The Sykesville Tae Kwon Do Academy has served the community of Eldersburg for 29 years and it is with heavy hearts that we say our final goodbyes. The final day of its operation was on Saturday, August 18th and the final event was a belt testing for three levels of students.
Though the academy has closed, it will be a long time before their students forget the impact made on their lives.
Master Bun at Sykesville Tae Kwon Do
Master Bun was the head teacher at Sykesville Taw Kwon Do. He has been teaching Tae Kwon Do for over 37 years and has earned a 5th degree black belt. He has also competed at the Olympic Level.
The academy was established in 1990 and operated successfully until this August. Master Bun has been praised for his disciplined and serious approach to teaching. Many reviews have touched on the fact that this was never a Tae Kwon Do school where kids would get a participation trophy. This was a school where you earned your belts.
Along with classes for kids, there were also classes for self-defense, kick-booxing, and the ancient art of the Korean sword, Haedong Kumdo.
That being said, their seasonal events and occasion dance party, definitely depicted a group of people who knew how to have a good time.
The Decision to Close the Academy
On August 4th of this year, Master Bun and his son, Tae Huor released a statement on Facebook where they announced that they would be closing the academy. In the statement, they talked about how their lives were changed following the death of Trent Huor and that they were moving to be closer to the rest of their family. Trent passed in April of 2017 and was 4 years younger than Tae Huor.
In response to this letter, the community had many words of love and prayer for the family. The community thanked them for their instruction and for all of the memories that they had built together. Though it is with heavy hearts that we bid them farewell, we can only hope that they find the peace that they seek.