November 2012 Newsletter

Fun coming up

I know our name says we are a “Taekwondo Center” but if you have not noticed we also have a lot more than just martial arts going on here. In the next 2 months we will have a Movie Night/Lock In, Craft fair, First Night Demonstration, and our much anticipated Paddleball Tournament.

The Movie Night/Lock In to be held on December 8th/9th 7PM-8AM is for students and their friends age 7-12. The cost is $25 per person. The fun includes movies on the big screen, popcorn, rock climbing, hide and seek and a sleepover with 40 of your closest TKD friends. Please sign up and pay in advance.

Craft Fair hosted by Master Glenn Parks will be held December 8th, 15th and 22nd. Local artists including a few of our very own TKD family will have their wares on display and for sale just in time for Holiday gift giving.

The First Night Demonstration, a long standing tradition at MTC, will take place on December 31st at JC Penny Court in Southgate Mall. We will begin practicing the first week of December on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00-7:30. Everyone is welcome to be on the Demo Team. There are usually about 50 students who participate in this demo. All skill levels are welcome. To ensure a premier spot in the demo start practicing now on Fridays at 7:00 in our Flips and Tricks class with Coach Keane and his brother Lane. Sign ups for the Demo will begin after Thanksgiving.

The Paddleball Tournament will once again be held the Saturday before Christmas. For those of you who have not participated in this event you are in for a surprise. The competition is fierce and preparations begin way in advance. Teams come up with team names, mascots and jerseys. Sign up as a team of 3 in the Teen/Adult division or a team of up to 4 with 3 kids and 1 adult (team make ups must be preapproved by the tournament committee (AKA Mrs. Rosbarsky). The entry fee is $10 per person. 

from the desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky

Thank you

Love and Effort
The Love and Effort shown by our TKD family in our October tournament is overwhelming. Every year we are honored to be joined by so many of our students and their supporters to pull off the tremendous Missoula Taekwondo Championships. This year, our 10th, was one to be remembered for the across the board participation. The Booster Club effort was spread out to many families thanks to the organizational and driving effort of a few families. The list of individuals who gave of themselves so every athlete and family could have a rewarding experience is pages long.

Thank you to all of you for giving of yourselves to make for such a fantastic event for all of Montana’s martial artists.

from the desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky

National Events Team

USAT Nationals bullet
Are there students you admire as great martial artists or just plain awesome people at MTC? Chances are those students have been part of our National Events Team and you can be too.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME! All MTC students have the ability to be part of this team. And we encourage you to join us on November 7th to find out more details.

It would seem that at first glance the 2013 USA Taekwondo National Championships on July 3-9 is a long way off, but we ask for commitments in October every year. The process of preparation and growth is one that will be best had over an 8 month period. In that 8 months all or part of the National Events Team will attend the Pikes Peak Challenge in Denver on January 19th, the US Open in Las Vegas on February 19-23 a state qualifier in March and a regional qualifier in April or May and finally Nationals in June. Any current student may be eligible for these events.

This meeting is for all families interested in the possibility of attending one or all out of state events in the Spring and Summer of 2013. 

Please join us at 6:30PM on November 7th.

Most of these events are for ages 6+, yellow belt and up. The only exception is the US Open. The Open is a black belt only international event open to ages 10+.

We will discuss financial and time obligations as well many details associated with preparation for these events.

Last year we took our biggest team yet to nationals. We had 20 athletes from the age of 6 all the way to 40+ with yellow to black belts. This year we will be happy to welcome you to our team.

from the desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky

Kalispell Tournament

BSMA Tournament
The last tournament of the Fall season will be the 15th Annual Big Sky Martial Arts Championships in Kalispell on November 10th.

We encourage all of our students interested in competition to make the trip up Highway 93 for this event. There will be competition in forms and sparring with a good sized athlete pool that in the past includes athletes from Idaho, Montana and a team from Canada. MTA members pay just $45 to compete in sparring and forms.

Please plan to turn in your completed registration and payment to MTC by November 2nd. If you plan to use Booster Club funds to pay for your registration be sure that your request is made to the Booster Club one week prior to the date the check is needed. Otherwise please write a personal check to go with the registration then fill out your BC request  form for a reimbursement check.

from the desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky

Black Belt Test

Black Belt Test
Nearly every person who makes it to yellow belt yearns to someday be a black belt. A small percentage of individuals belts actually attain the lofty goal of earning it.
It takes years of dedicated practice, uncounted multiples of kicks, numerous occurrences of going to class even though they didn’t feel like it, A LOT of sweat, a few papers, a few more bucks and the support of an entire community of family, friends and classmates.
A select few individuals who have invested what it takes will be participating in a celebration of sorts, their Black Belt Test on November 17th.
Drop in to MTC anytime between 10AM and 6PM to cheer on this year’s candidates.



Thu Nov 1  -Carla Ruiz' Bday
Sun Nov 4  -Julian Graef's Bday 
Tue Nov 6  -Bruce McCubbin's Bday
Tue Nov 6  -James Anderson's Bday
Wed Nov 7  -Jeff Quackenbush's Bday 
Wed Nov 7  -Nationals Meeting 
Thu Nov 8  -Nick Monsos' Bday
Fri Nov 9  -Dominic Umile's Bday
Sat Nov 10  -15th Annual BSMA Tournament
Sun Nov 11  -Stavros Hartman's Bday
Wed Nov 14  -Booster Club Meeting   
Thu Nov 15  -Chad Lang's Bday
Sat Nov 17  -MTC Black Belt Test
Sun Nov 18  -Liam O’Connor's Bday
Mon Nov 19  -Kim Sawyer's Bday 
Wed Nov 21  -NO CLASSES
Thu Nov 22  -AJ Bucher's Bday
Thu Nov 22  -Dani Kay Paige's Bday 
Thu Nov 22  -NO CLASSES
Thu Nov 22  -Paul Dallapiazza's Bday
Fri Nov 23  -Kaden Midgett's Bday
Fri Nov 23  -Master Rosbarsky's Bday 
Fri Nov 23  -NO CLASSES
Sat Nov 24  -Cameron Davis' Bday
Sun Nov 25  -Amity Parks' Bday
Sun Nov 25  -Nicho Umile's Bday
Mon Nov 26  -Graham Tutskey's Bday
Tue Nov 27  -Filip Langner's Bday 
Wed Nov 28  -Abigail Varney's Bday
Wed Nov 28  -Greta McAlpin's Bday
Thu Nov 29  -Allan Dallapiazza's Bday
Thu Nov 29  -Leslie Jones-Park's Bday
Fri Nov 30  -Colored Belt Test
Sat Dec 8  -Movie Night
Sun Dec 9  -Movie Night
Wed Dec 12  -Booster Club Meeting   
Sat Dec 22  -Paddleball Tournament  




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