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Griselda Vela-Rodas reviewed Fort Bend Taekwondo
5
via Facebook

My son love this place! Mrs. Carol does such a great job teaching the kids confidence, self control and integrity.

Kimberly Holland reviewed Fort Bend Taekwondo
5
via Facebook

My daughter is 6 years old and she LOVES attending this program. Mrs. Carol and her team are AWESOME. Not only are the kids learning the art but lessons that help to build character. Also, the facility is NICE; well-kept and spacious.

Christy Schnellhardt reviewed Fort Bend Taekwondo
5
via Facebook

Amazing! Best place for increasing a child’s self confidence, perseverance, and self control! Plus they have a blast!

Dana Newman

This is not only a great place to learn Taekwondo but a place the whole family feels welcome! I would highly recommend Fort Bend Taekwondo.

Mallory Thornton reviewed Fort Bend Taekwondo
5
via Facebook

My daughter's experience with Taekwondo has been so much deeper than learning Taekwondo itself. Ms. Chapman's program has provided lessons in endurance, responsibility, courage and instructing others. I cannot say enough about the growth I have seen in my daughter in all of these areas. I highly recommend Taekwondo but more specifically recommend the Fort Bend Taekwondo program. Mallory Thornton

Adam Richardson reviewed Fort Bend Taekwondo
5
via Facebook

We have two boys at Ft Bend Taekwondo with Coach Carol currently and we all love it there. This is a very family oriented environment from the top down for both the children and the parents. Not only does Coach Carol teach Taekwondo but she teaches the students life lessons and helps them follow and live by the Taekwondo Tenets. our boys have been students for around three years now. It is amazing to see how much they have grown as young men because of Coach Carol and her coaching staff. Ft Bend Taekwondo is also not just about Taekwondo. Coach Carol is always looking for different events to put on or attend as a school for the students AND parents to grow in all ways in their lives. We love this school, Coach Carol and all her supporting staff and always recommend Ft Bend Taekwondo to anyone and everyone. Adam Richardson

Brianna Bacher reviewed Fort Bend Taekwondo
5
via Facebook

My mom and dad wanted me to join Taekwondo, but I was reluctant too. I am sure glad that I listened to my parents and joined Fort Bend Taekwondo. From the moment I walked into Fort Bend Taekwondo, Mrs. Chapman and her staff made me feel comfortable and safe. They welcomed me in and I found myself wanting to learn all the kicks, forms and excercises they Had to teach me. Initially, I was scared and not very confident in myself or my abilities. I didn't believe I had what it takes to do Taekwondo. Mrs. Chapman quickly proved me wrong. With each new form she taught me and new kick I learned, I felt more confident in myself. Not only did I feel myself getting physically stronger, I felt my mind getting stronger too. My mind was becoming more clear and I could focus better. At each class Mrs. Chapman and her staff make learning fun. They are always there to offer help and encouragement. I find myself always wanting to do my best. Fort Bend Taekwondo is a great place to learn new things, build strength, increase confidence and build great friendships. I am so happy to be part of the Fort Bend Taekwondo family. Sincerely, Brianna Bacher

Oyuki Morales reviewed Fort Bend Taekwondo
5
via Facebook

It's been close to a year that we've been with Mrs. Carol at Fort Bend Taekwondo.Mrs Carol is a wonderful instructor, that makes the classes fun but also teaches the kids discipline. I recommend coming here, it's a wonderful after school activity for our children to invest their time and it teaches self control, and manners while having FUN!

Heather Knitter reviewed Fort Bend Taekwondo
5
via Facebook

I absolutely love Fort Bend Taekwondo. The whole crew is amazing. The owner, Carol, is a rock star. Classes are exciting and fun. My son looks forward to class each time. He has gained self-confidence and it is so wonderful to see him feel proud of his accomplishments. This has really helped us, and I cannot say enough wonderful things about Carol and her crew. She takes the time to know each student and make them feel welcome. Our family <3's Fort Bend TaeKwonDo!!!!

