Weekly Update March 11, 2018 | 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 March 11, 2018

Weekly Update – March 11,  2018



On Monday and Tuesday, students will have a shot at earning their Orange Stripe:

Early Skillz – Hopping

Basic Skillz – Balance

Kids/Teens/Adults – Board Breaking

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, students will have a shot at earning their Red Stripe:

Early Skillz – Blocking

Basic Skillz – Focus

Kids/Teens/Adults – Agility

All students in our kids or teen class are now eligible to earn their purple or rainbow stripe for their form, and their black stripe for one steps or for sparring in every class up to testing. Students will be tested on their form knowledge as a group at the beginning of forms practice, prior to any instruction. This will be the only time in class for the day they can earn their purple or rainbow stripe. Once students receive instruction or assistance with their form, they are not eligible to earn their stripe until the next class they attend. When the class moves onto one-steps or sparring, the same guidelines apply.

Students will be learning the following forms this testing cycle:

Basic Skillz – Chon-Ji

Beginners (White and Yellow Belts) – Ki-Bon

Intermediates (Orange – Sr. Purple Belts) – Won-Hyo

Advanced (Blue to Sr. Red Belts) – Hwa-Rang

Black belts are assigned forms according to their ranks:

1st degree Probationary and Recommended Black Belts: Gwan-Gae

1st degree Decided Black Belts: Po-Eun

1st degree Senior Black Belts: Gae-Baek

2nd degree Black Belts: Choon-Jang

2nd degree Decided Black Belts: Yu-Shin

2nd degree Senior Black Belts: Ul-Ji


All forms can be found on our student website, fortbendtaekwondo.com/videos. White, Yellow and Orange belts can also find videos of their one-steps here as well. Remember that these videos are meant to supplement in-class learning, not take the place of it.



Yes, we WILL be open during Spring Break! We will run our regular class schedule Monday through Thursday, March 12 – 15.

On Friday, March 16, we’ll run a modified class schedule with Basic Skillz at 4:30-5p and all kids, teens, and adults from 5 to 5:45p.



We will be closed for Good Friday, March 30 – so no classes this day. This is a change on the original calendar. Sorry for any inconvenience.



You can now register for the next belt rank testing taking place April 9, 10, and 11. All the info is below.

April Belt Rank Testing – What is it, and Eligibility

Student who wish to go to the next rank (color) belt must take part in a formal testing at Fort Bend TaeKwonDo. Students are tested on their knowledge and use of taekwondo and skills.

Early and Basic Skillz students are tested on all 6 skills they work through in classes. These students are given a score between 1 and 5 for each skill and must receive 15 points to pass testing.

Kids, Teens, and Adults are testing on their form, their one-steps and/or sparring, and for brown belts and higher ranks, board breaking. These students must perform their form correctly. They must also perform their one-steps correctly, and/or spar at an appropriate belt rank and age level. Brown belts and higher ranks must break every board required within 3 attempts with the correct technique. Consideration is given to students’ ages, special needs, flexibility, and rank.

Testings are held every 8 to 9 weeks. Students must have 6 stripes on their belt AND have a completed Testing Readiness Form signed by both their parents AND their school teacher (NOT Mrs. Chapman).


April Testing Days/Times

Testing days and times are set up by classes and/or CURRENT belt ranks (not the rank they are testing for).

Students are strongly encouraged to test on their testing time and date. However, we do offer a make-up testing on Wednesdays for any student NOT testing for the rank of black belt (kids, teens and adults). Students testing for black belts MUST test on their specific day and time.

Early Skillz (4 year olds) – Monday, April 9, 5:30 p.m.

Basic Skillz (5 & 6 year olds) — Wednesday, April 11, 5:30 p.m.

Kids, Teens, Adults — White, Yellow, Orange, Sr. Orange, Green, Sr. Green, Purple, Sr. Purple Belts  — Monday, April 9, 6:30 p.m.

Kids, Teens, Adults — Blue, Sr. Blue, Brown, Sr. Brown, Red, Sr. Red Belts  — Tuesday, April 10, 5:30 p.m

Kids, Teens, Adults — Black Belts — Tuesday, April 10, 6:30 p.m.

Make Up Testing – Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 p.m.


Testing Fees

$50 for all Skillz students, and kid, teen, adult white through sr. blue belts

$55 for kid, teen, adult brown through 1st degree probationary belts

$85 for 1st degree recommended through 2nd degree decided black belts


Don’t forget this important info:

All students who plan to test MUST register. Registrations are due by March 30. No registrations will be accepted after March 30 without a special exception for unusual circumstances by Mrs. Chapman (i.e., needs that extra week to ensure testing readiness).

Students are to wear full uniform to testing: 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 exhibit the tenets of TaeKwonDo during testing. Failure to do so will result in removal from the premises.

Students are also required to have the Testing Readiness Sheet completed by both their parents/guardians AND their school teacher (this is NOT Mrs. Chapman – this is their grade teacher in their public or private school). A copy of this form is attached to this e-mail and will be available at the school and in our closed Facebook group.


How to Register:

Students can complete a registration form for each family at the front desk. Our preferred way is for you to register online here: https://uplevelpages.io/?i=D3&c={CONTACT-ID}

Students who have an inclusive membership (meaning your membership includes your testing fees) should add in the usual coupon code when registering online to avoid payment. If you don’t know this code, please let us know.

If you register online and you need to test at the make-up testing please be sure to add this option in at checkout.



Does your child inspire to be an Avenger? Well here is their chance to act out their inner Avenger!

We are on a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain. Our students and their friends will be transported to the Marvel Universe where they will help earth’s mightiest heroes through a world-altering challenge like never before. Throughout the night they will be competing in different events to get the Infinity Stones and protect them from Thanos in order to stop his diabolical plan. Only you can help the Avengers and save the world!

When: March 24, 2018

Where: FBTKD

Time: 7-10 PM

$30 per person

Students are encouraged to bring snacks.

As always, we expect that this Parents Night Out will be filled up fast so don’t procrastinate! Only 30 spaces available!

Join the Quest Now: https://uplevelpages.io/?i=a4





As part of my preparation for my testing in January, I’m running a 5K every month and I’m issuing a challenge to ALL students and their families to join the Compassion Katy 5K Color Run on Saturday, April 7! This event benefits Christ Clinic, Clothed by Faith, Compassion Katy, Hope Impacts and Katy Christian Ministries, nonprofits that aid the underserved in the Katy community. and includes color stations where participants are showered with colored corn starch as they pass by. We’ll be getting white t-shirts made for participants which will get colored along the way – and then you’ll be able to wear them in class! When you sign up, be sure to click on join group/team and then select Fort Bend TKD to receive $5 off the registration fee: https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/RaceGroup-446699…

We also have a team t-shirt for the Color Run! You can purchase the t-shirt here. The deadline to purchase a t-shirt is March 23!



Our challenge for our character path this month, perseverance, is now available for students. It’s  posted in our closed Facebook group page, available at the school, or you can download it here. The deadline to turn in and earn the March Path Award is March 30. FYI – The deadline to turn in February’s Character Path Challenge is March 16.



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