Grading invitations have been sent (except for NSG - will do that Thursday. Mosman/Beacon Hill please ask Master Steve)
If you think we've missed you please let me know.
Class changes 11-13 Dec
Due to Grading there are changes to classes/class times at the Chatswood Dojang between 11th Dec and 13 Dec.
Please check the booking site and continue to ensure you've booked in.
The second shutdown highlighted our need to create a better cash reserve however we are only making a $2.50/week change to the 1-2 classes per week plans. All other training fee prices will be staying the same.
The change will be implemented in 2 stages.
1. New students enrolling on or after 20 Dec 2021 new pricing is in effect immediately
2. Existing students who have enrolled before 20 Dec 2021 new pricing is in effect from 2nd April
NSG/NSB stays at $150/term
Under 18 3+ classes per week stays at $55/fortnight
Over 18 3+ classes per week stays at $60/fortnight
Family pass 3+ class add on stays at $10/student who trains 3+ times
Private class stays at $80/50mins
Fundamentals (4-6 yo) 30min class stays at $65/5 classes
The last grading sessions for the year will be held 11-13 December
Please note there will be some cancellations of Chatswood classes due to the grading.
We have spent the last 2 weeks assessing the students and only some students will be invited to grade.
You will receive an email on Monday if you have been invited.
If you don't receive an invitation and think you should please let us know.
Due to the short time period between the last grading and coming out of lock down, some/most people will need more time before they can do the test.
Last training 19 Dec
We will resume from 8th January (Saturday) - let's hope covid doesn't get out of control in 2022.
We will start the holiday program from the 11th January (Tuesday)
1) Taekwondo Intensive for primary school students with and without experience in TKD (9.30am - 3pm or 1pm-3pm options)
2) Art + Taekwondo collaboration with The Art Factory for school aged kids with/without taekwondo experience
3) Taekwondo Intensive for high school students and older with and without experience in TKD (9.30am - 3pm)
The 9.30am - 3pm sessions will include
Book at https://events.humanitix.com/januaryatchungdo2022
With the increasing difficulty of finding park spaces to train at, it's good to be able to confirm that NSG, Lindfield, Manly and Mosman are moving indoors.
NSG - 9th November (Tuesday) back online as year 7-10 are doing online classes thanks to the HSC
Mondays - at NSG
Tuesdays from 16th are also going to be back at the NSG Gym (there might be some impacts due to the HSC)
Lindfield - back at Lindfield Public School from Saturday 13th November
10am - Green tip and above
11am - Beginners, white and yellow belt
Manly - will be at 54 Raglan Street (St Andrew's Presbyterian church hall) from Monday 8th November
4:00 - 5.30pm Mondays
Mosman - back at Mosman Art Gallery from 11 November
End of Year stuff
The last training for 2021 will be Sunday 19th December, classes will resume at Chatswood Dojang on Monday 10th January.
Some people have already let us know they're going away early. If this is you too, please let us know.
Other locations will restart in line with the school term (around 29th Jan)
There will be a grading around 11/12th December - Chatswood students, we will hand out grading invitations this time.
Holiday program will be out this week
Entries close for the Nationals on Monday 11 October
Please see the file for comp details, where to enter, which club name to pick etc
Please note if you entered the State comp in April you have an your Australian Taekwondo number, unfortunately the web page I set up with the numbers crashed and AT is updating the website so I can't access the numbers/get new ones for period who don't have one... But let me know and we'll find a way.
11 October interim timetable
It has taken a while and a number of calls/emails to confirm what we are allowed to do next week but we are finally able to confirm our timetable for 11 October (until the next time the rules change...)
Apologies for the delay in publishing the reopening timetable.
We can confirm classes will resume in the dojang for fully vaccinated students.
However, there are big question marks for kids (who cannot be vaccinated)
Below is a summary of the information on the NSW Government website.
The new Premier mentioned there were issues with the reopening roadmap that was a key focus.
We are hoping that we get some clarification in the next few days.
A quick update. We are currently working on the timetable from 11 October on wards, this is the expected date that restrictions will be eased.
We will do this in 3 stages
From 11th October, 30 min one on one reviews will only be available for students who remain 100% online
More details (and timetable) will come in the next few days
Grading bookings are now set up.
There are 3 options this time
Book grading at Book Grading and Events
Small Group Park classes
Online Poomsae Comps
There are a few online comps around. Selina, Isaac and I just entered one this week.
If you'd like to do an online poomsae comp (basically you record the poomsae and submit) let me know and I'll keep you in the loop.
Australian Nationals (poomsae) is scheduled to be an online comp in November
Coming out of lockdown
Two clear issues we are thinking hard about:
So far there are 2 stages for coming out of lockdown.
13 September - outdoor gatherings of up to 5 vaccinated people (16yo+) are allowed
Undisclosed date - when the state hits 70% double dose for 16yo+
We hope everyone is going well and keeping active
There's so much tantalising talk of restrictions ending but let's keep in mind "70% double dose" vaccination is on track for end of October so there are still a couple of months ahead. And even then who knows.
One glimmer is "5 vaccinated people can gather outdoors" from September 19 - we will see how this translates to kids who are too young to be vaccinated. We'll update once we know.
New outdoor locations
Thanks to the people who replied to the last email letting me know they're outside the 5km zone.
I called Service NSW last week and confirmed that we can travel to teach one on one classes (except of LGAs of concern).
As a result we have added a number of locations for our private classes and one on one reviews.
Available locations for private classes/one on one reviews
Book via the portal:
Belt pick up
If you would like to collect your belts, we can arrange contactless pick up from the dojang.
If you live too far from the dojang please let me know and we will post them to you
Certificates will be ready soon and we'll do similar
Top 10 scores
Congratulations to the people below for their hard work!
6. Roelene, Fuschia
7. Christine Jiwon
8. Kyoung Lim, Andrew, Sergio, Emily (NSG)
10. Alex (Elly's brother)
Great job to everyone continuing training, we hope you're feeling the benefits! Also great to see some family members getting involved too :) We have added a 7.30pm Tuesday night class too for people who can't make the 6pm classes.
As hinted in the title of the previous post we expected lockdown to extend and it has.
Currently it is set to July 30, we are currently planning it'll be until end of August.
1) Some people will want to suspend memberships (please use the link emailed to you)
2) If you can't live without TKD and want resume training from home contact us and we can end the suspension
3) More people will want to do 1 on 1 private classes in the park (contact us to arrange)
4) For members continuing, we are bringing back free one on one review sessions to help you improve even more during lockdown! (Watch the member portal next week for time slots once we've figured out how to implement this...)
Coming out of lockdown (whenever that is) some expectations from last time:
1) Smaller class capacity