Cyndi Williams reviewed Fort Bend Taekwondo
5
via Facebook

This is a great program, we have seen positive changes in our kids. Mrs. Chapman is amazing, her and all her staff and care so much about every student. We LOVE this program. A++

Allan Webber reviewed Fort Bend Taekwondo
5
via Facebook

Our youngest boy, Patrick, has been going there for 6 months now where he is now a orange belt. He is not sporty and I have been pleased how he has progressed. Initially he was pretty un-cordinated and I have watched him grow in his form and confidence. I was concerned that he would loose interest but the good news is he is still enthusiastic about going. He is making some new friends there.

It is not all work either where there is a fun side to the practices. Most practices end with a game of dodgeball with the ball being thrown by the instructors. Patrick was delighted with getting to be the last one on his birthday and speaking of birthdays, the kids get to break a board on their birthday. (Patrick has his proudly on display in his bedroom).

In addition, Carol runs the occasional Saturday play evening to give the parents a day off. Patrick has attended 2 - one a Nerf party, the other a Pokemon night- and he loved then both.

I am looking forward to the new building which is a bit further away just off the feeder (I live very near today) but it will offer improved parking.

Anna Frederick Henderson reviewed Fort Bend Taekwondo
5
via Facebook

Mrs. Chapman made our whole group feel comfortable as we tried out TaeKwonDo for the first time. I was impressed stepping foot in the door, a well-equipped, clean, organized studio that was ready and waiting for us! A huge thanks to Carol Chapman and Nora!

Mathew Abraham reviewed Fort Bend Taekwondo
5
via Facebook

We love this place. We have a 5 year old who is pretty timid in large group settings. We went to 4 martial arts places in the Katy area. The minute we walked into FBT we knew we'd love it. Everyone was so informative and friendly and were so great with my son and put him right at ease from the minute he walked in. Now he has been a member for about 6 months. He doesn't complain about going, is motivated to practice at home and is totally motivated to win the weekly stripes on his belt. The two things I love the most about the lessons are the importance of discipline and the lessons. I feel like these days our kids have so many distractions and I love that in these lessons the teachers force the kids to focus on what they are doing and the instructions they are giving out. The other thing I really like is that in every class about 5-8 minutes is spent talking about important life skills, memory skills, determination, confidence and so on. Its more than just physical activity, its really a way of life.

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Fort Bend TKD Weekly Update 04/07

WEEKLY UPDATE – April 7

NO CLASSES THIS WEEK – TESTING TAKES PLACE MONDAY – WEDNESDAY

Testing Week is here! Remember, we HAVE NO CLASSES THIS WEEK due to testing.

Testing  Days and Times are listed below. You’ll be receiving a push notification every day with the testing schedule.

Please remember that you need to attend the testing for your CURRENT belt rank:

Monday, April 8

5:30 p.m. – taekwondo white, yellow, orange, senior orange and green belt testing

6:30 p.m. taekwondo senior green, purple, senior purple, blue, senior blue, brown, senior brown and red belts

Tuesday, April 9

6:00 p.m. – taekwondo senior red and all black belts

Wednesday, April 10

5:30 p.m. – Basic Skillz students, all belt ranks

6:15 p.m. – Make Up Testing

How Does Testing Work?

Taekwondo students are testing on their form. White through senior orange belts are also tested on their one-steps. All colored belts receive 3 attempts to do their form and one-steps at testing. Students will be asked to re-do their form if they leave a move out, add a move in, mix up the order of the moves, or do not look appropriate for their rank. Black belt students receive 2 attempts to do their form.

Green belts and higher ranks are also tested on their sparring. Students must demonstrate rank-appropriate techniques to avoid being hit including blocking, movement, and effective combinations. In addition, students are expected to maintain appropriate contact for their sparring partner, which includes the level of contact in addition to making contact primarily to legal target areas (between the shoulders and belt on the front side and anywhere on the helmet).

