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The YMCA is open to members!
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New session starts May 27 - get signed up at the front desk!
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There is Wyoming Zoom Black Belt Class June 7 at 9:00, in uniform
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Black Belt Testing on June 13 at Martin's Casper Taekwon-Do


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Photos from Oct. testings
March 2020 BB Class

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Kicking combinations from Class B Instructors Course,
2010 and 2014


Word to the Wise

“Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit.”


Instructors

Senior Master Robin Johnson

Head instructor at Sheridan Taekwon-Do Club, Senior Master Johnson is an 8th Degree Black Belt.

Senior Master Robin Johnson, who holds the rank of 8th Dan, is the head instructor of the Sheridan Taekwon-Do Club, located in Sheridan, Wyoming. He's a dedicated individual who works tirelessly for the benefit of USTF affiliated clubs here in the state. Here are a few words:

"I began my Taekwon-Do training in Ogallala, Nebraska when I was 29; my instructor was Mr. Chuck Beckus, III Dan. In 1985 I moved to Sheridan, Wyoming and within 1 month I joined Sheridan Taekwon-Do Club and the United States Taekwon-Do Federation. I trained under Mr. Jerry Drews, I Dan who moved away. Then Mr. David Lemons, II Dan. In 1994 Mr. Lemons retired and I became Instructor of Sheridan Taekwon-Do Club. Since then my instructor has been Grand Master Stan Martin, IX Dan of Casper, Wyoming.

"I aim to teach Taekwon-Do in the spirit of General Choi Hong-Hi, the founder of Taekwon-Do and in accordance with the United States Taekwon-Do Federation. In Wyoming I strive to keep a strong brotherhood and sisterhood and I support the unification of Taekwon-Do schools to build a solid block within the USTF.

"I value loyalty and dedication."

USTF Class "C" Instructor 1987
I Degree Black Belt 1988
II Degree Black Belt 1990
Instructor of Sheridan TKD Club 1994
III Degree Black Belt 1994
USTF "C" Referee 1994
USTF "B" Instructor 1995
IV Degree Black Belt 1998
USTF "A" Referee 2000
USTF Wyoming State Director 2000 -2009
ITF International Instructor 2002
V Degree Black Belt 2002
VI Degree Black Belt 2007
USTF "A" Instructor 2008
VII Degree Black Belt 2012
VIII Degree Black Belt 2019
 
"Taekwon-Do is a lifelong pursuit of improvement and refinement of technique and life. "

Sheridan is located in the northern part of Wyoming, nestled in the Big Horn Mountain Range. Sr. Master Johnson's club regularly hosts one of the quarterly testings each year, and the mascot is zealously guarded by all his students!


Ms. DeeDee Connell

5th degree black belt.

Mrs. Connell began training at Sheridan Taekwon-Do in 1997, having been a 'lobby mom' and 'lobby wife' for a couple of years. She began teaching at In-Nae International Taekwon-Do in Buffalo in 2001, and taught there until 2006. She currently teaches TaeKwon-Do at Sheridan College.
"Originally I hoped to gain some fitness and flexibility, and learn something new. TaeKwon-Do has given me so much more than that! It has provided opportunities to travel and compete, both nationally and internationally. In addition to the excellent instruction we have right here in Sheridan, I was fortunate enough to attend International Instructor Seminars with General Choi in 1999 & 2002, and USTF Instructor Courses, Referee Seminars, Self-Defense Courses, World Camps and Black Belt Workshops. What we learn through TaeKwon-Do - mental strength as well as self defense techniques - applies to our lives outside the gym... that is a huge benefit of training."

"The journey is the reward."

Certifications
USTF National Champion
           
USTF "C" Referee
 
2000
 
USTF "C" Instructor
 
2001
Black Belt Patterns
 
2003
1st Degree Black Belt
 
2002
Black Belt Patterns
 
2005
USTF "B" Referee
 
2004
Power Breaking
 
2nd Degree Black Belt
 
2004
Black Belt Patterns
 
2007
3rd Degree Black Belt
 
2006
Black Belt Patterns
 
2011
USTF "B" Instructor
 
2007
Black Belt Patterns
 
2013
4th Degree Black Belt
 
2010
Black Belt Patterns
 
2015
USTF "A" Referee
 
2015
Black Belt Patterns
 
2017
5th Degree Black Belt
 
2015
Black Belt Sparring
 
 
 

Mrs. Megan Garretson

1st degree black belt.

“Through the mental and physical aspects of Taekwon-Do, I strive to teach your children self-discipline and self-confidence.   The tenets that we adhere to – courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit – will guide us in class and through our daily lives.  It is my hope that through these tenets, goal setting, practice of the fundamental movements of Taekwon-Do and the knowledge of the history, that their characters will be built in such a way to succeed in whatever their life brings as well as being a positive influence to others around them. The values brought through the practicing of this martial art are invaluable to many.”

USTF Class "C" Referee   2017
I Degree Black Belt USTF-1-11646 2018


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