Thursday, August 17, 2006

Kicks TaeKwonDo and Kit Mattson is it real or is it a spoof?

Proudly noted on his profile on his website http://www.kickstaekwondo.net/new_page_2.htm


SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS TO
GRAND MASTER KIT
ON DECEMBER 11, 2004 HE WAS
INDUCTED INTO THE
TAE KWON DO HALL OF FAME
FOR HIS LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENTS
IN MARTIAL ARTS.
Grand Master Kit Mattson is one of the highest ranked non-oriental in the world and is certified by the W.T.F., A.A.U., N.T.U. as an 8th Degree Black Belt and is ranked as a Black Belt in five other martial arts styles. Master Kit has been practicing Tae Kwon Do for over 28 years and is a weapons expert in Arnis Sticks, Bo Staff, Nunchucks, Knives, and Katana Sword. Master Kit's programs also include law enforcement, rape defense, advanced Black Belt studies and several masters' programs.

I needed to verify such a proclimation! So I took a visit!

Very predominatley displayed on their doors and windows of their studios. AAU and WTF Certified Blackbelt Training and Certification.
After witnessing some of their practices and students, you will see many individuals under the age of 15 wearing 1st degree or better Dan (Black) Belts. I also noticed clearly demonstrated inabilities, to perform the elements required to move from belt level to belt level.

Then I see knee high black belts running about, and I think...

WTF will only recognize or issue a certification on those 15 or older. Hers's the Link to the World Taekwondo Headquarters web site Article 8 describes The Age Restrictions for Black Belt or DAN Level http://www.kukkiwon.or.kr/english/examination/examination08.jsp?div=01 Hey but they all looked very cute though!

AAU will recognize students younger (8), but they would need to be submitted by an AAU Dan Certifier http://www.aautaekwondo.org/, Unfortunately after checking the A.A.U. doesn't have or cannot show a registration for the organization or the individual for at least the past five years. Are you sure, I asked?
How are they Certifying their students? I wonder!


Next I took a stab at finding aout about the Hall of Fame Inductance - Opps! http://www.lacancha.com/greatest.html I still came up scratching my head, no Kit Mattson shown.

Then being the inquisitive type I am and trying to give a little more opportunity to lend for proof, I used the ever popular Google search for "Kit Mattson" came up with only 128 pages This made it pretty easy to scan through for any reference to the "Hall of Fame Inductance" and the "One of the Highest Ranked Non-Oriental black belts in the World" the only reference to those were from his own web site. Now you'd think this would be a really big deal and there would be articles all over the place, wouldn't you?

But Maybe there's some big mistake in our research and investigation, so please help me out and prove me wrong! But I'm doubting it!

If you have more information to help me on my quest for verifiable information & truth, or if you have other insight feel free to post.

But in the mean time, investigate before you make your decision of where you send your kids or go youself - rather than dump your money for an Office Max Certificate of completion.

But then again it seems there are those out there that would rather by my blackbelt at the taekwondo store, even cheaper. Maybe it's cheaper for you to send your kids there rather than having a baby sitter for a few nights a week. Your choice!

36 Comments:

Blogger kickstkd said...

Hello from Kit Mattson,My teacher and I have an organization with the AAU the # is sptwy64kb6, so you are wrong!Next the WTF does certify black belts at 8 years just not dan blackbelts. Oops your Wrong again. KICKS blackbelts train very hard for 4 years so I don't like you tring to direspect them. We at KICKS are 100% the real deal. You get an F on your Homework! The teacher! GOD BLESS You! How does it feel to be wrong?

8/30/2006 5:55 PM  
Blogger kickstkd said...

Most peolple are very jealous of KICKS Tae Kwon Do's teachers and schools because of the success they have achieved. This is very
sad. But that is Life.
KICKS is 100% the real deal.

