October Test Details

October tests are coming up on Saturday, October 14th at The Academy of Martial Arts. Are you ready?  Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido students (schedule at the bottom) will test on Saturday, August 14th. Make-up tests for will take place on October, 21st at 2:00 p.m. Additional fees apply for students taking the make-up test.

Tae Kwon Do Testing schedule for October 14th
(All times are approximate, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled test time to check-in and warm up)

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.       Black Belt Candidates
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.       Yellow Belts
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.       White Belts
11:45 – 12:45 p.m.      Green Belts, Blue Belts, Junior Red Belts

Requirements for Tae Kwon Do Testing:

  • Required number of classes completed (refer to Student Guide for your belt level)
  • Full Uniform (pants, top and belt)
  • Red, Blue, White skill stripes earned and on your belt
  • Black stripe for tenets on your belt
  • Tae Kwon Do test application form and test fee (use full name and indicate current belt rank & size).
  • Permission Slip (signed by parents, school teacher during the school year and a black belt)

For more information on what happens on test days or how to earn your skill stripes, visit our Test Information Page.

Hapkido Testing schedule for October 14th
(All times are approximate, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled test time to check-in and warm up.)

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.      White, Yellow and Orange Belts
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.      Green, Purple and Blue Belts
3:00 p.m.                 Brown Belts and Above (includes Black Belt Testing)

Requirements for Hapkido Testing:

  • Required number of classes completed (refer to Student Guide for your belt level)
  • Full Uniform (pants, shirt and belt)

The Academy’s In-School Tournament

We’re having our very first in-school tournament at The Academy of Martial Arts on October 1st at 2:00 p.m.! We’re hosting a number of free tournament prep classes on Friday evenings in September. See our calendar of events for those dates.

Forms
Contestants should preform the form appropriate for their rank. Forms will be judged on accuracy of technique and overall presentation.

  1. White Belts
  2. Yellow-Green Belts
  3. Blue-Red Belts
  4. Black Belts

Board Breaking
Board breaks will be judged on the difficulty of the technique and number of boards broken. Three attempts will be allowed, and in the case of multiple breaks, the full set should be repeated. Contestants should provide their own board holders.

  1. White Belts
  2. Yellow-Green Belts
  3. Blue-Red Belts
  4. Black Belts

Weapons
Contestants in the Weapons division must be current students in the Academy of Martial Arts Weapons class. Contestants may compete singly or as pairs. Either Bo or Jo staff may be used in the long staff competition. In short stick, contestants may use one or two Escrima, or one Escrima in combination with another weapon or shield. Contestants will be judged on the difficulty of the techniques and the overall presentation.

  1. Long Staff
  2. Short Stick

Divisions may be split or combined depending on the number of participants to result in no more than 4 and no less than 2 contestants in each division. In the case of 4 contestants in a division, 2 bronze medals will be awarded.

Two Great Options for Women (TRU)

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We’ve just decided on our TRU offerings for the fall and want you to join us! This unique self-defense system was designed by Master Trina Pellegrini and is taught to women BY women. Come let our Academy teachers show you how to be more aware of your surroundings and want to do if you feel threatened! We’ve got two great options available for you!

TRU Women’s Empowerment and Personal Protection Two-Hour Seminar
Sunday, September 24 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Registration:  $40 until September 15, $50 after September 15
Sign-up online or call (515) 314-0298.

If you’re not sure about this program, this is the place to start! Come learn about situational awareness, living in yellow and basic self-defense techniques. You’ll also see a preview of the more extensive training available in our six-week course.

Bonus:  If you attend this seminar and decide to sign-up for our six-week course, we’ll apply $40 of your registration fee toward your TRU enrollment!

TRU Women’s Empowerment and Personal Protection Six-Week Course
Sundays from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
October 8 – November 12 (plus a make-up class on November 19)

Registration:  $79 (discounts available to people who have attended the TRU seminar)
Sign-up online or call (515) 314-0298.

This is the full women’s personal protection curriculum designed by Master Trina Pellegrini. Our certified female instructors will help you learn how to be aware of your surroundings and give you tools to deal with situations where you may feel threatened. The six-week course covers everything from how to escape from someone who has grabbed you, tools to deal with common situations and how to defend yourself on the ground.  Since we’re together every week, you get the opportunity to practice your skills!

Once you’ve participated in the TRU course, you will join our alumni group and be invited to join current students at the end of their session, allowing you to make connections and continue to review skills you’ve learned. Past participants may also repeat the course for half-price.

These are our last TRU classes for 2017. Don’t miss this opportunity!

 

 

August Test Details

August test day will be here soon, so start planning today! Are you ready?  Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido students (schedule at the bottom) will test on Saturday, August 19th. Make-up tests will take place on Saturday, August 26th at 2:00 p.m. Additional fees apply for students taking the make-up test.

Tae Kwon Do Testing schedule for August 19th
(All times are approximate, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled test time to check-in and warm up.)

