Weekly Update July 1, 2018
SKILLS STRIPE FOR THIS WEEK
Students will be working on the following skills and stripes this week:
Monday and Tuesday – Blue and Green Stripes
Early Skillz – Punching and Kicking
Basic Skillz – Teamwork and Kicks
Kids, Teens/Adults – Technique and Kicks
Students in our kids, teen and adult classes will have a shot at earning their black stripe daily up until the last class prior to testing. They will have a shot at earning their purple/rainbow stripe daily from this Wednesday up until the last class prior to testing.
Students will have to correctly perform their one-steps (white through sr. orange belts) without assistance and spar (green belts and higher ranks) at an appropriate rank level in order to earn their black stripe.
Students will have to perform half of their form to earn their purple stripe, and their entire form to earn their rainbow stripe. Students must be able to complete their form without assistance from other students and/or instructors, and perform it to an appropriate rank level, in order to earn these stripes. Each day in class, we will count students through their form to determine if they are eligible for these stripes. Once instruction begins, students cannot earn their stripe until the next time they come to class and can perform the form without assistance.
This testing cycle, students will be working on the following forms:
Basic Skillz – Chon-ji
Beginners (white and yellow belts): Ki-Bon
Intermediates (orange – sr. Purple belts): Do-San
Advanced (Blue – Sr. Red belts): Jong- Gun
1st Degree Probationary and Recommended: Gwen-Gae
1st Decided: Poe-Eun
1st Senior: Gae-Baek
2nd Degree: Chong–Jang
2nd Senior: Ul-Ji
Videos of forms can be found on our student website, fortbendtaekwondo.com under forms. White, Yellow, Orange and Senior Orange Belts can also find videos of one steps on our website. Remember the videos are to supplement class instruction and not replace it.
CLASS SCHEDULE WEEK OF JULY 2 – 6
Due to the July 4 holiday, we will be altering our class schedule for the week of July 2 – 6:
July 2 and 3: Regular class schedule
July 4, 5, 6: NO CLASSES
JULY CALENDAR IS OUT!
Pick up our calendar for July at the front desk, or download a PDF file here: https://bit.ly/2KviVCj
WIN WHEN YOU PLAY OUR ATTENDANCE BINGO GAME
This July, you can win just for coming to class! When you come to class, be sure to grab an attendance Bingo Card, and mark your name on it. The cards will be located near your attendance card. Every time you come in and hand us your bingo card, we’ll stamp the date of your attendance! Make a full row straight across or down or even diagonally and you’ll win a small prize! Complete 4 rows (across, down, or diagonally) and you’ll be entered into a grand prize drawing to win a FREE Regular Competition Entry at the Taekwondo America Fall National Tournament taking place in Dallas in September!
A video is posted in our closed Facebook group detailing how Attendance Bingo works is available. You can also access the video here.
ON VACAY? CHECK OUT OUR CLOSED FACEBOOK GROUP JUST FOR YOU!
We’ve created a special closed Facebook group for y’all who are on extended vacation this summer! Home training tips for each stripe will be posted, along with photos and/or videos as time permits. (Actually, even if you’re not on vacation, this is a good page for at-home practice, too!)
In addition, we’ll be running a special vacation challenge on the page, too!
If you’re not yet a member, simply go to the page and request access: Fort Bend TKD Vacation Training
TX TA SUMMER REGIONAL CAMP REGISTRATIONS DUE JULY 3!
It’s time to register for the TX TA Summer Regional Camp for orange belts and higher ranks!
Here are the details:
TX TA Regional Summer Camp
Friday, 7/20 until Sunday, 7/22
Registration: $200 and includes a t-shirt, room/board, all of the workouts (plus usually a keepsake from a workout), dinner Friday, all 3 meals Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.
Our Regional Summer Camp is where all of the Taekwondo America schools in Texas come together once a year for an overnight camp in Coriscana, TX! It is open to all Orange belts and above who are old enough to spend the weekend away from home. (Parents are also welcome to pay the registration and come with us.)
Campers/students will be doing a variety of training including weapons, free sparring, forms, target pads, self defense, taekwondo games, board breaking, flexibility, etc.
Campers will also get to experience all the benefits of attending a camp: making new friends, exploring the world around them, and learning that “I can” is much more powerful than “I can’t”. In an environment created just for them, children learn real life skills, develop self-esteem, and gain a sense of independence and community. Whether children are playing, exploring nature, conquering new heights, or becoming part of a camp family, they are creating memories that will last a lifetime.
We only have a certain number of spots available in the dorms, so don’t delay – register ASAP! While the form does say you have until Saturday, July 7 to register, due to the school being closed July 4 – 6, you’ll need to register NO LATER THAN JULY 3.
Registration forms are available at the front desk.
Please note that we do rent a 15-passenger van to transport students to the camp. Students who need a spot in the van will split the cost of the van rental + gas. At this point, we can take 5 more people in the van. I don’t want that to be a limiting factor, though, so if we have more people signing up, we will figure out a way to transport y’all in the most economical way possible.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM FOR THE SEPTEMBER NATIONAL TAEKOWNDO AMERICA TOURNAMENT IN DALLAS
You can now book your room for the September National Taekwondo America National Tournament taking place in Plano, TX!
The Taekwondo America National Tournament comes to Dallas only once every 2 years – you DON’T want to miss this event! Our tournaments are for ALL students regardless of age and rank.
In addition to the tournament, Mr. Lacy, a school owner in Frisco, TX, will be receiving his 9th degree black belt at the event – and Nicholas Cioti and Marcus On are planning on testing for their 3rd degree black belts, too!
This hotel is super nice – and once you get there, you really won’t have to leave until its time to head back to Houston as its in an upscale shopping center.
To book your room for the tournament, go here for all the details and links:
DO NOT WAIT TO BOOK YOUR ROOM!!!! This event WILL sell out – book now. You can cancel if you don’t attend. The Marriott allows you to cancel 2 or 3 days prior to your stay. Taekwondo America asks that you cancel your room one month ahead of time if you’re not going to attend.
2018 TESTING DATES
August 6 – 8
October 8 – 10
December 3 – 5
July 20 -22 – Texas Taekwondo America Regional Summer Camp, Navarro College, Coriscana, TX – for orange belts & higher ranks 9 and older (8 year olds may attend with parent chaperone and permission from Mrs. Chapman)
September 21 – 22 – Taekwondo America Fall National Tournament – Plano, TX – You DON’T want to miss this one!