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Word of the Week:


“To deliberately direct one’s attention or efforts.”

When distractions come up, focus is what keeps us on track and helps us stick to the plan. In a power sense, focus makes us stronger. If you send all your mass through a small point then it is much easier to break a board because your power is condensed, so it more likely to be able to overwhelm your target. When we focus on one thing, it lets us get more done because our energy is condensed and all working together. What things would you like to change in your life? Let’s focus on them and see what we can accomplish this next week!

  • Why do I want to be more focused?
  • How can I be more focused?
  • What things do I want to focus on and improve this week?

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Friday Class: Board Breaking

Just 2 Weeks until Summer Camps Begin! Register Today! These camps will be a ton of fun for students of all ages, whether they’re in Taekwondo or not. We will have martial arts themed activities each day, and will be working on creating a fun presentation for the last day. Register Now! (All Sessions 9am-Noon, Cost: $150 per session)

  • Session 1: June 5-9
  • Session 2: June 12-16
  • Session 3: June 19-23

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 Due next week! Remember that Eligibility Interviews are due by June 1st, so if you are planning on testing, please get your stuff done and schedule yours asap so you don’t have to pay the $50 late fee! 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!)

We are accepting Fresh Start Scholarship Applications at the front desk until June 30th. This scholarship is specifically for someone who has had challenges in their life that have beat them down, and they need an outlet to build self esteem, confidence, respect, and all of our tenets. If you know anyone who will be committed to using Taekwondo to turn their life around, please let them know about this opportunity. More details can be found on the application or by asking at the front desk.

It is Time to Schedule Goals & Reviews! New Yellow/Green Belts, Blue/Red Belts, Ninja High White/Yellows, and Tiger Black Belts need a goals & review before their next CBT!

Belt Jump Camp will be June 19-23This is an opportunity for students to get the practice they need for their next belt all in one week! More details TBA. Note: Current Red/Black Belts who test every time AND do Belt Jump Camp will be eligible to Test in January 2018. Please talk to Master Sorenson if you are considering this option. Early Registration ends April 30th. Early Registration rates are $245 for Basic students and $270 for intermediate/advanced students (includes their sparring hours). Belt Jump Camp Schedule Here.

Put the Summer Leadership Conference on your Schedule Now! (Tuesday June 27-Friday June 30th) This four-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! Cost: $275. You must be a current student to attend. Parents welcome to attend with their student as a chaperone. Contact Master Sorenson or Master Page with any questions.


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 Brown Tape.
  • Ninja Challenge: Do rolls to your Fighting Stance and rolls to a side breakfall 25x on each side!
  • Poomsae Practice: Do your current and past rank form 25x each.
  • Black Belts: Schedule your eligibility interviews! Get your 50 challenges done!
  • Demo Team: Do a Performance 25 for the Kick Combo you created.
  • Nationals Demo team: Make up your own homework to work towards passing off level 1.

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

All BST Bags

exp. 5/31/2017

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

  • Summer Day Camps: June 5-9, June 12-16, & June 19-23
  • Belt Jump Camp: June 19-23
  • Color Belt Testing Week: June 19-23 (schedule here)
  • Summer Leadership Conference: June 27-30

Close Dates

  • May 29: Memorial Day
  • June 26-July 7: Summer Break
  • July 24: Pioneer Day
  • Sept 4: 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 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!