October Newsletter 2020
October – There’s a chill in the air, and autumn beauty all around us!
Cancer Awareness Month – Pink Belts!
The students are encouraged to wear their pink belts (pink/black for Black Belts) during classes for the month of October, supporting cancer awareness. Anyone wishing to purchase a new or different pink belt may do so in the retail pro-shop app. Academy Proshop
Please don’t wear during test or when testing for a skill stripe.
Reminder – Test week is here October 7-11!
TKD testing – In Person testing after 1pm Sat Oct 10th
and Online Zoom testing on Sun Oct 11th
Ninja Belt promotion during classes Wed Oct 7th and Thur 8th
HKD testing Thursday Oct 8th
NOTE – There will be All-belt TKD, Stix 4 Kids, HKD, Black Belt and Demo Team classes on Saturday October 10th, and every Saturday unless the Academy is closed for the day.
Special message for all Black Belt TKD Students
When you received your promotion to black belt you achieved one goal – but you have much more to learn – and have a responsibility to help others through assisting with classroom teaching and leading by being an example during training. In order to be eligible to promote for your next belt you need to be actively training in TKD, (averaging a minimum of 2-3 TKD classes per week).
Other classes, i.e. HKD, forms and weapons classes do not count
towards your weekly black belt obligation. Demo Team members
may count the weekly demo team practices.
Halloween Open House – Socially Distanced – October 17th 4-6pm
The Academy is pleased to be having our 4th annual Halloween Open House – 2020 style, on October 17th. All activities will be socially distanced, and outside as weather permits. The party will move inside if weather is problematic. Please wear your costume, and bring a friend and/or family member. Please consider contributing by dropping off individually packaged treats in the lobby of the Academy Monday Oct 12-Friday Oct 16th so treat bags can be prepared in advance of the party.
Monthly Message – AMA Demo Team
The AMA created a demo team about 7 years ago, as a way for advanced students to form supportive friendships, develop higher level skills, and share their achievements with others. Our team is named the STORM Team (special team of role models). They take that name seriously and have worked to live by a higher standard both in and outside the Academy. It has evolved into a student lead team – currently leader is 4th Dan Black Belt Mr Mason Inman. Membership is open to any black belt, and occasionally advanced color belts by invitation. They have practice every Saturday from12 – 1pm, and prepare routines to share at promotion ceremonies (and online by video recently in the Covid era).
One of our latest and newest features in the app is we now have martial arts themed masks for sale, extra uniforms, apparel, and even some novelty items. Many of these can be ordered from the app and sent right to your front door. It will say Century Direct below when looking at the products.The majority of items will ship right to your door, anything that doesn’t have Century – Direct will be on hand at the Academy or can be special ordered.
October-December – Important Dates to remember
Saturday October 10th Tae Kwon Do Test Day (After 1pm, in person testing at Academy)
Sunday October 11th – TKD Online Test Day
Saturday October 17th AMA 4th Annual Halloween Party
November 16th – 23rd Chingu Week. Bring a buddy
November 25th – 28th Closed for Thanksgiving
November 28th – December 3rd Chingu Week. Bring a buddy
Dec 12thth – TKD testing
Dec 23rd – 26th Closed for Christmas
Dec 31st Jan 1st – Closed for New Years
Jan 2nd – New Schedule for 2021 will begin Please check out emails as well as website.
Thank you for all you do to make the Academy so special!
Mr. & Mrs. Deaver
Academy of Martial Arts Inc.