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July 21, 2009

Instructor promoted to taekwondo master

Grove City’s Amy Kalasky was recently promoted to the rank of master in taekwondo.

Kalasky, owner of Grove City Martial Arts Academy, was awarded the honor at the International Master Ceremony in front of more than 9,000 fans from over 20 countries at Alltel Arena in Little Rock, Ark.

She was previously a sixth-degree black belt in taekwondo and was the 2003 world champion in forms and sparring, in addition to being a seven-time Pennsylvania state champion in both categories.

Competition is not the only focus Kalasky has. She certifies annually at the American Taekwondo Association Master Leadership Camp to bring the latest in Protech Weapon Systems, Kids ‘N Power safety programs, Tiny Tigers, Karate for Kids and Adult Leadership programs to her students in Grove City.

“We must train continuously to offer our students the best instruction possible,” she said.

Kalasky has been teaching martial arts for over 20 years and opened the Grove City location about ten years ago.

She prides herself on instructing students and staff in both taekwondo and Protech Weapon Systems.

“We are also arming our students with life skills such as confidence, focus and perseverance so that they will become a stronger person mentally and physically,” Kalasky said.

Her academy offers age specific programs and leadership programming, which takes a student’s training to new levels and allows for more advanced development in both taekwondo and life skills.

The American Taekwondo Association is America’s leader in martial arts and has nearly 1,500 schools around the world.

It was founded in 1969 by Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee and has the most elite instructors with a minimum of 300 hours of instructional training. The association incorporates programs for students of all ages in a family atmosphere, creating tomorrow’s leaders one black belt at a time.

For more information on the American Taekwondo Association, visit ataonline.com; and for more information on Grove City ATA Martial Arts, visit atagrovecity.com or call 724-450-0808.

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