To our extended Taekwondo family,
The Spring Kentucky Seminar was canceled due to the Covid-19 threat.
Out of an abundance of caution the World Class Tae Kwon Do board of directors has decided to cancel the Taekwondo events at the upcoming June 2020 State Games of Michigan. The State of Michigan is currently under a stay at home order and schools have been ordered closed for the remainder of the school year. With the continued spread of the coronavirus in Michigan and the US this decision was reached in an effort to minimize the risks of infection to all Taekwondo participants and their families and friends. We are also mindful that regular classes have been forbidden, so practitioners’ normal practice and tournament preparation routines have been impossible. This adds risk of injuries to conducting the tournament.
I’d like to thank Senior Master Bob Klingbeil and Master Patricia Ramos for all his efforts and those of his team who work so hard every year to prepare for and run Taekwondo for the State Games of Michigan. We look forward to the return of the Games next year in 2021.
The WCTKD board reaffirmed intentions to issue scholarships again this year to continue our mission. We feel this is even more important due to the economic difficulties borne by Taekwondo families created by this pandemic.
We are truly living through uniquely difficult times as the coronavirus pandemic takes its toll on our planet. Many Taekwondo organizations are struggling and may not survive, but by working together and helping each other we can come through this trial stronger and more unified for the future of Taekwondo worldwide.
Stay safe. Stay healthy.
Rick Warren, Grandmaster
President, WCTKD, Inc.
WCTKD, Inc. is the proud official host of Taekwondo events for the State Games of Michigan.