In-person Black Belt Class Saturdays at Pathways. 7:30 am.
Vaccinated people only at this time.
Wintrust Taekwon-Do Class
contact Mr. Ernsteen for information
1535 NE 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
Saturday, April 2 – Tuesday, June 7, 2022
TUESDAYS 6:00 – 7:00 PM: white belt – green stripe
7:00 – 8:00 PM: green belt and above, adults, teens
SATURDAYS* 12 – 1 PM: white belt – green stripe
1 – 2 PM: green belt and above, adults, teens
Fee information: Fees are $100 for the first family member, $50 for each additional family member or friend. This includes ALL STUDENTS, including parents and caregivers. This fee covers any and all classes. We offer a sliding scale and full scholarships; please ask if you need one. Uniforms are available for purchase. • Sessions run by the season, winter, spring, summer, fall. • If you have already filled out and returned a registration form, all you need to do is pay fees, which are payable by PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by check. If you can’t/don’t pay on time, it’s ok; just have your kid come to class and give us a target date. • If your child is signing up with a sibling or a friend, you can take advantage of the 2 for 1 1/2 deal (or as many as you want). PAYPAL: email@example.com (please send “as friend” so that we can avoid paying fees). …or you can mail a check; let us know and we will give you the address. …or you can give us a check/cash at class. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
TEST RESULTS (SAMPLE ONLY)
January 1, 2021 test held in Portland OR.
Student 1 III-D
Student 2 Retest
Student 3 1-R
Both “R” (Recommended) and “D” (Decided) test grades indicate that the student has demonstrated the acquisition of a sufficient level of skill to be ready to move to the next level of training. “D” is a further indication that the performance was judged to be exemplary in all categories. Recipients of both these grades will receive UTF certificates and UTF black belts. Students moving from colored belts to Black Belt ranking should add a black ribbon around the lower edges of their uniform jackets to indicate this preparedness. Congratulations to them.
The “C” test grade means “Conditional”, and indicates that a particular area of the student’s skill needs to be improved before he or she is ready to move to the next level of training. The student will have six months to further develop the necessary skills and will be reviewed at the next Black Belt Test. An unlettered black belt will be worn in the interim, but in the case of First Degree testing the student is not to add the ribbon to the uniform jacket yet. If performance is judged sufficient at the next test, a certificate with the original test date will be issued along with a UTF black belt, and the student is required to add the black ribbon around the lower edges of the uniform jacket. If sufficient improvement is not displayed, the student can be dropped back to black-stripe ranking, or given another six-month Conditional period. The judges have given them an opportunity; it is up to them to finish the step.
A “Retest” means that performance in one, or more, areas of the test was judged not to be sufficiently proficient for the level being tested for. The area, or areas, can be performed again at the next scheduled Black Belt Test, until which the student will wear the belt they wore coming into the test. If the student demonstrates sufficient skills at this next test a UTF black belt and a UTF certificate with the successful test date will be issued. Especially in the case of students testing for First Dan, nervousness may have subtracted from their possible level of performance and this is taken into account by the judges to a certain extent. Beyond that particular allowance, students should perhaps be reminded that self-control, not just physical performance, is what martial arts is intending to develop. These students have come a long way since white belt. They just have to develop their skills a bit more before they are ready for the next step.
Master James Langlas
Master Paul Irvin June 9, 2007
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