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BELT TESTING, NEW BOOT CAMPS, CLOSED VETERAN'S DAY WEEKEND
Nov. 3, 2016
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Greetings WOW Families,

A few important updates:

1. No classes tomorrow, November 4th. We have Little Warrior and color belt testing from 4pm until closing. See below for details.

2. This Saturday's black belt testing is postponed so all regularly scheduled classes are ON for November 5th.

3. BRAND NEW BOOT CAMPS begin next Monday, November 7th.

4. We will be closed November 11th and 12th to observe Veteran's Day Weekend.

We hope that everyone has enjoyed this week's SELF DEFENSE curriculum. We have been focusing on selective tension and the importance of mindful breathing.

BOOT CAMPS ON MONDAY AT 11AM

Monday July 3rd

BRAND NEW CURRICULUM

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BELT TESTING

Friday June 9th

OUR NEXT TESTING IS JUNE 9TH. PLEASE BE PREPARED.

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TESTING TIPS AND INFORMATION

Scheduled Exams

Once a student has earned all of the required stripes, the instructor will issue an Examination Form. Colored belt examinations are conducted on a monthly basis. Little Warriors examinations are also conducted once a month and are always on a Saturday morning. This is a special day. Students are encouraged to bring friends and family members to watch their exam and take pictures and/or videos. Lower rank belts are encouraged to attend the color belt exam to learn what is expected of them in the future. And all students are encouraged to attend belt exams to show support for their Taekwondo family members.

Exam Registration

Students must submit a completed Examination Form at least two days before the exam date. When completing your application, make sure to include your belt size and current belt rank. All Examination Forms and testing fees should be handed in no later than the Thursday prior to testing.

Before Exam Day

Shortly before your exam, invite your family and friends. Ask them to bring cameras and camcorders, and let them know they can cheer you on as much and as long as they want. Find people and review your exam requirements with them. Other students, especially Black Belts and class leaders, are always happy to help you prepare.

On Exam Day

Please don’t get too nervous. Exam times are actually fun! Arrive no later than 15 minutes before the exam time. You can use the time to warm up and stretch and ask any last-minute questions. Wear a full uniform, including a full set of patches. Uniforms should be cleaned and neatly pressed. Bring your safety gear. This is required for all belt levels except White Belts testing for High White. Students who do not have their safety gear will be asked to test at another time. Just before the exam, everyone being tested lines up just as they would in a regular class. An instructor leads a warm-up, and the exam begins.

Belt Testing

Exams are an important part of your Taekwondo training at W.O.W. Exams give you an opportunity to show your instructors, fellow students and families that you understand and can competently demonstrate the techniques and knowledge listed in the curriculum for your current rank. Exams are not meant to be easy, but remember that you are invited to test only after your instructor believes you are ready. It is a good idea to think of each exam as a challenge to be enjoyed, rather than an ordeal to be endured. The atmosphere at an exam is energetic and supportive. Remember that our mission is to help you succeed. The following prerequisites apply to color belt exams: Attend a minimum of 24 classes during a three month period.* Earn four stripes Receive your instructor’s approval. *High Red Belts must attend a minimum of 32 classes during a four month period.

Helpful Tips For Testing

- Make sure you get a good night’s sleep - Eat a hearty breakfast - Hydrate - Bring friends and family for support - Make sure your uniform (dobok) is clean - Bring sparring gear (if applicable) - Be on time - Prepare to do your best and be loud

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THANK YOU

MASTER JONATHAN FLEMING

OWNER

Founder of WOW Taekwondo, Jonathan Fleming

MARELET VAN DEN BERG FLEMING

OWNER

Owner of WOW Taekwondo

MAMA FLEMING

DIRECTOR

Director of the After School Program