WEEKLY UPDATE – April 29
SKILLS STRIPE FOR THE WEEK
Monday and Tuesday, students have a shot at earning their BLACKstripe:
Skillz – Fitness
Taekwondo – One Steps/Sparring
Wednesday through Friday, students have a shot at earning their PURPLEStripe:
Skillz – Memory
Skillz – Form
Taekwondo students will have the opportunity to earn their purple stripe when then can perform half of their form without assistance. This includes mirroring other students and/or instructors. Students can earn their rainbow stripe when they can do their entire form without assistance.
Students will be tested on their knowledge of their form daily in class to determine if they are eligible to earn their purple or rainbow stripe. Once instruction begins or students are seen mirroring other students, student will have to wait until their following class to attempt to earn this stripe.
Purple/Rainbow stripes can be earned any day from May 1 through May 31.
Forms for this testing cycle:
Skillz – Chon-Ji
White Belts – Ki-Bon
Yellow/Orange Belts – Do-San
All Intermediates – Won-Hyo
All Advanced – Hwa-Rang
Black Belts as assigned by rank
Students attending our regional tournament will learn their specific tournament form this testing cycle and will test on that form.
CELEBRATE STAR WARS DAY IN ALL CLASSES FRIDAY, MAY 3
We know how much students love Star Wars – and so we’ll be celebrating Star Wars Day in all classes on Friday, May 3!
Students will be allowed to wear Star Wars themed t-shirts ON THIS DAY ONLY (Friday, May 3). Students will still need to wear their uniform pants and belts to class.
We will have some special drills and games in each class to teach students the ways of the Jedi, too!
PREP CLINIC – SATURDAY, MAY 4, 10a
Our preparation clinic for our regional tournament takes place Saturday, May 4!
This is the perfect opportunity for taekwondo students to get some extra help on their form and sparring – and while it is geared to those going to the tournament, all students can benefit from this clinic!
This clinic takes place from 10-11a. Students will work on putting details into their form, sparring strategy, and tournament board breaking.
Cost is $35. You can sign up at the front desk or online here: https://sparkpages.io/?i=lCc
REGIONAL TOURNAMENT MAY 18
The Taekwondo America Texas Spring Regional Tournament takes place Saturday, May 18 in Lewisville, Texas! All students are eligible to compete in any of our tournaments.
Students will compete against other students from the Texas region on their form and one-steps (na for Skillz students).
Taekwondo students can also compete in board breaking and open sparring. Taekwondo students ages 11 and up can complete in an open sparring competition, too.
The tournament will run from 9a to 2p and will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn/Lewisville Convention Center (785 TX-121, Lewisville).
Students only need to stay for their specific competition time which will be announced by Thursday, May 16.
Students wishing to compete must register THIS WEEK so that we can teach you your tournament form. We teach forms in a rotational style; Taekwondo America requires tournament competitors to do a form assigned by belt rank.
Here are a few important deadlines for the tournament:
Registration is due no later than May 11 – but we STRONGLY encourage you to register NOW. Register online by completing our Tournament Registration Form. (https://sparkpages.io/forms/?frm=JS)
Tournament t-shirts are available for $20 pre-sale. Deadline to order is May 4.
You can stay at any hotel you’d like, but the Hilton Garden Inn is directly attached to the convention center. You can make reservations there at http://bit.ly/2CCdgoN
Our tournament prep clinic will be held Saturday, May 4 at 10a. If you competed in our in-school tournament in February, you get to attend this clinic for free. Registration for this clinic will open soon.
MOBILE APP TO UPDATE SOON TO ALLOW FOR HISTORY OF ALL MESSAGES
As you probably know, if you’re using our mobile app, you currently only see a push notification we send out and then don’t have access to that message again. Our app developers have informed us that they are working on an update which will correct this issue. Until its fixed, we will send out a push notification to let you know you have an e-mail which will then have all the details. We will send out text messages for our important reminders such as registration deadlines and changes to class schedules.
We do apologize for this issue – and we hope, just as much as you, that it will be resolved sooner or later.
If you still need to download our app, you can find a step-by-step slide show on our app here: http://bit.ly/MobileAppInstructions
ORDER YOUR CASE OF WOOD BOARDS – DEADLINE MAY 1
Want to practice your board breaking on wood boards at home? The most economical way to do so is to purchase a case of wood!
Each case has 17 – 32 boards (dependent on board size) and costs $65 + tax.
Please be sure to order the correct size for your child and their belt rank. The list is below; you should purchase boards for your child’s age at the time of testing (June 3 or 4).
Please complete the online order form by Wednesday, May 1 if you wish to order: https://sparkpages.io/?i=4Gc
MAY CALENDAR IS OUT
Please note the following dates/events/schedule changes for May:
May 3 – Star Wars day – wear a Star Wars t-shirt to class
May 4 – Prep Clinic, 10a
May 10 – Altered Class Schedule due to Mrs. Chapman being out for her daughter’s graduation from Pharmacy School –
4:30-5p – Skillz Class
5-5:40p – All taekwondo students
May 17 – Altered Class Schedule due to Mrs. Chapman being out for her daughter’s wedding –
4:30-5p – Skillz Class
5-5:40p – All taekwondo students
May 22 – 27 – No classes due to Mrs. Chapman’s own rank testing in Florida, the Taekwondo America Black Belt Conference the same weekend, and Memorial Day
May 28 – Testing Registrations Due
May 31 – Board Breaking Clinics
2019 TESTING DATES
(Dates are subject to change)
June 3 -5