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October 2011 Newsletter

Missoula Taekwondo Championships

Coaching at MTChampionships
All MTC Students are invited to compete at the Missoula Taekwondo Championships on October 22nd at the RAM Activity Center.  There will be competition in sparring and poomsae with special divisions for disabled individuals.  We will also feature Sport Poomsae and Electronic Hogu exhibitions.  

A special rate of $40 is available to MTC students.  Pick up the registration and info at MTC and turn it in by October 19th.

Dearest MTC Family, we choose to host this event every year because of you, our TKD family.  Tournament preparation takes a concerted effort by The Rosbarsky's and our entire TKD family, and, in the end, it is so worth it. We watch our students and Taekwondoists from all around the state (and a few neighboring ones as well) step into the ring and give their hearts and bodies a test.  Most will go home carrying 1 or more trophies and all will leave having experienced something great--a life enriching, boundary testing, self-building FUN event.

What has always made this the greatest Montana Taekwondo event is the group effort put forth by our MTC Family.  We have opportunities for every person to contribute to the day.

  • The booster club will be looking for donations of food to make the National Team Concessions a profitable venture for our Nationals athletes.
  • Help is needed to set up and take down the event.
  • Door sales, equipment sales, computer operators, ring runners, hospitality coordinator, button sales, ring coordinators and oodles of other positions are available to be filled.
  • After the tournament is taken down those who volunteered the day will be treated dinner at China Garden as a thank you.
Sign up sheets will be at the dojang beginning October 3rd.
from the desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky

Class Too Big? A New Yellow-Sr. Green Starts Now

We have opened a new class on Monday and Wednesday at 6:15 for Yellow to Sr. Green Belts.(class schedule)

The class size is limited to 12 so ask Mrs. Rosbarsky ASAP to get your name on the list.

The curriculum will be the same as the Tuesday 4:45 class and we encourage those with the flexibility in their schedules to try the switch.  We love each of our students and want to give you each a positive Taekwondo experience and this new class option will afford us greater time with each student.  So please consider making the switch.
from the desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky

Halloween Party
Morticia and Mr. Adams
The Annual MTC Halloween Part and Haunted House is coming up.  The party will be held Saturday, October 29th.

The event will include the return of our Haunted House, a collective effort that is conceptualized by Master Rosbarsky and Master Glenn Parks and haunted by many MTC students.  Don't worry we are able to modify the scariness depending on the group touring at any given time so it is appropriate for all ages.

We will be resurrecting the costume contest with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes.  Once again wearing your dobok and coming as a "martial artist" will land you out front tied to a telephone pole with your belt.

There is no cost to attend this event but we ask that everyone brings 5 nonperishable food items to be donated to the Missoula Food Bank or $5.

This will be a pot luck dinner.  Please sign up by Thursday, October 27th to bring your favorite main dish, side dish, or dessert.  Or, if you do not wish to cook, there will be many other things to sign up to bring as well.  The night;s event include:
  • 5:00pm Party begins
  • 5:00-6:00 Kid friendly haunted house
  • 7:10 Costume contestants line up for voting
  • 7:20 Contest winners announced
  • 7:30-? The Haunted House resumes for those who want to be spooked to death...Mwaah haa haa...
from the desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky

Belt Test Date Changed

Black Belt Test
Due to the move of the Kalispell Tournament date to November 12th, we will now be holding our next belt test on November 5th.

We will hold 3 tests on Friday.  November 5th.  The plan is for those testing for yellow to test from 4:30-5:30.  Those testing for senior yellow to senior green should test from 5:30-6:45 and those testing for Blue belt and up should plan to be there 6:45-8:30.  It is possible these times will change based on the number of people who sign up for the tests and what the distribution of belts looks like.

A final schedule will be posted by Wednesday, November 2nd.

Sign up and payment is required by November 1st.

Use your Booster Club Funds to pay for this Belt Test (or a tournament or a new uniform.)
Fill out a form at least 1 week in advance of the sign up deadline.  Forms and drop box are located on the wall to the right of the dressing rooms.

The Booster Club is here for you, our TKD family.

Meet October 5th at 5:30 to find out how to make the Booster Club work for you.

Baker Jo'sWe are hyperaware of financial constraints as they relate to extracurriculars.  Taekwondo participation requires a dedicated amount of funds each month for the class portion, and participating in functions outside of class are sometimes not even looked at as an option by some families because of costs associated.  The MTC Booster Club is here to make that a non-issue.  To find out how your efforts combined with the Booster Club's can open doors for you in Taekwondo and life attend the October 5th meeting at 5:30.

Cookie Dough Sale underway now!
  • Earn money for you TKD extracurriculars
  • Sales forms available at MTC
  • Cash prizes for first to sell 20 tubs and most tubs sold.
  • Start now, finish October 26th
from the desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky



Sun Oct 2 Alec Yonkle's Bday
Mon Oct 3 Kaytlin Rossmiller's Bday
Tue Oct 4 Rylee Owens' Bday
Wed Oct 5 Booster Club Meeting 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Sun Oct 9 Ryan Colbry's Bday
Sun Oct 9 Suzi Mathis' Bday
Tue Oct 11 Kara Hunton's Bday
Wed Oct 12 Grant Rosbarsky's Bday
Wed Oct 12 Damian DiNitto's Bday
Wed Oct 12 Kallie Dotz's Bday
Fri Oct 14 Paige Sawyer's Bday
Fri Oct 14 Referee Certification Clinic 3-7pm
Sat Oct 15 Lin Xiao Harrington's Bday
Sun Oct 16 Taylor Lammerding's Bday
Mon Oct 17 Skylar Burns' Bday
Tue Oct 18 Edison Rosbarsky's Bday
Tue Oct 18 Viet Le's Bday
Tue Oct 18 Heidi Kestrel's Bday
Fri Oct 21 Sparring Seminar
Sat Oct 22 MTC Tournament - RAM Center
Sun Oct 23 Scott Graham's Bday
Wed Oct 26 Cookie Sale Finishes
Wed Oct 26 Kyle Hammond's Bday
Sat Oct 29 Halloween Party & Haunted House 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Fri Nov 4 Colored Belt Test
Sat Nov 12 Kalispell Tournament
Wed Nov 23 No Classes
Thu Nov 24 No Classes
Fri Nov 25 No Classes
Fri Dec 2 Women's Retreat - Fairmont Hot Springs
Sat Dec 3 Women's Retreat - Fairmont Hot Springs

Other ways to keep up to date on TKD happenings:

Please consider signing up for Tweets. If you get unlimited texts on your cellphone, it is well worth it.

During Parade Day, for example, it was nice to be able to contact all the people subscribed to our Tweets and let them know the location change for our float. We also Tweeted about the location to pick up children at the end. It is very easy to do and you never have to go to your computer.

Simply text follow mtcweb to 40404 from you cell phone. You will receive a response which you should respond to with your first and last name. (or you can sign up online at

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