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Word of the Week:

Voice

“The ability to speak and be heard.”

So much of what we do revolves around communication, and the first step is being able to speak up. This requires confidence; confidence that we can do it and confidence that others will listen. Sometimes we don’t use our voice because we are afraid that others won’t listen, or won’t like us if we do, but most of the time these fears are unfounded. And sometimes what we need to say should be said anyway. Let’s use our voice to communicate respectfully this week. Practice letting people know what you need, and make an effort to listen to others as well.

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Announcements

Friday Class is Poomsae


Summer Class Schedule – Our Class schedule will not be changing for the summer. The only exception will be the demo team class on Tuesdays, which will be moving to 3-4 pm until August.


Black Belt Candidates – Your Eligibility Interviews are Past Due, and there is now a $50 late fee. If you are planning on testing, please get your stuff done and schedule yours asap! Please bring the following items with you to your meeting:

  • 50 Challenge
  • Completed Report
  • Commitment Letter
  • Terminology Test
  • 150 Word Bio (email this to Master Page so she can sign it off for you!)

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!


 

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!

 

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!

Ninja Challenge

  • Weekly Goal: Earn your full Green Tape and your full Yellow Tape
  • Ninja Challenge: Practice your new techniques 25x on each side.
  • Poomsae Practice: Do your past rank form 25x.
  • Black Belts: Prepare for the board breaking seminar this Saturday!

Il through Pahl Jang can be found on kicksite if you need a review!

New Student Special

Web Special:

1 month FREE with registration!

ProShop Sale

10% off

Gear Bags

exp. 7/31/2017

Referral Rewards

Refer someone today! If they sign up, you get $25 to spend in the ProShop!

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

  • Black Belt Prep Board Breaking Seminar: July 22 (9am-1pm)
  • Black Belt Overnighter: August 4th & 5th (2:45pm)
  • Black Belt Prep Self Defense Seminar: (August 19, 9am-5pm)
  • Color Belt Testing Paperwork Due: September 15 @ 5pm
  • September Color Belt Testing: Sept 25-29. CBT Week Schedule Here.

Close Dates

  • July 24: Pioneer Day
  • Sept 4: Labor Day
  • 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.

Fresh Start Scholarship Application

We all experience hard things, it is a part of life, but sometimes these events can be so traumatic and debilitating that we have a hard time recovering and moving on. We have had many students who have come to us in this state and we have had amazing success in helping them overcome this trauma and make a full recovery. Unfortunately, not everyone who needs this can afford it, and that is where this scholarship comes in. Starting September 2017 we will be offering a full tuition and equipment scholarship (until Black Belt) to someone in this situation who desperately needs something to help them turn their life around and get back on their feet. If you know of anyone who needs this but can’t afford it, please fill out and return this Scholarship Application. While this year we only have the funds to help one such person, we hope that in the future we will be able to fund many more. If you are interested in giving the Gift of Taekwondo, please visit this page to find some of our options. Thank you for your support!