MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

SEPTEMBER 2022

Announcements

New Color Belts & Black Belts

Congratulations to the following students who promotion tested at the end of August:

Special thanks to Master Paul for making the trek up form Penn State to help evaluate our black belt students!

Closed For Labor Day

We will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. No Tiny Ninjas or Cardio Kickboxing classes. We will resume our regular schedule and hours on Tuesday, September 6th.

Have a happy and safe holiday!

Fall Brawl Tournament Prep Classes

Tournament prep classes are only open to students registered for the Fall Brawl tournament in Altoona, Pa. These classes will help get you prepped for the tournament whether you’ve competed at tournaments before or this is your first time. We will go over how to perform a proper introduction, establish breaking routines, perfect the form chosen for competition, and sparring. Students will focus their time only on the events they are registered to compete. 

Tournament Prep classes will be on Monday, September 12th & 19th @ 7:15 PM.

Break-a-Thon 2022

Our annual Break-a-Thon, held in conjunction with the Waverly Fall Festival, will be on Saturday, October 1st at East Waverly Park. Breaking will begin promptly at noon and last approximately 1.5 hours.

Students will raise money for the boards they will break. The more money a student raises, the more boards they will have to break. Last year, we were able to raise $1,500 for the TTKD Academic Excellence Program, which provides grants to area school districts to support STEM-based projects and Social & Emotional Learning programs.

Sponsor forms are available in the office and are Due Thursday, September 22nd.

Full Uniforms in September & Sweat Shirt Order

As students begin heading back to school, we’re reminded that summer has come to an end and fall is beginning. With that is the option to wear t-shirts during class. September marks that time of year when we transition back to our full Tae Kwon Do uniforms and ready ourselves for the cooler temperatures ahead.

A benefit of the cooler weather, sweat shirt season! Sweat shirt order forms will be available in the office shortly.

Tuition Reminder

Please remember monthly tuition is due by the first class of the month. Tuition received after the 10th calendar day is subject to a $25 late fee.

Other Classes

Saturday Tone & Kick Classes

These classes were developed for beginners, those seeking a slightly slower pace, or anyone looking for more instruction on form and technique than our Monday-Wednesday classes. 

At 9:00 AM, we will have a 45 minute toning class. If you have free weights, please bring them. This class will focus on core conditioning, arm toning, and flexibility.

At 10:00 AM, we will have a 45 minute cardio kickboxing class. This pace of this class will be slightly slower then our usual cardio classes, and greater in-depth instruction on how to hit the bags with proper form and technique will be provided.

For more information, please see Master Tom or Lyndsey.

Black Belt Class

These classes are once a month and open to all black belt and provisional black belt students at no additional charge. Our next Black Belt Class will be on September  26th @ 7:15 PM. This class focuses on advanced techniques, black belt forms, instructor training, and black belt philosophy.

Weapons Class

No Weapons Class this month!

Our next Weapons Class will be in October. 
These classes are once a month and open to all students, blue belt and up, at no additional charge. 

Testing

Friday, Sept. 30th

This month’s testing will be on Friday, September 30th. We will begin promptly at 5:30 PM. Doors will open at 5:00 PM. Please arrive early enough to stretch, warm-up, and run through your forms and 1-steps a few times. Stretching and warming-up are not part of the test.

All Students will be notified at least one week in advance. Test fees are due by the Thursday before the test. Payments must be made prior to the test night.

White TTKD uniform and belt are required
NO T-SHIRTS! NO COLORED PANTS!

Tournaments

MARTIAL ARTS TOURNAMENT SEPTEMBER 23 & 24, 2022

731 Patrick Lane, Newry, PA 16665

PRE-REGISTRATION PACKAGES

PACKAGE C

Pre-Register by: September 15th

3 Events
Free Sunglasses

$50

At the Door: 3 Events for $50
Additional Events: $5 each
Boards for Breaking: $2.50 each
Spectator Fee: $7
T-Shirt: $15
Hoodie: $30

Note: By pre-registering, you are agreeing to pay for entry to the tournament. If you fail to attend or are not able to attend on the day of the event you will not be reimbursed.

Note: All board sales will be cash only at the event.

TOURNAMENT EVENTS

Friday, Sept. 23

Doors open at 5 PM, first event begins at 6 PM.

