About Blue Komet Taekwondo

Blue Komet Taekwondo is a Christian based dojang promoting Taekwondo for kids and Taekwondo/Hapkido and Tactical Hapkido for Adults. Though martial arts is great as a sport and is very popular, our emphasis is on self defense and fitness combine with our desire to serve Christ. We are affiliated with Kukkiwon and the World Taekwondo Federation. We are are part of the Yoons Taekwondo Federation started by Grand Master Yoon.

Master Loych
Master Erich Loych
 ▪  4th Dan Black Belt (Master) in Traditional Tae Kwon Do
 ▪  2nd Dan Black Belt Kukkiwon Rank, with World Taekwondo Headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
 ▪  1st Dan Black Belt in Tactical Hapkido
 ▪  Owner (Kwanjangnim) & Head Instructor
 ▪  Currently cross training in techniques from Akido, Hapkido, Judo and Tang Soo Do.
 ▪  Over 12 years of Martial Arts experience
 ▪  Opened Blue Komet Taekwondo August 2009
 
  "I became interested in Martial Arts as a teenager and began informal training in Taekwondo while in college. After graduating college I enrolled in a traditional Taekwondo school where I trained for 2 years before having to stop due to enrolling in a Masters Degree program while working full time. After completion of my Master degree I completed my training obtaining my black belt in Taekwondo in 2005. Since then I have continued to training Taekwondo achieving my 4th Dan Blackbelt in 2012. I have also trained in Hapkdio and other forms of self defense. I enjoy teaching martial arts to others. It has been rewarding watching my students grow and develop especially my junior students. The school is a big family and I wouldn't have it any other way."
-- Master Loych
 

 
Master Jim Kazakavage
Master Jim Kazakavage
 ▪  Fifth Dan Black Belt [O-Dan] in Tang Soo Do
 ▪  Owner KIKK Trainers Training in Martial Arts - Specializing in Ladies Self Defense
 ▪  Cross Trained in Japanese Shotokan Karate
 ▪  Cross Trained in Japanese Goshin Ryu Ju Jitsu
 ▪  Currently cross training in techniques from Korean Taekwando, Akido, Hapkido and Judo.
 
  "My journey into the Martial Arts began as a work assignment in 1984. I was assigned to go to Master Trojaowicz School of Tang Soo Do in the Scranton area of Lackawanna County. This was a twice a week three month assignment to learn self defense. My career was in Law Enforcement and the objective was to learn specified techniques and then instruct them to other officers. I enjoyed this training to the point that I sought out a Tang Soo Do school in the Bloomsburg area and thus my training took on a whole new meaning. It took three years of training, with minimum absentees, to qualify for the Black Belt test. It was held on a Saturday and all went well until the very end. One more Hyung [ form or kata ] to do……a Staff Hyung. I made one mistake and I failed the test. I was devastated. On that day and the following two I was really depressed and didn’t want to go to class on Monday. I had to force myself to attend. Just as the class opened Master Golla called me up front, explained to the class what had happened on Saturday and said…One more chance! Do your staff form without any mistakes. I did and I was awarded my Cho Dan [ First degree Black ]. In the years that followed I made Black Belt rank in the minimum amount of required time.

Throughout my journey in what I read and what I heard from respected Black Belt holders was, “ That it should and will become a way of life”. Our tenants of Integrity, Concentration, Perseverance, Respect and Obedience, Self Control, Humility and Indomitable Spirit were not just so many words on paper to be memorized. I took those as a pattern of life to be emulated. Did I fail at times? Yes, of course! Do I still fail at times? Yes, But not as often or as critical. But that first failure in my Cho Dan test taught me to: Persevere. If it was a training failure, to train harder. If it was a value failure, I first had to recognize it and make adjustments to succeed . It also taught me, most of all, to be humble; to find that freedom from excessive pride. That is a constant and most difficult challenge.

I’ve learned through the Martial Arts that life is made easier by making the right choices. “Choices have Consequences.” That saying must never be forgotten. There are many Dojangs to choose from. I take my formal training at Blue Komet Taekwondo School. Should you decide to train at the Blue Komet Taekwondo School, you will be taking the first step in making that “ Right Choice.” There you will be surrounded by qualified instructors under the direction of Master Erich Loych. I know Master Loych for many years. I have the utmost confidence in his abilities as a martial artist and the direction in which he is taking his school.

