Mini - Camp

posted Jul 23, 2013, 7:50 AM by Thief River Falls Tae Kwon Do   [ updated Jul 23, 2013, 7:53 AM ]

I will be holding an end of summer mini-camp on Saturday August 24th. This will give an opportunity to get extra training time in on testing material as well as a few fun activities.

9:30  AM Training Begins - Warm up Workout

10:00 AM Basic Skills & Pattern Practice

10:45 AM Team Work Game

11:15 AM Kicking, Kicking, Kicking, and more Kicking

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30  PM Frisbee Fun

2:15  PM Hand Techniques

3:15  PM Breaking Practice

3:45  PM Earning Technique Stripes

4:30 PM Clean Up - End

There will be lunch and beverages provided. The cost for the day is $30.00 per person.

The first half of the day students may wear warm-up / workout clothes. We won’t have students change into uniforms until after lunch and outdoor games have been completed.

If anyone attending has any food allergies please let me know in advance and list it on the registration form.

you can register here:

Yes it can happen here!

posted Sep 4, 2012, 10:48 AM by Thief River Falls Tae Kwon Do

New Class Times

posted Aug 28, 2012, 9:15 AM by Thief River Falls Tae Kwon Do   [ updated Aug 31, 2012, 8:10 AM ]

The new class times take effect for the month of September. The Monday & Wednesday evenings will be offered once again for the school year.

Rank Certificates

posted Jun 26, 2012, 6:22 AM by Thief River Falls Tae Kwon Do

I received a large number of color belt rank certificates this weekend from Grand Master Cindy. I will handing them out to students very shortly. Please make sure that you keep all these certificates safe, you'll need a photo copy of all of them to test for a Black Belt rank.

New Parking Lot

posted Jun 12, 2012, 11:19 AM by Thief River Falls Tae Kwon Do

Fresh asphalt will be laid in the parking lot some time in the next week or so (depending on weather). Watch for the barricades and please park on the frontage road during the construction.


posted Mar 1, 2012, 12:43 PM by Thief River Falls Tae Kwon Do   [ updated Mar 18, 2012, 10:47 AM ]

Grand Master Spencer Brandt died unexpectedly on February 28, 2012. 

Services will be: 

 Sunday, March 4th, 2012 3-8 pm at the Bemidji School of TaeKwonDo (1008 Washington Ave S, Bemidji)

                              Open to the public, all former and current martial arts students  Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 2 pm at Faith Baptist Church (2531 Roosevelt Rd SE, Bemidji)

Spencer Carl Brandt, 44, of Onigum, passed away at his home on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.  He was born in Minneapolis, on June 29, 1967 the son of Richard and Margaret (Luster) Brandt.

Spencer graduated from Perham High School in 1986 and Bemidji State University in 1992 with a BS Degree in Technical Illustration/ Graphic Design and an Emphasis in Model Building.

Married Cindy (Feist) in Bismarck, North Dakota on October 24, 1992 and had two beautiful children, Morgan and Autumn.

Grand Master Spencer dedicated his life to the development and promotion of the Martial Arts, specifically the Korean Arts of Tae Kwon Do, Kumdo, and Hapkido.

He opened his 1st Martial Arts school in Perham at the age of 16 (this school still continues today), then moved to Bemidji to attend BSU and started another Martial Arts school in 1986.

He attained Triple Master status by reaching the rank of 7th Degree in Tae Kwon Do, 4th Degree in Kumdo, and 4th Degree in Hapkido. He was the youngest person to atttain the rank of Grand Master at the time of rank in 2006, and is the 1st American (caucasion) to be inducted into the World Chang Moo Kwan Hall of Fame in 2006.

He was preceded in death by his mother Margaret Brandt, both paternal and maternal grandparents.

Spencer is survived by his son Morgan age 16, daughter Autumn age 12, both of Bemidji, father Richard of St. Cloud, sister Dr. Nancy Brandt of Las Vegas, 5 nieces, and 4 nephews.

A visitation for Spencer will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2012 from 3:00-8:00 pm at the Bemidji School of Tae Kwon Do, 1008 Washington Ave S, Bemidji.  All public, former and current Tae Kwon Do Students are welcome.

A memorial service for the Onigum Community will be held at 12:00 p.m., Sunday, March 4, 2012 at St. John's Episcopal Church with Rev. Two Bulls officiating.

A memorial service for the Bemidji and surrounding communities will be held Monday, March 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Faith Baptist Church, 2531 Roosevelt Rd SE, Bemidji, MN

An account for Spencer's minor children has been set up at the Deerwood Bank in Bemidji, MN.  In Lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Deerwood Bank in Care of Morgan and Autumn, 1350 Paul Bunyan Drive NW, Bemidji, MN 56601.

Arrangements entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN.

Online condolences for the family may be given at

Grand Master Spencer Brandt

posted Feb 29, 2012, 5:52 AM by Thief River Falls Tae Kwon Do

In loving memory of Grand Master Spencer Brandt. 1967 - 2012

Rank Testing

posted Nov 14, 2011, 2:50 PM by Thief River Falls Tae Kwon Do

Color belt rank testing will be on Saturday December 10th. Exact times will be announced soon...

Parents Night Out!

posted Oct 17, 2011, 6:43 AM by Thief River Falls Tae Kwon Do

Everyone did great! Thanks for all the feedback and comments. I'll be posting a few pictures soon. Look forward to more of these events in the future!

Battle Buddies

posted Sep 29, 2011, 8:16 AM by Thief River Falls Tae Kwon Do

Last nights class did a great job with their battle buddies. Thanks for all the hard work!

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