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December 2011 Newsletter

Show Your Stuff as part of our Demonstration Team

First Night Logo
The Missoula Taekwondo Center Demonstration Team has been participating in Missoula's First Night Celebration for 10 years now and we have a reputation for putting on quite a show.  What makes the crowds gather to watch are not just the high flying kicks and powerful board and brick breaking but that the audience can see themselves in each of the performers.  Our demo teams have always been made up of all ages and belt levels and we are most proud of the diversity represented in our yearly performance.

This year we invite you.  Come be part of this fantastic group and share with your family and community your passion and hard work.

Practices begin December 1st and will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-7:30 until December 20th.  There will also be daily practices December 26-30, 5:30-6:30.  On New Year's Eve we will begin practicing at 10AM.  The performance is December 31st at 2PM in JC Penney Court at Southgate Mall. (Click here for Calendar)  this is the Kick Off for Missoula's First Night celebration.  Our performers will all receive a First Night button that will allow them to partake in the city wide activities.

Please sign up at the dojang and make every effort to be at all the practices.
from the desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky

Gift Giving for your Martial Artist

Christmas Present
You can find all sorts of goodies your martial artist will use at MTC, and they will be on sale December 7,8 and 9.  Including gear, fleeces for $12-$16 and doboks for $30.

Everything 25%  
off December 7,8 and 9 
(Limited to Stock on hand)

We can also order things you do not see in the Pro Shop like belt racks , gear bags and kicking bags.  Please place special orders by December 9th to ensure delivery in time for the holidays.

from the desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky

1st Montana TKD Women's Retreat

Fairmont Women's Council Retreat
The first ever Montana Taekwondo Association Women's Retreat was held at Fairmont Hot Springs on December 3rd and 4th.

The Montana Taekwondo Association is our state governing body that has been organized to foster growth of Taekwondo in our state and to offer a full and enriching experience state wide to Taekwondo practitioners.  This new sub group is being formed to ensure that the needs1 of the MTA's female membership are being met.  

The gathering featured time for fellowship, tabling and discussion of ideas and decisions on the structure and function of the group.  The New MTA Women's Leadership Council was formed. Eighteen women from 7 different schools attended.

Polish your Poomsae at MTC with World Silver Medalist Akiko Reyes

Akiko Reyes
The Montana Taekwondo Association is bringing us a fantastic opportunity to train with one of the greatest Poomsae athletes from the US.

MTC will host Mrs. Akiko Reyes and Manny Reyes on December 10th and 11th for a Poomsae seminar that has something for everyone.  Ma'am Akiko focuses on each individual performing the poomsae that best expresses themselves.  They are well versed in current Sport Poomsae guidelines and what is looked for in national and international competition, but the greatest element they will bring to us is their exuberant energy.  Ma'am Akiko helps athletes pin point and enhance their strengths while giving them the tools to work through their challenges.

The weekend will be taught in 4 sessions.

December 10th
Session 1 - 9am-1pm
WTF Guidelines--covering what is currently expected in Sport Poomsae competition in WTF tournaments including 2012 USAT Nationals and US Open.

Session 2 - 2pm-5pm
Colored Belts- for all aged colored belts who are interested in discovering their strengths and getting tools to improve on their most challenging areas.

December 11th
Session 3 - 8am-12pm
Black Belts - for all aged black belts who wish to enhance their own style in forms performance.

Session 4 - 1pm-4pm
2012 US Open and Nationals Athletes--for Sport Poomsae athletes competing upcoming National and International events.

The cost for MTA members is $35 for 1-2 sessions or $50 for 3-4 sessions.  Non MTA members are welcome to join for an additional $25.

from the desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky


Classes Over "Break"

We are all looking forward to the rest of our Holiday Season and are praying for a white, white Christmas so we can enjoy an exciting ski season too.

We highly encourage the time between Christmas and New Years as time devoted to your own personal families, however, if you are missing your TKD family too much over the break (we too go through withdrawals during any time off) please join us for some all level classes.  We will hold classes on the 26th and 28th from 4:30-5:30.

