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Word of the Week:

Own It

“It’s your life. No excuses. No blaming others. Your choices are yours. Take charge. Own it.”

When we take ownership of our actions we also take control of our progress. The only way to grow is to be able to recognize what changes need to be made, and that only happens when we step back and honestly evaluate what we could have done better, regardless of fault.  I challenge you to own EVERYTHING! Even when things are “not your fault,” there is always something you could do to make a situation better next time.

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June Calendar



Review Week

Color Belt Testing Paperwork is Past due! There is now a $10 late fee. Note: June Paperwork does not require the school teacher signature!

Poomsae Seminar June 13 from 9-noon. This 3 hour seminar is a great opportunity for anyone who needs to work on their poomsae (for Nationals, for 50 Challenges, for Color Belt Testing, etc.)  The cost is $60. This is a steal of a deal, plus it will be right here at BST, so there is less travel time than going to Salt Lake! Register at the front desk today!

The video for the Black Belt Testing Meeting is online, and you can pick up your info packet at the front desk. A few notes:

  • All Testing Candidates will need to have their eligibility interview completed by June 15th. We have new 100 Challenge booklets that are available at the front desk. You can have any old evals transferred to your new booklet, just talk to the front desk or any instructor.
  • All Testing Candidates need 3 tournaments before January 2019. Nationals is available for Board Breaking and Open Forms, and BST offers the Wasatch Exhibition in October. If you need another tournament, please contact Master Sorenson ASAP!

Belt Jump Camp is June 18-22. This is an opportunity for students to get all the practice they need for their next belt in one week! Follow the link below for the schedule. Note: Current Red/Black Belts who do regular testing in June AND do Belt Jump Camp will be eligible to Black Belt Test in January 2019. Please talk to Master Sorenson if you are considering this option. ($275 for Basic students, $300 for Intermediate/Advanced students – this includes their sparring hours). Belt Jump Camp Schedule Here.

Summer Leadership Conference Approaching Fast! (Tuesday June 26 – Thursday June 28) This three-day overnight seminar is one of the most anticipated events of the year. We will of course work on leadership skills, from public speaking to classroom management, but we will also have a ton of fun, build lasting friendships, and make lots of hilarious memories! Price is $225. Parents are welcome to attend with their student as a chaperone. Contact Master Sorenson or Master Page with any questions.

We have a Youtube Channel! We have posted all of our current forms videos that you find on kicksite, as well as a variety of kicks and technique videos. There’s even a video of Board Breaking from our last Black Belt Testing! We will be posting technique, educational, and “just for fun” videos periodically. We hope you will get online and subscribe to get access to these new benefits!

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!


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 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!

Wasatch Exhibition

Congrats to everyone who competed! See you next year!

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School Talks

We have a variety of talks that we routinely do at schools in order to support our teachers. To find out more click here!

Upcoming Events

  • June Color Belt Testing: June 18-22. CBT Week Schedule Here.
  • Belt Jump Camp: June 18-22. Schedule Here.
  • Summer Leadership Conference: June 26-29.
  • US Nationals in SLC: July 2-9.
  • September Color Belt Testing: September 24-28. CBT Week Schedule Here.
  • December Color Belt Testing: December 10-14. CBT Week Schedule Here.
  • March Color Belt Testing: TBD. CBT Week Schedule Here.

Close Dates

  • 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.