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Tae Kwon Do Athletes Advance in Rank at Gedman's Black Belt Academy of the Westfield Area Y

Black belt Jason Currie at his belt rank testing at the Westfield Area Y.    Credits: Westfield Area Y
Over 70 students of Gedman’s Black Belt Academy at the Westfield Area Y advanced to their next belt rank at the December 14, 2013 belt testing at the Robert and Virginia Bauer Family Branch.  Students ages 5 to 50 tested for orange through 3rd degree black belts.    
Gedman’s Black Belt Academy of the Westfield Area Y offers weekday evening and Saturday morning classes at the Bauer Branch.  The program is recognized by the American Tae Kwon Do Association and emphasizes self-confidence, leadership skills and physical fitness.  Each class is taught by a team of certified ATA instructors under the leadership of 4th degree black belt, Chief Instructor Pamela Gedman.
The Y is offering one FREE trial introductory class for children and adults this January.  Options for the free trial class for children are:  Monday, January 6 at 6:00 pm or Saturday, January 11at 9:30 am.  Options for the free trial class for adults are:  Monday, January 6 at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, January 8 at 8:00 pm or Saturday, January 11 at 8:30 am.  All trial classes are being offered at the Bauer Branch.
For more information on the free trial classes, please contact Greg Hatzisavvas at 908-233-2700 x251 or email
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit to learn more about Westfield Area Y programs. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

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