Brown belts and higher ranks must also break wood boards within 3 attempts in accordance with Taekwondo America standards.

Throughout testing, students and all spectators are expected to be exhibit the tenets of TaeKwonDo during testing. While we don’t ask for complete silence during testing, we do ask that you show courtesy to everyone and make sure you and any little ones are not being loud. We strongly suggest for you to find someone to watch your child at home if you have a little one who will have trouble sitting quietly at testing. It’s not only disruptive, but it can be very dangerous if a small child suddenly runs onto the floor while students are sparring.

Students and spectators who fail to exhibit the tenets of taekwondo will be removed from the premises. Students who arrive late, who are not in complete uniform, or who do not have their sparring gear forfeit their right to test.

Students who pass testing will not receive their new belt at testing. We award new belts to students at our belt award ceremony. For more info on the ceremony, please be sure to read below.

 

BELT AWARD CEREMONY/ANNIVERSARY PICNIC THURSDAY, APRIL 11

We celebrate our 9-year anniversary on April 1! Wow! We always celebrate this milestone at our April belt award ceremony, and this year is no exception!

Please join us in our celebration:

Thursday, April 11

5:30 – 8 p.m.

George Bush Park, Pavilion 1 – located on Barker-Cypress Road between FM 1093 and Westheimer Parkway

This is open to all students whether or not you test.

This event is a pitch-in picnic. We supply barbecue and paper products and ask you to bring sides, desserts, and drinks. To sign up for an item, please go here: https://www.PerfectPotluck.com/FOBB6221

There’s space for 140 people on the Pavilion’s picnic benches. Feel free to bring lawn chairs if you prefer those.

Map of George Bush Park Pavilion #1:

 

HAVE YOU DOWNLOADED OUR MOBILE APP? IT’S HOW WE’RE COMMUNICATING NOW

We’ve completely transitioned to using push notifications via our app for important reminders and announcements. Be sure to download our app and allow notifications so you can be kept up to date on everything going on!

 

SPARRING WORKOUT SUNDAY, APRIL 14 @ 1PM

Our next sparring workout for senior orange belts and higher ranks takes place Sunday, April 14 at 1 p.m. We’ll spar for about 40 to 45 minutes. Students can come in regular workout gear and can spar as much or as little as they’d like. These workouts are a great way to get sparring practice in and are a LOT of fun! We hope to see you there!

 

WHY WE DON’T MAKE EXCEPTIONS TO OUR RULES

Recently, we’ve had a lot of members get very upset with us when we don’t make an exception to our rules regarding being on time or dressing in uniform for classes.  We don’t make exceptions for two reasons: in order to have integrity in all that we do, and to teach a lifestyle of discipline.

Our third tenet is Integrity. Having integrity means holding true to your values – your “rules”. It literally means having “wholeness” of character. That means, in order to be fair to all of our members, we have to hold true to our policies, too, and not allow students in who are late or not in the correct uniform for any reason (and the reasons are many).

The most overriding reason students join our school is to learn discipline. Most often, when I ask what they see as discipline, parents tell me they want their children to have good habits, like being a first-time listener. What many don’t realize, though, is that in order for you to have one or two great habits, you really have to have discipline in every aspect of your life – in other words, it must be a lifestyle. So, it’s our goal for each and every student to have a lifestyle of discipline. That’s what takes them from being ordinary to extraordinary.  And its why we make sure that every aspect of the school teaches this – including upholding our policies without exception.

If you’re not sure of our rules, we have a handout that we give to each new student at their orientation that we can provide to you. They’re also online right here.  (https://fortbendtkd.com/fort-bend-taekwondo-policies/)

 

2019 TESTING DATES

(Dates are subject to change)

April 8 – 10

June 3 -5

August 5-7

October 7-9

December 9-11