Grading dates are set between 17 September and 22nd September.
There are different times for white belt, colour belts and black belts
Please see times and book your spot here
Grading requirements below:
Like most exams, if you're well prepared it'll be easy/not too hard
Next grading will be in early December so if you just joined or if you're not ready yet it's ok, the next opportunity is not far away.
Heads up - from December we will include Korean terminology
Lunch time Mindset & Careers Talks
We've put together the careers talks as hinted in our last update.
For those who missed it, aside from running Chung Do Taekwondo, Master ZiChuan has also worked in the talent acquisition (recruitment) space for the last 15 years.
In this series we're going to cover:
- 11th September Mindset with special guest Michael Magee
- 18th September Career transitions (incl. transition from study to work)
- 25th September Resume writing
These will be free but registration is required.
To register to attend or to receive the recording later go to:
I'm very excited to be able to invite Michael Magee to the first talk.
Michael (3rd Dan, previous Aust. representative) and I were both coaches for University of Technology Sydney Taekwondo.
Michael is a qualified psychologist who has worked for the NSW Institute of Sport supporting potential Olympic and Paralympic athletes. He currently is a psychologist for the Indigo Project and Player Development Manager for the NSW Waratahs.
During this chat I'll be asking Michael some questions about dealing with delays due to Covid19 (e.g. delayed exams, job opportunities, generally everything), staying on target and avoiding burnout in a time where everything is up in the air.
It'll be a very informative chat and I'm very grateful that Michael has agreed to share some of his experience with us.
NSG move to Chatswood dojang (and related changes)
Firstly a big thank you to the 30ish students and their parents for helping us to achieve this.
Due to NSW Dept. Education changes the NSG gym became unavailable so we had to organise relocating everyone with less than a week's notice.
As a result the NSG team are training at the dojang on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.
On Tuesdays we have had to make some changes to the existing 4pm white belt class.
A 4pm class still exists but only for students who cannot make any other day.
A 5pm white belt class has been added on Tuesdays.
The 5.30pm yellow belt (both online and in person) class has moved to 5.45pm
New lunch time adults and seniors/low impact classes!
We had added 2 new classes on Thursday
11am - Seniors/low impact Taekwondo
12noon - Adults taekwondo
Check out the Willoughby Council promo video for the Emerge Festival featuring us :)
We hope you managed to stay dry and warm over the weekend.
A reminder that we are an ActiveKids provider so if you'd like to use the vouchers to cover part of the training fees please email them over. For those on Direct Debit we need to make the required adjustments manually.
Some changes to the timetable come into effect this week.
You'll can see the new timetable in the booking system and at the bottom of this update.
We have made changes to some class timings to try to spread out students across our more popular times.
We have also introduced some new classes
As a 15 year veteran of the recruitment industry I'm planning to share some tips based along with a couple of special guests. Keep an eye open out for more details in the next few days.
Very eventful couple of weeks on the Covid19 front for all the wrong reasons.
From our chats with contacts in Melbourne this second shutdown is not only more severe from a practical point of view it's also more severe from a psychological point of view.
Our thoughts go out to Victoria and all the people and businesses affected by Covid19 and the second shutdown.
Sydney has been teetering on a knife's edge for the last couple of weeks and as the Premier says we will be on this knife edge for a few more weeks.
We are committed to our CovidSafe plan, socially distant training program and encourage everyone to remain vigilant, train online if they are sick and also go to get tested at the first sign of symptoms. Better to get the all clear quickly than to make the health department undertake a massive contact tracing exercise.
New Timetable (click image to view online)