Just as last year, Monterey Bay Taekwondo Academy’s August schedule is full of special events and activities.
Team MTA Car Wash Fundraiser August 16th
The USA National Taekwondo Championships – Junior Olympics will be in Austin, Texas for 2015
Team MTA is holding a car wash on Saturday, August 16th, starting at 11:30 AM at the Palm Avenue 7-11. Please see any Team MTA member to buy tickets ($5 per car wash) and help the team raise funds for 2015 competitions.
Come and see our students in action…washing cars, that is…
The USA National Taekwondo Championships – Jr. Olympics is in Austin, Texas for 2015, so Team MTA needs to work hard with fundraisers between now and next summer!
Black Belt Ceremony August 23rd
Students who tested for their black belts during June, 2014 will be presented with their black belts at the Black Belt Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, August 23rd, from 3:30 to 4:00 PM.
Congratulations new black belts!
Everyone is invited to the special ceremony.
Marina Labor Day Parade on Saturday, August 30th (Demo Team to perform after parade)
Photo of Monterey Bay Taekwondo students from the 2013 Labor Day Parade
Monterey Bay Taekwondo will take part in the annual Marina Labor Day Parade.
A Marina tradition (and the only Labor Day parade in the Monterey Bay area), the parade is a fun event for students — proud members of the community.
After the parade, the Demo Team will exhibit taekwondo martial arts techniques at the viewing area for a panel of parade judges.
PLEASE NOTE: Students under 18 years old and participating in the parade need to fill out and submit the “Agreement to Participate” form.
There is also a sign up sheet for adults joining the parade. Please see Master Lee or Mr. Ricky Cabalza at the office if you have any questions about these forms and the parade.
Demo Team at the Monterey County Fair, Sunday, August 31st
Our awesome Demo Team will also perform at the Monterey County Fair’s Community Stage on Sunday, August 31st, at 5:00 PM. More details to follow soon…
Stripe Test and Promotion Test
Lastly, Stripe Test for the month of August is on Thursday, August 21st and Promotion Test is Saturday, August 23rd from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM. All the best to students testing for their next belt level this month!
Did you know…Monterey Bay Taekwondo Academy (formerly Marina Cho’s Taekwondo Academy) won 1st place honors at the 2013 and 2011 Labor Day Parade? Let’s do it again this year!
Master Jae Seong Lee accepts the Marina Labor Day parade 1st place award from Mayor Bruce Delgado , at center, with Monterey Bay Taekwondo Academy instructor and Team MTA member, Mr. Jeremy Yates. Click on the photo to view photos from the 2013 Labor Day Parade and Demo Team performance.
Click on the photo above to link to post and photographs of Monterey Bay Taekwondo Academy students from the 2013 Labor Day Parade, and also see photos of the students and Demo Team at the festival after the parade, here (or click on photo below).
Demo Team at the Marina Labor Day Parade 2013. Photo by Lola Jane