Phase 1 Re-opening

New Schedule Effective May 26th

Hello Students and Families,

We are so excited to share with you that we will be reopening the dojang for in school classes as of Tuesday May 26th. We would like to say thank you for all of your support during this time and we are so proud of everyone’s perseverance toward their Tae Kwon Do training. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced us all to adjust and “roll” with the “punches” week by week and even day by day. A special thank you goes out to our incredible staff who have worked so hard to keep many of our students engaged and motivated during these different times.

As many of you know, our government officials have given us the “Green Light “ to Re-open at a 25% operation capacity. Most important to us is the Health and Safety of our students, staff and their families alike. For this reason, we are planning a PHASE 1 of opening on TUESDAY May 26th with certain restrictions to training in the dojang. These Restrictions are as follows:

Watch the Video on new class procedures

Mandatory Restrictions:

  • Use this website to schedule and attend training in the Dojang (link to come)
  • Students: Must wear masks at all times (personal or provided by MYTKD)
  • No bags (training gear will not be required at this time)
  • Dressed in uniform and belt before arriving to class (Restrooms will be only be used when necessary)
  • Closed-lid Personal Water Bottles (water fountain will be temporarily off limits until further notice)
  • Students will be asked to arrive 7 to 8 minutes before class starts and will be allowed to enter the school 5 minutes before class begins
  • Students will be screened at front door with a forehead thermometer and temp must be under 99.9
  • Any students that show signs of being sick (coughing often, sneezing) will not be allowed to take class that day.
  • Social distancing will be in effect between students at all times during class. There will be designated training squares on the mat for students to stay in, which is 6 feet or more apart from each other
  • Students will not need to check in on the ipads (instructors will log attendance for them)
  • There will be a 15-minute gap in between classes allowing a clockwise rotation in the dojang for dismissal (COMING SOON A VIDEO OF THE STUDENTS’ EXPERINCE IN THE DOJANG)
  • We will be providing Hand Sanitizer for students both before and after class

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PARENTS / FAMLIES:

Being at 25% capacity for students allows us to host no more than 24 people at a time in the dojang. We want to maximize the opportunity for our students to be able to train, with 4 instructors in the school this allows us to have no more than 20 students permitted to class. Parents and siblings will not be permitted into the school during Phase 1 of opening. Parents may stay in their cars during class or stand outside to watch class through windows.

 

STAFF:

Staff will be wearing masks and gloves for every class and will be required to wash hands in between all classes throughout the day.

There will be two instructors on the training floor at all times- an administrator in the lobby area and a floater which will move freely throughout the school when needed. 

Staff will be cleaning the mats, targets, bathrooms floors, handles, door knobs with non-toxic disinfectant between every class.  

 

VIIRTUAL DOJANG:

We will continue to provide online training to all students along with scheduled private lessons. All classes that are being held in the dojang will be live-streamed via Zoom and students may participate from home. Those students that join us via Zoom will be logged in for attendance by our staff and will be asked to submit curriculum videos via DropBox (link will be provided on website or Facebook messenger in order for our teachers to determine tip and belt progress.

 

BELT PROGRESS:

Training in the dojang will give our Masters and Instructors a chance to evaluate students’ memory, understanding, and execution of their requirements for tip approval and for belt testing. If training from home, students will be required to submit a short video of their performance on either Form (poomsae) / Self Defense (toward camera or with family member partner)/Board Breaking (pillow or Target) and Korean terms of both English and Korean of all words for current belt level ( just copy Master Yang and Master Higgins in the Korean term videos) These videos can be submitted via DropBox link that will be  provided soon and set-up through our student website  or Facebook messenger. Our instructors will send a feedback video with in 48 hours or less.  Students can also be evaluated on during a private lesson via Zoom. Sign up for a private lesson and select an instructor from the dojang at which you train.

 

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION:

We are so thankful to all the families who have continued their tuition payments during the shutdown due to Covid-19. As a family owned and operated small business this support has helped us maintain staff and overhead expenses during this time. For all families who have continued to pay tuition will be receiving credit toward their programs and will have 9 weeks total added to their program for FREE without payment. Those Families will have access to all services provided such as: In Dojang Training, Zoom “live” Classes, private lessons  via Zoom. Belt and tip progress will be granted.

We understand that for some families, either online training was difficult or finances were tight and you therefore choose to freeze you tuition payments. You will now be encouraged to activate your payments again to continue training with access to all services Master Yang’s TKD will be offering. If you continue to freeze your payments you will only have access to online live classes. Tip and Belt progress will NOT be granted and you will not be able to schedule Private lessons or attend classes held in the Dojang. If you have specific questions regarding your program please contact us at austinblackbelts@outlook.com.

 

 CLASS SCHEDULE:

We will be providing a NEW Schedule in a few days, which will be effective as of May 26th. In dojang classes will be held on Monday/Tuesday/Thursdays/ Fridays – classes will be one belt level only and 30 min long with 15 minute gap allowing our staff to disinfect our mats, targets if used, and wash their hands and prepare for next class.

Wednesdays & Saturdays will be Private lessons for scheduled students with our instructors via Zoom.

 

PRIVATE LESSONS:

This pandemic has put everyone into a day by day, week by week adjust-ability phase. Now that we will be opening our dojang on Tuesday, May 26th, we will need to cancel all currently made private lessons made through “Appointlet” that were set for May 26th and beyond. These lessons will be rescheduled for you with the instructor you choose for either Wednesday or Saturday after May 26th. You will be contacted very soon to reschedule.

 

Remember that is PHASE 1 of opening and we hope we can quickly return to normal operation and see our students achieve their goals in Tae Kwon Do. Our Masters and Instructors will do our best to serve our community and to take care of our World Class Family.

 

Sincerely,

World Class Staff and Team