8/30/2006 6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello from Shock & Awe, we have been with KICKS now for almost a month. What we both have observed, felt, and heard nothing short of miraculous at the dojo. KICKS has a professional staff that prides itself on putting out a grade A product,... us the students. When Shock and myself feel that we are waivering from our goals, we both hear "Chop Chop" and Kit Mattson giving us the boost to go on. Our goals are taken on at KICKS and they help all the students achieve their goals in a caring manner. So in short KICKS is the real deal

God Bless you =)

8/30/2006 7:53 PM  
Anonymous momof3boys said...

Hello from Saundra,

I have personally interviewed 4 schools of martial arts before choosing Kicks Tae Kwon Do. I really don't know where you get off mouthing off like that. Weren't you the one that was throwing the "f" word around the dojo the other night? Why are you so worried about certifications when you can't even conduct yourself in a civlized manner? Rest assured that many people have read the sign on Master Kit's door, and rest assured that many people have "checked it out". I am guessing that with your limited verbal skills (from the way you cussed in front of families and children)that you don't have the ability to concisely conduct a search. Remeber, the web is a tool for our convenience, not a bible for all things up-to-date and truthful. Use the phone dear. Things are updated more frequently in offices with PAPER!

As for certifications for children under 8 and such... have you any idea the wealth of information, teaching, modeling of self control and respect, pride, self esteem, respect of authority and adult figures, physical fitness, development of coordination and FUN that Kicks is bringing into families all over the Inland Empire? Have you any idea that we have the finest dojo around? Safe, clean, smells good, and invokes a sense of pride in attending!!!

There are ways of handling feelings of discontent, and blogging against a fine establishment to feed some selfish need to be in the spotlight is not a very adult way of handling it. What do you do when you get mad at your kids teacher at school? Scribble her name in grease pen on your car and call her names? Come on... grow up. If you didn't want to pay for Tae kwon do lessons anymore, you could have just said so!

8/30/2006 9:31 PM  
Anonymous Family Mora said...

hello this is the family mora all we have to say to this blog is that we are proud students of kicks. We have achieved so much in our class and we believe that who ever wrote this blog has been doing their homework wrong and we support our school 100%. Kicks is a place where all our family works out and gets us inspired every day. These so called facts that this person has researched on our school are false . We are proud to say that kicks is our new family and this blog is wack!!!!

sincerely,
Jesus Mora
Livi Mora
Maria Mora
Angelica Mora
Brenda Covarrubias
Ildelisa Mora
Daniel Mora
Aracely Mora
Aracely Mora ( there is 2)
Fernanda Garduno
Emanuel Mora
p.s God Bless!

8/30/2006 9:38 PM  
Blogger momof3boys said...

oh yeah... Saundra again

blogger lady, (I use that term loosely)(ladies don't use abusive language in front if children and families in a public place)

Get a job and a life. You have entirely too much time on your hands. Might I suggest Tae Kwon Do to release your stress? I know of some inferior dojos you would feel right at home in.
I'm too much of a lady to list them though. I don't make it a habit of trying to hurt businesses. I was brought up right.

8/30/2006 9:40 PM  
Anonymous LIVI said...

hi!!! this is Livi mora. im 16 and i'm a proud student of kicks. I love everything about kicks. I believe the person who wrote this didn't appreciate what a good experience kicks can give to them. I can say that all the students at kicks support our instructors and our school. CHOP CHOP!!!!
<3 LIVI

8/30/2006 9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To qualify your slander with a defense is not necessary. What level of anger you have reached is a sad thing. I only hope you use this much passion for other areas of your life. Your child has reached a high level in a respected sport and it will take him into many competitions, which our school will also be represented with pride and the appropriate certifications. See you on the mat. Sue P.S. please dont let your bitterness shadow the light to your child. Prayers for your family.

8/30/2006 10:45 PM  
Anonymous Charles said...

Dear Real_or_Spoof,

It seems your research was incomplete and inaccurate. I guess that's why you went and made some pretty negative comments. You could question Master Kit directly for information, you know.

I've been at KICKS for about a year and a half. I am very pleased with Master Kit and the whole school.

