West Side Taekwondo

September 29, 2011

2011 Fall Announcements

Posted by Paul Lim @ 10:52 am

- Black Belt Only Seminar – Saturday October 22

- Double Black Stripe Only Seminar – Saturday November 12

- Bring a Friend / Parent / Sibling Day – Saturday, November 5

- New Sports Poomsae Class – starts on Saturday Oct 15

- West Side Taekwondo Warm Up Jackets

- Thanksgiving Weekend Closings – Wednesday Nov. 23 – Sunday November 27

- Next Promotion Test – Saturday December 3 and Tuesday December 6

- Upcoming Tournaments      

- Private Lessons


Black Belt Only Seminar – Basics, Basics, Basics

 After the overwhelming success of the first seminar, we will be holding the second of a series of Black Belt seminars on Saturday October 22nd, to be taught by the Masters of West Side Taekwondo.  With such a large Black Belt presence at our Dojang, we would like to continue to invest in guiding your training and journey towards your continual growth as Taekwondoists and pillars of our community. 

 Please consider these seminars to be mandatory and for your benefit, and make every effort to attend!   Please reply to Master Lim if you cannot attend.

 Please note the change in date to October 22. There is no fee to attend this seminar.


Double Black Stripe Only Seminar – Get Ready for your Black Belt Test!

 On Saturday November 12, from 3-5 pm West Side will conduct a pre-black belt seminar for all Double Black Stripes.  Attendance is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for all students who are on the cusp of taking the Black Belt test.  There is no fee to attend this seminar.


Bring a Friend / Parent / Sibling Day

Our always popular “Bring a Friend / Parent / Sibling Day” is back!  Bring a friend or family member and help us introduce them to a healthier, happier life!

Please bring your friends and family to West Side Taekwondo on Saturday, November 5th, 11.00 am, 11.45 am, and 12:30 p.m. and help us stretch, push and pull them into better and smarter shape! Give them a taste of what we do and why we do it. No uniforms required.



 Ms. Lisa Zhou will begin teaching a weekly Competition Poomsae Class at 2.30 pm on Saturdays.  First class kicks off on Saturday, October 15!

 Sports Poomsae competition is a great new way for everyone to compete locally, nationally, and even internationally.  Ms. Zhou, with expected guest appearances by National Teammates including Master Christina Park, will lead students through the new exacting standards of performing forms – who knows, you might be the next US National Team member!

 Please note that those attending this class must know their current Poomsae.  Class will be focused on perfecting the details of techniques, as executed under current World Taekwondo Federation guidelines, and as s special treat Ms. Zhou will be teaching in the new competition uniforms.  Master Pedro Espino’s popular Monday 7.30 pm Poomsae classes will continue as scheduled, as will the Wednesday 6.30 Poomsae class (led by Master Lim, Mr. Tabachnick and Mr. Clark.) 

 Sports Poomsae Class will be limited to Green Belts and above. 


Warm-up Jackets

 Due to the popular demand for the new warm up jackets, West Side Taekwondo will be taking one last order of the Adidas Tiro II jackets, the new ones you see the instructors wearing.  They come in men’s and women’s designs and adult and youth sizes, and the men’s style has black sleeves.  $100.00 includes your name in the front of the jacket and all the embroidery in the back and front. Please speak to Master Lim for what will surely make a great Holiday Gift.

 Deadline is Saturday October 15th, 2011.


Thanksgiving Weekend Closings

 We will be closed for Thanksgiving Weekend beginning Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, November 27.  We will reopen for class on Monday, November 28.


Next Promotion Test

 Please note the schedule for our next promotion tests and belt ceremonies:

Main Test:                        Saturday, Dec. 3, 11:00 am                          NO CLASSES all day.

Make-up Test:                 Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:30 pm                             NO EVENING CLASS.

Belt Ceremony:               Tuesday, Dec. 13, 6:30 pm                           NO EVENING CLASS.  

 Individual makeup tests can also be scheduled.  Please contact Master Lim at younslim@aol.com.


Upcoming Tournaments

 For those of you interested in competition, Team West Side attends local tournaments on a regular basis.  If interested, please contact Team West Side Tournament Coordinator Master Paul Lim at younslim@aol.com.   For those of you who aren’t familiar with tournaments, here is a little primer on what to expect, and what is expected of you as a competitor or a parent: WST Tournament Handbook.doc.

 Our next tournament will be Champion’s Open on Saturday November 5th at Queens College. Please contact Master Lim for more information.

 Following that:

 Northeast Technical Championships (poomsae tournament)
The Northeast Technical Championships will take place on Saturday, November 19th, in Coventry, CT.  Hosted by Grand Master David Turgeon (5-time US National Poomsae Team Member), the event promises to be a great experience for all students interested in sport poomsae (forms) competition.  There will be both color belt and black belt divisions, separated by age, so everyone from children to those who thought they were past competition age are welcome to participate!  Unlike other tournaments, all competitors will have the chance to perform 2 poomsae instead of just 1, meaning you’ll have more mat time to gain experience.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask Ms. Lisa Zhou in person or at lisa.linwen@gmail.com.  Registration is $45 and closes November 17; more information can be found at https://ctcdk.com/ntc.html.  If you are interested in participating, please also inform Ms. Zhou or Master Lim so they can coordinate coaches and rides.


Private Lessons

 Private lessons are a great way to brush up for the promotion test, and are available subject to instructors’ availability. Please contact Master Lim if you’re interested.

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