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Black Belt Promotions

JUNE 2017 Black Belt Achievers!
All the hard work has paid off, Congratulations! We are very proud of you.

7th Degree
Master Cynthia Brown
"I can't believe I have been doing Kim's Taekwon-do this long, and more importantly still love it as much as ever! I wish to thank my husband, Master Aaron Brown for his love, support, and the partnership we share inside and outside Taekwon-do. I also wish to thank those instructors and students who have mentored, inspired, and/or pushed me along the way. I am surrounded by individuals whose passion and dedication to Taekwon-do, together have been a part of building this strong organization named Kim's Taekwon-do. "

5th Degree
Master Rick Bossen
"I started Taekwon-Do in 1999 when I was 12 years old. I am currently teaching two nights a week at wood village baptist church and assisting my instructors at the East Portland Community Center. I would like to thank every student and instructor who helped me achieve this promotion. Also I want to especially thank my instructors Mr. and Mrs. Master Williams for helping me to continue to improve myself in Taekwon-Do and in life. "

2nd Degree
Mr. Mike Barnes
"My daughter is my inspiration. I began studying Taekwon-do as an activity to do with my daughter and Taekwon-do turned into a big part of our life. I have been instructing a first kicks class to 5-7 year olds for the past 17 months and look forward to every class. I am grateful for the opportunities and support that has been given to me and I would like to thank everyone that has been there along the way. "

2nd Degree
Miss Amber Barnes
I am currently in 8th grade at Scappoose middle school where I am in honors classes and jazz band. I have been studying Taekwon-do for half of my life. I love Taekwan-do and the people I have meet there. I want to thank all the people who have helped me get to where I am now in Taekwon-do."

Junior 2nd Degree
Mr. Travis Osgood
"I am a boy scout, and a 7th grade student at Happy Valley Middle School. I started Taekwon-Do in 2011 in the first kickers class. I love Taekwon-Do because itís fun. The tenets of Taekwon-Do have made an impact on my life, and I use my Taekwon-Do discipline everywhere. I would like to thank my parents and the instructors, like Master Brown, for helping me get to my goal of being a black belt, but my journey is not overÖ"

1st Degree
Mr. Hudson Ginnochio
"I have been taking Taekwon-Do since 4th grade at the Sellwood studio. I have worked consistently to be a black belt. I am proud of this accomplishment. I want to thank my Mom, Dad, Mrs. Master Brown, Mr. Master Brown, and everyone else who has helped me. I go to school at Sellwood Middle and get a 4.0. I think it is cool that I will be starting high school with a black belt"

Junior 1st Degree
Miss Taylor Osgood
"I am 10 years old I am a 5th grader at Spring Mountain Elementary. I first started Taekwondo in 2011. Taekwondo has really helped me in life, especially the tenets, because Iíve been getting good grades and getting better at school. I want to thank Master Brown for teaching and helping me out. I also want to thank my Mom and Dad for supporting me."

Junior1st Degree
Mr. Isaac Leib
"I would like to thank my family, my school teachers, and my Taekwon-do instructor for helping me get where I am today. I would also like to tell everone who will ever do Taekown-do to do whatever you instructor tells you to do, even if it is hard."

Junior 1st Degree
Mr. Orion Souders
"I am 8 years old. I started Taekwon-Do at the age of 4, in the First Kicks Class offered at the SW Community Center. Thanks to the mentorship, guidance, and tutelage of Master Brown and the many others who have supported me on this journey, I am now achieving my goal of black belt. I have learned a lot in 4 years time about myself, the importance of respect, and self control, and the power of being disciplined."

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