Now would be a good time to blog away and offer some apology for those reckless and insulting remarks.

8/30/2006 10:52 PM  
Anonymous The Porter family said...

Well, well, well. Some people just don't recognize a blessing when it is right in front of them. Master Kit and his team of instructors put myself and my family members in a better place, both physically and spiritually. Didn't your mom ever teach you, if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all? God Bless you.

8/30/2006 11:09 PM  
Anonymous BRIAN said...

Proud student of kicks here, and all that stuff u said is fake i saw. I saw his plaque for being inducted into the hall of fame, i also saw his certafication on the aau, and the wtf.

GOD BLESS!!!!!

8/30/2006 11:11 PM  
Anonymous BRIAN said...

KICKS TAEKWONDO IS THE SHIZZNETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GUESS YOU GOTTA REDO YOUR HOMEWORK

8/30/2006 11:14 PM  
Anonymous SergioL. said...

Think of what you say. Think of what you write. Think of what you do. Please as you continue with your BELIEFS know everything. Ask question. Now just to let you know looking up information on the web is not asking questions it's looking for an easy way around work. I want you to know that I hold in my hand my Kukkiwon Dan Certification <05236200> My Kukkiwon number. You hope to find fault in others, while its that the fault lies on you.

I participate in the school and I enjoy every day I'm there. The school is great and I stand by it because its my home away from home and Grand Master Kit, all instructors and students are family so please don't disrespect them because it doesn't show us as bad people its shows you as a bad mother, bad lady and over all a cold hearted miss remember 'Do to others as you would want done to you.'

Thanks for you time,
As. Int. Sergio

Stay Fresh, Stay Cool, Stay You...
..Ha! Lets Hope Not.

8/31/2006 12:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Real or Spoof

I was very concerned when reading your recent slanderous and defaming blog on the internet. I had many questions for you – such as did you even attempt to question Master Kit directly, and did you even consider speaking directly to any students, parents, or instructors? Probably not. People like you prefer to hide behind anonymity and persecute others with some kind of belief that you are helping mankind. I know for a fact that if you had tried to communicate your concerns that any person from the Dojo could have easily settled your mind.

What Kick’s has done for me personally: Beginning about two years ago I had several very difficult hardships in my life that just seemed to keep coming for a total of 18 months. My mother died suddenly, three days later my favorite aunt died of lung cancer, an uncle had a heart attack, two aunts were diagnosed with cancer, my sister was taken over by breast cancer and eventually died and I had to have my German Shepard that I had had for 16 years put to sleep. I was working 60 hours a week with little or no exercise. My blood pressure was sky high.

My friend John had his child, Dylan, enrolled in classes at Kick’s and suggested that we both join. I was unsure, being an out of shape, 45 year old desk jockey. But decided I needed to do something or succumb to depression and getting physically run down. At first I could not even make it through an entire class without almost hyperventilating. I would see the advance classes and what they could do and was totally impressed, but believed I could never make it. I said over and over that I just could not physically do what was expected. However, Master Kit and all the instructors kept pushing and pushing and I saw that I could do this and every day I impressed myself. During this time I was diagnosed with skin cancer, high blood pressure and polyps in my sinuses. Even during the skin cancer treatments I was run down and the treatments were painful but I continued to go to classes when I could. All of my doctors stated that they were surprised by my healing and how quickly I recovered. Just last week I was told by my doctor that my blood pressure was the lowest that they have recorded for me in the two years that she has been treating me. I sleep better and my confidence is sky high.

You also stated that you should investigate where you send your child or go yourself rather than “dump your money for and Office Max Certificate of Completion”. Wow, you should have taken heed to your own words of advice. If you had you would see that Master Kit has devoted his life to teach what he is more than capable of teaching. If you would have even stepped one foot into the office you would have seen the certificates and trophies that are legitimate. I watch Master Kit interact with all students and family members and he is the real deal. He wants everyone to succeed and he is always positive and motivating.

