On Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 3:00 PM, 15 Black Belt students from King Tiger Tae Kwon Do will present a check in the amount of $5,100.48 to the Levine Children’s Hospital.

The 15 Black Belt students were all part of the Fall 2009 Black Belt Candidate program at King Tiger Tae Kwon Do. In addition to daily training in forms and sparring the candidates were also required to complete many other challenges during the 10 week cycle including running a total of 105 miles, completing 10,000 pushups, 10,000 sit ups, 240 random acts of kindness, and one community service. In this case the community service was to hold a “kick-a-thon” and raise money to help the Levine Children’s Hospital. The Kicks for Kids event was held at King Tiger Tae Kwon Do on Saturday, November 7.

On December 5 a representative from the Levine Children’s Hospital will be present to receive the check. December 5 also marks the day that the candidates will participate in a traditional Korean Tea Ceremony and where they will be receiving their new belts denoting their new rank.

The candidates and their newly earned belt levels are: James Thamm, 3rd Dan; Joseph Hamel, 3rd Dan; Mark Kenna, 3rd Dan; Duchess Ave 1st Dan; Robert Hird, 1st Dan; Scott Schneider, 1st Dan; Nitika Arora, 1st Dan; Lauren Hackett, 1st Poom; Alex Tabaczynski, 1st Poom; Carlo Ortega, 1st Poom; Nikhil Arora, 1st Poom; Missy Wisniewski, 1st Poom; Jalyn Martin, 1st Poom; Taylor Wilkerson, 1st Poom; Jessica Schneider, 1st Poom.

King Tiger Tae Kwon Do is located at 3016-B Prosperity Church Rd, Charlotte NC at the Mallard Crossing shopping center. For more information you may call 704-717-0903.

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