June 2012 Newsletter

Why Come to TKD in the Summer?

We are asked often why someone should come to Taekwondo in the summer or why you should do Taekwondo 12 months out of the year.

There are many answers to those questions.  I will start with the immediately tangible benefits to you, the student or parent.
  1. The classes are smaller.
  2. You are invited to come to whichever classes work for you.
  3. Individuals come to classes that fit in their shifting schedule, meaning you will become acquainted with more of your TKD family and the different class dynamics will encourage learning from a new perspective.
  4. You will continue making small steps (and sometimes incredible leaps) forward, never letting the dust settle on the skills you have worked hard to perfect.

We also see individuals who come back after a lengthy break be initially excited and then become downtrodden by their stagnation (or initial decline).  Ultimately resulting in a downward spiral that sometimes ends in the individual quitting Taekwondo.

The ultimate goal is to devote yourself to Taekwondo in a way that will promote the most possible personal growth in all areas of Taekwondo and life, and our goal is to help you maintain a constant progression to being your best possible martial artist and your best possible self.

In the summer especially, we fully encourage time taken off for family vacations and trips to the lake, and offer the flexibility in our schedule to make up any and all classes that may be missed before or after your time off.  If you would like help finding a suitable make-up class please contact us.

Consistent practice will lead you to being a martial artist and person you admire.

from the desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky

All School Class


Tuesday June 19th at 6pm we will have our All School Class at Franklin Park in Missoula between 9th and 10th Streets on Kemp from 6-7pm.

THERE WILL BE NO REGULAR CLASSES THIS DAY. Everyone should plan to come to this class.

This is a fun way to be with all of our TKD Family members.  It is powerful to see all the people who count you as part of their family; all the people you have to look up to and the ones who look up to you.

We will also be awarding some very special first ever Varsity Letters in Taekwondo.

**Please note the Date Change.  It was postponed due to weather.**

from the desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky

Special Opportunities through the Summer

Through July and August we will have many opportunities for Taekwondo outside your regular classes.

  • The first very special opportunity will be when we host a 1 day sparring seminar on July 21st given by TJ Curry and Jared Reed both of World Taekwondo Center. Among other accomplishments, TJ took 1st in the US Olympic Trials-Phase 7 in 2012 and was the 2010 National Champion.  Jared was the 2011 Collegiate National Champion and competed at the World University Games in Shenzen, China (with Master Rosbarsky) Session 1, 10am-12:30pm will be for all ages and belt levels, Session 2, 1:30pm-5:30pm, will be for red and black belts (other belt levels by special instructor invitation).  This is a tremendously affordable opportunity for wold class instruction.  The morning session is $25 and the afternoon session is $40.  Both sessions are $50 total.  Registration forms available at MTC.

  • Teen Camp will be July 26th and 27th with an overnight at the Rosbarsky's.  This is open to all MTC teens yellow belt+ and all MTC Black Belt Instructors.  This is always a fun time to deepen the bonds that are already there.  The cost is $90.  Black belts will receive a $50 discount.

  • New this year we will have our Olympic Sports Camp July 30th-August 3rd.  We will not only do some spectacular sparring (TKD Sparring is a full medal Olympic Sport) but also engage in Gymnastics, Soccer, Swimming, Basketball and Volleyball (all Olympic Sports)  The camp sill run daily 9-3 and cost $215.

  • And Ninja Camp will be back!  Tentatively scheduled for August 13-17th. This will be the second year for Ninja Camp and our inaugural year was an overwhelming success.  Look for further details in July's newsletter.
from the desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky

Montana State Taekwondo Championships - in Missoula June 8th and 9th

We, Missoula Taekwondo Center, are co-hosting the 2012 MT State TKD Championships in Missoula along with the MT TKD Academy.  We are excited for this opportunity to show the state just how well the Missoula Taekwondo Community can work together and pull off the most fantastic state tournament to date.
This is a perfect opportunity for all of our students to give their best in competition and strive to become state champions or at the very least better martial artists and better people.  The cost is $45 for MTA members and $70 for non-members. 
There is competition in forms, sparring, pairs, team and creative forms.
Please find your registrations by clicking HERE or at the dojang.  There is also a sign up sheet for volunteers on the front counter.  We will be responsible for many tournament operations including admissions, registration, holding and other logistical elements.  This is a great way to contribute to and feel a part of the greater Montana Taekwondo Community.

