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Word of the Week:


 “If you don’t know where you want to go, then it doesn’t matter which path you take.” – Adapted from the Cheshire Cat.

Have you ever wasted time and energy because you didn’t know the end goal before you started? A plan is like a map – we don’t always have to follow it exactly, but when we use it, at least we know if we’re headed in the right direction. The best kinds of plans are the ones with flexibility built in, so that even if things don’t go exactly the way we want, the plan still works and we can still make it to the desired outcome.

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Poomsae Week Ninja Challenge

Alpine School District Fall Break  – No BST Classes Thursday, Friday, & Monday (Oct 17-21)

Wasatch Exhibition Normal Registration Closes Tuesday Oct 15th! As it says in your student Manual on Page 32: “Tournaments are a huge benefit when you are striving to improve your skills and abilities. This is because they allow you to risk in a safe environment and push you to perform under pressure.” There is more info in your book, as well as a tracker so you can record your tournaments for Black Belt Testing and get the most out of each and every experience!  Register online here. We hope to see you all there! Tournament is Saturday Nov 2 at the Utah National Guard UVU West Campus, 951 S Geneva Rd, Orem, UT 84058.

 Taekwondo Student Manuals are at the front desk! Pick yours up today if you haven’t already! 

Student Manual Highlight:

Each month of the calendar has a place for students to put their goals. We will be making goals at the beginning of each month during their first class (Mon/Tues) and invite parents to join us for the first few minutes of class on those days if they would like to be involved. The next one will be Nov 4th & 5th!

We have Drop-in rates for Afterschool! We have had many students asking if they can go play in the after school program area, but they don’t need school pick up and would only need afterschool sporadically. Thus we created our drop-in program. If you want to try the program you may drop in once before needing to register, though you will need to pay the regular rate at time of drop-in. The Drop-in rates are: 

  • Annual $50 registration fee
  • $10 for one hour 
  • $20 for the rest of the day (till 6pm)

We also have pre-paid punch passes available for $7/hour and $15/day. These do not include school pick up, but would be usable on an as-needed basis for a great discount! 

If you’re interested in this solution, please talk to the front desk and they can get you signed up and ready to go today!

 We still have space available in our Pre School & Afterschool Programs. Please spread the word! We have wonderful curriculums and the kids who are in the programs are learning so much and having tons of fun. Please feel free to schedule a tour any time and come see the great things we have to offer!

We have job openings in our Afterschool & Pre School programs!  While we still have openings for students, we have grown quite fast and are in need of more people to staff these programs! If you’re interested, enjoy working with kids, and are willing to drive a van, please submit your resume at the front desk or email it to beyondsportsutah@gmail.com. We have both full and part time jobs available. Starting wage ranges from $9-$12/hour.

Pick up your Teacher Packets today! Take your packet to your school teacher and return it filled out to get a treat from the treat bucket! The packet tells your teacher about the Color Belt Testing expectations, gives them a fun poster for their classroom, and lets them sign up for a free class talk if they’re interested. 

Please Put your name on your water bottle! We have had a LOT of water bottles left at the studio. Please check that you have yours with you before you leave. If your name is on your bottle and you leave it, we will put it in lost and found. If there is no name then it will be thrown away or donated. 

 We are a NO PEANUTS Facility! We have a number of students who could go into anaphylactic shock if they even smell or touch peanuts, so we ask that you do not bring anything containing peanuts to the studio, and if you handle or eat nuts before you come, please wash your hands. Thank you for helping us keep each other safe!

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P.O.N.A.’s Corner

The next PONA meeting is TBD

BST Carpool: Some parents have expressed interest in a carpool list. This list will allow parents to communicate with others about where they live and who they can connect with to carpool for Taekwondo classes and events. Please contact us at the email or phone number above if you are interested in getting your name on a carpool list. Please give us your name, city, and phone number.

PONA’s Facebook Group: We have a Facebook group called PONA (Parents of Ninjas Association). The following link is where BST parents can request access to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BSTPONA/

Safety First - Look both ways before going out into parking lot!

There are lots of cars in the parking lot and lots of parents dropping off and picking up kids. Remember this when you are running out to your car and make sure it is safe before you step into the parking lot!

Bring a water bottle to classes!

We want to stay hydrated for peak performance, but leaving the mat to get drinks would use up too much class time. Come prepared with your own water so that we can re-hydrate and get back to learning as soon as possible!

We have a Bike Rack at BST!

Students who ride their bikes have a place to lock them up! Please make sure you do bring a bike lock, and remember to take bikes home each night. We don’t want bikes to go missing!

Parent Association – PONA (Parents of Ninjas Association)

Some parents have expressed an interest in creating a parent association here at BST. There is a letter explaining areas where parents can volunteer at the front desk, as well as sign ups posted in the hall. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Waterlyn. You can get his contact info at the front desk, or email us at Beyondsportsutah@gmail.com and we can forward it to you.

No shoes, eating, or non-water drinks on the mat please!

We have created a special training space in the studio  that is  reserved for practicing Taekwondo, and we need to remember to respect that space by taking care of it. Wearing shoes, eating food, and non-water drinks on the mat can damage it or at the very least get it dirty, which makes our studio less enjoyable to learn in. If you see someone who doesn’t know or who has forgotten these rules, please respectfully remind them that that food, non-water drinks, and shoes need to stay off the mat!

Remember to bow when you go on and off the mat.

This is a way we show respect to our environment. We are so blessed to have such a clean, big training area, and we need to make sure we are showing our gratitude.  

Remember to show respect by saying "Yes Ma'am/Sir"

A huge part of showing respect is simply acknowledging when someone has spoken to you. Please remember to use this skill when you’re here at BST, and you can even surprise your teachers and parents by using it outside the studio as well!”

Pushups are a consequence, not a punishment!

When students are late they miss part of the warm up, so they get to do pushups to make that up! Be on time so that you can warm up properly and avoid injury!

Wasatch Exhibition

Saturday November 2, 2019 

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Upcoming Events

  • Halloween Party: October 26 from 2-3:30pm.
  • Black Belt Bonfire: October 26 @7pm
  • Wasatch Exhibition Tournament: November 2. Register Here August 1st.
  • Board Breaking Seminar: Nov 16th from 9 am – 1pm
  • December Color Belt Testing: Dec 16-20. CBT Week Schedule Here.
  • March Color Belt Testing: March 16-20. CBT Week Schedule Here.
  • June Color Belt Testing: June 15-19. CBT Week Schedule Here.
  • 2020 Belt Jump Camp: June 15-19. Schedule Here.
  • September Color Belt Testing: TBD. CBT Week Schedule Here.

Close Dates 2019-20

  • Oct 17-21: ASD Fall Break
  • Oct 31: Halloween
  • Nov 27-29: ASD Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec 23-Jan 3: ASD Christmas Break
  • Jan 20: MLK Jr Day
  • Feb 17: Presidents’ Day
  • Mar 9: ASD Close Date
  • Apr 6-10: ASD Spring Break
  • May 25: Memorial Day
  • June 22-July 4: Summer Break
  • July 24: Pioneer Day
  • Sep 7: Labor Day


Note on Close Dates:

Many families go out of town for Holidays & 3 day weekends, which means that if we had class, many students would end up being behind when they got back. To mitigate this problem, we generally follow Alpine School District’s (ASD) Calendar and are closed when students don’t have school. We have worked these breaks into our curriculum schedule, so that students who attend our scheduled classes regularly will cover everything they need in order to test. We publish our close dates for the year in our Yearly Calendar. Please refer to it and plan as many vacations as possible during close dates to help keep interruptions on your path to Black Belt to a minimum.