EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND CANCELLED CLASSES
Extracurricular Rambler activities (e.g., tournaments, volunteer events) held during scheduled class times are considered classes. Belt testing sessions, Rambler student ceremonies, and other Rambler events are also part of the curriculum. Cancelled classes will be addressed separately.
Contact Dr. Thomas at 202-251-1030 if you have questions concerning his policies.
Green-to-Purple, Purple-to-Blue, and Blue-to-Red Belt Testing (June 30, 2018)
For this belt test, youth beginner classes (9:30 a.m.) will be held as scheduled; however, the adult class (12:30 p.m.) will be cancelled. The names of new belt recipients will be announced on the Students News page when they receive their new belts.
Who: Rambler students testing for next-level belts.
What: Green-to-Purple, Purple-to-Blue, and Blue-to-Red Belt Tests for Youth.
When/Where: Saturday, June 30--10:30 a.m. (regular youth advanced class time). Bladensburg Community Center gym.
Notice: Testing days are part of the curriculum and considered regular classes for students. Dr. Thomas encourages all students to come out to support the testees and observe what is requied to attain advanced belts.
Questions: For information about the test, call or contact Dr. Thomas by e-mail. For test fee information, talk with Ms. McCutchen.
22nd Annual Port Towns Day (September 15, 2018)
Who: The Port Towns: Bladensburg, Colmar Manor, Cottage City, and Edmonston, Maryland.
What: Tae Kwon Do Ramblers Students' Martial Arts Demonstration at Port Towns Day.
When: Saturday, September 15--12:00 - 7:00 p.m. The Tae Kwon Do Ramblers are scheduled to perform from 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Morning youth classes will be held. The adult class is cancelled.
Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg, Maryland 20710.
Questions: For information about the demonstration, call or contact Dr. Clifford Thomas by e-mail. For information about the event, contact Ms. Diane Griffin at 301-927-7048 or Ms. Kayla Copper at 301-277-4920.
Ramblers' Second Annual Invitational Martial Arts Tournament (
April 7, 2018--TO BE RESCHEDULED)
Who: Tae Kwon Do Ramblers Self-Defense Systems/We Lead By Example, Inc.
What: Second Annual Invitational Martial Arts Tournament. Competition for youth of all ages (18 and under) in weapons, katas, and sparring. Food and beverages will be sold at the event. Safety equipment is required--no excuses. No coaching!
April 7 (TO BE RESCHEDULED)--9:00 a.m. registration; 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. competition. The tournament will take place at Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Avenue, Bladensburg, Maryland 20710.
Registration: Competitors--$40 (inclusive of all categories of competition). Spectators--$10 for adults and children; $5 for children five years and under. Adult black belts are expected to pay the spectator fee unless they serve as judges in the rings. Rambler competitors should see Ms. McCutchen to pre-register. Competitors from invited schools who wish to pre-register should mail a certified check or money order (payable to We Lead By Example, Inc.) to Ms. Susan McCutchen, 5404 Spring Road, Bladensburg, Maryland 20710. Cash, money order, and credit card payments will be accepted on the day of the event.
Questions: For information about the tournament, call or contact Dr. Clifford Thomas by e-mail. For site questions, contact the Bladensburg Community Center at 301-277-2124.