Did you ever notice that the class schedule says “Choi” and “Kim” for some classes? They indicate in which room the class will take place. The big do jang is called “Kim” after Grandmaster Kim, who was the instructor for Masters Meany, Marr and Giletti, and who is the founder of Taekwon-do International. The other practice area is called “Choi” after General Choi Hong Hi (1918-2002), the founder of Taekwon-do, a general of the Korean Army, and the man who developed the theories of movement we practice and devised the patterns we study. Grandmaster Kim was a student of General Choi, serving on the Korean Demonstration Team and performing around the world under the direction of General Choi. So in a way Grandmaster Kim is the “grandfather” and General Choi is the “great grandfather” of the students at Glen Ridge Taekwon-do.
If you would like more information Grandmaster Kim wrote the “History of Taekwon-do” on the GlenridgeTkd.com website. Now when you go in the do jang and see the paintings of Grandmaster Kim and General Choi you know who they are!
Calendar events are subject to change.
May 18: The 2019 US Masters Invitational Taekwon-do Championship hosted by GlenRidgeTKD (Caldwell, NJ)
May 27: School Closed for Memorial Day
June 1: Self Defense for Women & Girls (12:30-2:00pm)
June 2: Competition training (10:30-Noon)
June 8: Complete Martial Arts Tournament of Champions
June 15: Promotion Test (study sheets)
June 24: Summer deferment deadline
July 1: Summer schedule starts
July 4: School Closed for Independence Day
July 8-12: Mighty Lions Camp
July 15-19: Young Adults Camp
July 22-26: Juniors Camp
July 27: Promotion Test (study sheets)
Aug 2-4: Taekwon-do International Summer Boot Camp, Hosted by GlenRidgeTKD (Caldwell, NJ)
August 12-16: Juniors Camp
August 19-23: Juniors Camp
September 2: School Closed for Labor Day
October 5: Promotion Test (study sheets)
November 28-30: School Closed for Thanksgiving
December 14: Promotion Test (study sheets)
Dec 22-Jan 1: School Closed for Winter Holiday