Twin Flames celebrates 2nd anniversary this Saturday

Posted June 20, 2018 at 4:11 pm

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By Julie Ann Madden

It was just two years ago that Twin Flames Massage & Wellness Centre opened its door at 121 South St. in the South Street Plaza building.

This Saturday, June 23, Twin Flames owners Tambrey and David Groves are marking their second business anniversary with a Midsummer Soulstice — an afternoon and evening of activities and meditation.

At 3 p.m.: Tae Kwon Do with local instructor Troy Knight begins the celebration. This class is $10 and space is limited to 30 participants. Please wear loose fitting pants, shorts and T-shirts — no tank tops, short shorts or tight-fitting clothing.

At 4:15 p.m.: Yoga, Paint & Play with Amy Hoffman, wife of Kyle Hoffman of Westfield; cost is $16 and is limited to 12 participants.

At 6:30 p.m. is Tibetan Crystal Singing Bowls Therapy performance by Veronika Ludewig-Jorgensen of Sioux Falls, S.D., cost is $15 and is limited to 80 participants.

To pre-register for each of these sessions, call Twin Flames Massage & Wellness Centre at 712-281-4280 to get tickets or preregister online at www.facebook.com/events/172640103579216.

Please preregister on or before Thursday, June 21.

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques, according to Wikipedia.

But it’s more than a series of kicks and punches, said Tae Kwon Do instructor Troy Knight of Akron. “It’s a lifestyle.”

Knight began taking Tae Kwon Do lessons when he was about eight-years-old.

My parents were looking for something for me to do, Knight told The Akron Hometowner, explaining he wasn’t much interested in traditional sports.

Knight enjoyed Tae Kwon Do and practiced with Grand Master In Shik Kim at Kim’s Martial Arts in Sioux City until he was about 19 years of age. He later studied with master Mike White with White Tiger Martial Arts in Sioux City.

“This Korean martial arts focuses a lot on the martial arts,” said Knight. “It’s more on the lines of using your feet than your hands. It concentrates on keeping yourself steady.”

“It’s a defensive art, not an offensive art,” he said. “It’s definitely something you aren’t going to go use as a bully but you will be able to defend yourself against one if you need to.”

“My original (Tae Kwon Do) master, Master Kim White, not only made it fun, he was a figurehead, an amazing person,” said Knight, who hopes to bring that Tae Kwon Do’s lifestyle to Akron, too. “It’s a big family. Tae Kwon Do Black Belts help each other out — there is a lot of togetherness.”
Not only is it a great family, Tae Kwon Do is great exercise, said Knight.

Tae Kwon Do is great for ages 5 to 105, said Knight. Five years old is the youngest as a child’s bone structure must be completely formed before they can do Tae Kwon Do.

On Saturday, Knight will host a presentation on Tae Kwon Do and explain his class structure and lesson plans. Classes will actually start the second week in July at Twin Flames Massage & Wellness Centre. Classes will be held on weekends and eventually be held on week nights.

Knight is “mostly” a Sioux City native as his father was in the military so he did live in California and Germany for part of his childhood and most of his schooling was completed through home-schooling courses. He attended Sioux City’s Grant Elementary School for Kindergarten, Longfellow Elementary School for first grade, and East Middle School for ninth grade before receiving his diploma in 2001.

Knight current is employed with Pepsi Cola of Siouxland as a service technician.

He enjoys spending time with his children, including Leena Knight, an Akron-Westfield preschool graduate. Knight loves reading and spends much of his free time studying machinery innovations and operations for his work. Knight also has a flock of laying hens, including Rhode Island Reds and Wyandotte chickens, and likes doing crafts.

For more information, contact Knight at 712-204-1556 or Twin Flames Massage & Wellness Centre at 712-281-4280.

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