Saturday, January 12, 2008


"Bo Kiosum's Kody and Kolin"

And the board breaks heard around the world..

Mu Sa Kwan Tang Soo Do First Don Member 17,1999 Kolin Kruppenbacher...

And Mu Sa Kwan Tang Soo Do First Don member 17,200 Kody Kruppenbacher..

Lsat night was incredible..absolutely amazing, there are really no words to describe.
I'll let the pictures do the talking becuase I have alot more to show you.

Right now though, the boys are at a sword seminar {black belt cool is that?} and then a meegeekie {I know I butchered that spelling....but it's a 4 foot staff/stick} seminar out at Venetain Gardens. So, let me grab the ole' camera and head out.

Talk to you all later!!

Love, the most proudest martial arts Mom ever in the entire whole wide world. :0)
A/K/A Kim


Frannie - Grove City OH said...

WAY TO GO, Kruppenbachers!!!!

Lauren said...

chu-kha-hae-yo guys!

i'm so proud of you!

Jennifer said...



MIlczarek Family said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats.

I'm just another silent supporter following Kody's story and the beautiful pictures on the blog.

I think I checked the site 20 times last night waiting to hear how it went.

You boys, I mean men, should be proud of yourselves! Awesome.

Alisa said...

Congratulations Boys, er Men!
You have a whole internet full of people proud of you!

Way to go Mama and Papa Bear on raising such amazing guys.

Donna said...

Congratulations men. Your new dobacks are stunning. A year or so from now I hope to watch my older son (who will be 9 or 10 depending on how quickly he moves through his blue and brown belts) test for his first dan in Tae Kwon Do. His dojang is very traditional, no weapons, and they don't get to break until they reach brown belt. But I will be as proud as your mama is right now. And as those who study martial arts know, you are now beginners all over again. Best of luck on your continuing journey.

Hilary said...


Well-deserved...I'm so happy and excited for both of you!

Love, Hilary

Debbie B in Ohio said...

Congratulations MEN!!!
Wonderful news!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome job boys!!!!!!!!! Were all so proud of you

Hugs from Missouri,

Cheyenne said...

Congratulations to both boys. Ya did good!

Lisa said...

Hi Kim...I feel so stupid asking this but hey - Does getting thier black belt mean the boys have passed the final level? Is that as high as they can get - if it is its incredible. I'm so pleased for them - and you! Love and prayers

Jackie said...

Woo Hoo!!
Way to go Kody and Kolin! Congratulations!
What an amazing amount of discipline for being such young men!

Kristine said...

I finally have been able to get on here and read the GREAT news! I am so proud of you guys, Kody and Kolin!! Remember this is only the beginning of your journey.

My son's Tae Kwon Do school had their black belt extravaganza this weekend and we were there to watch it. I was thinking of you guys. At that time I didn't know how you guys did, although I knew you both would do great.
My son should be able to test for his Black Belt one year from now!

Kim, I know how proud you are. Just watching the students at my son's school *I* was feeling pride for the students and they were not even my own! LOL
Martial Arts is definitely one big family.

I love the pictures of the board break. I was trying to figure out Kody's break though. Was it a hammer fist break or palm break?

Great Job Kody and Kolin --- Keep kickin' some butt ;)


jbaj said...

That is so IMPRESSIVE!
Congratulations Kody and Kolin - you guys have worked hard and deserve this!

Donna said...

Lisa, I hope Kim doesn't mind my answering your question! In our school all the colors are the equivalent of martial arts preschool--learning the components of the art and some basic ability to put them together. When you earn your first degree black belt, you are now a beginner! There are a number of levels or dans to be earned on your black belt requiring many additional years of practice and study. Black belts are expected to know and remember all of the previous belts' forms in addition to their current form--which is really an incredible accomplishment.

Hope that helps a little and maybe Kim can fill in the differences with Tang Soo Do (since my guys do traditional Tae Kwon Do).

MarlaCharles said...

Congratulations!!!!! Can't wait to see more pics!


Anonymous said...

Good morning Kody and Kolin,
I'm sorry I wasn't able to sign in sonner but welcome to the black belt family gentlemen!!! I knew you could do it and I am so proud of both of you. Congratulations! I can't even count how many times I checked the site Friday night hoping for an update. You both rock! Love, blessings, and tons of hugs,
Tanya Nicole Servis

Jen from WI said...

Congrats Kody & Kolin! I'm so proud of you!

Anonymous said...

Sorry I wasn't able to stop by sooner but CONGRATULATIONS, Kody & Kolin, on your Black Belts!! I KNEW you'd both do it!!!!!

~NY~, USA!!!


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