I honestly don’t know where I would be at this time in my life if I had not agreed with my friend John and joined Kicks, but everyday I am glad that I joined the Kick’s family.

Joe Dersch
Grand Terrace, CA

8/31/2006 9:06 AM  
Blogger TRACEY said...

Hello from Tracey ....

First and foremost I would like to thank the mother of the son who got kicked out. This awful incident has given all of Master Kit's students a chance to praise his school. I have been in Master Kit's kickboxing class for 8 months... and I love it! I enjoy myself so much that I got my mom to join to! I was referred to KICKS by my aunt and cousin (who are taking kickboxing and tae kwon do, respectivly). Now, I never doubted Master Kit's achivments.. Why would I? He a wonderful teacher... I feel so grateful to have found an exercise routine that gets results and lets me have fun. He is so supportive of his students... you can tell that he truly loves what he does. In order to put our minds at ease Master Kit brought in his plaques and certificates of authenticity... and lady... guess what??? They looked pretty real to me! Too bad you got kicked out.. i think you would have enjoyed seeing them!

Good luck finding a new school to get kicked out of :) Your negitive energy will not be missed.

"HIGH KUNCKLES!"

TRACEY

8/31/2006 10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Real or Spoof - Riverside CA,

I feel very disgusted with your blog. Master Kit Mattson has worked long and hard at his Art for someone like you to slander his character, Dojo, and his principals. I have been going to Kicks for sometime now. He has been a great teacher; role model for my son Dylan, and myself. I have all the respect for him and his staff.

I see some kids that arrive at the school very shy and timid. They don’t look up, walk with their heads down and very quiet. In only a few months of working with Master Kit they are confident, and the walk with pride.

As you said “Maybe it's cheaper for you to send your kids there rather than having a baby sitter for a few nights a week”. It looks like you where looking to have Kicks watch your kid(s) rather than hire a baby sitter.

Kids don’t make you a parent;

Love
Dedication
Sharing
Working with others
Responsibility
Showing a good example
And most of all Respect makes a parent

I feel extremely saddened if this is the way you raise your kid(s)!

John Serna

p.s. Why would you not sign your name and show some respect?

8/31/2006 10:32 AM  
Blogger Tonya said...

I joined the Kicks kickboxing ‘family’ in May of this year and have been impressed all the way around! Master Kit and his assistants are professional, friendly, helpful and clearly concerned with our health and well-being. The workouts are fun, uplifting and most importantly…THEY WORK!

As for the youngsters that are students of Master Kit, it’s clear to me that they are respectful, well-schooled and love being there! I’ve seen enough evidence to convince me that he is what he says he is.

It’s easy to go online and make slanderous remarks and omit truths (anonymously, of course) about people out of your own unhappiness and anger, and that’s fine…just remember: Karma is real and what goes around comes around.

Best wishes to you and may God bless you.

Tonya
=o)

8/31/2006 10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is astounding to me how you can make such claims when you obviously have your facts all mixed up. I checked several different studios before I chose to attend Kicks and believe me when I say, not is it only the nicest, cleanest, and most well equipped studio I have ever been to but Grand master Kit and all of the instructors are top notch!!! I have seen and experienced first hand the jealousy and others have for Grand Master Kit and it is obvious that you fit that same mold. Grand Master Kit is not only the real deal but I have never in my life met someone so inspiring, dedicated, and obviously concerned for others ever before. Kicks is not just a school, it is a family. It is a shame that you never got to know that because it is a school and a family I am proud to be a part of and you could have had that as well you were just to blind to see it.

You were right about one thing though, you don't want to attend or have your kids attend Kicks Tae Kwon, unless they are prepared for the greatest experience ever and to have their life changed for the better in more ways then you could have possibly imagined.

God Bless You!

