Weekly Update for September 9-13 | Fort Bend Taekwondo

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Griselda Vela-Rodas reviewed Fort Bend Taekwondo
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Weekly Update for September 9-13


On Monday and Tuesday, students will have a shot at earning their RED stripe:

Skillz (most of our 4 1/2 – 6-year-olds): Focus

Taekwondo (most of our 7-year-olds and up): Agility


Wednesday through Friday, students will have a shot at earning their ORANGE stripe:

Skillz (most of our 4 1/2 – 6-year-olds): Balance

Taekwondo (most of our 7-year-olds and up): Intensity


Taekwondo students can also earn their black and purple/rainbow stripes every day up until testing.

Our black and purple/rainbow stripes for students in the taekwondo program are based upon memorization of material and the use of their knowledge of that material.

The black stripe is earned when white, yellow, orange and senior orange students can perform, without assistance, all of their required one-steps. Students who are green belts and higher ranks earn this stripe for sparring at a rank-appropriate level.

The purple/rainbow stripes are a two-part stripe for taekwondo students. Students earn the purple stripe when they can perform, without any assistance, half of their form for the testing cycle. They earn their rainbow stripe when they can do the same through the entire form.

Once we introduce these stripes in each testing cycle, students have a chance to earn them every day from introduction until the last class before testing.

With our purple/rainbow stripe, we test students before forms instruction in class. We do this because we want students to have a firm grasp of the material so they’re ready to perform at testing. Once we begin instruction on forms, they cannot earn a stripe for that day. Additionally, if students are observed watching other students and/or instructors while performing their form without assistance, they will not be able to earn a stripe that day as well. This is all done to ensure students are ready for testing.



Students NOT attending the TA Fall National Tournament in Orlando are assigned the following forms for this testing cycle:

Skillz – Chon-Ji

TKD White Belts – Ki-Bon

TKD Yellow/Orange Belts – Do-San

TKD Intermediate Belt Ranks – Do-San (yes, this is correct)

TKD Advanced Belt Ranks – Jun-Gun

TKD Black Belts – As assigned by Taekwondo America



Our calendar of events and skill stripe schedule is out for this month! You can find in in our closed Facebook group, on our website, and on the viewing walls at the school. You can also download a PDF copy here.



With many of our students returning from a break over the summer, we thought it would be a good time for all students and their families to review our school policies. You can find them right here.

A few to note:

Students who arrive more than 10 minutes late will not be allowed to enter the class.

Students MUST be in uniform. Uniforms include our formal white taekwondo pants and jacket. Uniforms may also be our colored taekwondo pants and a Fort Bend TaeKwonDo, Taekwondo America, or another Taekwondo America school t-shirt. Students not in uniform will not be allowed to enter class.

Students under the age of 8 must have a parent or guardian on site.



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Students will have have a shot at being one of 5 students treated to Creamistry Ice Cream by Mrs. Chapman during our special kindness/anti-bully week!

During the week of September 16, our “skill” for the week will focus on anti-bullying techniques and kindness. Students will be able to earn a special heart stripe on their belt during this week. (This stripe is NOT required for testing) Instruction will be given on how to handle both verbal and physical bullying each day in class.

Our focus in our anti-bully curriculum is to follow the Golden Rule – “treat others as if they are your friend – even when they don’t act like it”. It essentially means to show kindness to everyone. So, to that end, this week will also include a special kindness challenge.

The kindness challenge will run over a 3-day period – September 15, 16, and 17 and will  have students focus on being kind to 3 specific groups of people:

September 15 – Siblings (parents for only children)

September 16 – classmates and teachers (TKD students for those who are homeschooled)

September 17 – People students don’t know well or at all

Students will be given a challenge sheet to fill in as they work their way through each day of the challenge. The sheets provide them with suggestions on what to do each day or they can come up with their own act of kindness.

Students will turn in the completed sheets on Wednesday, September 18, either in-class or via e-mail/text messaging.

Mrs. Chapman will randomly select FIVE students to take to Creamistry Ice Cream, on her, on Sunday, September 22!

Challenge sheets will be available Thursday, September 12. And, while siblings won’t be eligible for the ice cream reward, they can participate in the challenge, too!

We’re excited to see just how much kindness our students can spread throughout our community!



Mark your calendars, ask off for work, and tell the soccer team you won’t be available on Saturday, November 16 as we host the Texas Fall Regional Taekwondo America tournament – right here in Katy!

We get to host this tournament ONCE EVERY 2 YEARS – so when it comes around, you definitely need to attend! 

Tournaments are open to ALL students, regardless of age or rank.

Details for the tournament will be out late September, but we want you to set your availability to “busy” that day now so you’ll be able to attend!



(Dates are subject to change)

October 7-9

December 9-11

February 10 – 12

April 13 – 15

June 8 – 10

August 3 – 5

September 28-30

December 7 – 8



September 19-20, TA Fall National Tournament, No Classes

October 31, Halloween, No Classes

November 16 – Regional Tournament

November 25-29, Thanksgiving Week, No Classes

December 24 – January 1, Christmas, New Year’s Week, No Classes