Masters & Black Belt Club

Black Belt ClubOur next Masters & Black Belt Club meeting will be held on Saturday, June 5th at 11:00 at Zachary Community Park. We will have a private pavilion reserved for our students. At this event, students will be tie dying special shirts for Masters & Black Belt Club members only. Students will be allowed to wear these shirts on T-Shirt Tuesday! In addition to our tie dye activity, we will also be BBQ. Students will need to provide their own beverages. Please be sure to send your student in something that you don’t mind if dye stains as the type of dye we will be using WILL STAIN CLOTHING AND SKIN! The park has a large playground area and a very nice splash pads so come in something that can also get wet. Don’t forget your sunscreen and a towel! This is going to be a lot of fun! A sign up sheet for shirt sizes will be posted at the do jang.  

Ince Karate Tournament

May be an image of 1 person and textThis is a great warm up Tournament for students attending Worlds. It’s also a great tournament for those students who are unable to attend World Championships or even a 1st time Tournament. If anyone has questions about this event, please see Kyo Sa Nim Kennedy.
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: Ince Karate
(8000 Research Forest Dr, Ste 165, The Woodlands, TX 77382)
Events:
3 Events – $45 (Form, Sparring, Breaking )
After April 30th, prices increase by $10)
•Weapons Event – $5
•Team Forms – $5/participant (max 3 members per team – Orange 1 stripe and higher only)
•Wood – $10/set (3 pieces per set)
Time:
(times are approximate)
9:00am – White – Orange Belt Competition
11:00am – Orange Belt 1 Stripe – Green Belt 2 Stripes Competition
1:00pm – Team Forms Competition
1:30pm – Red Belts & Higher Competition
Nearby Hotels:
Drury Inn & Suites (28099 I-45 North, The Woodlands, TX 77380)
La Quinta Inn & Suites (6930 FM 1488 Rd, Magnolia, TX 77354)
Registration Form:

Awards Night

awards nightOur next awards night will be held on Friday, May 14th at 6:00pm. Students should arrive in uniform and wear a shirt under their top. We will do a potluck Finger Food meal after awards. Each family should sign up to bring a Finger Food. Central Karate will provide a sandwich tray & waters.

All students are encouraged to turn in their 3rd 9 weeks Report Card. Students who have A Honor Roll, A/B Honor Roll, or Academic Improvement (improved a letter grade from 2nd 9 weeks) will be recognized. Please bring a copy of your report card to Kyo Sa Nim Kennedy. We have a copy machine at the do jang if anyone needs to make a copy. No texted or emailed report cards will be accepted. The last day to turn in report cards is Monday, May 10th.

World Championship Practices

20160225_191132Beginning in May, we will have practice for those students who are planning to attend the ITF World Championship in Orlando, Florida. While not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged for students to make as many of these classes as possible. We will help students progress with their forms, set up board breaks, practice sparring, and go over tournament etiquette. Classes will be held Saturday mornings unless otherwise noted on the calendar. Students should attend in full uniform.

16th World Championship

The International Tang Soo Do Federation™ World Championship is a four day experience that includes a Tournament, Seminars, Dan Promotion Tests, Recertification Tests and an Awards Dinner.  International Tang Soo Do Federation members throughout the world come together during this exciting time to gain more knowledge and practice authentic Tang Soo Do, both physically and mentally.    

16th World Championship

Renaissance Hotel Orlando

at SeaWorld

Orlando, FLORIDA

July 29th – August 1st, 2021

 

Hotel Room Reservation Information
Renaissance Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821 United States
In order to get the best rates from Renaissance (Marriott), rooms should be reserved directly through the ITF website using the link below.
ROOM RATES INCLUDE HOTEL FEES.
Please use the following link when booking your reservations
https://book.passkey.com/go/ITSDF2020
If you would like to book your reservations via phone, please call 407-351-5555 or 1800-266-9432.  Please mention the ITF 16th World Championship and the dates of the Championship when reserving your rooms to receive your special rate.  

For more information & a schedule of events, please visit the ITF website

Practice Videos

We are so excited to announce that practice VIDEOS have been uploaded to KICKSITE! Currently, there are videos for Hyung (forms) for all ranks, Hand and Foot Techniques for all ranks, and Children’s Il Soo Sik (One Steps) for White through Green Belts. More videos are currently being filmed and will be uploaded soon.

Every student should have a Kicksite account setup. In addition to the videos mentioned above, Kicksite also allows access to Terminology, Rank Requirement Documents, Billing Info, Payment Info, Attendance Checker, and more!

If you do not have a Kicksite account, need assistance logging in, or any other help with Kicksite, please reach out to us via REMIND Text.

I also want to make sure everyone is aware of our other forms of communication. Students, Parents, & Guardians are all encouraged to sign up to receive text through REMIND. Simply text @cklatsd to 81010

Please be sure you are following our website by entering your email in the box to the left as well as following us on Facebook & Instagram. In addition to our public Facebook Page, we have also set up a private page just for our current students. You can find it by searching for Central Karate Students Only on Facebook.

TANG SOO!

Uniform Requirements

Parents/ Guardians we have noticed a lot of dirty and stained uniforms lately. Please be sure to make sure uniforms are neat and free of stains at all times. Especially with COVID, uniforms should be washed after each class. New/ additional uniforms are always available at the do jang for purchase. Uniforms are only to be worn to and from class. Under no circumstances should students eat or drink in their uniforms (except water) 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. Students with dirty/stained uniforms WILL NOT be allowed to Pre-Test or Test.

ALL STUDENTS need to have the correct 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. Green, Red, & Black Belt students should have the appropriate colored trim on their tops. Black Belts, please be sure you have the correct Recertification patch on your uniform. It helps us know what requirements you should be working on. If you need to purchase patches, please see Kyo Sa Nim Kennedy.

STUDENTS WITHOUT CORRECT PATCHES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PRE TEST OR TEST!


Detailed Uniform Requirements Per Rank:

UNIFORMS SHOULD BE CLEAN, NEAT, AND FREE OF STAINS AT ALL TIMES!!

Young ladies are required to wear some type of clothing under their uniform at all times. A sports bra, SOLID COLORED athletic tank, or SOLID COLORED t-shirt is acceptable. If you can see the undershirt, tank, or sports bra, it must be WHITE or THE COLOR OF THE BELT. No logos or writing unless it’s a Central Karate shirt. Undershirt sleeves should not extend past the sleeve of the uniform and must be tucked in.

Young men may choose if they would like to wear something under their uniform. If you can see the undershirt it must be WHITE or THE COLOR OF THE BELT. No logos or writing unless it’s a Central Karate shirt. Undershirt sleeves should not extend past the sleeve of the uniform and must be tucked in.

Leggings/pants are not to be worn under the uniform.

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

Yellow Belts ,Orange Belts, and Cho Dan Bo 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. Yellow Belt students who have not received their Flag Patch should see Kyo Sa Nim Kennedy 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.

Black Belts are required to have the ITF patch & Flag patches on their uniforms at all times. Black Belt Students are also required to have their full uniform trimmed in Navy Blue (sleeves, lapel, and bottom of uniform). Ribbon is available at the do jang upon request. Black Belts are also required to have the correct colored Recertification Patch on their uniform. If you need additional Recertification Patches, please see Kyo Sa Nim Kennedy to purchase them.

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!