Tax Season Parking
Kevin Hedley of Hedley and Company (the CPA office next to the Taekwondo School) has asked us to help keep a few parking spaces free near their front door during tax season. Thank you.
March 2018 eNewsletter
Better focus through Adirondack Taekwondo
If you are looking to improve your child's focus and increase their concentration skills, you should consider getting your child involved at Adirondack Taekwondo.
The Importance of Exercise
We know that exercise is good for the body physically, but it's turning out that exercise has numerous mental benefits as well.
Recent studies are proving that exercise has a wide range of brain-related benefits, including improving attention and reducing stress and anxiety. For children, exercise causes them to be less impulsive, which makes them more ready to learn.
When you exercise, your brain elevates the supply of endorphins, dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. Endorphins regulate mood, pleasure, and pain. Dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin are chemicals that affect focus and attention.
By increasing the level of these important brain chemicals, you improve your child's ability to remain focused and concentrate consistently. (This is especially important for children with ADD, ADHD, or similar symptoms, because these chemicals are often diminished.) Activities that require you to pay close attention to body movements - such as taekwondo, ballet, and gymnastics - put the body's attention system to work, which is “a very good thing for kids and adolescents with ADHD,” says John Ratey, a professor at Harvard Medical School and author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.
Spring Classes are now forming. We look forward to meeting you and your family. Four (4) weeks of lessons and a FREE uniform for $49.95 call 518-373-0442 or visit www.ADKTKD.com to enroll today.
Attention Black Belt Testing Candidates
All students and families who are rank testing this April should be tracking their attendance and running their required miles. Please see Master Yuhasz if you haven't received your running logs.
CIT / Jr. Instructors Tuesday March 6, 2018 @ 6:30pm
We are so excited that our Jr. Instructors have been helping on the Taekwondo floor! They have been holding targets, helping younger belts with stretching and demonstrating techniques on the Taekwondo floor. Congratulations on furthering your personal Taekwondo journeys!
Our next training is Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 6:30pm. We look forward to seeing everyone here.
Demo Team Practice Friday March 16, 2018
Our next demo team practice is Friday March 16 at 6:00pm. We will be working on scissor kicks and many other jump kicks! We look forward to reaching new "heights" together!
Our second Board Breaking Championship is Friday March 23, 2018 @ 5:30pm - 2018 Taekwondo Synergy Games!
All students and families who want to compete on Friday March 23, 2018 need to register at the Taekwondo School by Wednesday March 21, 2018. We look forward to seeing everyone competing for Gold, Silver & Bronze medals!
National team coach Tim Tocco to share his expertise this winter for a third session!
Coach Tocco coaching at Nationals!
Over the past few years Coach Tocco and Master Yuhasz have teamed up in various ways in Taekwondo and have become friends. Master Yuhasz has always believed that Coach Tocco has the coaching knowledge, ability and integrity to helped our students reach new heights in the sparring ring. Years ago one of our tournament fighters - Master Michael Morgan and later Mr. Cameron Gilleece and now Ms. Micaela Choi have benefited from his coaching style.
In 2018 we have set aside five dates where Coach Tocco will share his sparring drills with all of our students. You do not need to compete in tournaments or championships to benefit from these five training sessions, although if you do plan on competing these sessions will help in many ways. Each one and a half hour session is $30 per session.
Sparring session dates: Friday March 9, 2018 and other to be announced.We look forward to seeing everyone kicking and training with Coach!
This winter has been very cold and the flu season is here. We love you and your family but if your children are coughing and feeling sick please adhere to our sickness policy. Thank you.