Friday, February 08, 2008

Jeremy Pics

Jeremy - additional funeral information

Here's some additional funeral information:

Immediately after the funeral, there will be a funeral procession or caravan to the interment at Fort Sheridan Cemetery. Parking will be at the funeral home across the road (the name of the funeral home is unknown as of this writing). Everyone is welcome – there will be a full military ceremony complete with caisson and rifle salute

Jeremy and scouting

Attention all scouts at our school:

This information has been passed onto us.

The Alvarado’s have requested that Scout uniforms be worn to the wake and funeral. They would like a Scout honor guard for the casket (in addition to the Navy).

Visitation for Jeremy will be:
Saturday, Feb 9 4:00-9:00pm
Sunday, Feb 10 1:00-2:00pm
Shorewood Bible Church
1900 Hicks Rd
Rolling Meadows, IL

The OA Broken Arrow Ceremony will be Sat. Feb 9 at 6:00pm at Shorewood Bible Church. Please assemble around 5:30pm, wear your uniform and sash.

Jeremy Alvarado

Friday, February 8, 2008:

As many of you know, we have had the very sad news to relay that Jeremy Alvarado passed away this week at the much too early age of 21 years. We are all so sad to hear of his passing - he was just a great person; intelligent, giving, fun to be around, so enthusiastic and wonderful with the kids, teens and adults. He had many, many friends at the school. He was very loved at the school and we miss him already.

Jeremy loved the martial arts, especially Gumdo. He was a 1st degree black belt in Gumdo,
a brown belt in Taekwondo, and an instructor at the school. He worked at the front desk for the last couple years until September when he joined the Navy. Jeremy recently graduated from his boot camp training in the Navy, and was awaiting his next assignment while being stationed here at the Great Lakes Naval Station. Jeremy’s dream was to serve in the Navy and earn his college degree. He hoped to open up a martial arts school one day too.

About a week ago, Jeremy became sick with flu-like symptoms. While at the doctor’s office he fainted, hit his head, and died on February 7, 2008 from brain damage from the fall. He was on life support at Condell Medical Center the last couple days of his life. His family donated his organs upon his death.

He is survived by his parents, who live in Rolling Meadows, two brothers and a sister.

Many of you have asked if there is something you can do, or a way to remember Jeremy at the school. His family relays that they do not need anything right now, but appreciate everyone’s support. We do not know right now if the family will be faced with large medical expenses. We are looking at a way to honor Jeremy at the school, and will keep you posted.

Here is the information we have been given on the service and funeral information (the obituary was not in today’s paper):

Saturday, February 9, 2008
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Visitation at Shorewood Bible Church, 1900 Hicks Rd., Rolling Meadows, IL. At 7:00 pm there will be a boy scout presentation;

Sunday, February 10, 2008
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Visitation at Shorewood Bible Church,
2:00 Funeral / Memorial Service at Sherwood Bible Church
Following the service, Jeremy will be buried at Ft. Sheridan Cemetary, 858
Sheridan Rd., Highwood, IL. The Seguin Funeral Home is taking care of those arrangements.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Upcoming Exams

Taekwondo Exam for Colorbelts and Black Belts
1. Main Test - Saturday , Feruary 23rd at 11:00 am
2. Make up Test - Wednesday, February 27th , at 6:00pm
3. Check for details at the TKD Exam announcement below.

All eligible students need to fill out and turn in your testing application
one week prior to the up coming exam.

All students needing to retest on any part of the exam will do so 1 week following the exam after review and practice. See Grandmaster Wood for details.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Samurang Games 2008

Sunday April 06, 2008 12 noon to 5 pm

Gumdo Competition:

  • Sword Forms
  • Quick Draw Sparring
  • Sponge Sword Sparring
Taekwondo Competition:
  • Forms
  • Olympic Style Sparring

Open Competition
  • Open weapon Forms Contest
Look for More information coming in Janurary 2008

TKD Rank Promotion Exam

The Next Taekwondo promotion test is to be held Friday March 14, 2008 at 6:30 pm
The make up exam will be held on Wednesday March 19, 2008 at 6:00 pm
Testing is for all Taekwondo and Flying Dragon students

The schedule of events will be
1. Black belt presentations and graduations
2. Basics and Forms
3. Breaking
4. Self-defense
5. Sparring
6. Pizza party for the students and their families

All students who are participating need to fill out the registration form and return it to the main office by 12-12-2007

The Next Koryo Gumdo promotion test is to be held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008 at 12.30 am
The make up exam will be held on Wednesday Feb. 23, 2008 at 6:00 pm
Testing is for all Koryo Gumdo students

The schedule of events will be
1. Black belt presentations and graduations
2. Fundamentals and Gumbups
3. Cutting Demonstrations
4. Step Sparring
5. Fencing or sparring Drills