8/31/2006 1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is astounding to me how you can make such claims when you obviously have your facts all mixed up. I checked several different studios before I chose to attend Kicks and believe me when I say, not is it only the nicest, cleanest, and most well equipped studio I have ever been to but Grand master Kit and all of the instructors are top notch!!! I have seen and experienced first hand the jealousy and others have for Grand Master Kit and it is obvious that you fit that same mold. Grand Master Kit is not only the real deal but I have never in my life met someone so inspiring, dedicated, and obviously concerned for others ever before. Kicks is not just a school, it is a family. It is a shame that you never got to know that because it is a school and a family I am proud to be a part of and you could have had that as well you were just to blind to see it.

You were right about one thing though, you don't want to attend Kicks Tae Kwon, unless you are prepared for the greatest experience ever and to have your life changed for the better in more ways then you could have possibly imagined.

God Bless You!

8/31/2006 1:29 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Mac said...

This is preposterous!
I have been a student of Grand Master Kit Mattson’s for 14 years. Never in those 14 years have I ever heard such ridiculous remarks made toward him. Grand Master Kit has been like a father to me. Without the guidance of him, my father, and grandmother, I would not be the person of high standards and moral values I am today.

As far as certification go, I personally received a 1st “POOM” certification at the age of 10 from Kukkkiwon (Kukkiwon # 09033584). I also have a 4th DAN black belt with KICKS Ent. and will be receiving my 4th DAN A.A.U. certification shortly.

Master Kit’s ability to teach students from all walks of life for exceeds any instructor I have ever witnessed. He teaches men, women, and children equally. If a student is handicap-able, Master Kit recognizes that they are looking to better themselves and he is more than welcoming to them. He does not descriminate. Everyone that walks through our dojo door receives a fair chance.

During your blog you stated...” I used the ever popular Google search for ‘Kit Mattson’ came up with 128 pages...” Is 128 listings not enough for you?

Grand Master Kit is a 5-time world champion. His most recent championship came in 2004 in Las Vegas Nevada in a Breaking Competition. Master kit received a perfect 30 out of 30 score. He has led me to numerous regional, and state titles. I am currently training for the 2008 Summer Olympic games.

Master Kit is the REAL DEAL! He teaches and gives everyone the same opportunities. Whether they step up to the challenge that life and learning presents is a different matter. But, Master Kit is a very inspiring leader and will never give up on anyone.

Chief Instructor Michael Leigh Boice
4th DAN Black Belt

8/31/2006 5:13 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Im very sorry that you and your well behaved son ddecided to leave Kicks. SIKE!!! I can understand why you're a little angry that you had to leave us at Kicks. I mean look at the students and the staff. Nothing but the best. Kicks is full of positive attitudes, hard work, and camaraderie. Then there's Master Kit. This man inspires us all to push harder and be the best that we can be. So I completely understand why you feel rejected, discarded, more like DISMISSED! Our family is a great one and not being part of something great can create bitterness. Sucks to be you. But really we would like to have you and your great son back. Once again... SIKE!!! No really, dont come back (no SIKE at the end of this sentence)We're a happy family and we like to keep our attitudes positive.
God Bless

8/31/2006 7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From one lady to another (supposedly) Ladies do not use the kind of language that you used around young children and adults. The only reason that you are doing this is because you are upset that you were kicked out of the studio and this is the only means you have for retaliation. This proves that you are no lady.

From a Kicks Tae Kwon Do Instructor.

8/31/2006 8:44 PM  
Blogger Omar said...

okay...
First of all you do have it all wrong. I have been in the training of Grand Master Kit for about 6 and a half years now. I know many people who are in different dojos, and most of them have heard and respect KICKS. I have earned my third dan and I am very proud of myself. I am a better person than some people will ever be thanks to Grand Master Kit and his assistants.
God Bless
Sincerily,
Instructer Omar Osman

8/31/2006 9:28 PM  
Blogger kickstkd said...

