Weekly Update May 29, 2018
SKILLZ STRIPES OF THE WEEK
This week is review week as we prepare for testing! All students will have a chance to earn any missing stripes and practice for testing each day this week in class.
As a reminder, the forms this testing cycle are:
Forms for the testing cycle
Basic Skillz – Chon-Ji
Kids/Teens/Adults Beginners – Dan Gun
Kids/Teens/Adults Intermediates – Yul-Guk
Kids/Teens/Adults Advanced – Choong-Moo
Videos of all of the forms and our one steps can be found online at fortbendtaekwondo.com/videos
JUNE TESTING DATES
Testing Dates and Times are as follows:
Early Skillz – Monday, June 4 at 5:30p
Basic Skillz -Wednesday, June 6 at 5:30p
White through Senior Purple Belts – Monday, June 4 at 6:30p
Blue through Senior Red Belts – Tuesday, June 5 at 5:30p
Black Belts – Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30p
Make Up Testing – Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30p – Senior Red belts and higher ranks MUST test on their specific day and time.
As a reminder, students must wear their full white uniform and belt to testing. All kid and teen orange belts and higher ranks must also bring their gear to testing.
Testing will start promptly at the times listed above. We strongly encourage students to come in 5 to 10 minutes ahead of the start time so that they can come out onto the floor and practice their form and one-steps (if applicable). We will have benches and chairs around the walls inside the workout floor for families. We ask that you wear flat shoes (no heels, please) and that all family members respect our tenets (courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control, indomitable spirit) during testing. We also encourage families with younger siblings to either find someone to take care of them during testing or to have them out in the lobby so that they don’t accidentally run onto the floor during testing as this can create a very dangerous situation. We thank you for your cooperation on these items!
The belt award ceremony will take place Thursday, June 7 at 6 p.m. at the school. This will be a formal ceremony; white uniforms will need to be worn. 🙂
SPECIAL ESCRIMA STICK SEMINAR FOR ORANGE BELTS AND HIGHER RANKS THURSDAY, JUNE 7 A6 6:45 P.M.
Our NextLevel Program’s Specialty focus from June through August will be the escrima stick – and we thought we’d offer a brief seminar for all students who are orange belts and higher ranks AND parents/siblings on the use of this cool, lightweight, and VERY effective weapon!
Nicholas Cioti will demonstrate a few basic techniques on using the stick for fun and for self defense.
When: Thursday, June 7, 6:45-7:15 p.m.
For: Orange belts and higher ranks and parents/siblings (siblings must be at least 9 years old to attend)
Cost: $20 (free for NextLevel students, use the normal code at checkout)
You may choose to borrow an escrima stick, or purchase it for $16.23 (includes tax).
To register, stop by the front desk or go online here: https://sparkpages.io/?i=XF
SUMMER SCHEDULE BEGINS JUNE 11
Our summer class schedule starts June 11! The class schedule will remain exactly the same for the afternoons, Monday through Friday. Beginning June 12 through August 11, we add in day classes on Tuesdays.
The Tuesday day class schedule will be:
Early Skillz – 10-10:30a
Basic Skillz – 10:30-11a
All Beginners – 11-11:30a
Orange Belt and Higher Ranks: 11:30a-12:10p
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
June 4 – 6
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!