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Congratulations to Oneonta Taekwon-Do champion Sheadan Rifenbark!

On Sunday, October 28, 2012, Sheadan Rifenbark competed at SJ Kim’s Interschool Championship in New York City.   She represented our school in excellent form and came away winning 2 of the 3 events in which she competed. Competing against students from SJ Kim’s Taekwon-Do, Glenridge Taekwon-Do, Gotham Taekwon-Do, Yang’s Taekwon-Do and others, Sheadan tied […]

September 2010 Newsletter

Beginner bellydance classes resume Classes resume Wednesdays at 7:15 – 8:15pm beginning September 15 at Oneonta Tae Kwon Do. Classes begin with an introduction to basic bellydance posture and movements, including stretches, shimmies and isolations to condition muscles. Students will learn to combine steps and movements from various Tribal bellydance styles in a fun, beginner […]

Front turning kick

There is a video clip which plays on the digital picture frame in our DoJang of Grandmaster SJ Kim performing a front turning kick to break 5 boards. After catching glimpses of the various frames in the video, I decided to do some clipping to highlight what I believe are the critical components. To see the video in full motion, please visit the page at

08/22/08 – SJ Kim Summer Camp

Visiting NYC 07/09/08

The following is a brief summary of my visit to SJ Kim’s Taekwon-do school. Please pardon the cliche introduction. Train fare from Trenton to NYC: $102 Parking in Trenton: $10 Gas from Mt.Laurel to Trenton: $12 Protein shake for dinner in Penn Station: $4.50 Total Trip time: 7 hours Time in Do-Jang: 2 hours Class […]

The Most Amazing Fight I Ever Witnessed

One day, a menacing man entered my Taekwon-do school in New York City during class. He was carrying a broom stick and talking incoherently. He smelled like a port-o-potty after an NFL football game and he was clearly on drugs. My instructor was the first person to become aware of his presence and he moved quickly to address the situation.

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