11th Annual Invitational
Please join us for the 11th Annual World Class Tae Kwon Do Invitational! The tournament will be held October 12, 2013 at Timmons Arena at Furman University. All students are encouraged to go for the gold in Forms, Breaking and Sparring competitions. Please see any of the instructors for your tournament sign-up packet today! But hurry, all registrations must be received by Monday October 7, 2013!
The Importance of Competition – A letter from Master and Mrs Kim
There is so much to be gained from the experience of competition. That is why we are very excited to announce our 11th Annual World Class Tae Kwon Do Championships! Our tournament will offer thrilling competition, for the friends and family that come to support the competitors, but especially for those who participate. Some will win, some will fall short of their goal, but every competitor will leave the tournament having learned something very important. They will have gained valuable experience from training and preparing for the tournament, giving their best effort in the ring, and from using the experience to set new goals, no matter what the outcome. Their Tae Kwon Do skills and confidence will have improved from having challenged themselves. Win or lose they will have found their champion spirit.
Champions have three very important things in common. First, they always have a vision of what they want to accomplish. They set a clear, specific, long-term goal, and they stay focused while working step-by-step towards that goal. The second thing champions have in common is that they take action. Taking action requires courage, dedication and hard work. It especially requires perseverance, to work through difficult times and overcome obstacles on the way to the ultimate goal. Champions accept the challenge before the competition, and take responsibility for meeting that challenge. The third and most important piece of being a champion is attitude. Regardless of the outcome of the match, someone with a champion attitude understands that the outcome is not “the end” of the process, only the beginning of the next phase. If the outcome is not what was expected, it is not defeat, it is a valuable lesson. A champion attitude means learning from the experience, identifying areas for improvement, and making a commitment to work even harder to reach the goal. Even the winner of a match understands that it is only a new beginning. There are new, higher goals to set and new challenges to face. This requires strong character, respect and humility because the champion understands that we never reach “the end” of self-improvement.
It is not only elite, Olympic-level Tae Kwon Do competitors who conduct themselves like champions. We have recognized it many, many times in the students of World Class Tae Kwon Do. We have seen it in beginners, who make the commitment to earning a Black Belt and work hard in every class. We have seen it in students as they work to master a particularly difficult skill, persevering until they reach their goal. Once they reach it, they set a new goal, and begin to work toward that. The outcome of any challenge, whether it is a Tae Kwon Do tournament or any life challenge, is never the end of the line. The process of setting a goal and working toward it is the true “championship match”, and it is never over. There is much to learn from every experience, and there are always new goals, new challenges to face. Accepting them and working toward them is what a champion attitude is all about.
On October 12th, World Class Tae Kwon Do will hold our 11th Annual Championship tournament. We would like to congratulate the students who are already training and preparing for this exciting event. You cannot lose, because no matter what the outcome of your competition, this experience will benefit you in ways that are far more important. To those of you who have not yet challenged yourselves to participate, now is the time to do so. We would like every student at Master Kim’s World Class Tae Kwon Do, no matter what your belt level or how long you have studied Tae Kwon Do, to participate. Take this opportunity to develop a clear vision, work hard toward a goal, and learn from the outcome, win or lose. You will benefit from the experience of the tournament itself and especially from the process of preparing for it.
Here you can find details about our 11th Annual Invitational. If the information you need cannot be found below feel free to contact Master Kim’s World Class Tae Kwon do by email or by calling us at (864) 289.0201.