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John thayerCORALVILLE, IA. --    John Thayer was promoted to Black Belt on Saturday after meeting all requirements as judged by the masters of Kang's Martial Arts Academy.

Thayer, age 11, is pictured right demonstrating a power side kick, breaking three boards.  In addition to  being evaluated on a variety of board breaks, students are also tested for endurance, forms, general knowledge of Tae Kwon Do, as well as a full contact sparring match against 3-4 other students simulating a gang-style attack.  

Specializing in Tae Kwon Do and Kum Do Martial arts training, Kang’s Academy is located at 2421 James St. in Coralville.  Located directly across from the Coral Ridge Mall and close to IHop, Kang’s is open from 4:45pm into the evening hours Monday through Thursday.  A second school is located in Marion.  For more information check out the Kang’s Martial Arts website at or call 319-338-2264.


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