Site Issues

There have been some issues with the site. I have them mostly fixed for now, but a more permanent fix is to move it to a different technology and host provider. I will be doing that over time.

Isabel and I are also going to go through a redesign effort for the site while it’s getting moved. So please be patient. Always look to the FB group or Twitter (@rockettaekwondo) for the latest information if this site is down.

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!

1st Dan Black Belt Testing for 2016

Hello everyone,

We have set a date for our next 1st Dan Black Belt testing.

Rocket Tae Kwon Do will be conducting 1st Dan  Black Belt testing on
Saturday, 30 April, 2016. Please mark your calendars and come out to support
your fellow classmates, who are scheduled to test on that day.

Black Belt testing is something we take very seriously. It requires a
certain level of maturity, discipline, commitment, perseverance , attention
to detail, and focus.

NOTE:  Black Belt testing fee is $150.00.

Black is the opposite of white, therefore signifying the maturity of
proficiency in Tae Kwon Do and the rejection of darkness, no fear.

The “Best” Black Belts are highly skilled and have a fantastic depth of

The “Best” Black Belts are incredibly modest about what they can do.

The “Best”  Black Belts never let their ego rise.

The “Best” Black Belts project a quiet, self-assured and self-confident

The “Best” Black Belts are calm and measured in the face of confrontation
and adversity.

The “Best” Black Belts are kind and nurturing to beginners and open to new
ideas and ways of teaching and learning.

The  “Best” Black Belts have discovered how to overcome mental hurdles.

Even the “Best” Black Belt has felt fear, been tempted to give up but then
stood strong.

The “Best” Black Belts has found a way to confront fear in order to enjoy
the rewards on the other side.

The “Best” Black Belts has improved self-confidence and self-esteem and has
allowed these qualities to spread like good news into every part of their
personal life.

The “Best” Black Belts are incredibly balanced people, with a vast range of
other life skills and interests.

Now ask yourself, what kind of Black Belt are you going to be?

“Black Belt is a personal goal, not a selfish one”.

More to follow…

Big Promotions for Rocket TKD

On Saturday, February 6th, 2016, Rocket Tae Kwon Do held two large events.

First, it was black belt upgrade time for three of our students/assistants. Kayla Reed tested for 2nd dan. Isabel Castaneda and Miles Whitmore tested for 3rd dan. All three of them passed in two separate, grueling tests.


Next, Master Jeffrey Davis was promoted to 5th dan black belt by Master David Mitchell of the Madison Tae Kwon Do Center. The ceremony was attended by almost every student from both locations.



Congratulations to Kayla, Isabel, and Miles for their astounding achievements… and most certainly congratulations to master Davis, our fearless founder and leader of Rocket Tae Kwon Do!


After the promotions, Master Davis called forth all of the students and promoted them with a stripe and new belts. A group photo was taken with all of us 🙂


Promotion Ceremony Rescheduled

An update from Master Davis:

We have rescheduled my promotion ceremony for Saturday, 6 February 2016.

It will take place at the Redstone Arsenal Youth Center.

For our students who do not have open access to Redstone Arsenal, we will have your names at the gates for access.    

I ask that all students be at the gym by 8:30am.  Please wear your full White Rocket Tae Kwon Do uniform. If you do not have a White RTKD uniform, please let me know and I will get one for you.  

The promotion ceremony will begin at 09:00.    

Master David Mitchell, Owner, and Chief Instructor, at  Madison Tae Kwon Do Center is our special guest, and he will be doing the promotion honors.