Thanks so much for your support of our fun club competition coming up in April - at last count we already had over 50 registrations!! If you haven't registered yet make sure you go over to our website and do it now - or sign up at our Ellerslie centre.
We've also had a bunch of signs up for the Road to Regionals short course which starts this Saturday morning. It's not too late if you have a child or teenager ranked at least yellow belt who is keen to be extended in their training - you can register for all 9 sessions or pick the sessions of particular interest to them. You can check out the full info and register for that here.
Mini Kids Grading Coming Up
The first mini kids grading for 2016 is on Thursday 7 April. We are entering the pre-gradingperiod from this week until the final mini kids registration date cut off of Friday 1 April. 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.
Mini Kids Gradings can be confusing, especially 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 hoping to grade this time round - 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.
Read article now
Colour Belt Grading Coming Up
Our first colour belt grading for 2016 is coming up on Thursday 14 April - a month a way today. We are entering the pre-grading period from this week, and the cut-off date for grading forms to come back to the office is Friday 8 April.
Remember it is not a race to get through the grades, so if you're not ready for this first grading there will be other opportunities this year. If you are serious about grading this time round, make sure you a doing some extra practice at home and using your syllabus book to help you.
For more information about colour belt gradings we've got an article just for you which will be of particular interest to those who are looking forward to their first ever grading.
Check it out here!
Have a great training week!