Class is in session!I will be listing a comment of my Grand Master Teacher Moon Kyu Im who is very upset, and a very powerful man in the WTF, that just happens to be a chair person of the AAU southern pacific division, if you look you will see and ou should see my name right under his as a contact, Master Moon is a 9th dan AAU and 9th dan WTF kukkiwon and pics on the kicks web site should be there shortly. I am sorry that you are very wrong on everything that you have said. The truth will set you free the bible says.
The Teacher. IE look for Aston Kutcher to come to your house very soon!

8/31/2006 11:36 PM  
Blogger kickstkd said...

Grand Master IM says,
People who strive for knowledge
should listen more and talk less!
Ask questions from the source to find answers and never assume! A full written apology to Kit Mattson and Kicks Tae Kwon Do on this same site would be the right thing to do after checking the organizational club numbers and all other things you have so falsely stated.If you don't believe things he has all the documents and pictures to show you personally. And for that matter your son has an AAU
1st dan Blackbelt certificate
from KICKS,and a KICKS ENT.1st dan Blackbelt certificate that should be in your hand and an AAU member card, do you not think he is worthy? The Teachers Teacher!

9/01/2006 10:00 AM  
Blogger GOLDEN TIGER said...

Hello from GoldenTiger. We have been in business with Kit for over 15years now. I have been a close friend with him and anyone doubting his credibility needs to rethink about it. He is a successful instructor and has been running his studio to the top. Its terrible to see anyone talking bad about their instructor/past instructors. If that is the philosophy of this person, I feel this person needs to go back to the basic in taekwondo learning. Respect to their instructor is part of Art of Taekwondo.

9/01/2006 12:28 PM  
Anonymous saundra shaver momof3boys said...

You know... I've been thinking...

I am a firm believer that when one door closes, 2 more open. I know that this blogger person's intent was to hurt and try to discredit Master Kit, HOWEVER...

Let's look at this in a positive light. Had she not written these scathing LIES, we would not have been able to give credit where credit is due to Master Kit, Chief Instructor Michael (AKA Jimmy Mac) Chief Instructor/Master Jeff Mascolina and all the instructors that helped us parents mold our children into strong, upstanding citizens. It does take a village. I agree with Tracey, THANK YOU TERRIBLE ROLE MODEL OF A MOTHER! NEVER BEFORE HAVE I HAD SUCH PRIDE IN ATTENDING TAE KWON DO AT KICKS!

To everyone reading this blog that is not a member of Kicks,

JOIN NOW!!! YOU WILL NEVER BE SORRY! IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THIS DOJO IS LOVED AND THE PLACE TO BE IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD OR YOURSELF TO GROW PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY AND ABOVE ALL APPROPRIATELY!!!

Obviously, the bad folks weed themselves out, right blogger person? CALL KICKS NOW TO JOIN AND LEARN WHAT IT IS TO BE A PERSON OF HONOR, WITH INTEGRITY AND STRENGTH TO WITHSTAND EVIL! EVIL IS WHAT THIS BLOGGER PERSON IS!!!

Funny how the blogger hasn't responded to any of these comments NOR has she ever signed her name!!! I'm not afraid!!

Signed
Saundra Shaver
Bill Shaver
William Shaver
Alexander Shaver
Johnathon Shaver

Come on Blogger, show some integrity... tell us your name... CHICKEN!!

9/01/2006 2:05 PM  
Blogger frank said...

Hello from Frank...
I am the father of a student at KICKS. I was outraged when I read the blog that you posted. I have nothing but praise for Master Kit and his school. Master Kit has taught my son so much in the year that he has been a student. What he has taught my son extends far beyond the dojo. He has helped my son to become a very confident and respectful person. I am very pleased with what Master Kit has helped son accomplish.
I also find it very interesting that you choose to research Master Kit only after you got kicked out. If you care so much about your son's instruction, why didn't you do your homework before you were dismissed? I completely stand behind Master Kit and his school.

9/02/2006 7:07 PM  
Blogger Real_or_Spoof said...

Interesting comments - All. It was not meant that there would be individuals not be satisfied with the experiences there. It is quite possible that each and every one of you that have commented to this posting would be and could be quite satisfied with the experiences you have undergone.

