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  1. HunterMcD is offline

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    6/04/2013 8:40am

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    Just for Kicks TKD in Fishkill NY under Robert S. Blum

    Anyone familiar with this club?

    - Belt certificates are issued by United Tae Kyon Federation (see image below)



    - Lots of kids in the program (claims to be largest TKD program in the Hudson Valley and Fishkill area)

    - Lots of overweight black belts (based on the Facebook pictures posted)

    - claims to be one of the "Top 100 Martial Arts Schools in the country"

    - claims to have been rated in the top 1% of martial arts schools nation wide by (NAPMA) the National Association of Professional Martial Artists since 2009

    - Master Robert S. Blum (aka chief master instructor - picture below) claims to be a 5th Dan with an accomplished TKD tournament history (although Google can't find any mentions)


    - contracts are required

    - kickboxing program is also offered

    Website: http://www.justforkicks.biz/
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    Posted On:
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    This is a good start, but your post does not meet the minimum criteria for posting in this forum.

    Please read the following links to get a better idea of what is required for an investigative thread to remain in MABS.

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    Posted On:
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    I am not a member of this club, so I can't get much more info.

    I searched for United Tae Kyon Federation, the organization issuing the belt certificates, and nothing came up. I thought that was very strange. Anyone ever heard of this TKD organization? Why is there no website, list of affiliates, board members, etc.?

    I searched for the TKD credentials of the owner/chief instructor. Again, nothing - except press releases issued by his own school. How can there be no trail of someone so accomplished, and a 5th Dan. Again, very unusual.

    Based on the club's Facebook page, there are dozens and dozens of black belts in this school, many 3rd and 4th Dans (plus 300+ kids enrolled) so potentially many people are impacted.

    This school claims to be one of the top 1% of martial arts schools in the country, but I cannot verify that either.

    Another claim is that the school trained over 40 US National champions - (7 in 2010 alone) http://www.prlog.org/10918766-fishki...bnr-radio.html

    Maybe this school is legit, but are all the claims impossible to verify?
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    School and Instructor are legit - Master Blum is a Kukkiwan Tae Kwon Do certified 5th Dan - The United Tae Kyon Federation is his instructors federation. Run by Joachim Klee he trained for many years under grand master john peligrini ?sp - As for tournaments Master Blum was a huge NBL and PKC competitor through the mid to late 90's and early 2000's his school and students later competed on the PKC Circuit and in AAU TKD Events. I would imagine those students titles would be AAU based.
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    I found this little gem

    They do tend to be a bit too overweight.
    Last edited by erezb; 6/05/2013 2:41am at .
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by kicker1010 View Post
    School and Instructor are legit - Master Blum is a Kukkiwan Tae Kwon Do certified 5th Dan - The United Tae Kyon Federation is his instructors federation. Run by Joachim Klee he trained for many years under grand master john peligrini ?sp - As for tournaments Master Blum was a huge NBL and PKC competitor through the mid to late 90's and early 2000's his school and students later competed on the PKC Circuit and in AAU TKD Events. I would imagine those students titles would be AAU based.
    How do you know all this? Just curious.
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    They seem just a tad on the husky side.

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