Weekly Update October 21-25
SKILLS STRIPE FOR THE WEEK
Monday and Tuesday, students will have a shot at earning their RED stripe:
Basic Skillz – Focus
Taekwondo – Agility
Wednesday and Thursday, students will have a shot at earning their ORANGE stripe:
Basic Skillz – Balance
Taekwondo – First 1/2 of their form
On Fridays, Skillz students will work on either their orange stripe.
Taekwondo students will be working on FORMS ONLY on Fridays. Our class schedule for Fridays has changed so we have plenty of time to work on all forms! Be sure to check the new schedule so you know when to attend class!
You can look at the schedule on our app, download a PDF file here, or take a printed copy at the front desk.
WEAR YOUR ASTROS T-SHIRTS ON WORLD SERIES GAMES DAYS
NEW CLASS SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAYS
Our class schedule for taekwondo students will change on Fridays to focus on preparing ALL students for our upcoming regional tournament. Friday classes will be Form Fridays. Classes are 20 minutes in length, and students will ONLY work on forms during their listed class time.
Basic Skillz – 4:30-5p (there’s no change here)
White and Yellow Belts – 5-5:25p
Orange, Sr. Orange, Green, Sr. Green Belts – 5:25-5:50p
Purple, Sr. Purple, Blue, Sr. Blue Belts – 5:50-6:15p
Brown, Sr. Brown, Red, Sr. Red Belts – 6:15-6:40p
Black Belts – 6:40-7p
Students will also have a chance to work on tournament board breaking in the 20 minutes before or after their form class time. For example, Orange – Sr. Green belts can work on board breaking from 5-5:25p or 5:50-6:15p. We reserve the right to limit the number of students who are practicing board breaking.
In addition to the Friday class schedule change, 2nd and 3rd-degree black belts will now be able to work on their forms on Tuesdays from 6:55-7:30p. Colored belt teens and adults will attend the 7:30-8:15p class time on Tuesdays.
You can download a copy of the new schedule here, or pick on up at the front desk.
HALLOWEEN PARTY/BRING A BUDDY DAY IN ALL CLASSES WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30
Our favorite event of the whole year is here! Get dressed up in your favorite costume (or not) and join us for a whole lot of spook-tacular fun at Halloween Party Buddy Day!
This event will take place during students’ regular class time on Wednesday, October 30. Students can bring a buddy who is at least 5 years old or older, or they can also attend without a buddy.
This is a FREE event for students and their buddy!
Please note the following:
1. Students will not be able to wear any type of shoe onto the mats.
2. We discourage the use of masks at this event as they typically prevent participants from fully enjoying our activities.
3. All buddies MUST be 5 years old or older – no exceptions.
4. All participants are expected to follow the tenets of taekwondo: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit. Participants who don’t display these tenets will be removed from the event.
All buddies MUST complete the following waiver form: https://sparkpages.io/forms/?frm=Hzb
Questions? Please let us know!
TOURNAMENT SPONSORS NEEDED
Tournaments are GREAT for our students – they can really help them grow by allowing them to step outside of their comfort zone and doing something that challenges them to be more!
We offer the BEST tournament experience possible for our students. And in doing so, we incur a lot of costs. Therefore, we are seeking businesses and interested individuals to help us by being a sponsor of the tournament.
This is a great opportunity for recognition for your business with our local and Dallas families!
We SO appreciate any and all sponsorships you can offer!
If you have additional questions, please reach out to Mrs. Chapman.
REGISTRATION FOR THE REGIONAL TOURNAMENT IS OPEN
Mark your calendars, ask off for work, and tell the soccer team you won’t be available on Saturday, November 16 as we host the Texas Fall Regional Taekwondo America tournament – right here in Katy!
We get to host this tournament ONCE EVERY 2 YEARS – so when it comes around, you definitely need to attend!
Tournaments are open to ALL students, regardless of age or rank.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
The deadline to register is November 9.
The deadline to order a t-shirt and register is November 7.
2019-2020 TESTING DATES
(Dates are subject to change)
February 10 – 12, 2020
April 13 – 15, 2020
June 8 – 10, 2020
August 3 – 5, 2020
September 28-30, 2020
December 7 – 8, 2020
October 30 – Bring a Buddy Halloween Themed Classes
October 31 – Halloween, No Classes
November 1- Tournament Prep Clinic for Parents and Students
November 16 – Regional Tournament
November 25-29, Thanksgiving Week, No Classes
December 24 – January 1, Christmas, New Year’s Week, No Classes