But it seems as though there is obviously someone out there that is dissatisfied. Many of you have made comments about a disgruntled woman: momof3boys said... I really don't know where you get off mouthing off like that. Weren't you the one that was throwing the "f" word around the dojo the other night?.
As well as other posters making a similar responses. I am neither woman nor did I have a child part of this school.

The Query to Realism of Kicks was straight from A.A.U. Organization. The Reply received was: We have been asked to investigate this school for the past couple of weeks. AAU HQ in Florida finds no record of club or inidivual memberships with the AAU for at least the past five years.

The AAU TKD Program does NOT certifiy INSTRUCTORS. We do have an AAU Taekwondo Black Belt Certification Program of which he is not a member.
Call for yourself - Mike Friello - A.A.U. Executive Committee (518) 372-6849
- Bill Dewart - Region 13 Director
(415) 864-4827
If he is a member, why would the membership office, the executive director and region director of the organization not know of him, especially being an 8th Dan? Maybe he should call them and get this membership referral issue resolved!

Next from USA-Taekwondo the United States Governing Body for the WTF.
"We are the national governing body for Taekwondo in the United States and the only organization in the United States that is recognized by the WTF. I cannot comment on this instructor’s abilities or qualifications.
There are also other fine USAT schools in your area that can be found by navigating through our web page at www.usa-taekwondo.us . We are the only organization that offers a route to the Olympics." I have copied Jeanna Mendoza in membership on this letter who will send you the names of other USAT schools in your area. Don’t settle for second best.
Sincerely,

USA Taekwondo
1 Olympic Plaza
Suite 104 C
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Phone: 719-866-4632
Fax: 719-866-4642

For those of you that have indicated that you are holding a WTF Certificate Poom or Dan: It would be easy for you to verify authenticity by going to the World Taekwondo Headquarters web site http://www.kukkiwon.or.kr/english/index.jsp and entering your country, name and birth date. And Your Level, Certification # and date of issuance will be listed.

I find it even more interesting the time and date stamps of each of the comments. They seem pretty close together, no?

Oh - and If you are happy there and all is good for you then, by all means stay there.

9/05/2006 6:55 PM  
Blogger momof3boys said...

yes, "real or spoof" person, the comments are close together... you seem to have a problem with it. Mind telling us what the problem is?

Another question for you... Are you the actual person working for the said HQ to investigate our school? If you are, I have a hard time believing such organizations deem blogs such as yours as incriminating evidence. Is this what International Organizations have stooped to doing? Instead of investigating like normal humans and business people and oh, I don't know... call Master Kit personally, they chose to set up an evil BLOG??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

So is Lance Armstrong, the next time he has something to say to the organization questioning his Tour De France wins, supposed to check out a blog and talk to them that way? COME ON!!!

Investigating means to question... preferably in person, or over the phone or heck, even by written letter on official letterhead! What a joke to set up a blog to investigate!!!

All detectives can stay home now and work from their computers to find criminals!!! Need to find a missing kid??? Don't go looking around in person... nnnoooooooo, set up a blog, you'll find out all the info you need!!! puhhlleeezzze!

Mr. blogger,(I assume you are a man since you denied being a woman)you were obviously left to your own devises as a child to have such a vivid imagination to try to hurt an organization such as Kicks. Just remember Karma... what goes around, comes around double. I certainly hope you don't try to set up a business one day and raise your family on it only to have one single person try to ruin it all for you and all the people that love you. But if you do... just remember what you wrote here, and just nod and take it like the man you say you are.

9/05/2006 9:03 PM  
Blogger Formalin said...

