We hope this message finds you well. We have some exciting news to share regarding the recent changes you may have seen going on in our school. Starting January 4, 2024, we are launching our brand new Afterschool program! We believe this program will bring tremendous value to our school and the students we serve. Below, we’ve highlighted the changes that will come from the new addition in regards to our class schedule, which will take effect November 27, 2023:
With this new addition of the afterschool program we have also made changes to our school curriculum and belt structure. These changes are designed to enhance the experience for our students and streamline our offerings.
Belt Structure Update:
- Belt Structure Changes: The Sr. Blue Belt is being retired, which will lead to adjustments in our belt structure:
- Beginner Classes: These classes will now include students with white, yellow, orange, and green belts. This change will ensure that students at these belt levels can train together effectively.
- Advanced Classes: The advanced classes will now encompass students with purple, blue, brown, and red belts. This adjustment will allow advanced students to progress together and take their skills to the next level.
- Groups for kids classes will only be beginner and advanced. There will no longer be an intermediate group (except for when talking about sparring).
Class Schedule Update:
- Schedule Changes: Tot’s Class: Ages 4 – 6 years
- Beginning Monday, November 27, 2023, we will have one Tot’s Class time slot, which is Monday – Thursday at 4 PM.
- The Tuesday and Thursday 5:15 PM class will be discontinued to provide a more streamlined schedule.
- Kids classes will now begin at 5:30 PM not right after Tot’s classes.
- Leadership Team will change to Tuesday/Thursday.
- Black Belt Class will be reduced to 30 min.
Why These Changes are Great for Our School:
- Enhanced Focus: By consolidating the Tot’s Class time slot, we can offer even more focused and personalized instruction to our young martial artists while continuing to provide all our specialty classes.
- Efficiency: Streamlining our belt structure will create a more structured classroom, streamline our curriculum, and enable us to do more with less in terms of the classes we offer, as students are grouped according to similar belt levels.
- Progression: Students will be able to advance through the ranks more smoothly and with a deeper understanding of their curriculum.
Afterschool Program: Classes Mon through Fri at 3:30 PM – 6 PM
Tot’s Class: Ages 4 – 6 years:
- Classes on Mon through Thur at 4 PM
Beginners Class: Ages 6 – 12 years (White, Orange, Yellow, Green)
- Classes on Mon and Wed at 6:15 PM
- Classes on Tue and Thur at 5:30 PM
Advanced Class: Ages 6 – 12 years (Purple, Blue, Brown, Red)
- Classes on Mon and Wed at 5:30 PM
- Classes on Tue and Thur at 6:15 PM
Teen/Adult Class: Ages 13 + years (All Belt Colors)
- Classes on Tue and Thur at 7:30 PM
- Saturday class at 9 AM
Leadership Team: Ages 6 + years
- Classes on Tue and Thur at 5 PM
Black Belt Class: Poom & Black belts
- Classes on Tue and Thur at 7 PM
Kids Sparring: Ages 6 + years (All Belt Colors)
- Class on Friday at 5:30 PM
Competition Team: Ages 4 + years (All Belt Colors)
- Team A, B & C Mon at 7 PM
- Team A & B Wed at 7 PM
- Team C Fri at 5:30 PM
- Teams A & B Fri at 7 PM
- Team A, B & C at 10:45 AM
** You can download a copy of our schedule HERE **
Interested in Our Afterschool Program?
If you’re interested in learning more about our Afterschool program and how it can benefit your child, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We have comprehensive information available, including program details, schedules, fees, and how to enroll.
Why the Afterschool Program is Great for Our School:
- Convenience: Our Afterschool program is designed to make your life easier. With classes immediately following school hours, you won’t have to worry about transportation or scheduling conflicts. It provides a seamless transition from the school day to our martial arts classes.
- Enhanced Learning: Afterschool programs offer students a unique opportunity to continue their education outside of the classroom. By participating in martial arts, students can develop discipline, focus, and physical fitness while having fun.
- Safety and Supervision: Our program provides a safe and supervised environment for your child. You can have peace of mind knowing that your child is in capable hands during their time in the Afterschool program.
- Personal Growth: We believe in fostering not only physical but also personal growth. The Afterschool program will provide a structured environment for character development, leadership skills, and teamwork.
A Message for Those Facing Schedule Challenges:
We are excited about this new addition to our school and believe it will enhance the overall experience for our students and their families. These changes are designed to improve the class experience for our students and ensure that each age group has an appropriate and convenient schedule. We appreciate your understanding and support as we work to make these adjustments.
We acknowledge that the new schedule, especially the shift in the Tot’s Class from 5:15 PM to 4:00 PM, may pose challenges for some families. If you find it difficult to adapt to the new time slot, we encourage you to consider our Afterschool program as an alternative option. This program offers a safe and structured environment for your child to continue their martial arts journey, even if the schedule doesn’t align perfectly with your family’s needs.
We understand that some of you may decide not to continue due to these changes. We genuinely appreciate the time your family has spent with us. Should you choose to explore other options, or if the schedule changes become more manageable for your family in the future, we’d be thrilled to welcome you back.
Your satisfaction and your child’s well-being remain our top priorities. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have. We’re here to assist in any way we can. For more information or to express your interest, please contact us at [email protected].
Owner / Master Instructor
The Houston Center for Taekwondo Pearland