A SPECIAL THANK YOU AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FROM JUNIOR GRAND MASTER DENNIS LEWIS:
On March 15-16 Junior Grand Master Instructor Dennis Lewis directed and hosted the annual Tae Park Tae Kwon Do National Seminar, Black-Belt
and Color-Belt Testing. The testing was once again held in Dyersburg, Tennessee at Dyersburg State Community College in Dyersburg, Tennessee.
There were about 165 participants with about 40 Masters, Senior Masters, Junior Grand Masters and Grand Masters present.
This year marked the 25th Anniversary of Junior Grand Master Instructor Dennis Lewis teaching, spreading, and pioneering Tae Park Tae Kwon Do
in The Southern and Heartland Region Of The United States Of America. It was a honor to host such a great event and to have our President
& Founder Grand Master Tae Zee Park present to teach and talk to everyone. Also all of the Masters, Senior Masters, Junior Grand Masters,
and Grand Masters Instructors did an outstanding job with their various teachings and instructions. I have heard only positive things.
The parents told me that they really enjoyed the entire seminar and they also learned a lot by just watching and listening to the different
Masters and Instructors.
At the end of the events Junior Grand Master Lewis received numerous gifts from several of the Master, Senior Master, Junior Grand Master
and Grand Master Instructors. One very special gift was from Grand Master Park which was a hand drawn calligraphy drawing from Great,
Great Grand Master Won Kuk Lee who is founder of Tae Kwon Do Chung Do Kwan in 1944. Grand Master Park passed it down to Junior Grand Master
Lewis and I was very surprised and humbled. Thank you sir.
Also I would like to thank my students for all of their wonderful gifts and continued support. And I would like to thank my parents for all
of their efforts in all of the preparations and behind the scenes work and efforts that everyone did for me. Please always remember that I
know that everyone is working hard and I really do appreciate it. I sincerely thank all of my Tae Kwon Do Brothers and Sisters for all of
the support and I would like to thank Grand Master Tae Zee Park ( Sa Bum Nim) for all of his continued support, trust, understanding, and
love that he has shown to myself and my organization. Once again Thank you Sir.
Junior Grand Master Dennis Lewis
President Of Lewis Institute
Tae Park Tae Kwon Do
Mid-South TKD Association
Attendance up at the 2012 Tae Park TKD National Seminar held in Tennessee!
With the current economic troubles, it was exciting to see attendance at this year’s event held on March 9-10 in Dyersburg reach an enrollment of 205! Past attendance for this event has been: 2009-120, 2010-131, 2011-152. This annual event draws participants from Michigan, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky and New York to come together and learn from the Master Instructors. In attendance, also, was Grand Master Nam Suk Kim and several of his Master Instructors with their students.
A black belt testing held at the conclusion of the seminars on March 10th for 60+ included Rank from 1-3 Dan with 39 Master Instructors seated.
Photos: courtesy of FB Master Illiff