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July 2024

July Newsletter 2024 Posted on 06-29-2024

Hello students and parents! Summer season is now almost half over! Summertime is when we see a downtick in attendance as people go on vacations or take on more family activities while school is out of session. As you practice at home, inspect your goals and review your progress daily. Extra curricular activities can sometimes be hard to keep up with if you don't have a routine to support learning, retention, and performance.

The following are some important dates to remember. Each announcement is tagged with a program to help our members know which items are most important to them. Don't forget to check our Class Schedule as well as the whiteboards in the school for class plans, announcements, and schedules.

Encourage your student(s) to know dates important to them so they are able to set goals appropriate to their progress.

  • July #kigong Chisholm classes with Mrs. Wickstrom will continue via Zoom Tuesdays and Saturdays at 9:00am. Contact her for the Zoom invite.
  • July #kigong Virginia classes with Mrs. Ekmark is currently out of session. Contact her for more information.
  • July #kigong Palo classes with Mr. Wilkes will continue at the Loon Lake Community Center on Thursdays at 10:00am. Contact him for more information.
  • Jul 1 #tangsoo #haidong Intent to Test Opens - students that want to test for their next color belt must submit an intent to test form. Testing fees are collected at time of submission. Registration for testing does not guarantee a passing result.
  • July 4 #tangsoo #haidong No classes at RMA in observance of Independence Day
  • Jul 11-13 #tangsoo #tigers 2024 World Tang Soo Do Association World Championship event will be held in Greensboro, NC once again. 
  • Jun 18 #tangsoo Sparring rings. Class starts at 4:30p and will last until approximately 6:15p. Informal format - come and go as you need.
  • Jul 17 #tangsoo Sparring rings. Class starts at 4:30p and will last until approximately 6:15p. Informal format - come and go as you need.
  • Jul 25 #tangsoo #haidong Intent to Test Due - No late submissions will be accepted for test registration.
  • Aug 14 #tangsoo Final Season Sparring - Class starts at 4:30p and will last until approximately 6:15p. Informal format - come and go as you need.
  • Aug 15 & 16 #tigers Tiny Tiger Testing
  • Aug 19 #tangsoo Color Belt Curriculum Testing
  • Aug 21 #tigers #tangsoo TSD & Tiny Tiger Promotions. Promotions start at 4:30p and generally last about an hour. Students that passed exam will be awarded belts and all students present will have an opportunity to do board breaking.
  • Aug 21 #haidong HG color belt testing.
  • Aug 17-18 #haidong Master Jenko's Tempered Minds Sword Seminar is happening in Pittsburgh once again this year!
  • Sep 20-22 #haidong Master Parnell will be with us for a fall seminar in Mendota Heights at The Gym. Black belt testing and training sessions will be happening. More information will be given as it becomes available.

If you have not downloaded the Spark Member app, please do so. Important announcements will be sent through the app and email. Students are able to check into classes from the app upon arrival, and memberships and payments can be managed directly there. In addition, students should be able to access curriculum items (doucments and videos) in the app. If you have questions or are having trouble getting logged in or cannot access things you believe you should, check with Mr. Koivisto.

Do you like what we do? Are we providing a positive experience? Do you have questions, suggestions, or would like to offer help? If so, let us know! Contact us with your feedback. Criticism is just as important as praise as it helps us evaluate everything that we do. or Contact an instructor. You can even evaluate specific classes by using the Spark Member app!