ITF Junior World Championships
Audra Brown and Joshua Bullard have committed to train for this event. This means they will be training at least two hours per day five days per week until the event is held. Along with this serious commitment to the additional training time, if they qualify they will have to start raising money to pay for the trip. This can take several weekends a month as well.
As you may remember Ms. Brown qualified in 2004 for the ITF World Championships and earned a bronze medal in power breaking. This year she not only is trying to qualify as in individual she is trying to make it as a member of the USA girls team. The team consists of six girls who will compete again teams from the other countries. Last year there were 72 countries represented at the World Competition. This competition includes the team events, and the individual events.
Personal Safety Classes
In November, Mr. Blakeley, Mr. Chacon and Mr. Huie Brown taught three classes to Eastern New Mexico University students and staff. In December, Mr. Blakeley and Ms. Frank taught classes for the Portales High School , Portales Public Library, and the Altrusa Women's Club.
This year looks to continue the trend. In January, Mr. Blakeley, Mr. Chacon, Mr. Huie Brown, Ms. Frank, Mr. Daniel Brown, Mr. Williams, Ms. Houston, Mr. Prince, Christy Carter, and Marv Lutnesky presented the program to the Portales National Bank. The bank employees were so impressed they have invited the group back to teach the employees who could not attend the first training seminar.
An active black belt of Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do who agrees to mentor, will select the person from the "Future Black Belt Club" to mentor for one semester. If the black belt mentor becomes inactive, an active black belt mentor will resume the responsibilities. If the student that is being mentored becomes inactive the student will be dropped from the "Future Black Belt Club" and will not be reactivated. If a student of the FBBC wants to become active again, they will be fined a $50 fee for breaking their contract with Mr. Blakeley.
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