  • Self-Defense
  • Jump High Snap Kick
  • Flying Side Kick
  • Speed Kicking
  • Sumo
  • 2-Minute Sparring

Saturday, Sept. 24

Doors open at 8 AM, Breaking begins at 9 AM. Weapons begin at 11 AM.

  • Breaking
  • (Blackbelt Meeting)
  • Weapons
  • Kata (Forms)
  • 3-Point Sparring
  • 1-Point Sparring
  • Best fo the Best*

All boards must be purchased at the tournament. Any competitor found with boards not purchased at the tournament or found to be altering their purchased boards will be immediately disqualified from their event and all subsequent events for the day with no refunds issued.

*Best of the Best is a buy-in Grand Champion contest held at the end of our other events. Competitors may choose the event(s) they want to compete in, regardless of tournament placement. Each event has a $10 buy-in.

Workshops & Special Events

Friday, September 16th 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Parents' Night Out

$20/person

Open to all students and their friends, ages 5-13. A night filled with games, Tae Kwon Do activities, and a movie. This month’s movie will be 3 Ninjas Kick Back. Pizza, drinks, and popcorn provided.

Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required.

Saturday, October 1st

2022 Break-a-Thon

Save the date! Our annual Break-a-Thon, held in conjunction with the Waverly Fall Festival, will be on Saturday, October 1st at East Waverly Park. Breaking will begin promptly at noon and last about 1.5 hours.

Students will raise money for the boards they will break. The more money a student raises, the more boards they will have to break. Last year, we were able to raise $1,500 for the TTKD Academic Excellence Program, which provides grants to area school districts to support STEM-based projects and Social & Emotional Learning programs.

Sponsor forms available in the office and Due by Thursday, September 22nd.

Private Lesson/
Workshop/Party

Interested in holding a private lesson, workshop, or party? TKD… Self Defense… Birthday Party… See Master Tom for details.

Calendar of Events

SEPTEMBER 2022

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

AUG 28

AUG 29

5:15 -5:45 PM
Tiny Ninjas

6:00 – 7:00 PM
Cardio Kickboxing

AUG 30

5:15 – 8:00 PM
TKD (Sparring Drills)

AUG 31

6:00 – 7:00 PM
Cardio Kickboxing

 

SEPT 1

5:15 – 8:00 PM
TKD (Sparring)

2

3

9:00 – 9:45 AM
Cardio Toning

4

5

CLOSED
for
LABOR DAY

6

5:15 – 8:00 PM
TKD (Floor Work)

7

6:00 – 7:00 PM
Cardio Kickboxing

8

5:15 – 8:00 PM
TKD (Forms & 1-Steps)

9

10

9:00 – 9:45 AM
Cardio Toning

11

12

5:15 -5:45 PM
Tiny Ninjas

6:00 – 7:00 PM
Cardio Kickboxing

7:15 – 8:00 PM
Tournament Prep

13

5:15 – 8:00 PM
TKD (Kicking Techniques)

14

6:00 – 7:00 PM
Cardio Kickboxing

 

15

5:15 – 8:00 PM
TKD (Agility Drils)

16

Parent’s Night Out
6:00-9:00 PM

17

18

19

5:15 -5:45 PM
Tiny Ninjas

6:00 – 7:00 PM
Cardio Kickboxing

7:15 – 8:00 PM
Tournament Prep

20

5:15 – 8:00 PM
TKD (Forms & 1-Steps)

21

6:00 – 7:00 PM
Cardio Kickboxing

22

5:15 – 8:00 PM
TKD (Balance & Coordination Drills)

Break-a-Thon
Forms Due

23

Fall Brawl
Doors Open @ 5 PM

24

Fall Brawl
Doors Open @ 8 AM

25

26

5:15 -5:45 PM
Tiny Ninjas

6:00 – 7:00 PM
Cardio Kickboxing

7:15 – 8:00 PM
Black Belt Class

27

5:15 – 8:00 PM
TKD (Breaking Practice)

28

6:00 – 7:00 PM
Cardio Kickboxing

29

5:15 – 8:00 PM
TKD (Sparring/Sparring Drills)

30

Belt Testing
Doors Open @ 5 PM

OCT 1

9:00 – 9:45 AM
Cardio Toning

Break-a-Thon
12:00 – 1:30