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Today Sawyer joined the “300 Club” and Raif joined the “200 Club”!

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Today Sawyer joined the “300 Club” and Raif joined the “200 Club”! Yup, 300 classes trained for Sawyer and 200 classes trained for Raif. That’s a lot of dedication for these amazing young men! Sawyer is preparing to test for Deputy and Raif is preparing to test for High Blue in December. Focused on their goals and working hard because that’s the Genesis way! Also, congratulations to Sawyer and Sydney on successfully defending their tag team championships. FIGHT ON! 👊🥋🔴🔵 David Metz Taekwondo Genesis Martial Arts

Wishing Payton the absolute best!

Wishing Payton the absolute best as she moves on (for now) from a very successful martial arts career to pursue opportunities in ballet. Through her years of dedicated training and competition she earned her black belt, had over six hundred classes trained, won ten state gold medals, was two time regional forms grand champion, earned multiple Student of the Month honors, was the very first 20/20 Armor sparring championship belt holder anywhere when she won the King of the Ring tournament in 2018 and also held the Poomsae championship for four months.

Goodbyes usually don’t happen in martial arts. Students who move on, especially black belts, are generally portrayed as outcasts or worse by many instructors who refuse to place their student’s hopes and dreams above their fragile, selfish ego. That’s not how it works here at Genesis. We hope Payton chases her next goals with the same fire that brought her success in martial arts and that she achieves each and every one of them. It’s goodbye for now, but you are always most welcome in our humble dojang. You will be missed! ✊ -David Metz Taekwondo

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Happy Four Year Anniversary to Fisher!

Happy Four Year Anniversary to Fisher! After four years and about six hundred classes of training, he is a Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters 1st degree black belt, two time state champion, regional forms grand champion and sparring Cruiserweight champion. Fisher is currently focused on promoting to Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters 2nd degree black belt late this year and has been selected as the newest member of our leadership team. Hard work, dedication and the skills to match! ✊ -David Metz Taekwondo 106541892_997180020701026_4460306614989819286_o (1)

Congratulations to Payton as she has become the first Genesis student to enter the “500 Club”!

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Congratulations to Payton as she has become the first Genesis student to enter the “500 Club”! That’s right, Payton has trained in 500 classes. That is a level of dedication that is so very rarely seen in kids these days, but should be no surprise to anyone who knows the work ethic here at Genesis! No wonder she is a ten time Wisconsin and Illinois state champion along with a ton of success at the local and regional levels. She was also our very first King of the Ring Champion and will be testing for her black belt in December. Let’s hear it for this amazing young lady! 👊🥋🔴🔵 David Metz Taekwondo Genesis Martial Arts