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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Martial Arts - Fall Registration

Graduating Class - Spring 2010

New sessions will soon be starting for the Goulbourn TaeKwonDo club run through the City of Ottawa’s recreation department. Once again Master Stephen Yeoh will be heading the program that meets Mondays and Thursdays at the Goulbourn Middle School. This year Master Yeoh is also excited to announce he will be starting a new Friday session with classes located at the Goulbourn Recreation Center in Stittsville. Both locations are family oriented and the curriculum is orchestrated towards children, teens and adults. The fall TaeKwonDo winter session gets underway soon and new registrants are most welcome.

In the last spring session, the Goulbourn TKD club saw 72 registrations with 32 of these students testing for their next belt level. Over the past 25 years that Master Yeoh has been leading the TKD club and has witnessed just over 200 students attain their black belt level. Master Yeoh along with lead instructor Derek O’Connell have been busy over the summer planning new facets to the curriculum that will please both new and returning martial artists. The new fall program will kick off the 2010/2011 season that will focus on health, fitness and enjoyment along with traditional TaeKwonDo martial arts. The Goulbourn Middle School program will be one hour in length as in previous years. The new Goulbourn Recreation Center program on Fridays will be 1.5 hours long with 1 hour devoted to traditional TaeKwonDo and the next half hour allowing the student to choose from kick boxing, weapons, sparring, or poomsae. Due to the extended length of the Friday program the fee for September to December will be $132 while the Monday and Thursday 1 hour evening program will be $96.

            Registration for the fall session is now open and can be done online at the City of Ottawa website. Registration can also be done at any city of Ottawa recreation office including the Goulbourn Recreation Complex in Stittsville. As this program is a fully registered sports program - tax receipts will be issued and can be used for tax deductions of up to $500 per year, per child on your 2010 tax return.

  For more information about the Goulbourn TaeKwonDo program, please see Master Stephen Yeoh’s TKD Website or contact associate instructor Chris Pollach (see TKD website under contacts).

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