2nd Annual Rocket Rumble

The date is set for the 2nd Annual Rocket Rumble.

On  Saturday, 10 September 2016, we are having our In-House Competition, consisting of Board Breaking, Forms & Sparring.

*All students are encouraged to participate.

Registration fee is just $25.00 for all 3 events.  You are welcomed to pick 1 or all three, your choice.

Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place finishers.

*Six Foot trophies will be awarded to the Grand Champion.

More to follow on that.

It’s going to be fun…:)

More to follow!

2016 Tournament Updates

So far this year we are participating in two TKD tournaments:

Music City TKD Classic

We have been invited to another tournament. This one, unlike the other one includes forms and sparring. I would like for you to consider participating.

There is an information packet and registration form for the tournament which will take place on January 30. It is posted here and we’ll have it on rockettkd.com as well. Registration is also available online at register4tkd.com.

Winter Battle 2016

Winter Battle will take place on February 20th, 2016. We’ll be posting more information on this one soon. This is a sparring-only double-elimination tournament. It’s a great place to meet some very experienced fighters and face some tough competition if you’re ready for it! We will have plenty of black belts there to support the team, so please plan to compete if you can make it.

Class changes for week of June 16th – 21st, 2014

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Due to the Alabama Sports Festival tournament this weekend, there are NO classes for any location on Friday, June 20th or Saturday, June 21st!

Rather than go to class, you should register for the tournament (if you haven’t already) or make plans to go to Birmingham to support your classmates!

More information here: http://alagames.net

Upcoming summer 2014 tournament

The Alabama Sports Festival is the weekend of June 20th, 2014. It will be held in Birmingham, AL once again this year. This is a great tournament for beginners of the class. There will be competitions in forms, sparring and board breaking. If you don’t want to compete, you can always head down and join the class to cheer your teammates on!

Early registration is $40. You can go to this website to register.

We’ve created an event here.

Hope to see you there!

From the Master: Winter Battle 2014

Hello everyone,

I want to say CONGRATS to all the Rocket Tae Kwon Do students who competed in the Winter Battle. It was a learning experience for all, including myself.

In my experience, these tournaments will do one of two things. Either it will discourage you from ever competing again, OR it will INSPIRE you to work harder and be prepared for the next one. I’m happy to say, of all the feedback i’ve gotten, it is the later.

Our students did well, and now they know what it takes to compete, and they our INSPIRED to work harder.

I want to thank the parents for your support. Thank you for trusting me and the entire RTKD BlackBelt staff with your child/children. The students of RTKD, your children are the reason we exist, and we are dedicated to providing them the best martial arts instructions we can.

Last but not least, a big thanks goes out to the Blackbelts who were able to make the trip. Simply said, I could not do it without you. Love you all!

Tournament prep: Saturday classes until February 2013

Hey team!

Just a note that Master Davis is now extending the Saturday classes at Redstone Arsenal from 8am – 9:30am to begin preparation for the Winter Battle in February 2013. If you plan to compete in that tournament, please make sure that you start to attend this class.

Note that as mentioned in the prior post, there is NO class on 12/08/12 at all, however.

See you in the gym!

Alabama Sports Festival Registration Dates – Reminder!

Just a reminder to register for the Alabama Sports Festival coming up on June 22-23. The tournament folks seem to be calling last year’s participants to encourage them to enter. Word was given that the early bird registration ($35) ends on June 1st and the final registrations ($45 if you missed the early bird deadline) are due June 16th. There will be NO registration on site at the event! So be sure to get your registration in ASAP!

Alabama Sports Festival Registration Notes

I have downloaded the Alabama Sports Festival registration packet. It is posted here (click below to obtain it). You must have Adobe Acrobat or some other PDF reading ability on your computer to open it.

Alabama Sports Festival 2012 TKD Registration

Note that the early registration deadline is June 1st, so get to work on that packet right away!

You may also register online and pay online by clicking here.

Alabama Sports Festival Hotel Information

We’ve posted hotel information for the Alabama Sports Festival in June. Please reserve your room quickly.

You can find the information on the event itself in the Calendar:


It’s pasted here as well for posterity, but because the blog can sometimes roll posts down, it’s there on the event as well.

Hotel Information

The hotel for the Alabama Sports Festival 2012 is the Hampton Inn in Fultondale. Here’s the contact/location information:

Hampton Inn Birmingham/Fultondale (I-65)
1716 Fulton Road
Fultondale, Alabama, USA 35068
Tel:  1-205-439-6700   Fax:  1-205-439-6701

Website link is here:


We have booked a pool of 12 rooms only. The group rate for the hotel is $89 a night. Please call the hotel directly to book your reservation.

When booking, be sure to tell them you are with the Rocket Tae Kwon Do team and you wish to reserve a room in that pool of rooms.