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Dear Parents and Students

HELP WITH LEARNING YOUR PATTERNS

If you visit our website www.frankmurphysmasterclass.com, under the ‘Learn Taekwondo’ section is ‘ITF Patterns’. You may find these videos helpful to learn the movements and practise at home.

GRADINGS (belt promotions)

Kilbehenny Hall Sun 15th Dec 11.00am 

Fermoy Gaelscoil de Hide Tues 17th Dec 6.00pm

 Students will be handed a grading application form  if we think they are ready to grade after assessment. The grading date will depend on ability to do the required syllabus, your age, attitude and your attendance.

All blue belts and above to grade in Mallow under Master Buckley Date T.B.C.

The next gradings and graduations will take place in June.

Ninja Graduation Dates:

Fermoy: Tuesday 17th Dec 5.20pm

Kilbehenny: Sunday 15th Dec 10.00am

 

CLUB HOODY

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We hope to be bringing out a basic Taekwondo School hoody for anybody who is interested. The first order will be made mid November to ensure you get it before Christmas. After that we will only order again in the New Year , The cost of the Hoody is €35 and the colours will be like the black belt – black with gold embroidery. 

If you wish to order one please pick up a hoody envelope. Thank you

I.T.A. IRISH CUP CHAMPIONSHIPS

For those interested in competition, this is probably one of the best events to attend. Tournament is open to Yellow belts and above. The next big tournament run by the ITA will take place at UL Arena, Limerick on 16th & 17th November 2019.

 

ITA MEMBERSHIP (LICENSE)

In order to be a member of the ITA, train and attend any events, you must have an up to date license. The next set of license renewals will be issued in October.

 

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR FUTURE CLASSES

We introduce drills that require gloves only from the yellow stripes and above. If at all possible we would be grateful if you could equip your child with gloves at yellow stripe from September onwards. Full sparring equipment is only required in certain classes (Mitchelstown Thursdays 6.30pm, 7.30pm & Saturdays 12Noon Yellow belts and above, Fermoy , Tuesday 7pm class).

WATER BOTTLE FOR YOUR CHILD

When a student doesn’t have a water bottle, it takes up valuable time, disrupts the smooth running of the classes and takes the full attention of an instructor, so we would appreciate you ensuring your child has a bottle of water.

 

HOW TO WEAR UNIFORMS

All students must wear their full uniform, this includes their belt as well as this keeps with the ethos of discipline in the classes. Parents, we recommend that your child does not wear a tracksuit under their uniform as they may overheat. In the winter time leggings + T-shirt or skins are ideal.

If your child has grown out of their uniform and it is still in good condition, we invite you bring it down to the club for recycling and help another family.

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE FROM THE MITCHELSTOWN LEISURE CENTRE

The Mitchelstown Leisure Center have requested if you would not leave your children unsupervised in the reception area of the center as they are not in a position to mind the children or take any responsibility for any accidents that may happen there. The same goes for the store-room. Thank-you for your co-operation.

We would like to remind you that we only hire one side of the large sports hall for our Taekwondo classes. This means that the 2nd half of the large sports hall is not available for free use, or any other activities such as ball playing, basket ball etc. (which we find very disturbing when we are teaching). Parents and students, please do not use the other side of the sports hall unless you wish to pay for it privately. Thank-you for your understanding.

 

Finally, teaching the martial art of Taekwon-Do and managing lots of children who have varied ages and abilities, involves co-operation and ongoing commitment from you the parent or guardian and we appreciate this no end. Thanks from both of us.   Long term commitment certainly is hard and difficult and your support to our work is invaluable.

Frank and Catarina Murphy – Taekwon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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