Fort Bend TKD Weekly Update – May 18
For the week of May 19-24
SKILLS STRIPE FOR THE WEEK
Monday and Tuesday, students have a shot at earning their BLACK and PURPLE stripes:
Skillz – Black – Fitness; Purple – Memory
Taekwondo – Black – One-Steps/Sparring; Purple/Rainbow – Form
Taekwondo students will also 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 up until May 31.
Taekwondo students will also have the opportunity to earn their black stripe daily between now and May 31 for sparring or knowing their one-steps (white, yellow, orange and senior orange belts). Students must have a mastery of these skills and will be tested in the same manner as their forms.
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.
NO CLASSES MAY 22-27
Remember there will be NO classes Wednesday, May 22 – Monday, May 27 due to Mrs. Chapman’s testing for 6th degree, the Taekwondo America Black Belt Conference, and Memorial Day.
BOARD BREAKING CLINIC REGISTRATION OPEN
Registration for our May 31 board breaking clinic for senior orange belts and higher ranks is now open!
Our board breaking clinics will focus on testing board breaking techniques, tips, and of course, breaking boards!
We’ve scheduled TWO Clinics – Times based on belt rank!!
Friday, May 31
TKD Sr. Orange – Sr. Red Belts – 6:30 p.m.
TKD Black Belts – 7:15 p.m.
Cost: $20 per attendee
Can’t make the time scheduled for your rank? That’s okay – just know that the clinics will be geared toward the belt ranks listed. So, if you’re a black belt who needs to attend at 6:30p, we’ll be covering the very basics of board breaking and may not have time for you to practice your required testing board breaks.
To sign up, please stop by the front desk, sign up on the mobile app, or go online here: https://sparkpages.io/?i=vPc
TESTING REGISTRATION OPEN – REGISTRATION IS ONLY ONLINE
Registration for June testing is also now open! All students planning on testing must have 6 stripes on their belt to test. Students in our kids and teen/adult classes MUST have their rainbow stripe as one of these 6 stripes.
Students testing for black belts must test on testing day, and not either make-up testing.
All 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.
Testings are divided by your CURRENT belt rank/age group – not what you’re testing for!
You will need to complete one registration form per student. If you need to change the time of your testing, please be sure to contact us directly, and not re-do the form.
We only offer registration online. Please register here: http://bit.ly/June2019Testing
2019 TESTING DATES
(Dates are subject to change)
June 3 -5