Who’s ready for the biggest event of 2023? The International Tang Soo Do Federation is hosting the 2023 ITF World Championships in Washington, DC! Join your Tang Soo Do brothers and sisters from all over the WORLD for a weekend of Tang Soo Do training, seminars, and World Tournament. More info is coming soon. Mark your calendars for July 27-30th. We hope to see you there.
Saturday, March 25th (10:00-11:30) – 1225 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Central Karate students are invited to join our Tang Soo Do brothers and sisters from PTSDA Karate in Pensacola, Florida for a day of sun, sand, and Tang Soo Do. PTSDA host a bi-yearly Beach Training Day where students of all ranks can come together for a fun day of karate right on the beach! Students should wear their uniform with their swim suits underneath. Prepare to work hard while getting wet & sandy! Sunglasses are encouraged as students will be in the sand for most of the class. After class, enjoy the rest of your day with family and friends on beautiful Pensacola Beach! For more info, see Sa Bom Nim Maus. There is no registration for this event, just show up!
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.
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 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 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 may be worn under the uniform, but are not to exceed the length of the white uniform pants.
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 SBN Maus 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 SBN Maus 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.
As some of you are aware, Central Karate has a strict jewlry policy. Not 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.
The only exception is a small pair of stud earrings and wedding rings/bands for those adult students whom are married. Fitness watches may be worn, but must be removed during Self-Defense (Ho Sin Sul).