Evolution Tae Kwon Do Monticello
                            Evolution Tae Kwon Do Monticello

About

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is a combination of kicking and sharp hand movements.    The training increases Flexibility, Fitness, Strength and instills a strong sense of Confidence.  The benefits are numerous both inside the gym and out.

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to teach all Evolution Tae Kwon Do Monticello students to embody the Tenets of Tae Kwon Do:

 

Courtesy:  Being polite and kind to all others.

 

Integrity:  Being honest and trustworthy

 

Self-Control:  Knowing one's physical and emotional limits and keeping them in check.  "He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior."  Confucius.

 

Perseverance:  Never giving up.  This is achieved by practicing patience in trivial and in challenging situations.

 

Indomitable Spirit:  A vital force within that cannot be conquered or broken.  In what appear to be insurmountable odds, this person persists.

 

 

EVOLUTION  TAE KWON DO MONTICELLO is for students of all ages.  Youth learn discipline, respect for themselves and others, as well as leadership and increased confidence.  Adults increase their fitness level and discover a confidence they may never have accessed before.  All levels of ability reap these benefits.

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The School

Since its creation in September of 2012, Evolution Tae Kwon Do Monticello has striven to provide the highest quality instruction to its member students and will continue to pursue ways to increase the diversity and numbers of our member family.  We have a School Moto that is imprinted on the school logo for apparel and in the minds of all students.  "Grab the Bull by the Horns".  In other words, go after your dreams and never give up.

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The Instructors

Owner/Head Instructor

Master Adam Johnson

Owner/Head Instructor

Certified Personal Self Defense Instructor

Master Adam is a certified 4th Dan in the World Tae Kwon Do Federation (WTF), the World Tae Kwon Do Headquarters (Kukkiwon) in Soel South Korea, a certified 5th Dan member of the Moo Duk Kwan Association under Grandmaster Jin Young Kim (Dragon Kim).  He is an Instructor of both Tae Kwon Do and Self Defense.  He is a franchise member of the Evolution Tae Kwon Do under Master Rob Opheim and a Level 1 United States Army Combatives Instructor.  He is a retired Army Veteran with 21 years of military service and 3 overseas deployments.  Master Adam's philosophy:  You can never fail at anything you don't give up trying to accomplish. 

Black Belt Assistant Instructors

Miss Arwen Bloomdahl

3rd Dan Assistant Instructor

Miss Arwen is a certified 3rd Dan Black Belt with the World Tae Kwon Do Federation (WTF).  After a few years of watching her two children study Tae Kwon Do, Miss Arwen decided to become a student in October of 2012. In January 2015 she tested for and was awarded the rank of 1st Dan.  Miss Arwen holds a couple of unique distinctions at Evolution Tae Kwon Do Monticello.  As an Evolution Tae Kwon Do Monticello Black Belt, Miss Arwen is the first official Black Belt to start as a White Belt Candidate and reach the rank of 1st Dan. She is also the first Woman to be awarded her Adult Black Belt with Evolution Tae Kwon Do Monticello. 

Mr. Roger Odell

2nd Dan Assistant Instructor

Mr. Roger Odell is a certified 2nd Dan Black Belt in the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) and the Kukkiwon (The World Taekwondo Headquarters in Seoul, South Korea).  

Miss Hannah Woolston

2nd Dan Assistant Instructor

Miss Hannah Woolston is a certified 2nd Dan Black Belt in the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) and the Kukkiwon (The World Taekwondo Headquarters in Seoul, South Korea).  Hannah joined Evolution Taekwondo with Master Adam in 2013. She tested for her 1st Poom (Jr. Black Belt) in 2015, and 1st Dan in 2017.  Hannah tested for her 2nd Dan in 2018.  Hannah believes Taekwondo has taught her confidence, perseverance and leadership.  All of which helped her to become a lifeguard and swim instructor. After graduating in 2020, she plans to go to college to become a doctor.

Miss Nicole Byrnes

1st Dan Assistant Instructor

Miss Nicole Byrnes is a 1st Dan Black Belt in the World Taekwondo Federation and the Kukkiwon (The World Taekwondo Headquarters in Seoul, South Korea). She is also a veteran who served 4 years in the Navy.  She started studying Taekwondo in her home town of Grand Rapids, MN at age 15 and continued until she was age 20.  After taking some time off, Miss Nicole returned to Taekwondo studying under Master Rob Opheim of Evolution Taekwondo in 2015.  Miss Nicole obtained her 1st Dan in June of 2018 and is now training under Master Adam Johnson at Evolution Taekwondo Monticello. Miss Nicole was attracted to Taekwondo because of the exercise and discipline it provides as well as a desire to learn the art.

Jr. Black Belt Assistant Instructors

 

 

Miss Adelyn Fox

1st Poom Assistant Instructor

 

Miss Adelyn (Addie) Fox is a Jr. Black Belt (Poom) with Evolution Taekwondo Monticello. She is a Certified Black Belt in the World Taekwondo Federation and the Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters in Seoul, South Korea).  For the last four years, Miss Addie has studied under Master Adam Johnson and has gone from a White Belt to Jr. Black Belt.  Addie has great friends, loves music and animals, and enjoys traveling with her family. She has big dreams and goals.  Taekwondo is a driving force for her belief that, “Girls can do anything!”

 

 

 

Miss Aiden Stevenson 

1st Poom Assistant Instructor

Miss Aiden Stevenson has been part of evolution Tae Kwon Do for three years. She is a Certified Black Belt in the World Taekwondo Federation and the Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters in Seoul, South Korea).  The things she like the most about Taekwondo is the fact that she’s been able to work hard and become a leader, increase her self confidence and learn skills that she’ll have her whole life. Miss Aiden's interests include: hanging out with friends, spending time with her parents and three brothers, swimming, volleyball, baking and crafting.  Miss Aiden is one of the Evolution Taekwondo Monticello Jr. Leaders. 

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School History

Evolution Tae Kwon Do was started in Basra Iraq in 2009 while Master Adam Johnson (Owner and Head Instructor) was deployed with the 34th (Red Bull) Infantry Division.  After Returning home from a year long deployment, Master Adam decided that he wanted to open his own school under the umbrella and support of Evolution Tae Kwon Do St. Cloud.  In September of 2012 we opened our doors to our first students.  We opened under the name "Red Bull Tae Kwon Do" after the 34th Infantry (Red Bull) Division where Master Adam Served. In December of 2015 we changed our name to Evolution Tae Kwon Do Monticello after our Parent School in St. Cloud.  Our Motto: "Grab the Bull by the Horns" simply means "GO FOR IT!!"  If you want to improve your health (physical and mental) and fitness, then Grab the Bull by the Horns and join us!!!

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Contact

Evolution Tae Kwon Do Monticello
4272 School Blvd
Monticello, MN  55362
 
Phone: 763-464-9937

info@evolutiontkdmonticello.com

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