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November 2010 Newsletter


Last Tournament Opportunity til Spring


The 13th Annual Big Sky Martial Arts Championships will be held on November 6th at Glacier High School in Kalispell.  This is the last planned tournament in our region until Spring 2011.  We recommend this tournament for
  1. It's relative close proximity to Missoula
  2. it's reputation as a fairly judged and safe event
  3. the Fun and accessible Coach Bus that the MTC Booster Club Charters
At the BSMA Championships competition will be held in Poomse, Sparring and "Unique Forms" including Doubles Forms Standard, Doubles Forms Creative, Single Forms Creative and Weapons.

Missoula Taekwondo Center regularly takes 30+ athletes to this tournament and our team generally comes home with a team trophy in addition to the many trophies won by our individual athletes.  But more important than the award brought home we always come home with a new appreciation for our own abilities and a great connection to and respect for the greater Montana Taekwondo Community.

Save Money and have a great time on the Bus.  Again this year the MTC Booster Club has chartered a cushy Beachliner for the trip to Kalispell.  The bus will leave from the NE corner of the Mall parking lot at 5:30am on Saturday and return the same evening after the tournament and dinner at King's Buffet.  $20 per person or $15/person for families with more than 1 person riding.

From the Desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky

Thank you TKD Family
The 7th Annual Missoula Taekwondo Championships held on October 16th was everything you might expect a tournament to be and a little more.  This year in addition to the standard events we also added exhibition matches and a poomse division for Athletes with disabilities.  The Athletes in these divisions, and all who watched, felt their hearts grow and their life's focus shift.

Thank you to every last member of our TKD family who pulled together to help offer this event to the Northwest Taekwondo community.  The primary reason this event is so great is the loving nature of our TKD family.  Thank you all once again.

From the Desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky

Master Rosbarsky Appointed Dae Myung Regional Director


We, Missoula Taekwondo center, are a member of the International Dae Myung Moo Do Federation.  What that means is we are connected to, have a lineage from, Grand Master Jae Ho Park and many others including Grand Master Martin Martin.  Which gives us a depth of knowledge and support to sustain us in our martial arts and everyday lives.

Recently the IDMF underwent a restructuring due to the passing of long time president, Grand Master Karlo Fujiwara.  Grand Master Martin was appointed President, which, in my opinion, positions us to experience growth and advancement in Taekwondo in the State.  As part of the restructuring Master Rosbarsky was appointed Regional Director, charged with overseeing Western Montana.  As part of his duties he will enable the network of schools to better communicate and share knowledge and will act as liason between individual schools and the President and Grand Master Jae Ho Park.
From the Desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky

National Team News
Our National Team Training has informally begun with stepped up attendance by some in the Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 Sparring Class.

Currently, Athletes who are committed to train for and compete at 2011 Junior and Senior Nationals in San Jose California are Abbey and Dylan Ardiana, Jeff Quackenbush, Austin Graef, Taiga Gamell, Hunter Goodman, Scott Graham and Lydia Rosbarsky.

From the Desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky

Long Awaited Movie Night/Lock In

Nearly every day we are asked when the next Movie Night will be.  Finally we have a free weekend to host it.

Friday December 3rd at 7:30PM to Saturday the 4th at 8:30am we will have movies, pizza, popcorn, games and a little sleeping for our 7-12 year olds.

Sign up at the gym ASAP as it will fill up fast.  The cost is $25 an you may fill out a Booster Club form to use funds from your Booster Club account.

from the desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky

Hugh Suenaga is Coming!

Earlier this year we presented Master Hugh Suenaga with his Honorary 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.  Master Suenaga is deserving of this distinction and many others as he is a truly inspiring mentor to Master Rosbarsky and everyone he meets, and we are honored that he will treat us to a session this November 24th, 6:30-8pm.  Many of you are familiar with the Bulgarian Bags and this time Master Suenaga will train us on the High Intensity Rope Training System (HIRTS). This is a great opportunity and we hope you all can take part.  Please sign up at the gym.
from the desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky

Colored Belt Test

Our next colored belt test is Friday December 10th.  Test times will be posted by Wednesday the 8th.  To test please sign up on the front counter.

From yellow through senior red belt individuals should test every 3 months to ensure they do not become stagnant and have constant progression.  Also all Sr Red Belts should continue the testing pattern every 3 months as a test leader to fulfill their Black Belt Testing Requirements.

We have found that regular practice outside of class is one of the biggest factors in creating confident and proficient martial artists.

For Poomse practice the Power Poomse DVDs have proven themselves to be incredibly useful.  They are available at MTC for $30 for the Taeguek or Palgwe series or $50 for the set.
From the Desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky


Mon Nov 1  Carla Ruiz's Bday
Tue Nov 2  Fletcher Henderson's Bday
Thu Nov 4  Julian Graef's Bday
Sat Nov 6  Tari Colbry's Bday
Sat Nov 6  Bruce McCubbin's Bday
Sat Nov 6  Big Sky Martial Arts Taekwondo Championships
Sun Nov 7  Jeff Quackenbush's Bday
Wed Nov 10 5pm – 6pm Booster Club Meeting - MTC
Thu Nov 11 Sean Daugherty's Bday
Thu Nov 11 Jake Adam's Bday, 2010         
Mon Nov 15 John Ruediger's Bday
Fri Nov 19 Chad Lang's Bday
Fri Nov 19 Kim Sawyer's Bday
Sun Nov 21 Colton Wright's Bday
Mon Nov 22 Dani Kay's Bday
Tue Nov 23 Master Rosbarsky's Bday
Wed Nov 24 Marco Petrilli's Bday
Wed Nov 24 No Classes
Wed Nov 24 6:30pm – 8pm Hugh Suenaga Seminar - MTC

Thu Nov 25 No Classes
Fri Nov 26 No Classes

Sat Nov 27 Happy Bday Filip
Mon Nov 29 Bridger Bell's Bday
Fri Dec 3  7:30pm – 8:30am(12/4)Movie Night Lock-In - MTC
Sat Dec 18 Paddleball Tournament - MTC
Fri Dec 31, 2010 3pm – 4pm MTC First Night Demo - Southgate Mall

The Back To Basics Sparring Seminar 10/15 & MTC Championships       10/31-Halloween
Building on Basics Sparring Seminar           2010 Missoula TKD Championships                Halloween 2010


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