December News 2020 1.0

December Testing 2020

Testing is fast approaching, so lets go over what our December testing will look like.  First off, testing week is the week of December 14th and will last all week.  For most of the students, testing will be a virtual test, with breaking being that Saturday by appointment.  For YMCA students, testing will be held in class and possibly starting December 9th so that we can get some of the basics done.  Terminology & Knowledge testing will be done in class, and the normal way for YMCA students.  

Virtual testing students who do poomse/forms, should send me video of them performing their forms.  Students should pick three forms with the third form being their highest ranking form (even if it’s not complete).  Students who only know one or two forms, should just send video of those forms.  Bodan and black belt students should send me video of ALL of their forms this time around.  The easiest way to do this, is for everyone to upload them to a google drive and then share them me (  You can also send the via Facebook messenger.  Self-defense will be done in class, so there is not need to record those unless you want to demonstrate with a partner.  It is also possible to set up private virtual meetings with me to grade the forms then (you just need to make sure you have a good amount of space). 

But before any of this happens, students under the age of 18 need their parents permission to test.  Normally this is done with our stripe sheets, but an email or message will work just fine.  Please be sure to include the CURRENT rank of the student and the size of their belt.  Bodan and black belt students testing for a refresher do not need to include a belt size.  Students testing for black belt, should also include their full name for belt embroidery.  I need parents/guardian permission by the end of this week, December 4th.

As a reminder, our testing fee’s are listed below:

  • Regular Belt Testing = $15
  • Refresher / Star Testing = $10
  • Black Belt Testing = $100 per dahn.  (A new black belt uniform with free embroidery can be added for an additional $50.)

Reminder!No In Person Classes at the Parks & Rec. Until January 11th 2021.
Classes will be held at the normal times via Zoom.  Please use our main website for links.

Virtual Tuition

This is reminder for all Parks & Recreation students who have to do virtual only training due to the P&R pausing classes until January.  Please adjust your tuition to $50 a student for the month of December. This is the same fee for kids, teens, and adults.  For those of you would have already paid for December at the in person rate, please adjust January’s tuition to make up for paying a little extra for December.

Also, if you are taking classes in person, your tuition includes virtual classes, so there is no need to pay extra.

Holiday Break

Our holiday break will be from December 21st to January 1st, 2021.  I hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday season, and of course a great New Year!