Sunset Newsletter - February 2018

Upcoming Events

 

  • Next Black Belt Testing: February 24th in Oswego

  • Next Color Belt Testing: April 14th, 2018 @10am

  • Mr. Scott will be testing for his Master's Degree this February 24th. Wish him luck when you see him. 

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Rosie's Kid Corner

Controlling Anger

Anger is something that everyone goes through. Sometimes it can be hard to calm down when we are very angry. Try these steps out to calm yourself when you feel upset. 

1. Stop

Breathe, and practice a relaxing excercise. Fill your lungs and slowly release your breath. Feel your whole body start fully rigid, and then allow your whole body to slowly loosen and relax

2. Think

Think before you speak. What is making you angry? How can you fix it? 

3. Explain

If someone has made you angry, explain to them why that makes you angry and see if you can talk it out calmly.

 

Now share with us a story about how Rosie Roundhouse can deal with her anger. You can share a story, or a picture, or even a comic. Please submit to Mrs. Scott in the dojang. 

 
 

Thoughts of a Martial Artist

A thought from Mr. Babcock...

I would like to share my thoughts about the art of Tae Kwon Do. 

When I first started, I thought Tae kwon Do was something just to defend myself but over the years and through earning my black belt, I found myself at a place that respect and honor are held in the utmost importance. A place that I can bring my strengths ans share with my classmates. A place that helps me with my weaknesses. I find myself enjoying the pleasure of being an instructor, and sharing my knowledge with color belts moving up the ranks. 

I never thought that Tae Kwon Do was what I've been missing in my drive of an accomplishment in my life. 

Thank you Sunset for putting your time in me and making me the man I am today. 


Black Belt Club

Black Belt Club is our program to help our youth (Blue belt & up) become actively involved in their community, and to develop their skills in leadership.

Meetings will be held once a week on Fridays before family class.

Our Staff will keep track of Community Hours put forth by our students, that can be later used for resumes and job applications. 

Character Stripe Program: Due Date: 4/13/18

Every Month our youth students will be required to hand in their packets to earn a stripe on their belt. All youth students are required to have three stripes on their belt prior to the upcoming test to be eligible for testing. Please print copies of the packet here.  


All Events in our school are published to our website. Follow us on Facebook to get notifications of upcoming closings, or in school events. Our school participates in annual tournaments, quarterly belt testings, community outreach projects, in dojang special events, and more... Stay tuned to see the future happenings. 


Fun Fact: Today, over 70 million people in 188 countries practice Taekwondo. 4 million of them are black belts.


Are you interested in writing an article for our Sunset Blog? Have something that you feel strongly about in Tae Kwon Do. Share it with us. Kids can submit to Rosie's Corner.

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