Help make the school shine bright, Teens get a night of fun for themselves and their friends, and more chances to compete
Spring Clean (Saturday 4/23 starting at 1:00): Please help us Spring Clean the dojang. Dusting, wiping, washing, and food drink for the helpers! Volunteers greatly appreciated. We will provide cleaning materials but if someone has another 10' ladder it will greatly help.
Teens (Saturday 5/14, 4:00-6:00pm): Join us on Saturday May 14 from 4-6pm for Taekwon-do, pizza and fun! Bring a friend from outside Taekwon-do if you want, or come and join your friends already here! Wear your regular clothes and bring your uniform, if your friend has not done Taekwon-do before he or she can take a class with you, they should just bring something to move around in. There is no charge for this special event but please RSVP so we know how much pizza to order.
On Saturday, June 11 all students are invited to participate in a team battle of Master Meany versus Master Giletti. Whose team will you be on? Stay tuned for details ...
AAU New Jersey District Championship
Rider University, Lawrenceville Township, NJ
Hosted by Master Ballon of FastKix Taekwondo
Olympic sparring, point sparring, and patterns
Register online at www.tourneyreg.net. Competitors will need AAU certification from aautaekwondo.org. Registration deadline for this event is 4/22.
This competition does not include breaking but these schools do our kind of patterns. Black belts interested in coaching will need AAU coach's certification.
11th Annual Metro Open Taekwondo Championship
SMG Sportsplex, Metuchen, NJ
Hosted by Master Mohamed Elshikh of International Martial Arts
Olympic sparring, board breaking, and patterns
Registration at http://www.katkda.com/tournament.php scroll down to the Metro Open.
We attended this competition last June and the facility is spacious and airy with capacity for many more people than were there. Master Elsheikh attended our competition in April 2015.
Somerset County Open
Branchburg Sports Complex, Branchburg, NJ
Hosted by Somerville Martial Arts Academy
Point sparring and patterns
Pre-registration deadline 5/18
See Master Meany for registration information.
This is a new competition for us and while this competition does not include breaking this school does our kind of patterns. It is probably the smallest of the three listed here.
Calendar events are subject to change.
March 28: Promotion Test --CANCELLED
April 19 & 26: Competition Training (10:30 am - Noon)
May 2: Competition Training (10:30 am - Noon)
May 9: Promotion Test (study sheets)
May 10: Competition Training (10:30 am - Noon)
May 16: The 2020 US Masters Invitational Taekwon-do Championship
May 25: School closed for Memorial Day
June 20: Promotion Test (study sheets)
June 22: Summer deferment deadline
June 26 & 27: UTA Grand Nationals
June 28: Summer schedule starts
July 4: School closed for Independence Day
July 6-10: Mighty Lions Camp
July 13-17: Young Adults Camp
July 20-24: Juniors Camp #1
July 31- August 2: TKDI Boot Camp
August 8: Promotion Test (study sheets)
August 10-14: Juniors Camp #2
August 17-21: Juniors Camp #3
September 7: School closed for Labor Day
September 8: Regular schedule resumes
September 26: TKDI Invitational Tournament, Asheville, NC
October 10: Promotion Test (study sheets)
October 12: School closed for Indigenous Peoples Day / Columbus Day
November 7: TKDI Instructors Seminar
November 25-28: School closed for Thanksgiving
December 5: The Founders Classic Tournament
December 12: Promotion Test (study sheets) & Holiday Party
December 23 - January 1, 2021: School closed for winter holidays
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