Sunday, October 31, 2010

update 10/31/10

Hello all,
Hope that everyone had an awesome and safe halloween. But now that the fun is over we have a few classes this week. We will have our normal Tuesday class at klotche 110 at 840pm. Unlike other weeks we will be having class again Wednesday and not Thursday. We will still have class at 840pm in klotche 110, just on a different day.
Just a few reminders, if anyone is interested in being part of a demo or supporting Rising Phoenix at Korean day on November 19th and we do not have a time yet for when we will be doing the demo. It doesn't matter rank or skill level just a willingness to come and show off your skill. If demonstrations are not for you there are plenty of other ways that you can still participate. The even will be going on from noon till 2 so even if you cannot make it to the demo it would be great to stop by and check it out.
Also, we would like to add in some weekend practices out at the grafton dojang. It would be $5-10 per practice and you would not have to commit to being at all of them, just a majority of them. We do not have a specific day or time yet, need to make sure we have the people lined up and try to work it into as many schedules as possible.
Please let me know as soon as possible about the Korean day demo or grafton trainings so we can get everything set and ready to go.
Mr. Taddey

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

update 10/27/10

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to congradulate Nate Winter and Sara Koenig on their new belts after testing on Friday. From my own doing I was not able to have new certificates made and printed for testing day, so during class on Thursday, 10/28/10, I will be handing out the certificates to Nate and Sara. There were many students that came to support them at testing and I would encourage everyone to come and congradulate them for their accomplishments.

Mr. Nusslock contacted me yesterday and asked me to see if anyone would be interested in doing grafton training two times a month. There would be a $5-10 cost per class and we would be looking for 5-10 people that would be interested and committing to going to all of these practices. Class would be 1-2 hours long and, if you were training over the summer, a similar format to summer classes at the grafton dojang.

Also, Sooyeon has asked me if Rising Phoenix would be interested in doing a demonstration on Friday November 19th. It will be from Noon to 2pm. I do not have a specific time for the demo at the moment. Once I do I will let everyone know. This is a great opportunity for everyone to be involed in supporting and promoting our dojang.

Lastly, end of semester tesing date will be December 12th in union room 191 at 1:00pm

If you are interested in grafton dojang classes or helping with the demonstration or have any questions please let me know.

Mr. Taddey

Friday, October 22, 2010


Good morning everyone,
Just wanted to send a quick reminder that mid semester testing will be tonight in union 191 at 6pm. After testing we will go and get some food then a social gathering at Mr. Olsen and Mr. Winter's  house, 2424 N Fredrick Ave. I hope to see everyone at testing supporting your fellow students as they test for their next belt. If for some reason you are not able to make it to testing we would still love to see you at dinner or the social gathering.
Mr. Taddey

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mid Semester Testing

Hey all,
Just wanted to send a quick reminder that this friday, October 22, 2010 will be our mid semester testing date. It will be at 6pm in union 191. The people that I recall that can test at this time are Nate Winter, Sara Koenig, and Mark Wieting. If there is anyone that I missed please contact me asap. If you are not going to be testing at this time make sure you come and support your fellow Rising Phoenix family members as they test for their next rank. If you are testing make sure you register and pay by Thursday October 21st at the end of class. This way we can make sure we have everything ready for testing.
Mr. Taddey
p.s. If you need to contact me my cell phone number (262-391-0680) and personal email is on the website otherwise you can always send an email to the Rising Phoenix and I will get it through there.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thursday 10/14/10

Hey everyone,
Last week there was a request for sparring. So this Thursday10/14/10, we will be sparring. So if you have gear please bring it to class. If you do not have gear don't worry about it, I do have some extra gear of mine and Master Olds donated some gear to the club so I encourage you to still come to class.
Mr. Taddey

Classes, Brat Fry, and Birthday Celebration

Hello Everyone!

First off, I hope everyone had a great week. It was wonderful to see so many of you at practice onThursday! We have a few announcements to make for the coming weeks so get your calendars ready, or just make sure to head over to and take a look at the Herald and under "Schedule". 

Regarding upcoming practice days we are happy to have a full week ahead of us. Tuesday and Thursdaywill still be in the padded room 110 of the Klotche Center at 8:40pm until 10:00pm. Monday and Wednesdaypractices this week will be held in room 280 in the Union from 7:00pm until 8:00pm. 

In two weeks, on Monday the 18th, the club will be hosting a fund raising brat fry in Spaights Plaza from 10:00am to approximately 3:00pm or until we've sold all our brats =D. The proceeds of this brat fry and other fund raising go towards paying for practice spaces, new equipment, and lowering costs to members. Fund raisers like these help out the Fellowship immensely so if you have some free time in between classes on that day please come help sell, cook and yell about our brats, even if its only for a half hour or so. Besides, who doesn't love a good ol' fashioned cook out? If you really are pressed for time on Monday, don't sweat it. There are plenty of other things you can do to help just during your 5 minutes between classes. Stop over during the day for lunch and pick up a brat! Gallivant it around campus on your way to class, proudly dawning your Rising Phoenix apparel! Make mouth watering faces at your brat as you pass by other students. Make everyone else extremely hungry when they see you, and when they ask you where you acquired such a delicious specimen of bratwurst you tell them, "Spaights Plaza! Rising Phoenix Tae Kwon Do Fellowship makes the best brats this side of the equator!" =D

Finally, this Saturday, the 9th of October we will be holding a social gathering celebrating some of the recent birthdays in the Fellowship! Everyone is invited to this event which will be held at mine and Mr. Olsen's house, 2424 N. Frederick Avenue starting around 8:30pm. Our very own Julie Steinbach has offered to make a cake for this occasion! But that shouldn't stop you from bringing other delicious food or beverage along with your smiling faces. The more the merrier! (That applies for food too, right?) And of course, these events are always wonderful opportunities to reunite with fellow members. If you haven't been able to make classes in a while or feel a bit distant from the club we would LOVE to see you this night. Family's are related by blood and spirit. This is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with your Tae Kwon Do brothers and sisters. We hope to see you very soon!

All the best,

Nate Winter