This is Anthony Victorio. I have been enrolled at Kicks Tae-Kwon-Do for seven years and have attained a third Dan black belt. I am also a sub-specialty boarded, State-licensed physician (references provided at personal request). I mention this, because I, too, did my homework when deciding where to enroll for my martial arts training. Before joining Kicks Tae-Kwon-Do, I had been enrolled at three other martial arts studios over the span of nine years. I believe that I have had enough experience in the interim to state that Kicks Tae-Kwon-Do is without a doubt the real deal. From the very first moment I walked through the studio doors, I was impressed not only by professional nature of the organization, but also by the sincere warmth that Grand Master Kit and the instructors imparted. At first, I was content only in the excellent workout that the class offered. However, it was only a matter of time before I felt the need to truly expand my horizons and truly pour my energy into maximizing my personal achievement. Because of the excellent instruction and motivation provided, I found it easy to quickly learn and re-learn the skills I needed to succeed in Tae-Kwon-Do. I enjoyed the personal development that Grand Master Kit and the studio provided. It was at this point that I seriously looked into the accreditation that Kicks Tae-Kwon-Do carried. With careful research, I saw first-hand (because I asked to see the pertinent references) that Grand Master Kit and Kicks Tae-Kwon-Do are indeed the real deal: without a doubt! With this knowledge at hand, I earnestly strived to attain the certifications that Kicks Tae-Kwon-Do had to offer. Over these past several years, I have attained certifications through the Kukkiwon WTF, KICKS Ent. and the AAU (references provided at personal request). Nevertheless, I have had so much fun over the years, improving mind, body and soul. Certifications or not, I have become a better student, friend, physician and husband ever since I first met Grand Master Kit. I would certainly do it all over again…and would have it no other way.

9/06/2006 8:37 PM  
Blogger kickstkd said...

If you are a martial artist, and I hope you are. I personally challenge you to a match. I hate to stoop to your level but you leave me no choice.
P.S. Did you Tell the AAU my club#
It is located at the top of the blog and it is 100% the real deal.
Anytime anywere and front off alot of people I wish to humiliate you.
Please call.(909)825-8502 call now
Ask Mike also if He spoke to me last week on his cell phone about
Master Moon Kyu Im and our organization. Because he did!
GMK The teacher

9/07/2006 12:37 AM  
Blogger kickstkd said...

About certified instructors.
Certified means someone who has a
dan black belt through an oganization. In witch on my wall
I have an aau 7th dan and a ntu 8th
dan on the wall in the office for everyone to see. Second an instructor is someone who teaches
the art. Therefore, the term Certified instructors, and not to hurt your feelings I am one of the best 100%!
the challenge is still there!
Lets do this in public! Seeing as you are not a mom or a son! Don't be a chicken or a person who hides behind a computer come and test your skill against a real master!

9/07/2006 12:49 AM  
Blogger kickstkd said...

One more thing, You do have medical insurance I hope because you will need to have a doctor
waiting for you! As there will be 3 hits, I hit you, you hit the floor, and the ambulence hitting
90.
The Teacher GMK

9/07/2006 12:56 AM  
Blogger kickstkd said...

The final class is in session!
You have wasted enough of my time and energy of having to always prove you wrong. I was in the martial arts and a first dan with the wtf(kukkiwon)when you were in diapers wetting the bed. Three things. Just to make you feel very happy, warm and fuzzy. I purchased a second club# for the organization only this time so you will have no more to say, it says kicks taekwondo on it.Old # that I will still use is #sptwy64kb6 and new one I will never use is #sptwy77ka7. Second, The usa taekwondo you refer to is an insurance company for competitors mainly and anyone with a dollar can join it. Its origional name was the USTU, and is an trainning complex, but your new and wouldn't know that either! We don't need insurance through them we have our own. Again KICKS offers 3 types of certifications for everyones budget and preference. AAU, KUKKIWON, KICKS ENT. It is the students choice.
So the challenge still remains.Ladys and children close you eyes!
Put up or Shut up! I am starting to like making you look bad, but like I said it takes up my time that I would rather focus on my students becoming great Blackbelts.
The Teacher 100% Real Deal

9/07/2006 6:07 AM  
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9/07/2006 9:47 AM  

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