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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 – September 15

Weekly Update for the week of September 16 – 20

SHORT WEEK OF CLASSES

We will only have classes Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week due to the Taekwondo America National Tournament, High Rank Testing, and Partner meetings taking place in Orlando, Florida.

THERE ARE NO CLASSES THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 & 20

 

SKILLS STRIPE FOR THE WEEK

This week students have a chance to earn a special, first-of-its-kind heart stripe!

All classes this week will focus on bully prevention. Students who are able to apply what is learned will earn a heart stripe. 

This stripe IS NOT REQUIRED to test.

Taekwondo students can also earn their black and purple/rainbow stripes every day up until testing.

Our black and purple/rainbow stripes for students in the taekwondo program are based upon memorization of material and the use of their knowledge of that material.

The black stripe is earned when white, yellow, orange and senior orange students can perform, without assistance, all of their required one-steps. Students who are green belts and higher ranks earn this stripe for sparring at a rank-appropriate level.

The purple/rainbow stripes are a two-part stripe for taekwondo students. Students earn the purple stripe when they can perform, without any assistance, half of their form for the testing cycle. They earn their rainbow stripe when they can do the same through the entire form.

Once we introduce these stripes in each testing cycle, students have a chance to earn them every day from introduction until the last class before testing.

With our purple/rainbow stripe, we test students before forms instruction in class. We do this because we want students to have a firm grasp of the material so they’re ready to perform at testing. Once we begin instruction on forms, they cannot earn a stripe for that day. Additionally, if students are observed watching other students and/or instructors while performing their form without assistance, they will not be able to earn a stripe that day as well. This is all done to ensure students are ready for testing.

 

FORMS FOR THIS TESTING CYCLE –

Students NOT attending the TA Fall National Tournament in Orlando are assigned the following forms for this testing cycle:

Skillz – Chon-Ji

TKD White Belts – Ki-Bon

TKD Yellow/Orange Belts – Do-San

TKD Intermediate Belt Ranks – Do-San (yes, this is correct)

TKD Advanced Belt Ranks – Jun-Gun

TKD Black Belts – As assigned by Taekwondo America

 

COMPLETE OUR KINDNESS CHALLENGE FOR A CHANCE TO BE TREATED TO CREAMISTRY ICE CREAM BY MRS. CHAPMAN 

Our focus in our anti-bully curriculum this week is to follow the Golden Rule – “treat others as if they are your friend – even when they don’t act like it”. It essentially means to show kindness to everyone. So, to that end, this week also includes a special kindness challenge!

The kindness challenge will run over a 3-day period – September 15, 16, and 17 and will  have students focus on being kind to 3 specific groups of people:

September 15 – Siblings (parents for only children)

September 16 – classmates and teachers (TKD students for those who are homeschooled)

September 17 – People students don’t know well or at all

Students will fill in a challenge sheet as they work their way through each day of the challenge. The sheets provide them with suggestions on what to do each day or they can come up with their own act of kindness.

Students will turn in the completed sheets on Wednesday, September 18, either in-class or via e-mail/text messaging.

Mrs. Chapman will randomly select FIVE students to take to Creamistry Ice Cream, on her, on Sunday, September 22!

Sheets are available at the school or you can download a copy here: https://fortbendtkd.news/Kindnesssheet

We’re excited to see just how much kindness our students can spread throughout our community!

 

BOARD BREAKING CLINIC SEPTEMBER 27, 7:15P

Senior Orange Belts and higher ranks can attend our next board breaking clinic Friday, September 27 at 7:15p. You can register for the clinic here:
https://sparkpages.io/?i=uUd&c={CONTACT-ID}

 

 

TESTING REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS OCTOBER 1

Registration for October testing is now open! ALL STUDENTS WHO PLAN TO TEST MUST REGISTER.

Our testing week schedule will be as follows. Please note that we’ve combined our taekwondo testings into 2 testings this cycle:

  • Monday, October 7, 6 p.m. – All taekwondo white, yellow, orange, senior orange, green, senior green, purple, senior purple, blue and senior blue belts
  • Tuesday, October 8, 6 p.m. – All taekwondo brown, senior brown, red, senior red, and all black belts
  • Wednesday, October 9, 5:30 p.m. – All Skillz Students (most of our 5- and 6-year-old students)
  • Wednesday, October 9 – 6:15 p.m. – Make up testing for taekwondo white through red belts if you can’t make your scheduled testing
  • Thursday, October 10, 6 p.m. – Belt Award Ceremony
  • Friday, October 11 – NO CLASSES

Registration is done online only by parents or students.

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 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 form per student.

You can register online here: https://fortbendtkd.news/OctoberTestRegister

If you need to change the time of your testing, please be sure to contact us directly, and not re-do the form. Thanks!

 

SAVE THE DATE – REGIONAL TOURNAMENT HERE IN KATY SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

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.

Details for the tournament will be out late September, but we want you to set your availability to “busy” that day now so you’ll be able to attend!

 

2019-2020 TESTING DATES

(Dates are subject to change)

October 7-9

December 9-11

February 10 – 12

April 13 – 15

June 8 – 10

August 3 – 5

September 28-30

December 7 – 8

 

IMPORTANT DATES

September 19-20, TA Fall National Tournament, No Classes

October 31, Halloween, No Classes

November 16 – Regional Tournament

November 25-29, Thanksgiving Week, No Classes

December 24 – January 1, Christmas, New Year’s Week, No Classes