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Word of the Week:
“Making things happen, instead of waiting for them to happen.”
Being proactive is essential to becoming a Black Belt, or for accomplishing any hard task in life. It’s about starting early, figuring out what needs to happen, and then getting it done. A proactive future Black Belt will start working on their conditioning, poomsae, and techniques right away, instead of hoping they are ready when the event arrives. What are your goals, or the big projects in your future, and how can you be more proactive about making them happen?
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Poomsae Week (Black Tape)
The 2018 Yearly Calendar is Online! To see our testings, close dates, and other scheduled events for the year, check out our yearly calendar! You can tell what tape we will be working on each week as well!
No Regular Classes January 26th! While we will not be closed, we will be setting up for Phase 2 of Black Belt Testing, and so our mats will be at Vineyard Elementary. Leadership that day will be helping with setup, and anyone else who would like to volunteer to move mats is welcome!
Black Belt Testing Phase 2 is coming up fast! As you may have guessed from the name, Black Belt Testing has two parts. Phase 1 is a long, closed-door test where candidates perform their curriculum for a panel of Master Instructors. Phase 2, on the other hand, is where they get to show off the things they did best to all their friends and family (as well as the judges). It is an exciting show with lots of kicking, self defense, board breaking, and other presentations. For those who want to see where they are headed, or for those who want to see what these candidates can do, this is a fun opportunity to come and watch! The 2018 Black Belt Test will be held at Vineyard Elementary and will cost $5/person, regardless of age. Come support your fellow students! (Hint: If you talk to a current tester and pre-order tickets through them, you can get a $1 discount!)
Please Schedule your Goals & Reviews! Yellow/Green Belts, Blue/Red Belts, Ninja High White/Yellows, and Tiger Black Belts need a goals & review before their next CBT!
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.
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 waiting around to get drinks can use up a lot of 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 wearing shoes or eating on the mat please!
The mat is a special place reserved for practicing Taekwondo, and we need to remember to respect that space by taking care of it. Both wearing shoes and eating food 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 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!
New Student Special
1 month FREE with registration!
Focused Practice, Ninja Challenge, & Performance 25s:
March CBT Paperwork Due
Color Belt Testing Week Starts in
Refer someone today! If they sign up, you get $25 to spend in the ProShop!
We have a variety of talks that we routinely do at schools in order to support our teachers. To find out more click here!
- Black Belt Testing Phase 2: January 27, 2018 from 3-6pm ($5/person)
- March Color Belt Testing: March 19-23. CBT Week Schedule Here.
- June Color Belt Testing: June 18-22. CBT Week Schedule Here.
- September Color Belt Testing: September 24-28. CBT Week Schedule Here.
- December Color Belt Testing: December 10-14. CBT Week Schedule Here.
- Feb 19: Presidents’ Day
- Mar 5: ASD Holiday
- Apr 2-6: ASD Spring Break
- May 29: Memorial Day
- Jun 25-Jul 6: Summer Break (Leadership Conference & TKD Nationals)
- July 24: Pioneer Day (Utah)
- Sept 3: Labor Day
- Oct 18-22: ASD Fall Break
- Oct 31: Halloween
- Nov 21-23: ASD Thanksgiving Break
- Dec 20-Jan 2: ASD Christmas Break
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 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.