Happy New Year! Time to kick this year off right!! Here’s your weekly news for January 03-09.
1. Where are we?
At every belt level, students must work their way to achieving their goals in Taekwondo class. Our dojang uses a reward system to communicate to our students that “hard work pays off!” On their belt, students are capable of earning stripes by working in the class. Each side of the belt represents a general aspect of Taekwondo.
Red Cycle – This stripe is awarded to students once they have learned and can demonstrate properly their belt level kicks. Each belt has a kick combination that they will require to learn and/or break a board with. During the first few weeks we will spend time breaking down the mechanics of our kicks; working on technique. Then we will move on to repetition. Then finally, we will work on “testing” for our first stripe.
Parents, if you want to know what is needed to assist at home just let me know. Make sure you bring your belt to class. If you are missing your stripes you should come see me sooner than later. We will be covering your forms for testing all week.
Remember: stripes, as well as belts, are earned through hard work and effort. Therefore, they can be lost by lack of effort and/or disobedient behavior. Students are responsible for their progression and held accountable. Every day they make a promise to have respect, give their best effort, and have courtesy. I hold them to that promise.
2. When are we testing?
Our next cycle test is scheduled for Friday, March 26, 2021. Candidates and schedules will be posted when we get closer to testing.
Please note, we have made some adjustments to our testing procedures. We will still continue with our testing cycles, however we will hold testing at the end of each month for those students that need to retest, make up, move ahead, new students, etc… Testing will be held on Fridays. There will not be regular classes on test dates. The next date for this will be January 29, 2021.
Here are the tentative testing dates for 2021 (dates are subject to change):
3. School Closure Dates:
- Jan 29, 2021 – There are no regular classes on test dates
- There will be a modified class schedule for Spring Break in March
4. School Schedule
There has been a change in our class schedule!
Only Saturdays are impacted. We are adding an Teen/Adult Class and changing our Kids Open Class time.
- 9:00 AM Teen/Adult Class
- 10:00 AM Kids Open Class
- 10:45 AM Comp Team Practice
If you need a copy of the class schedule, you can get it HERE.
5. COVID Precautions
As we return for the holidays, I want to bring everyone up to speed on what we plan to do to ensure that everyone is safe. Listed HERE are some guidelines for everyone. Remember, we all play a part in these protocols.
In addition, you can help with the fight with a few simple tips.
- Check your Child’s temperature prior to class. If your child presents with a high temperature / fever, cough, flu like symptoms please keep your child safe at home, and contact a physician.
- If your child has had any COVID-19 symptoms, has tested positive for COVID-19, or has had close contact (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) with a confirmed COVID-19 positive individual in the last 10 days, he/she should not return to school on this week.
- Bring bottled water for your child. Th water fountains will not be available, to prevent germ spread until further notice.
- In addition, if you take your symptomatic student to get a COVID test, he/she should not return to school until negative test results are received.
We want to keep the waiting area clear. There will not be any chairs available, I ask parents and siblings to not sit in the waiting area. Again we want to keep our head count to a minimum. This will only be a temporary precaution as we return from the holidays. As before I will have hand sanitizer readily available and will gladly give you a shot when needed.
Please take a look at our guidelines.
6. Refer a Friend
Looking to save some $$ Get your friends involved!
Step 1️⃣ Refer a friend or family member to us and they will get a free 2 Week Trial Membership
Step 2️⃣ If they join we will take $100 off their first month membership
Step 3️⃣ You will receive $100 in credit to use towards membership, equipment, belt testing, etc for your referral
It’s a Win-Win for everyone
Just bring your friend to your next class or have them reach out to us to set up their first class.
7. Competition Team – Upcoming Tournaments
The 2021 Friendship Games in Austin, TX have been POSTPONED due to upgraded City and County COVID safety measures.
Saturday practice has changed! Practice will be held at 10:45 AM.
Looking forward to seeing all your smiling faces this week!!