SKILLZ STRIPES OF THE WEEK
On Monday and Tuesday, students will have a shot at earning their ORANGE stripe:
Early Skillz – Hopping
Basic Skillz – Balance
Kids/Teens/Adults – Intensity – Board Breaking
From Wednesday through Friday, students will have a shot at earning their RED stripe:
Early Skillz – Blocking
Basic Skillz – Focus
Kids/Teens/Adults – Agility
Students in our kids and teen/adult classes will also have the chance to earn their purple/rainbow stripe and black stripe daily. To earn their purple stripe, students need to perform half of their form without assistance in order to earn their purple stripe. They can earn a rainbow stripe when they can perform their entire form without assistance. Beginning Wednesday, we will take the students through their form without any instruction to determine whether or not they earn their purple or rainbow stripe. Students who cannot do their form without assistance or instruction during the form review will not be able to earn their stripe that day. However, beginning on Wednesday, students have a shot at earning their purple and rainbow stripes daily in class up to testing.
Forms for the testing cycle
Basic Skillz – Chon-Ji
Kids/Teens/Adults Beginners – Dan Gun
Kids/Teens/Adults Intermediates – Yul-Guk
Kids/Teens/Adults Advanced – Choong-Moo
Videos of all of the forms and our one steps can be found online at fortbendtaekwondo.com/videos
SAVE $5 ON OUR NEW TYE-DYE T-SHIRTS
We’ve got a new summer t-shirt design and its…tye-dye!
Pre-order your t-shirt by May 16 and save $5 off the price! Color choices include maroon, blaze, black and ocean.
Stop by the front desk to place your order or go online here: https://bit.ly/2FZ9l4h
Questions? Let us know!
JUNE TESTING REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Testing registration for June is now open! All students who plan on testing MUST register by May 23. Students must also have 6 stripes on their belt in order to test.
Testing Dates and Times are as follows:
Early Skillz – Monday, June 4 at 5:30p
Basic Skillz -Wednesday, June 6 at 5:30p
White through Senior Purple Belts – Monday, June 4 at 6:30p
Blue through Senior Red Belts – Tuesday, June 5 at 5:30p
Black Belts – Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30p
Make Up Testing – Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30p – Senior Red belts and higher ranks MUST test on their specific day and time.
The belt award ceremony will take place Thursday, June 7 at 6 p.m. at the school.
Testing fees are as follows:
Early Skillz, Basic Skillz, White through Sr. Blue Belts – $50
Brown Belts through 1st Degree Probationary Black Belts – $55
1st Degree Recommended and higher ranks – $85
Those students on inclusive memberships should use the normal code word when registering online. If you need to know what the code word is, please be sure to let us know.
All students planning on testing must register by May 23 AND complete a testing readiness sheet. This sheet is completed by the student’s parents AND their teacher at school.
You can register at the front desk or online here:
A FRIENDLY REMINDER…
The days are finally warmer! And that means its time for our friendly reminders on student hygiene:
- Please be sure to wash your feet prior to coming to class. Our noses thank you.
- Please remember to wear shoes into the school. Bare feet in the parking lot and sidewalk pick up a LOT of things on the way in, which then make their way to our mats.
- Please remember that no child is too young for deodorant. 🙂
- Please remember that gear CAN and should be washed. Elbow pads and cloth shin guards can be thrown in the washing machine, but not the dryer. Mouthpieces can get a quick soak in mouthwash. All other gear can be wiped down with a Clorox wipe or be given a dip in a tub of water and mild detergent (dish soap works well)
NO CLASSES MAY 24 – 28; SUMMER SCHEDULE
There will be NO classes May 24 – 28 due to the Taekwondo America Black Belt Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. Please make a note of it!
Many of you have been asking about the class schedule for the summer. The class schedule will remain exactly the same for the afternoons, Monday through Friday. Beginning June 12 through August 11, we add in day classes on Tuesdays.
The Tuesday day class schedule will be:
Early Skillz – 10-10:30a
Basic Skillz – 10:30-11a
All Beginners – 11-11:30a
Orange Belt and Higher Ranks: 11:30a-12:10p
SNACKS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
We now have snacks and Gatorade available for purchase at the front desk! All purchases are cash only. Please be sure to pick up after yourselves when enjoying your snacks.
RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM FOR THE SEPTEMBER NATIONAL TAEKOWNDO AMERICA TOURNAMENT IN DALLAS
You can now book your room for the September National Taekwondo America National Tournament taking place in Plano, TX!
The Taekwondo America National Tournament comes to Dallas only once every 2 years – you DON’T want to miss this event! Our tournaments are for ALL students regardless of age and rank.
In addition to the tournament, Mr. Lacy, a school owner in Frisco, TX, will be receiving his 9th degree black belt at the event – and Nicholas Cioti and Marcus On are planning on testing for their 3rd degree black belts, too!
This hotel is super nice – and once you get there, you really won’t have to leave until its time to head back to Houston as its in an upscale shopping center.
To book your room for the tournament, go here for all the details and links:
DO NOT WAIT TO BOOK YOUR ROOM!!!! This event WILL sell out – book now. You can cancel if you don’t attend. The Marriott allows you to cancel 2 or 3 days prior to your stay. Taekwondo America asks that you cancel your room one month ahead of time if you’re not going to attend.
2018 TESTING DATES
June 4 – 6
August 6 – 8
October 8 – 10
December 3 – 5
May 25 – 28 – Taekwondo America Black Belt Conference, Jacksonville, FL
July 20 -22 – Texas Taekwondo America Regional Summer Camp, Navarro College, Coriscana, TX – for orange belts & higher ranks 9 and older (8 year olds may attend with parent chaperone and permission from Mrs. Chapman)
September 21 – 22 – Taekwondo America Fall National Tournament – Plano, TX – You DON’T want to miss this one – details available in May!