July 21 Weekly Update
For the week of July 22-26
SKILLS STRIPE FOR THE WEEK
Because we have 9 weeks in this testing cycle, this week of classes is like a mini-review week. Therefore, we will concentrate on a different stripe and skill each day this week:
Next week will be our “official” review week where students will have an opportunity to earn missing stripes each day they attend class.
Forms for this testing cycle
Students will need to memorize the following forms in order to test in August:
Skillz – Chon-Ji or White Belt One-Steps (students will work on learning Chon-Ji in stages appropriate to their belt rank or the white belt one-steps)
White Belts – Ki-Bon
Yellow and Orange Belts – Dan-Gun
All intermediate students (Sr. Orange – Sr. Purple Belts) – Yul-Guk
All advanced students (Blue – Sr. Red Belts) – Choong-Moo
Black belts will learn the form assigned to their rank by Taekwondo America.
All forms and one-step videos can be found on our mobile app under curriculum.
HOW TKD STUDENTS EARN BLACK AND PURPLE/RAINBOW STRIPES: Our black and purple/rainbow stripes are our memorization stripes (only white, yellow, orange and sr. orange have to memorize one-steps for their black stripe, green belts and higher ranks spar). In order to earn these stripes, students must have their forms and one-steps committed to memory.
This means that students must be able to do their form at a rank-appropriate level without assistance or instruction in order to earn these stripes. In other words, white belts must be able to do the first half of Ki-Bon by themselves in order to earn their purple stripe, and all 14 moves of their form by themselves to earn their rainbow stripe. The same goes for knowing their one-steps.
The intent behind these stripes is to insure testing readiness. Students must be able to perform their entire form and one-steps at testing on their own.
TKD students have the opportunity to earn their black stripe daily from June 24 until the last day of classes before testing. They can earn their purple/rainbow stripes from June 26 until the last day of classes before testing.
We will test students in class daily for these stripes. Testing occurs BEFORE instruction. Once we start instruction on the forms and one-steps, students will have to wait until their next class to attempt to earn these stripes again. We do this because we want to be sure the material is committed to long-term memory.
If you have any questions on how these stripes work, please contact Mrs. Chapman.
BOARD BREAKING CLINIC IS THIS FRIDAY
Registration is now open for all senior orange belts and higher ranks for our July Board Breaking Clinic.
The clinic takes place Friday, July 26 at 7:15 p.m.
Be sure to bring your elbow pad to the clinic.
Register online here:
JUICE BOXES NEEDED FOR LUNCHES OF LOVE
Ideal Carpet and Flooring in Rosenberg is holding a juice box drive for Lunches of Love, and we’re going to help out!
Last year, they donated 12,000 juice boxes to the organization that provides 4,000 lunches every day to children throughout Fort Bend County. They’re doing it again and asking for the community to help.
All you need to do is drop off juice boxes to the school, and we’ll deliver them to Ideal Carpet and Flooring.
PLEASE ONLY SUPPLY JUICE BOXES. POUCHES, LIKE CAPRI SUN, ARE NOT ACCEPTED BY LUNCHES OF LOVE DUE TO THE POSSIBILITY OF BREAKAGE.
The super cool thing is that they’ll match our donations!
We’ll have a box out in our lobby from now through July 26. All you need to do is drop them in the box, and we’ll take care of the rest!
Spread the word to your friends – they’re welcome to drop off at the school, too!
AUGUST TESTING REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
To register for testing, please go online here: http://fortbendtkd.news/0819TestRegister
Please note that you MUST register online – we do not take registrations at the front desk.
-All students 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. 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 for student testing.
If you’re new to our belt rank testings, please be sure to watch this video that explains the process: https://vimeo.com/348630159/c78cd61dc9
If you have any questions, be sure to let us know!
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE TAEKWONDO AMERICA FALL REGIONAL TOURNAMENT AT THE DISNEY SWAN/DOLPHIN, ORLANDO, FL!
Registration is now open for the Taekwondo America National Fall Tournament taking place September 19 -21!
The tournament will take place at the Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort in Disney World in Orlando, FL!
Tournaments are open to ALL students of ALL ages, and are a ton of fun!
Additionally, we will have several students testing for 3rd degree and higher black belt ranks during the event.
Registration forms for the tournament are available at the front desk. You must register by September 14.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
These times are estimates and will vary depending on the number of competitors. Competition should take between 60 to 90 minutes.
A more accurate time will be given the week of the tournament.
FRIDAY, September 20, 2019
1:00pm National Testing (for 3rd Degree and above)
5:00pm Opening Ceremonies: School Owner Rank Presentations and 8th Degree Presentation
5:30pm High Rank Competition for all 3rd Degrees and above
7:30pm Team Sparring
SATURDAY, September 21, 2019
9:00am – 2pm All Tournament Competitors
2:00pm Closing Ceremony: Demonstration
BOARD BREAKING CHALLENGE 9:00am to 3:30pm All Competitors Green – Black Belts (ages 5+)
Taekwondo America has a special rate at the Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort of $179 + tax/fees.
Because the tournament takes place inside Disney World, you’ll have all of the benefits that staying in a Disney hotel has to offer, including early entrance to select parks – including the BRAND NEW STAR WARS Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios!
2019 TESTING DATES
(Dates are subject to change)