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Griselda Vela-Rodas reviewed Fort Bend Taekwondo
5
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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
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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
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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
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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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:

Monday: Green

Tuesday: Red

Wednesday: Orange

Thursday: Blue

Friday: Black/Rainbow

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)

Taekwondo

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:
https://sparkpages.io/?i=Kqd&c={CONTACT-ID}

 

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.

 

Remember:

-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!

To book under our special rate, call the number below and use the code for the discounted room rate.
Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort

Phone: 1-888-828-8850
Rate: $179 
Code: TA2754

 

2019 TESTING DATES

(Dates are subject to change)

August 5-7

October 7-9

December 9-11