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Word of the Week:
“Demonstrating courteous respect, modesty; not stuck up or prideful.”
When you are humble you recognize that there is always room for growth. Anyone can teach you something new if you are willing to pay attention and let them – But that’s the trick, you have to be open and looking for those opportunities, and you won’t be if you already think you know it all.
Utah Valley's Premiere Martial Arts Studio & Fitness Center
Regular Classes This Week!
This week is review week! We’ll be working on passing off any missing tapes for Color Belt Testing!
Color Belt Testing Paperwork is past due! You can pick up your paperwork at the front desk, download it from kicksite, or check your email! The testing fee is now $45 (includes the $10 late fee).
Parent Volunteers Needed for Wasatch Exhibition Tournament! Any parent who volunteers for the duration of the event will receive free admission to the Tournament! Please sign up at the front desk!
Registration for Wasatch Exhibition Tournament is Live! This tournament is put on by us specifically for our students. We strongly encourage all of you to compete in some aspect, whether it be poomsae, board breaking, sparring, weapons, open forms, or demo teams. Tournaments are a great way to test your skills and see how you are doing and what you need to work on. You also need at least 3 tournaments before Black Belt, and the earlier you start, the better! Follow the link to register online today and get the early bird discount!
Women’s Self Defense Course November 10-11! This 6 hour course is a great opportunity for women to learn and practice basic self defense skills. We will have more information coming up in future weeks, but save the dates! It will be from 5-8 Fri & 11-2 Sat. Cost is $45.
We have a new Bike Rack at BST! Now 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!
Sparring Seminar September 30th! This will be a fun event to introduce new sparrers to the sport in a fun, game & drill filled event. It will also be good for veteran sparrers to come work on drills and improve their speed, accuracy, and conditioning. It will also get anyone who is competing at Wasatch next month a good warm up! We will be having tons of fun while also learning and growing! We strongly encourage all those who will be testing for their Green Belt this September to get their gear now so they will be ready and able to attend this event. Event will run from 9-noon. Cost is $35. Please sign up at the front desk asap so we can schedule instructors!
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!
2017 Yearly Calendars Available!
We have printed the yearly calendar for 2017. These full-color calendars have our close dates for the year, along with testing dates and other pertinent information. They are available upon request at the front desk. Please pick one up at your earliest convenience. The link to this calendar is also available on our website, kicktoday.com, in the menu at the top of the page.
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!
- Weekly Goal: Earn all 7 Tapes
- Daily Practice: Review a different tape each day. Make sure you know each of the requirements you will be asked to perform at testing.
- Ninja Challenge: Take it up a notch – Make sure you can perform each requirement confidently. Ask for help from an instructor if you have any questions.
- Poomsae Practice: Do a Performance 25 for your Color Belt testing forms
- Black Belts: Get any late items in!
Il through Pahl Jang can be found on kicksite if you need a review!
New Student Special
1 month FREE with registration!
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!
- Color Belt Testing Paperwork Was Due: September 15 @ 5pm
- September Color Belt Testing: Sept 25-29. CBT Week Schedule Here.
- October 19-23: Fall Break
- Nov 22-24: Thanksgiving Break
- Dec 25-Jan 2: 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.