April 3, 2016–
Tae Kwon Do Dojang owners in Washington State have been fighting an oppressive tax on martial arts lessons in their state. This tax will impact many Dojangs in that state but sets a bad precedent for the entire country. A recent attempt to overturn the law was unsuccessful. Here is their recent statement on the issue.
In Disbelief… Our Martial Art Businesses and Cultural Community Sacrificed Over Partisan Politics
We are saddened to publicly confirm that the bill to fix the current treatment of martial arts schools like health clubs, HB2334, did NOT successfully pass the Senate during the 2016 legislative session which ended on Thursday. We want to thank each and every one of you that was involved in this effort and supported our fight for respect and equal treatment.
To read the entire statement please visit: https://www.change.org/p/restore-martial-arts-to-equal-treatment-as-a-service-in-wa-state-only-5-days-left-urge-senate-to-act-before-it-s-too-late/u/16073183?tk=Mg2uxVFEre5h9XFFf4ojOzsM5n-ezpKjjHIiAigwd7A&utm_source=petition_update&utm_medium=email