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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
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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
5
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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
5
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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!

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Weekly Update – July 15, 2018

WEEKLY UPDATE – JULY 15, 2018

SKILLS STRIPE FOR THIS WEEK

Students will be working on the following skills and stripes this week:

Monday and Tuesday – Purple Stripes

Early Skillz – Crawling

Basic Skillz – Memory

Kids, Teens/Adults – Form

 

Wednesday – Thursday – Black Stripes

Early Skillz – Running

Basic Skillz – Fitness

Kids Teens/Adults – Sparring

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 at 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

Black Belts

1st Degree Probationary and Recommended: Gwen-Gae

1st Decided: Poe-Eun

1st Senior: Gae-Baek

2nd Degree: Chong–Jang

2nd Decided:Yoo-Sin

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.

 

NO CLASSES FRIDAY JULY 20

There will be NO CLASSES this Friday, July 20 as the instructors and many students head to Navarro College in Corsicana for the Texas Taekwondo America Regional Camp!

 

PARENTS TRAIN FOR FREE

Current students’ parents – I’ve got a really special deal for y’all!

Current students’ parents can train FOR FREE from now through our October testing! That’s right – totally free! You’ll need to purchase a uniform and pay for any testings or tournaments you participate in, but memberships will be at no cost to both mom and dad (or whomever are the primary caregivers).

All you need to do is shoot me an e-mail or text message (281-454-3265), or stop by the front desk to get started. We’ll get you your uniform and you can step right into class!

Questions? Ready to get started? Let us know!

 

BOARD BREAKING CLINIC – FRIDAY, JULY 27, 7 P.M.

Our pre-testing board breaking clinic for our kids, teens, and adults who are blue belts and higher ranks takes place Friday, July 28 at 7 p.m.

There will be NO Black Belt Class during the board breaking clinic. Black belts are welcome to attend class during the intermediate/advanced class that runs from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on Friday, July 28 ONLY.

Cost is $20 for the clinic; Next Level students pay only $10 with their regular code. Sign up at the sign up form at the front desk, or online here:
https://sparkpages.io/?i=qM&c={CONTACT-ID}
 

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT – AUGUST 4, 7 TO 10 P.M.

Come join us for our next parent’s night out, Ninja Water Wars! The event, for ages 7 and up, will let you parents get a chance for a few “no-child” hours while your kids work off some extra energy through our challenging contests and  one-of-a-kind activities! This event is just for Fort Bend TaeKwonDo students + their friends and/or siblings! 

THIS WILL BE NICHOLAS CIOTI’S LAST PNO AS HE HEADS OFF TO COLLEGE THE FOLLOWING WEEK!

When: Saturday, August 4,  7 to 10 p.m.

Where: at Fort Bend TaeKwonDo

For: Students and their friends and siblings ages 7 and older

Cost: $30 PER PERSON 

Students are encouraged to bring snacks. 

Towels and a changed of clothes is strongly advised if you plan on being in attendance. 

To register, please stop by the front desk and sign up on the paper on the counter, or go online here: https://sparkpages.io/?i=3w&c={CONTACT-ID}

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. 

 

PLEASE WELCOME MR. TODD HOLLEY TO THE FORT BEND TKD TEAM!

We’re happy to announce that Mr. Toddy Holley as joined the Fort Bend TKD staff as our front desk ninja! Many of you already know Mr. Holley, as his daughter, Morgan, has been a student of ours for several years. We’re super excited to have him as the newest member of our team! Be sure to stop by, say hello, and introduce yourself!

CONGRATULATIONS, NATHANIEL RICHARDSON!

This year, students can work on a a special at-home challenge called the Path to Mastery. Students can turn in optional “homework” each month to earn a small prize. Students who completed the path each month for 6 months were eligible to win a Ninendo Switch! We selected our winner for the first 6 months, and it is Nathaniel Richardson! CONGRATULATIONS! We will be running the same contest for students who complete the challenges each month from July through December – so be sure to keep working on them! This month’s challenge is located at the front desk.

HOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH MRS. CHAPMAN

It can be really hard to have a conversation with Mrs. Chapman during class times – so, in order to try to make herself more accessible, she’s set up a Google Voice number so you can text message her! The number is 281-454-3265. She will answer as time permits during classes. Please be sure to include your name and/or your student’s name when texting, so she knows who she is talking to. She will do her best to be at the desk for a few minutes before and after each class as well.

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON HOTEL ROOMS FOR THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT IN SEPTEMBER

The hotel room block for the September National tournament is currently sold out! Taekwondo America is asking that if you have reserved a room, but do not plan on attending, to please cancel your room ASAP. They will be adding more rooms to the block, but want to get an idea of what rooms may still be available. The hotel charges the association for ALL additional rooms added to the block, whether they are reserved or not. So, please do us a favor and cancel your room if you’re not planning on attending.

Once Taekwondo America gets a better idea of room availability, they will add additional rooms and let me know. And, as soon as I know, I’ll be sure to reach out to you.

TESTING REGISTRATION OPENS THIS WEEK

Be on the lookout for testing registration to open this week! Students will still be required to complete the testing readiness sheets as well. This testing cycle, the sheet will have a parent side AND a student goal-setting side.

We will be implementing a new procedure to register for testing! Please be sure to read the e-mail when it comes out next week to know how to go about registering your student for testing.

2018 TESTING DATES

August 6 – 8

October 8 – 10

December 3 – 5

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 20 -22 – Texas Taekwondo America Regional Summer Camp, Navarro College, Corsicana, TX – NO CLASSES JULY 20

September 21 – 22 – Taekwondo America Fall National Tournament – Plano, TX – You DON’T want to miss this one!