December News 2.0 (testing and more)


Next week is testing week, so I wanted to go over a few reminders and updates:

  • As usual, testing will be held at our normal class times and everyone is welcome in class, even if they are not testing.
  • Any student who is testing should wear a full uniform to class (provided they have one, or have one that fits).  
  • Students who are doing virtual testing need to have their Poomse/Forms video ready for me to watch and grade by Wednesday the 16th please.  Remember, the easiest ways are to share them with me on your google drive (if you have one) or use Facebook messenger.  To share with me on Google drive, please use this email:
  • Next Saturday will be breaking day at the Parks & Rec.  You will need to schedule a time for yourself or your kids.  We’ll start at 10am, and each meeting should only last 5 to 10 minutes. Belts will be awarded then.  Both students and parents will of course need to wear a mask. (I will be wearing one as well.)
  • Testing fees will be due next week by the end of the week.  Regular belt testing = $15, Refresher testing (stars for bodans, stripes for black belts) = $10, Dan (black belt and black belt level testing) = $100 per dan.

If you have any questions about testing, please feel free to email, message, text, or call.  

Virtual Tuition Reminder

If you have not paid Decembers tuition, please remember to adjust it to the Virtual Fee, which is $50 a student.  This is for Parks&Rec students who have to train in Virtual Class until we are back to in person classes. The fee is the same for kids, teens, and adults.  DO NOT pay in addition to tuition payments made to the YMCA.  If you are a YMCA student or Parks&Rec (once we are back to classes), you get Virtual Classes at no extra charge.

Parks&Rec classes should be start again the week of January 11th, 2021.

Silly Hat Week

Students are welcome to wear winter holiday themed hats, or just silly winter hats, to class next week.  LOL I don’t think it will interfere with testing.  

Holiday Break

Just a reminder that there will be no classes, virtual or otherwise, from December 21st, 2020 to January 1st, 2021.  My wife and I hope you are all having a good holiday season despite all the craziness going on.  Please remember to stay safe and be thankful for what you still have and can do in our current situation.  Don’t forget to set some doable new years goals as well!