Luverne TKD Testing 12/2013

Luverne Taekwondo Testing December 2013 Results

Testing event was successfully held at 6:30 pm for December 13th 2013 (Friday) in Luverne, MN at 113 1/2 East Main, Luverne, MN. The judges, students and audience did a fantastic job. It was a great day of testing!

Luverne Taekwondo Association hosted the event. It was a very well organized program. Black Belt judges were exceptional. Not only did they test students in form, sparring and techniques, but also their understanding of Taekwondo and the attributes that make them a better person. It was a delightful opportunity to see students showcase their talents and discipline. All students performed very well and got promoted.

Students from Luverne Taekwondo, Sioux Falls Taekwondo, Ram’s Taekwondo and Algona Taekwondo participated in testing.


Hundreds of photos and a few videos are available on Sioux Falls Taekwondo Photo Gallery on Picasaweb. Please feel free to check them out. The pictures are from the opening ceremony, group 1 white belt testing, group 2 white belt testing and a few of higher belts testing. Movies will not play on mobile devices. Please play Movies from a desktop or laptop computer. If you have Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, please download Google Chrome browser and use it to go to the photo gallery.


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Ashlynn Johns,10th Grade Yellow Belt
Dylan Siemers,9th Grade Yellow Belt Recommended
Aidan Hansen,9th Grade Yellow Belt Recommended
Connor German,9th Grade Yellow Belt Recommended
Landen Schaefer,9th Grade Yellow Belt Recommended
Katherine Johns,9th Grade Yellow Belt Recommended
Hilda Herrera,9th Grade Yellow Belt Decided
Paul Schwartz,9th Grade Yellow Belt Decided
Lincoln Jackson,7th Grade Orange Belt Decided
Kierra Lubovich,5th Grade Green Belt Recommended
Carson Reese,5th Grade Green Belt Decided
Caleb Otto,3rd Grade Blue Belt Recommended
Mason Cox,2nd Grade Brown Belt Decided

Make sure to congratulate them on their great performance!

Action shots

Students ready to start testing

Single middle punch
Front row from right side closest to the wall: Dylan, Aidan and Connor
Back row right side: Ashlynn

Side block
Front row from left side closet to mirror: Katherine, Hilda, Paul, Landen, Connor and Aidan

Getting ready for front snap kick
Front row from right side closet to the wall: Dylan, Aidan, Connor and Landen

Front snap kick in action
Front row from left side closet to the mirror: Katherine, Hilda, Paul, Landen, Connor and Aidan

Students awaiting results

Master Vink’s amazing family preparing gifts for students

Ashlynn receives her yellow belt

Aidan receives his yellow belt

Dylan receives his yellow belt

Connor receives his yellow belt

Landen receives his yellow belt

Paul receives his yellow belt

Hilda receives her yellow belt

Katherine receives her yellow belt

Lincoln receives his orange belt

Carson receives his green belt

Kierra receives her green belt

Caleb receives his blue belt

Mason receives his brown belt

Sioux Falls Taekwondo Team

All belts – from right to left Master Vink, Jorgen, Mason, Treylen, Caleb, Carson, Kierra, Lincoln, Katherine, Hilda, Paul, Ashlynn, Dylan, Aidan, Connor, and Landen


  • 6th Degree Black Belt:
    Wes Grieme
  • 4th Degree Black Belts:
    Noble Ram, Troy Vink, Suzie Walgrave, Chris Nowatzki, Teresa Nickell
  • 3rd Degree Black Belts:
    Steve McQueen, Jase Romeling
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt:
    Jason Blair
  • 1st Degree Black Belts:
    Michael Wilson, Kari Roemeling, Tyler Johnson, Paula Blair, Sean Boltjes, Kade Boltjes

Judges pictures


$25 – White
$30 – Yellow
$35 – Orange
$50 – Green
$75 – Blue
$95 – Brown
$145 – Red
$175 – 1st Black Rec
For example: If the student is currently at White belt and wants to test for Yellow belt, the fees are $25. If the student is currently at Orange belt and wants to test for Green, the fees are $35


The black belt judges want to see your accomplished Taekwondo skills. As you progress in rank, you will be held responsible for all techniques learned as a lower belt. Also, you will be required to demonstrate speed, power and control. Remember, the martial arts are not purely physical, but incorporate your vast mental capabilities: confidence, discipline and respect. Testing should not make you nervous. Instead, think of it as nothing more than just another intensive workout. Be calm and relaxed.

White Belt: Basic techniques, Kicho Il-bo, and one step sparring
Yellow Belt: Palgwe 1 and TaeGeuk 1, leg exercises, and single board break
Orange Belt: Palgwe 1-2 and TaeGeuk 1-2
Green Belt: Palgwe 1-3 and TaeGeuk 1-3, combination board break with 2 boards, and free sparring
Blue Belt: Palgwe 1-4 and TaeGeuk 1-4, combination board break with spinning side kick
2nd Brown Belt: Palgwe 1-5 and TaeGeuk 1-5, and break four boards

Questions concerning promotional testing should be addressed to Wes Grieme, 113 1/2 East Main, Luverne, MN 56156 (507-283-8390) –or– 48419 264th St, Valley Springs, SD 57068 (605-321-8818)