Spring 2016 Black Belt Test

The Spring 2016 Black Belt test was held on March 12th at Ahn Taekwondo Institute in Cincinnati, OH. This was the first of the two scheduled UTA Black Belt tests to be held in Cincinnati, OH in calendar year 2016. The second Black Belt test will be held in October of 2016 – also in Cincinnati, OH.

The March 2016 Black Belt test saw nine candidates test for rank and three credit test toward their next rank. The Test Board was:

 Grandmaster Kim Limes

 Grandmaster Roy Bushman

 Master Charles Moore

 Master Chuck Beyersdoerfer

 Master Jamie Hamilton

 Master Jeff Martin

 Master Rob Gerhardt

There was also a special guest, Master Mike Ruff, of Martin Martial Arts in attendance.The following candidates were promoted by the UTA:

 Mr. Payne Ackermann                     1st Poom

 Miss Alexandria Zimmer                1st Poom

 Mr. William Bradley                         1st Poom

 Mr. Saketh Balakumar                     1st Poom

 Miss Thamilini Pathmarajah         1st Dan

 Mr. Anthony Zimmer                       1st Dan

 Ms. Mary Feldman                            2nd Dan

 Miss Cassandra Parkos                    3rd Dan

 Mr. Sumitro Chakravarti                 3rd Dan

Also credit testing toward their next rank were Master Ryan Newburn, Mr. Jacob Feldman, and Mr. James Kopcha.

The United Taekwondo Associaiton congratulates all of the candidates for an excellent performance.

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Spring 2016 Black Belt Test