taekwondo organization. In his remarks to the 600+ competitors he emphasized three traditional Taekwondo core principles:
- Respect & follow your instructor
- Love & respect your fellow students… both your senior and junior
- Earn the respect of your community.
We will honor him by living these principles.
GM Uhm will always hold a special place in the heart of our organization and his legacy will live on through us.
Our sympathies go out to his family and the entire Taekwondo family around the world.
Upcoming Black Belt Test for Klingbeil and Ramos Institute
Klingbeil and Ramos Institutes Black Belt testing will be held on Friday, August 25, 7:00 p.m. at the Ionia Armory.
2017 State Games of America
World Class Tae Kwon Do is proud to be the Host for the State Games of America being held in Grand Rapids Michigan on August 3-5, 2017!!
Registration is already underway at:
2017 Tae Park-WCTKD Tournament
November 10-11, 2017 are the dates of this years Tae Park-WCTKD tournament in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The organization Black Belt testing will be held on Friday with the National tournament being held on Saturday.
Hope to see you there!
Senior Master Susan Lofquist
National Tae Park-WCTKD Tournament Director
Lewis Institute Tae Park Mid-South TKD Association; Tae Park National Seminar, Color-Belt & Black Test: April 7th & 8th 2017
Once again we will be using The Drury Inn in Paducah, Kentucky as our hotel for the seminar. Reservations can be made by reserving online, go to www.druryhotels.com, then enter Group Number 2276976. Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to the Group Number 2276976.
Ensing-Lofquist-Williams Institute Testing
On August 20, 2016 the Ensing-Lofquist-Williams summer testing was held at the Kentwood Community Building in Kentwood, MI. Present as guest judges were Master Robert Klingbeil and Master Don Ross. A dinner was held at the Beltline Bar after the testing. Winner of the ‘high score’ was Loren Saba of Williams Institute.
Wrona Institute – Grand Rapids, MI USA
Mr Seth Davies, a 2nd Dan Wrona Institute, will be taking his wife and three children to Indonesia for two years. He will be teaching school there.
Mr Davies is a history teacher at Grand Rapids Christian High School who instituted the Tae Kwon Do class that is in its 4th year of being taught as part of the Physical Education curriculum there. A student was only allowed to take one semester in the beginning. Now they are allowed to continue on. This class does have some students who have earned their Green Belt. The instructor now is Mr Harold Gee, a 1st Dan under Master Wrona.