On April Friday evening April 5 in Paducah Kentucky a Masters testing was held by Tae Park Taekwondo/World Class Tae Kwon Do. Candidates were (alphabetically): Master Larry Arthur, Master Rachel Harshbarger D.V.M, Master Robert Jones, Master Terry King. Mr. Paul La Vigne, Master Aaron Lindstrom, Master Bruce Park Jr., Master Patricia Ramos, Master Don Ross, Master Huong Tran, Mr. LaVigne tested to 4 Dan and the other Masters all raised to the rank of 5 Dan. They were tested on forms, breaking, teaching skills, essay and required recommendations from high ranking Master Instructors.
This testing was in addition to a 2 day seminar taught by Master Instructors, Senior Masters, Junior Grand Masters, Grand Masters and included special teaching by Grand Master Tae Zee Park. Attendance was up this year and on Saturday the 6th, concluded the day with a color belt and black belt testing followed by a celebration of the event with music and delicious food! The event is Hosted by Mid South Lewis Institute of Tae Park Taekwondo annually.
Judges were: Grand Master Tae Zee Park, Grand Master Richard Warren, Grand Master Lynn Bernard, Grand Master Mark Good, Junior Grand Master Dennis Lewis and Senior Master Susan Lofquist.Picture left to right,
Back Row- Master Paul LaVigne, Master Don Ross, Master Huong Tran, Master Rachel Harshbarger D.V.M., Master Terry King, Master Robert Jones, Master Bruce Park Jr., Master Larry Arthur, Master Betty Henderson (caller) and Master Aaron Lindstrom.
Front row -Senior Master Susan Lofquist, Grand Master Mark Good, Grand Master Richard Warren, Grand Master Tae Zee Park, Grand Master Lynn Bernard and Junior Grand Master Dennis Lewis.
Posted by: Senior Master Susan Lofquist, Tae Park TKD – WCTPTKD