December 9th 1973: Grand Master Jonathan Henkel received his 1st Dan at the Kukkiwon in Seoul, Korea.
1975: Grand Master Henkel (then 1st Dan, currently 8th Dan) started the SDSU / Brookings Tae Kwon Do at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD under Grand Master Edward B. Sell and the United States Chung Do Kwan Association (USCDKA).
June 4th 1989: Grand Master Henkel along with other Senior Black Belt Advisors formally broke away from Grand Master Sell’s USCDKA and established the United Chung Do Kwan Association in Brookings, SD. Under the recommendation of Grand Master Cha Sok Park, 8th Dan the UCDKA received validation at the Kukkiwon in Seoul, Korea.
1990: Master Thomas Beuhre (then 2nd Dan, currently 6th Dan) took over Brookings Tae Kwon Do. Master Thomas Buehre, Master Diane Buehre (4th Dan) and Master Eric Buehre (5th Dan) continued to grow, training 100’s of students promoting to Black Belt and even Masters
August 1, 2011: Mr. Mark Anawski (then 1st Dan, currently 3rd Dan) was asked and accepted to take over Brookings Tae Kwon Do to continue its growth and dedication to the art of Tae Kwon Do Chung Do Kwan.
February 1, 2016: Brookings Tae Kwon Do began a new chapter in its amazing journey. Having grown considerably, Brookings Tae Kwon Do was able to locate a permanant home for its Tae Kwon Do family and purchased a building. This new home is located at 919 Main Avenue S., Brookings, SD.
June 23, 2016: After months of renovations with the amazing help from parents, students, family and friends; Brookings Tae Kwon Do opened its doors! Coincidently this was also the 15 year anniversary of his marrage to his incredible wife, Kelli!!!