Full Packet and much more information about the MTA on http://www.montanataekwondo.org/

from the desk of Mrs. Rosbarsky

Belt Testing

Initially planned for June 22nd, our next test will be June 15th.

Please sign up in advance for this and all tests.  The cost of all colored belt tests is $25

The Way Testing Works:  We require at least 3 months between each belt test ( a minimum of 2 tips are required to be eligible to test) and recommend no more than 4.5 months. We aim to hold belt tests (not tip tests which are held in class on or around the last class day of each month)  every 6 weeks, so there should be one happening when you are ready to test.

Belt Tests happen on Fridays and you must signup in advance.

Tests are cumulative, so be prepared to be tested over all that you have ever learned in TKD.  Review old techniques and be prepared to show any and all poomsae up to your current level.



Fri Jun 1 Alissa Bell's Bday
Fri Jun 1 Cooper Garr's Bday
Mon Jun 4 Shea Keene's Bday
Mon Jun 4 Adam Peitz' Bday
Tue Jun 5 Johnny Greene's Bday
Wed Jun 6 Booster Club Meeting 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Fri Jun 8 Dalton Thick's Bday
Fri Jun 8 Keegan Ahlman's Bday
Fri Jun 8 Peter Benson's Bday
Fri Jun 8 MTA Women's Leadership Council Mtg
Fri Jun 8 12:00pm – 4:00pm MTA Referee Training and Certification Clinic
Fri Jun 8 5:00pm – 6:00pm World Class Poomsae Judging Clinic - Loyola RAM Activ-ity Center
Fri Jun 8 6:00pm – 8:00pm World Class Poomsae Competition - Loyola RAM Activity Center
Sat Jun 9 Wyatt Nelson's Bday
Sat Jun 9 Coach & Referee Meeting - Loyola RAM Activity Center. 9:00am – 9:30am
Sat Jun 9 Opening Ceremony - Loyola RAM Activ-ity Center 9:30am – 11:30am
Sat Jun 9 Poomsae Competition 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Sat Jun 9 MTA Jr. Team Fight-Offs
Sun Jun 10 Soren Temple's Bday
Mon Jun 11 Lauri Hunton's Bday
Mon Jun 11 Lauren Koch's Bday
Mon Jun 11 Emma Koch's Bday
Mon Jun 11 Summer Camp
Tue Jun 12 Summer Camp
Tue Jun 12 Graham Martin's Bday
Wed Jun 13 Summer Camp
Thu Jun 14 Summer Camp
Thu Jun 14 Soma Arens' Bday
Fri Jun 15 Summer Camp
Fri Jun 15 Colored Belt Test
Sat Jun 16 Chance Cole's Bday
Sat Jun 16 Max Bush's Bday
Sat Jun 16 Christian Jones' Bday
Sat Jun 16 Zara an's Bday
Sun Jun 17 Hans Skovlin's Bday
Sun Jun 17 Anne Fogel's Bday
Mon Jun 18 Carson Brandt's Bday
Mon Jun 18 Summer Camp
Tue Jun 19 Summer Camp
Tue Jun 19 Ben Parks' Bday
Tue Jun 19 No Regular Classes
Tue Jun 19 6:00pm – 7:00pm All School Class - Franklin Park
Wed Jun 20 Summer Camp
Wed Jun 20 Giada Maloney's Bday
Thu Jun 21 Summer Camp
Thu Jun 21 Thomas Gladue's Bday
Fri Jun 22 Summer Camp
Sat Jun 23 Jordan Uptain's Bday
Tue Jun 26 Payton Lammerding's Bday
Wed Jun 27 Palmer Dunn's Bday
Thu Jun 28 Nicholas Sale's Bday
Fri Jun 29 Brianne Stube's Bday
Fri Jun 29 USAT Nationals - Dallas, TX
Sat Jun 30 USAT Nationals - Dallas, TX
Sun Jul 1USAT Nationals - Dallas, TX
Mon Jul 2 USAT Nationals - Dallas, TX
Tue Jul 3 USAT Nationals - Dallas, TX
Wed Jul 4USAT Nationals - Dallas, TX
Wed Jul 11 5:30pm – 6:30pm Booster Club Meeting - MTC
Sat Jul 21 Sparring Seminar with TJ Curry & Jared Reed
Sat Jul 21 Session 1 10:00am – 12:30pm
Sat Jul 21 Session 2 1:30pm – 5:30pm

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