Celebrating our 22nd Anniversary this Year
- Aug 15, 2022
We are Celebrating our 22nd Anniversary with our College Scholarship Fund
Adirondack Taekwondo is celebrating their twenty-second year as a small business in Clifton Park this April. Focusing on Taekwondo for children, teens and adults the school has been a staple for Clifton Park families that look for self-defense and fitness through their award-winning Taekwondo program while also bringing out the best in their children.
Shawn Berger has had his two sons enrolled at Adirondack Taekwondo for nearly four years and says, “The life lessons and stories that are shared at the end of classes, whether it’s during the holidays or helping them gain tools about being respectful, bullying or hard work are just as valuable as the physical techniques taught in classes. The lessons are brought to a level that they can apply and understand. Our car rides home are typically conversations about the stories that are taught after classes about courtesy, integrity or whatever the subject was in Taekwondo class. As parents, that is just as important to us as being able to defend themselves.”
Recently, Angela Geroux son Aiden started Taekwondo. “We are so happy with the program. All the lessons are fun and engaging. What we enjoy is the focus on ‘Black Belt Manners’. Aiden is now saying things like, ‘excuse me, yes sir or yes mama’ we are very pleased with his improved manners when talking with adults.”
Over the years Adirondack Taekwondo has helped St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital raising over fifteen thousand dollars for childhood cancer research, collects food items for the Jonesville Soup Kitchen throughout the year, continues to participate in CAPTAIN Youth & Family Services Toy Drive every holiday season and now has started their own Taekwondo Scholarship Fund. “We have seen so many of our students who started with us as young children grow into role model High School Black Belts. Many of them graduate and have looked for scholarships for Taekwondo. Sadly, there were no scholarships for Taekwondo. Talking with my wife we decided to start the Adirondack Taekwondo Scholarship Fund,” says Master Michael A. Yuhasz the school owner.
Adirondack Taekwondo Scholarship Fund aims to encourage students who have demonstrated a long-term commitment to the tenets of Taekwondo, both inside and outside of the Taekwondo School (dojang), to continue pursuing their long-term goals.
The scholarship will be granted to well-rounded and high achieving Taekwondo students who demonstrate outstanding Taekwondo values in all aspects of their life. Black Belt applicants will be evaluated based on their positive contributions to the Taekwondo community, as well as their overall commitment to the five tenets of Taekwondo. For 2022 Adirondack Taekwondo hosted a special auction where families helped with the second $500 scholarship. In addition, Adirondack Taekwondo has a panel of parents and black belts who will determine the recipients of the two $500 scholarships.
The Adirondack Taekwondo College Scholarship is now live with applications due Friday, May 27, 2022. Applications can be found on their website ADKTKD.com. Award announcements are planned for July 2022.