Surrounding yourself with quality people, in no matter what activity you pursue, will assist you in achieving success in your personal and professional life."
-- Tang Soo
 

 
Boo Sabum nim Loych
Boo Sabum nim Katarinna Loych
 ▪  3rd Dan Black Belt in Traditional Tae Kwon Do
 ▪  1st Dan Black Belt Kukkiwon Rank, with World Taekwondo Headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
 ▪  Lead Junior Instructor
 ▪  Currently cross training in techniques from Akido, Hapkido, Judo and Tang Soo Do.
 ▪  Over 10 years of Martial Arts experience
 
   
 

 
Jojanim Seacord
Jojanim Seacord
 ▪  2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
 ▪  1st Degree Black Belt in Moo Duk Kwan
 ▪  Currently cross training in techniques from Akido, Hapkido, Judo, Taekwondo and Tang Soo Do.
 ▪  Over 8 years of Martial Arts experience
 
  "I originally started my martial arts study in California, studying Ninjitsu for a short time. One of the first lessons we learned was "Any fight avoided was a fight won". I believe this applies to all forms of martial arts and life. Having moved from California, it was many years before I got engaged with martial arts again. This time studying Moo Duk Kwan with my children. After being promoted to Black Belt, I began assisting at a new location in the school for a couple of years. Eventually I moved on to another school and started studying the Chinese soft art form of Pakua Chang and then shifted again to Blue Komet which provided additional training in Taek Kwon Do and Hapkido in addition to the Moo Duk Kwan the family and I were already familiar with. I have also competed (and won) in multiple tournaments and the Keystone State Games and started judging at tournaments. However, I am far more interested in the discipline, self confidence and other mental aspects of martial arts now vs. tournament training. Master Loych and Blue Komet TKD provide an excellent location for training."
-- Jojanim Seacord
 

 
Jojanim Worley
Jojanim Worley
 ▪  2nd Dan Black Belt in Traditional Tae Kwon Do
 ▪  Currently cross training in techniques from Akido, Hapkido, Judo and Tang Soo Do.
 ▪  Over 4 years of Martial Arts experience
 
  "I am very thankful for my training at Blue Komet Taekwondo. Nearly three and a half years ago I began an amazing journey in the art of Taekwondo. My goal was not to be an Olympic gold medalist or even to win tournaments at a local level. I desired to get in shape and to learn to protect both myself and my family. Fast forward to the present...Master Erich and Boosabumnim Katarinna have enabled me to become a black belt, I have learned to defend my family, and my family has joined me in our new adventure. My wife and my daughter both take class and my son cannot wait until he is old enough to take class. Not only am I thankful for my training, but I am also thankful for what Blue Komet has come to represent. Instructors demonstrate courtesy to all students and students are expected to be courteous to others as well. A student always knows where they stand with the instructors. The integrity of Master Erich, Boosabumnim Katarinna, and other instructors is second to none. I, as well as others, have learned self-control of our bodies and attitudes. Stop by for a class and you will see the spirit of perseverance that represents our Dojang. Instructors push us in warm-ups, forms, sparring, or hapkido to never quit striving for excellence."
-- Jojanim Art
 

 
Yoodunjah Weber
Chris Weber
 ▪  1st Dan Black Belt in Traditional Tae Kwon Do
 ▪  Currently cross training in techniques from Akido, Hapkido, Judo and Tang Soo Do.
 ▪  Over 4 years of Martial Arts experience
 
  "As a kid, I wanted to take martial arts to learn self-defense, but never had the time between other sports and activities. When Master Erich opened his school, it gave me the chance to fulfill that childhood dream and to help a friend get his business off the ground. Tae Kwon Do has also provided me with an opportunity to participate in an activity with my kids while teaching them self-defense. I appreciate that the tenants of Tae Kwon Do; courtesy, integrity, self control, perseverance and indomitable spirit, reinforce some of the same character traits I am trying to develop in my children’s lives. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of Master Erich’s school from the beginning and I appreciate his careful instruction. Achieving my Black Belt is an accomplishment I will always take great pride in. I look forward to continuing to grow and develop my skills in the art of Tae Kwon Do."
-- Yoodunjah Chris
 

 
Yoodunjah Weber
Julia Weber
 ▪  1st Dan Black Belt in Traditional Tae Kwon Do
 ▪  Currently cross training in techniques from Akido, Hapkido, Judo and Tang Soo Do.
 ▪  Over 4 years of Martial Arts experience
 
   
 

 
Yoodunjah Worley
Sharon Worley
 ▪  1st Dan Black Belt in Traditional Tae Kwon Do
 ▪  Currently cross training in techniques from Akido, Hapkido, Judo and Tang Soo Do.
 ▪  Over 4 years of Martial Arts experience
 
  "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Blue Komet Tae Kwan Do. My husband strongly encouraged me to take classes, because of the self-defense curriculum. But I have also benefited from having a consistent workout each week. I have had much more energy and feel great. As I progressed and learned new kicks, I worked new muscles. I have enjoyed being more toned and having better endurance. Learning the self-defense curriculum has boosted my confidence and my awareness in my daily life. I feel like I would be able to protect myself and my children much better now if needed. My husband and I feel this type of training is very beneficial for your every age of your life, so we have started our children in the classes. I never would have predicted that I would have a black belt in Tae Kwan Do, so I am thankful for Master Loych, Boo Sab Nim Katarinna, and my husband Yudunja Art for challenging me and for patiently teaching me."
-- Yoodunjah Sharon