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Mallory Thornton reviewed Fort Bend Taekwondo
5
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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
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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
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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
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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 TaeKwonDo Weekly Update – January 28

Fort Bend TaeKwonDo

Weekly Update

January 28, 2018

 

SKILLS STRIPES FOR THIS WEEK

Monday – Friday

Review Week

This week will be review week for all students to earn any missing stripes to be ready for testing.

During each warm up in each class, we’ll determine what stripes are still needed. We will do our best to hit each stripe; however, it is very difficult to do more than two stripes in a class for any of our programs.

Classes this week will also focus on insuring students are ready for testing with practice testings in our kids and teen/adult/black belt classes. Because of the nature of the Early Skillz and Basic Skillz classes, those classes will focus on missing stripes. Should students in either of these classes not need any stripes, we will focus on the more challenging skills in those programs like balance and memory for Basic Skills and punching and kicking for Early Skillz.

If you have any questions about the curriculum for this week, please be sure to let Mrs. Chapman know.

Kids and Teens/Adults will also be able to earn their black stripe any time between now and testing. Students earn this stripe when they know their one-steps (white, yellow, orange, and senior orange belts), or spar as required for their belt level.

Throughout each testing cycle, we work on 6 skills that work on developing our taekwondo experience – but also work on teaching strength, focus, and confidence.

So that you can practice at home to our forms videos at fortbendtaekwondo.com/forms, here are the forms each group will be working on throughout this testing cycle:

Basic Skillz: Chon-Ji

Kid and Teen/Adult Beginner belts (White and Yellow Belts) – Dan-Gun

Kid and Teen/Adult Intermediate belts (Orange through Sr. Purple Belts) – Do-San

Kid and Teen/Adult Advanced Belts (Blue through Sr. Red Belts) – Jun-Gun

All black belts will continue to work on their rank-specific form, which is what is already taught in class.

If you have any questions about the curriculum, please be sure to email or call Mrs. Chapman.

 

FEBRUARY TESTING REGISTRATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 2

Testing for students to earn a new belt rank is scheduled for February 5 – 7! We hold a formal testing every 8 to 9 weeks so students can advance in belt rank. We hold a formal testing so that students can show parents and families the hard work they’ve done over the past two months, but, more importantly, to show them that they can succeed when the pressure is on. Attending a testing leads to having confidence when put on the spot in daily life activities such as speaking in front of a class and going on a job interview.

Students who have 6 stripes on their belt are eligible for testing.

Students are to wear full formal uniform: jacket, pants, & belts. White t-shirts should be worn under jacket. All orange belts & higher must bring all gear to testing. Students & all spectators are expected to be exhibit the tenets of TaeKwonDo during testing. Failure to do so will result in removal from the premises. Students who arrive late forfeit their right to test.

Late registrations are subject to $10 late fee.

 

Students testing for black belts must test on testing day, and not at make-up testing.

 

Testing Times

Please note you are to test at the time for your CURRENT belt rank/age group – not what you’re testing for!

 

  • Early Skillz – Monday, February 5, 5:30 p.m.
  • Basic Skillz – Wednesday, February 7, 5:30 p.m.
  • White – Senior Purple Belts – Monday, February 5, 6:30 p.m.
  • Blue – Red Belts – Tuesday, February 6, 5:30 p.m.
  • Red and higher ranks – Tuesday, February 6, 6:30 p.m.
  • Make-Up Testing – Wednesday, February 7, 6:30 p.m.

Our belt rank ceremony will take place Thursday, February 8 at 6 p.m. at the school in our formal uniform.

Fees:

$50 for all Skillz students, and kid, teen, adult white through sr. blue belts

$55 for kid, teen, adult brown through 1st degree probationary belts

$85 for 1st degree recommended through 2nd degree decided black belts

Registrations are due by Friday, February 2. Students registering after this date will incur a $10 late fee.

 

Please sign up at the front desk or online here: https://uplevelpages.io/?i=1w

 

Please note: If you sign up online, please know that you’ll need to complete a registration form for each child. Our new system will not allow you to sign up multiple students online. If your membership fees included testing fees, please use the standard code so that you’re not charged. If you need the code, let us know!

 

NEW TESTING REQUIREMENT FOR TESTING THIS YEAR -Testing Readiness Form

Because we want students to observe our tenets both inside and outside of our school, we are implementing a new testing requirement for ALL students – a Testing Readiness Form.

This form has two sides – a side for parents to complete, and a side for a teacher to complete. Both sides must be completed for any student attending school – whether its pre-school, elementary, junior high, or high school. Students who do not attend school only need the parent side completed.

This form will need to be turned in by February 2. Its available at the front desk today. On online version will be available shortly.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

 

GAME ON! – PARENT’S NIGHT OUT

Think your child plays too much video games? Our new parent’s night out experience takes your kids from being in front of the screen to actually being inside the screen!

Our students and their friends will be transported to a magical 8 –bit land and the only way to get out is by completing different video game themed activities.

Whether it is playing life size Pac-Man, building their own super kart, or dodging barrels from a giant gorilla, your kids will have a blast and burn off tons of energy.

As always, we expect that this Parents Night Out will be filled up fast so don’t procrastinate! Only 30 number of spaces available!

 

When: Saturday, February 3, 7 to 10 p.m.

Where: at Fort Bend TaeKwonDo

For: Students and their friends and siblings ages 7 and older

Cost: $30

 

Students are allowed to bring to snacks.

To register, sign up at the front desk or complete the online registration form here: https://uplevelpages.io/?i=1x

 

BOARD BREAKING CLINIC FOR KIDS/TEEN BLUE BELTS AND HIGHER RANKS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Our board breaking clinic will focus on testing board breaking techniques, tips, and of course, breaking boards!

Due to our survey results in our closed Facebook group, we’re moving the clinic to Friday night.

This clinic will replace the Advanced and Black Belt Classes on that evening.

 

Friday, February 2

7:00 p.m.

For blue belts and higher ranks in our kids, teens and adult programs

Cost: $20 per attendee

 

NextLevel Program Members receive this clinic at no charge. NextLevel Members should use their regular code to input into the registration form.

 

Sign up at the front desk or online here: https://uplevelpages.io/?i=2w

 

 

COMING UP…

Board Breaking Clinic – 7 p.m. Friday, February 2

Parent’s Night Out – 7 to 10 p.m, Saturday, February 3

Testing Registration Form Due- Friday, February 2

Testing Readiness Form Due – Friday, February 2

Path to Mastery Hand Outs Due – February 5

February Testing – February 5, 6, 7

February Belt Award Ceremony – 6 p.m., February 8

Bully Awareness Community Event – Saturday, February 10