Congratulations all of our colour belt candidates on their efforts last week. After an awesome colour belt grading on Thursday we are looking forward to giving you your results, stripes and belts this week!
At the time of sending this newsletter that belts have not arrived yet but are expected to arrive today or tomorrow.
Mini Kids Grading Time
We now turn out attention toward the upcoming Mini Kids Grading which will be on Thursday 15 September. This week we are entering the pre-grading period until the final mini kids grading registration date cut off of Friday 9 September.
This means that kids need to complete their homework in their Mini Kids Handbook (the white A4 book - not to be confused with the TKD Skills Book) and bring it in to show their instructor in class to have signed off from now on. Showing homework to your instructor is a prerequisite for grading approval so make sure you get on to this ASAP if you are hoping to grade.
For those who are new to Warrior Taekwon-Do and looking forward to their first ever grading we recommend checking out this article we put together for parents and kids - old hands might find some tips useful for you too! The article also includes a link to a video showing all the techniques you will be tested on for your first mini kids grading and and some clips from a past Warrior grading to help kids and parents get ready.
Monday Car Parking
Due to safety concerns on Mondays in the Warrior car park, we are going to trial closing off the car park on Mondays only from today. Most of the car park problems come from people trying to come into the car park when it is full and using it as a turn around at the same time that children are arriving and leaving for classes and people 'parking' in the middle of the driveway and disrupting the ability for others to leave. So Monday people, the car park will be closed off today to all except staff, but of course classes are still on. If your classes are before 6pm we recommend parking in the Mitre 10 Mega car park (it's locked from around 6pm onward).
Have a great week!
We have a big week ahead with our August colour belt grading on Thursday - even if you are not grading, please make sure you read the following information as the grading will affect other classes and car parking on Thursday.
Changes for Thursday
Under 18s Tournament Results
Congratulations to the team of 11 students who represented Warrior at the Under 18s Tournament on Sunday.
Everyone did extremely well and gained some excellence experience competing at a more serious level. The Warrior Team came away with 7 golds, 5 silvers and 7 bronze and was 4th Overall (just about giving the NZ Olympic team a run for their money!), with Benjamin Whittington gaining Best Overall Blue Belt and two of the other team members (Thomas and Anton - pictured) just one point best overall belts for their level.
Have a great training week!