Weekly Update - July 28 | Fort Bend Taekwondo
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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
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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
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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Weekly Update – July 28

For the week of July 29 – August 2

IT’S REVIEW WEEK

The week before we hold testing for new belt ranks is review week! 

Taekwondo students will practice for testing each day in class this week. We will explain how testing works and practice so that students know what to expect for testing next week.

We also review skills stripes for both taekwondo and Skillz students who still need to earn a stripe in order to be able to test next week.

While we do our best to hit every missing stripe in class, it is very difficult to do more than 2 stripes per class. During warm-ups, we will look to see who needs what stripe and determine what we work on in class that day then. In other words – if you still need a stripe, please be sure to be on time to class so we know you need it. Students who arrive during or after the warm-up may not be able to earn a needed stripe that day.

Students will test next week in their full white uniforms. We suggest coming to class during review week in full white uniform one time so students will be fully prepared. Students may not be used to wearing their full uniform, and sometimes, it can challenge their sensory processing if they wait to wear it for the first time in a long time at testing.

Students who need a thorough review of their form and/or one-steps to be ready for testing are strongly encouraged to sign up for the last session of our summer mini-sessions. The last session focuses on testing and tournament readiness. Students can sign up for this session here:
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TESTING REGISTRATION IS TUESDAY!

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 in Basic Skillz do NOT need a rainbow stripe, but still need 6 stripes in order to test.

-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!

PLEASE REMEMBER THERE ARE NO CLASSES THE WEEK OF TESTING (AUGUST 5 – 9).

 

PLEASE BE MINDFUL WHEN PARKING IN THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL

If you park in front of the building when coming to classes, you know that the parking spaces are extremely narrow. We’ve always had issues with cars being parked too close to one another due to the narrow spots. And, we continue to have issues where there are instances where it’s difficult to open the doors of your car wide enough to allow you to comfortably get in it.

We’re asking everyone to please be mindful of this when parking and when getting in and out of your cars. We know its not ideal. We’ve tried and tried and tried to get it corrected, but the property owners are less than helpful.

Remember, you can ALWAYS find a spot in the back of the school if you feel the need to find a larger space. You’ll need to turn right as you enter the property, and carefully (i.e. slowly) go around the building to park in these as they are situated diagonally for you to pull in and out of.

You can also park along the fence straight in the back of the school too – although you probably want to watch for animals. We occasionally see turtles, frogs, wolf spiders, and snakes thanks to our proximity to the bayou.

Thanks so much for showing your courtesy and continuing to do so outside the school. 

 

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