December 23, 2008 update: Makenzie Hughes, Soliday White Belt, promoted to First Stripe!
Makenzie Hughes received her Rank Certificate for 9th KYU and her United Goju Karate Association membership certificate tonight from Mr. Ted Soliday, 9th DAN, and Mr. Teddy Soliday, 3rd DAN! Makenzie has been doing an excellent job and is working hard already towards her next rank test!
December 20, 2008 update: Soliday Purple Belt, Scott Carr, earns 2008 AKA National Championship Title
Scott Carr, Soliday Purple Belt, has been listed among the American Karate Association’s Southern Region season title winners for 2008. Scott Carr is ranked 1st in his division in the Fighting competition, and 3rd in his division for Forms competition.
December 18, 2008 update: Mr. Soliday attends Black Belt testing at Larry Wells’ Tae Kwon Do school in Tulsa!
Mr. Larry Wells, 7th DAN TKD, and also a first degree Soliday Black Belt, invited Mr. Soliday to attend his school’s Black Belt testing event on Saturday, December 13, 2008. Mr. Soliday participated in the judging panel along with Ms. Nancie “Tiny” Longacre, 7th DAN. Also attending and assisting with sparring was Ms. Katie Carr, 2nd DAN.
Mr. Wells’ school is one of the stronger TKD schools in the Tulsa area, consistently turning out champion competitors at all levels. The Red Belts that were testing for Black were of very strong caliber, but not surprising considering their school. In addition, Mr. Wells’ recognition of Mr. Soliday for his school was greatly appreciated. Mr. Soliday was pleased to be able to offer his thoughts and observations to the newly accomplished Black Belts.