Community Service, November

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This month’s community service will be on 11/19 sharing water, coffee, food, toiletries, and things to keep them warm.  If you are 13 and older and interested in helping our neighbors please contact our masters.
You can also help by donating:
Stick coffee
water,
toiletries (soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, wet wipes, lotions…)
clothes (any types welcome, including undershirts, shocks)
beddings (bed sheets, towels, blankets)
bags (backpacks, tote bags, etc)
shoes
Thank  you TKS Families

9th TKS Black Belt Test

Black Belt Testing:
Last Saturday’s black belt testing was completed very successfully.  Everyone was very confident and did superb job.  This time our black belt testing was made more special because two grand masters and one master presided over our testing:  Grandmaster Youn Geun Lee, Grandmaster Han Young Kim, Master Sung Ki Kim.  They were very impressed and gave high praises.  The testing results will be processed this week and by next week the assistant black belts can join ‘Black Belts Only’ or ‘Teen & Adult Class’.

 

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Community Service

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, Master Lee and Instructor Kwak will take some of our students to L.A. to serve coffee and donuts to the homeless. We would also like to take other items to donate to those in need.
There are two ways to participate:
 1. Volunteer Your Time (13 years old and older)
 2. Donate Items: The weather is getting cold now, in need of blankets, bed sheets, jackets, bags but
     anything and everything is welcome.
There will be DONATION BOX available in front of dojang. Items can be dropped off from Monday, October 16th to Friday, October 20th.
*Please clean/wash clothing items or blankets before donating.
If you have any question, you may email or ask any of our Masters or Instructors,

TKS HALLOWEEN BUDDY DAY

TKS HALLOWEEN BUDDY DAY:
 
Our Masters and Instructors are planning “FUN and EXCITING” buddy day for our students on Halloween Day. It will be held during their class times so this would not affect any class schedule.You may bring your “buddy” to your child’s belt level class schedule. There will be more information to follow, please think about a buddy to bring for this special day plan for our students.
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September Promotion Test

It is time for the September promotion testing. We hold promotion tests every three months and send out an application form with the students. We will send out the forms for September starting Monday, August 28th. We strongly encourage students to attend classes to practice form and techniques to better prepare for the test. From Monday, August 28th to Wednesday, September 13th, students are able to attend as many classes to practice. However, they must attend the class that is their belt level.

TKS Promotion Testing Dates:
TKS upcoming Belt Promotion Testing dates are here as follows. The time and date for the testing will be determined based on the student’s current belt. Please look at the date and time carefully.
Thursday, September 14
White / Yellow / Yellow Sr : 4:00 pm ~ 5:30 pm
Green / Green Sr : 5:30 pm ~ 6:30 pm
Black (credit only) : 6:30 pm ~ 8:00 pm
Friday, September 15
Blue / Blue Sr : 4:00 pm ~ 5:30 pm
Red / Red Jr / Red Sr : 5:30 pm ~ 7:00 pm
 
Important Reminder: The Belt Promotion Test application and fees are due by Monday, September 11th. Please return all application and fees by the due date since late charges will apply after the due date.
Attachments: Each Promotion Belt Test has an oral test section. Each belt level is tested on different information about taekwondo. Please see the current belt level of your student. Also, check the Home Rules as each belt level needs to remember the rules.
Breaking Days:
We will have breaking days during class the week prior to the testing week. It is extremely important for students to prepare and familiarize themselves with breaking techniques. We will focus more on techniques during the week of.
Breaking Days are as follows:
Tuesday, September 5th
Thursday, September 7th
Friday, September 8th
 
Sparring Test
Sparring tests are as follows:
Wednesday, September 6th, and Wednesday, September 13th during the regular sparring class time.
Important Note: The sparring test must be taken to be promoted to the next belt. Students too young for the sparring test or have other reasons for not being able to take the sparring test must get permission from Master Lee or Master Kwak.

Community Service & Labor Day

We have two announcements to share with everyone! 
 
First.
On Sunday, August 27, 2017, Master Lee and Instructor Kwak will take some of our students to serve coffee and donuts to the homeless. 
 
We’d like to encourage our TKS family to participate by donating items or volunteering your time. 
 
If you would like to volunteer, you must be 13 years or older and let Master Lee know by Thursday, August 24, 2017.
 
The donation box will be outside of TKS Martial Arts Center starting Tuesday, August 21to Friday, August 25. 
Some popular and needed items:
 -Toothbrush and toothpaste
 -Soap bar
 -Wet wipes
 -Towel
All clothing and other items are welcome and appreciated. Please clean/wash clothing items or blankets before donating.
 
Second.
Labor Day weekend is coming up! All our classes will be on a break during this time. There will be NO classes or practices from Saturday, September 2nd to Monday, September 4thAll classes and practice will resume on Tuesday, September 5th.

Training in Korea

Let’s welcome back Master Lee and three of our students!

Some of our students were able to travel to South Korea to train with Team Onesmiro. The team is lead by Master Kwon who is also Master Lee’s former instructor. They also visited the Kukkiwon headquarters in Korea.

Training in Korea

Our students training with the master who trained Master Lee

With Master Kwon