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.       Black Belt Candidates
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.     Yellow Belts
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.   White Belts
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.   Green Belts, Blue Belts, Junior Red Belts

Requirements for Tae Kwon Do Testing:

  • Required number of classes completed (refer to Student Guide for your belt level)
  • Full Uniform (pants, top and belt)
  • Red, Blue, White skill stripes earned and on your belt
  • Black stripe for tenets on your belt
  • Tae Kwon Do test application form and test fee (use full name and indicate current belt rank & size). Hapkido test applications are available at the test time.
  • Permission Slip (signed by parents, school teacher during the school year and a black belt)

For more information on what happens on test days or how to earn your skill stripes, visit our Test Information Page.

Hapkido Testing schedule for August 19th
(All times are approximate, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled test time to check-in and warm up.)

2:00 p.m.      White, Yellow, Orange and Green Belts
2:45 p.m.      Purple, Blue, Brown, Red Belts and Above

Requirements for Hapkido Testing:

  • Required number of classes completed (refer to Student Guide for your belt level)
  • Full Uniform (pants, shirt and belt)

Win a PS4 this summer!

We’re kicking off our summer referral program again and we want YOU to win a PS4! There are a lot of ways to earn tickets, but they all start with asking your friends to try out some time at The Academy of Martial Arts. They can do a trial with any of our programs and if they sign up for a six-month or twelve-month agreement, you’ll receive even more chances to win!

When you are inviting someone, make sure they know they can start out with a trial period and that we’re offering all new students the opportunity to train for HALF-PRICE all summer!

Here’s how you earn tickets…

If your friend does a one-week trial, you get one ticket.
If your friend does a six-week trial, you get three tickets.
If your friend signs-up for a six-month agreement, you get six tickets.
If your friend signs-up for a twelve-month agreement, you get twelve tickets.

More tickets means more chances to win! Start bringing in your friends today and don’t forget to mention day-time classes are available for the summer!

June Test Details

Test day is quickly approaching! Are you ready?  Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido students (schedule at the bottom) will test on Saturday June 17th. Make-up tests will take place on Saturday, June 24th at 2:00 p.m. Additional fees apply for students taking the make-up test.

Tae Kwon Do Testing schedule for June 17th
(All times are approximate, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled test time to check-in and warm up.)

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.      Black Belt Candidates
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.     Yellow Belts
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.     White Belts
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.     Green Belts
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.     Blue Belts and Junior Red Belts

Requirements for Testing:

  • Full Uniform (pants, top and belt)
  • Red, Blue, White skill stripes earned and on your belt
  • Black stripe for tenets on your belt
  • Tae Kwon Do test application form and test fee (use full name and indicate current belt rank & size). Hapkido test applications are available at the test time.
  • Permission Slip (signed by parents, school teacher during the school year and a black belt)

For more information on what happens on test days or how to earn your skill stripes, visit our Test Information Page.

Hapkido Testing schedule for June 17th
(All times are approximate, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled test time to check-in and warm up.)

2:00 p.m.      White, Yellow, Orange and Green Belts
2:45 p.m.      Purple, Blue, Brown Belts, Red Belts and Above

$17 OFF WOMEN’S SELF-DEFENSE

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We’ve just announced our next dates for the TRU Women’s Personal Protection classes and we’re offering a special discount of $17 for all 2017 graduates!

Classes will begin on Sunday, July 9th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. and continue each Sunday through August 6th. The last class is a make-up class for students who can’t make each week or who want to review material.

Learn more about our TRU classes today and sign up now!

Six-Week Women’s Personal Protection Classes

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In March, four women from The Academy spent the weekend with Master Trina Pellegrini, who trained them on how to teach her TRU system for women’s personal protection and empowerment. Now that we have these certified teachers, they want to share the program with other women!

The six-week course will start on Sunday, April 30th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at The Academy of Martial Arts. A seventh week will be available as a make-up class to those who miss a week. The cost is $79 per  person and is open to women 12 years and older. The curriculum is easy to learn and appropriate for women regardless of size, fitness level or strength. Sign-up now for this program or contact us to learn more!

Throughout the course, you’ll learn key components on how to stay safe and what to do if you are in a dangerous situation. All women should have some idea of how to avoid being a target and what to do to avoid being a victim!

We’re just starting this program in Ankeny and are excited to see so many women already interested in learning more!

Summer :: Special Schedule

With many families traveling during summer break, we’ve put together a special schedule for June, July, and August, which also includes opportunities for day-time classes. The schedule is for the main Academy location.

Also during this summer schedule you can wear your Academy t-shirt with your uniform bottoms and belt during regular classes. Special events require FULL uniform.

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Please contact Mr. Deaver with any questions about the Spring Break schedule.

Women’s Self-Defense Seminar :: April 22, 2017

TRU-Seminar_WP-event-photoMaster Trina Pellegrini is back to teach and demonstrate the easy-to-learn techniques that make up her TRU© system designed for women’s personal protection and empowerment. Her instruction will help prepare women to face modern everyday
dangers and attacks.

Let Trina Pellegrini empower you and the women in your life to fight back when confronted with violence or abuse and NOT become a victim.

This program is open to women only (ages 12 and up).
All fitness levels are welcome and no martial arts skills required.

FEES
$45  (Early Bird by March 31)
$55  (After March 31)

To register, contact Kevin Deaver at (515) 314-0298 or ankenymartialarts@gmail.com.

Download our poster and registration form to share with people!