Welcome, champions, to a week of growth and inspiration! Your presence is a gift that enriches our community. Let’s seize every moment and create a week filled with accomplishments that reflect your incredible spirit!
I. Upcoming Events
Check out what we have coming up in the next couple of weeks:
- Sep 24th: Week 8 of our cycle. This week is the last week of our mini-cycle to earn your stripes for belt testing. We will cover all the material for belt testing in the next two weeks prior mock testing. Make sure that you come to class focused and ready to work.
- This week 3rd and 4th stripes
- Testing information is below in Section II.
- Sep 23rd-24th: Adelina’s triumphant 2023 year finished as she won gold at the 2023 Grand Prix Final, completing her remarkable journey after winning gold at the 2023 AAU Nationals and 2023 USAT Nationals. Read more HERE.
- Sep 30th: South Texas Open (San Antonio, TX). Show your support for our comp team athletes as they compete in their second preseason competition at a regional level. Click here for registration. REGISTER
- Oct 4th-5th: Color Belt Testing. More info below. Check your emails for registration. Let’s have another fantastic performance!!
- Oct 16th-20th: Fall Break Martial Arts Mastery Camp. Elevate skills, make friends, and prep for Texas Junior Championships! Join our dynamic Fall Break Taekwondo Camp, Oct 16-20! Click HERE for details.
- Oct 14th: Parent’s Night Out – Costume Party and your choice of The Super Mario Bros. Movie or Paranorman! Unleash your inner hero and celebrate with us! You can register here. OCTOBER PNO
- Oct 14th: DFW Open. Good luck to our team setting out for their first National Qualifier of the year. It’s a chance for our young martial artists to shine and showcase their skills on a grand stage. Let’s support our rising stars and celebrate their dedication and hard work.
- Oct 21st: 42nd Annual UMA Championships. Get set for the thrill of the 42nd Annual UMA Championships – our HCT Pearland Comp Team’s debut in the regular season. Our champions are gearing up to showcase their dedication and skill!
- Nov 4th: Staff training (primary staff and leadership team) This event promises to enhance our teamwork, sharpen our skills, and ensure we deliver the best experience possible. Get ready for a day of learning and collaboration!
- Nov 11th: Texas Junior Championships. Join us on Nov. 11th for a thrilling martial arts competition that showcases the talent and sportsmanship of our schools comp team. Get ready to witness incredible performances and cheer for our dedicated athletes as they compete on this exciting day, right here in Houston.
II. Testing Information
- Testing Dates: Wednesday, October 4th & Thursday, October 5th (Dates will be Wed & Thu)
- Registration Details: Registration will be conducted online through the links provided in the email invitation.
- Testing Schedule: The schedule will be outlined in the registration email. You can also find the testing schedule and more details by clicking here: OCTOBER COLOR BELT TESTING
III. Schedule Changes
- We will be open on the following dates:
- Oct 9th: Columbus Day
- Oct 16-20th: Fall Break. Will be open for normal business hours
- Nov 20-22nd: Thanksgiving Break. We will have a modified schedule.
- To stay up-to-date with the latest schedule changes, please make sure you follow us on social media.
IV. Training Tips
- Mastering the Back Kick. Enhance your martial arts skills with our simple workout to perfect the back kick. Discover essential tips for flexibility, balance, and precision, and follow a fun and engaging workout routine designed for you to practice at home. Start your journey towards mastering this unique martial arts technique. You can read more tips to refine your back kick here in our blog, click HERE.
V. School Announcements
- Elevate your Taekwondo skills this Fall Break! Join our 5-day Martial Arts Mastery Camp, catering to all ages and skill levels. Experience sparring, poomsae, and board-breaking seminars, and prepare for an upcoming tournament. Unleash your potential, achieve mastery, and embrace the spirit of martial arts. Secure your spot today! FALL BREAK CAMP
- If you know anyone interested in an after-school activity, spread the word about our Back-to-School Special for New Students! A FREE TRIAL MEMBERSHIP! 🎉 You can share the link FREE TRIAL.
- For those in intermediate or advanced belts, gearing up for your black belt test, or simply looking for sparring gear or uniforms, your search ends here! Look no further! Click on the link provided and unlock a world of high-quality equipment and apparel. Your journey toward excellence starts with the right tools – so let’s gear up and make every moment count! Click the link SPARRING GEAR
VI. Student Spotlight
- Adelina’s extraordinary year continued with a gold medal at the 2023 Grand Prix Final, following her victories at the AAU Nationals and USAT Nationals. Despite a weight class and belt rank change, her unwavering determination shone as she dominated in the higher division, winning both matches 6-3 for the gold. 🥋🏆 Click HERE for the recap.
VII. Community Outreach
- Join us in supporting our future after-school program by contributing to our donation drive for school-related items. We’re on the lookout for children’s books, activity books, paper, pencils, crayons, color pencils, and more. Your generosity makes a lasting impact! If you have gently used items to share, simply drop them off at the front desk.
- Join us in the fight against hunger! 🥫 From October 22nd to November 4th, HCT Pearland is hosting a food drive for the Houston Food Bank. Let’s make a difference together and ensure no one goes hungry in our community. Drop off non-perishable items like water, crackers, and canned goods at our school entrance. Together, we can kick hunger to the curb! Read more HERE
- Be ready to work when you come to class and remember to bring your belt to class.
- “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a mans determination.” – Tommy Lasorda
- Tommy Lasorda’s quote teaches us that determination is the key to making the impossible possible. It means that when you’re really determined and willing to work hard, you can achieve things that might seem impossible at first. So, always believe in your determination to overcome challenges and reach your goals.