Buddy Week!

The week of November 9-12 will be our Buddy Week. Students who attend this week should bring a buddy with them to class. No buddies younger than 5, please! Parents, you are always encouraged to be your child’s buddy! We have broken up Buddy Week into age groups so that students can train with others who are their age and rank. Students MUST BRING A BUDDY to participate! We have fun activities planned for each night. Don’t miss it!

  • Monday 11/9: Students Ages 5-7
  • Tuesday 11/10: Students Ages 8-10
  • Wednesday 11/11: Students Ages 11-13
  • Thursday 11/12: Students Ages 14 & up

Outdoor Class

Our next outdoor class will be held on Monday, November 2nd from 6:00-6:45 for ALL RANKS! Students should come dressed in TENNIS SHOES, bottoms, belt, and either a Central Karate t-shirt, a solid colored shirt, or their karate top.

Students who do not come in tennis shoes will not be allowed to participate for safety reasons. All students should bring a water bottle.

Costume Days

During the month of October, we will have several “Costume Days” for our students & instructors! Students may wear a costume of their choosing to class. We ask that costumes remain appropriate. When in doubt, don’t wear it! Those students who do not wish to dress up, may instead, wear a Central Karate t-shirt along with their bottoms and belt. We hope to see some awesome costumes!

Costume Days:

  • October 5 & 6
  • October 14 & 15
  • October 21 & 22

Regarding Do Boks (uniforms)

Uniform Requirements


A quick reminder regarding uniforms (do boks). We have noticed a lot of dirty and stained uniforms lately. Please be sure to make sure uniforms are neat and free of stains. New uniforms are always available at the do jang for purchase. Uniforms are only to be worn to and from class. ITF etiquette calls for only the pants to be worn to and from class and the top and belt put on upon entering the school. As a reminder, we have a changing room that students may use as needed. ALL STUDENTS need to get their patches on their uniforms ASAP. Remember they are not iron on. With the exception of White Belts, every student should have an ITF patch as well as the Flag patch on their uniform at all times. If you need to purchase patches, please see Mrs. Lauren. STUDENTS WITHOUT PATCHES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PRE TEST OR TEST!


White Belt Students will not have any patches on their uniforms.

Yellow & Orange Belt Students are required to have the red ITF patch on the front left of their uniform and the Flag patch on the right sleeve at all times. Please make an effort to get these patches sewn on ASAP.

Green & Red Belt Students are required to have the ITF patch & Flag patches on their uniforms at times. Green & Red Belt Students are also required to have lapel trim on their uniforms. Ribbon is available at the do jang upon request.

If anyone needs to purchase patches, they are available in the office for $10 per patch. These uniform requirements are set by the International Tang Soo Do Federation.

Tang Soo!

Jewelry Policy

no jewelryTang Soo Parents and Students,

As some of you are aware, the jewelry situation has gotten out of hand here at the do jang. No only is it causing a distraction to students, it is also unsafe for students to wear jewelry during class and it can potentially be unsafe if they are working with a partner.

Effective 6/6/16, we will have a strict NO JEWELRY policy in class. The only exceptions will be a small pair of stud earrings and wedding rings/bands for those adult students whom are married.

We appreciate your understanding and compliance with this new rule.


Central Karate Louisiana