Also, if you know you will have lots of time to devote to TKD over the break, consider being part of the Missoula Taekwondo Center First Night Demonstration Team.  We will practice the 22nd, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st.  The Demo Team is for everyone and you will learn some fantastic skills so please don't think you have to be a wiz to be part of it. (Click here for more information)

from the desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky

Paddle Ball Tournament

Paddle Ball Tournament
The most anticipated tournament of the year is nearly upon us.  Now scheduled on Sunday, December 18th at 10AM the 3rd Annual MTC Paddle Ball Tournament is nearly upon us.  Be sure to register your 3 member team by December 15th and pay the $15 team registration fee.  Also this year there is a pot luck sign up that each team must contribute to, so that we all may keep up our energy throughout the competition.

There will be a kids division and a teen/adult division.

Creating a team identity is highly encouraged through a team jersey, team cheers, mascots, theme songs and such.

Please join us to play or watch.  It is always a very fun time.
from the desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky


Tue Dec 6 Harrison Graham's Bday
Tue Dec 6 7:00pm – 7:30pm Demo Practice

Thu Dec 8 Jared Knutson's Bday
Thu Dec 8 7:00pm – 7:30pm Demo Practice

Sat Dec 10 Aikiko Reyes Poomsae Seminar Session 1 9am-1
Sat Dec 10 Aikiko Reyes Poomsae Seminar Session 2 2pm-5
Sun Dec 11 Aikiko Reyes Poomsae Seminar Session 3 8am-12
Sun Dec 11 Aikiko Reyes Poomsae Seminar Session 4 1pm-4
Mon Dec 12 Cooper Cornette's Bday
Tue Dec 13 Zachary Roosa's Bday
Tue Dec 13 7:00pm – 7:30pm Demo Practice
Wed Dec 14 Alyssa Baggerly's Bday
Wed Dec 14 5:30pm – 6:30pm Booster Club Meeting
Thu Dec 15 Ryan Cagle's Bday
Thu Dec 15 Paddleball Team signup due
Thu Dec 15 7:00pm – 7:30pm Demo Practice

Fri Dec 16 Chase Goodman's Bday
Fri Dec 16 Colored Belt Test
Sat Dec 17 Erin Thee's Bday
Sun Dec 18 Paddleball Tournament
Mon Dec 19 Paul Befumo's Bday
Tue Dec 20 7:00pm – 7:30pm Demo Practice
Wed Dec 21 Ian Carlson's Bday
Wed Dec 21 Kira Gordon's Bday
Thu Dec 22 Dan Rhode's Bday
Thu Dec 22 Winter Break--No CLASSES
Fri Dec 23 Winter Break--No CLASSES
Fri Dec 23 Tessa Samuels' Bday
Sat Dec 24 Winter Break--No CLASSES
Sat Dec 24 Krista Lowenwarter's Bday
Sun Dec 25 Winter Break--No CLASSES
Mon Dec 26 Winter Break--No REGULAR CLASSES
Mon Dec 26 4:30pm – 5:30pm General class
Mon Dec 26 5:30pm – 6:30pm Demo Practice
Tue Dec 27 Winter Break--No REGULAR CLASSES
Tue Dec 27 Andy Mikkola's Bday
Tue Dec 27 5:30pm – 6:30pm Demo Practice
Wed Dec 28 Winter Break--No REGULAR CLASSES
Wed Dec 28 Brian Gragg's Bday
Wed Dec 28 Jack Yeakel's Bday
Wed Dec 28 David Jackson's Bday
Wed Dec 28 4:30pm – 5:30pm General class
Wed Dec 28 5:30pm – 6:30pm Demo Practice
Thu Dec 29 Winter Break--No REGULAR CLASSES
Thu Dec 29 Mara Parks' Bday
Thu Dec 29 5:30pm – 6:30pm Demo Practice
Fri Dec 30 Winter Break--No REGULAR CLASSES
Fri Dec 30 5:30pm – 6:30pm Demo Practice
Sat Dec 31 Winter Break--No REGULAR CLASSES
Sat Dec 31 Joseph Gillett's Bday
Sat Dec 31 Andrew Unbehend's Bday
Sat Dec 31 Stellios Bonadurer's Bday
Sat Dec 31 Megan Himber's Bday
Sat Dec 31 10:00am – 1:00pm Demo Practice
Sat Dec 31 2:00pm – 3:00pm Demonstration at Southgate Mall
Mon Jan 02 Winter Break--No CLASSES
Tue Jan 03 Classes Resume

Pictures/Video from November:

Women's Council Retreat



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