August 2020 eNewsletter
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Summer Camp update: With the current rainy forecast we have rescheduled our rock wall for Thursday. Sadly due to covid-19 we cannot host all our summer camp students inside the Taekwondo due to NYS guidelines and health restrictions. If the forecast changes we look forward to seeing everyone here on Tuesday.
Look at US!
Have you happen to notice that our Taekwondo students and families continue to "work hard", even though the current circumstances at times can be overwhelming? The past few weeks at Adirondack Taekwondo have been nothing short than AMAZING!
We have seen children who started Taekwondo over six months ago, test for the first time earning their junior yellow belts. Parents who's tears of happiness over shadowed the obstacles of the day. Testing students breaking boards while wearing masks and you could see the smile in their eyes when the sound of the breaking board CRACKED! Our summer camp children played kickball and red light green light for the first time in over five months! They enjoyed structured arts and craft time, story reading and being children again.
Our parents have made it a point to let us know just how happy and proud their children are. How they "really look forward to Taekwondo and being part of something - normal". Families who stepped in the Taekwondo School for the first time and noticed the slight differences in the school and made a point to say, "Master Yuhasz this is impressive. We were unsure about this, but it looks as if things are working for the best".
Then our students joining us outside for our morning sessions. Kicking targets with mask and with proper social distancing. Hitting targets with flying side kicks and jump kicks! While our zoom classes are still going strong.
We feel all this is happening because our families, parents and students share the same goals and visions for their children. Keeping the normalcy and routine of something familiar, the joy and fun of Taekwondo!
August 3-7 Summer Camp Details
Summer Camp is full.
Our second summer camp starts this Monday, August 3-7, 2020 from 9am-3pm. All students will need: TWO Water bottles, Lunch, snacks, their own towels, sneakers (not sandals or flip flops) and backpacks. Families should apply sun screen prior to attending summer camp. Each day will include Taekwondo training, nunchucka training, arts and crafts and team games. In the afternoon we have the following planned...
- Monday - Bounce House Obstacle Course
- Tuesday - Rock Climbing Wall
- Wednesday - K-9 Unit will be sharing their team of Police Dogs
- Thursday - Water battle day - bring your suits and water guns
- Friday - Pony Rides and Petting Zoo
We are planning on staying outside to maintain social distancing but may need to spend some time in the Taekwondo School if the weather doesn't cooperate. All students and families are required to follow the guidelines that are set by NYSDOH and our Taekwondo Schools policies. Each day students must be screened and have the required paperwork completed before camp each day.
Please compete the following Summer Camp Registration forms in addition to our required covid-19 forms as well.
Summer Schedule Correction
Starting Monday, August 3 we have an open class at 6:15pm for all students to participate outside. At 7:15pm we are hosting our demonstration team class outside as well.
As you know we are offering in person classes through appointy, outside classes and zoom lessons. To schedule a lessons on appointy please use the following link: http://booking.appointy.com/ADKMaster
Please download the following PDF file to help you prepare for our in-person lessons. We look forward to seeing you and your families during our outdoor lessons, virtual lessons and our in-person classes.
2020 Summer Schedule
Congratulations Master Madeline Yuhasz!
Master Madeline E. Yuhasz testing this past Thursday
Master Yuhasz with Grand Masters Noguera and Kalbus
This past Thursday night Madeline Yuhasz tested for her fourth degree Black Belt! She is now Adirondack Taekwondo newest Taekwondo Master!
Please follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram) to see videos of her physical test.
Special thanks to all our families who brought a pet item for the local animal shelter - Master Yuhasz's car was entirely packed with food, treats and items for the shelters. Again, as a Taekwondo Master part of the test is a community project. Master Yuhasz decided to have a community "Pet Care Drive" for the local Animal Shelters. As you know she attends college to become a Veterinarian.
Class ALERT! Leadership Team Monday, August 10 at 7:15pm -
Leadership Team will replace our Demo Team practice on Monday, August 10 at 7:15pm. Will will be outside practicing some important public speaking tools and making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Please bring your own "stuff" to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (surprises will be in full effect). If you are allergic to peanut butter bring something you're not allergic too.
Drive-In Family Movie Night Friday, August 14, 2020 8:30pm
We are excited to have our families participate in our drive-in movie night. This is a FREE family event. We will be projecting a family friendly movie in our private parking lot on Friday, August 14 at 8:30pm. Please pack as if you were heading to the Drive-In's, only this time were at Adirondack Taekwondo!
As always please maintain social distance while enjoying this fun evening of "old school" entertainment.
Summer Reading Contest 2020
summer reading contest starts July 1, 2020! This years we are giving
away a chance to win this AWESOME LEGO set as the summer reading prize.
to complete our ADK TKD book list for your chance to win. Once you
complete your book list, just email it to Master Yuhasz at:
Godabike@yahoo.com and we will place a ticket with your name into the
contest. The more books you read the better your chances are to win!
October 23 & 24, 2020 Black Belt Test - GOLD StandardWith
having to adjust schedules we wanted to let our fall Black Belt
Candidates know that we are planning on hosting our Black Belt Test
October 23 & 24, 2020. All
students who are due to test for their Black Belts this October should
have received a test letter in with the requirements. We will continue to monitor the current environment and make adjustments if needed.
addition we are allowing our testing candidates to start their required
running on Monday, August 10, 2020. We feel this will help allow some
schedule freedom for the upcoming academic school year. As always we are
holding our Black Belt Candidates at the highest standards. We
understand that Covid-19 has provided some challenges but as a Black
Belt we persevere and work hard. Physically techniques must be performed
at the highest levels. Your training started as white belts and now your perseverance and work ethic needs to demonstrate these qualities.
Students who missed classes need to practice daily to maintain Black
Belt Excellence. Master Yuhasz will use his discretion on an individual
basis for testing candidates. Zoom Lessons
Summer Zoom class times and meeting numbers
White-High Blue 4:30pm Meeting number: 924 0376 7880 Password found at our private Facebook page - ADK TKD LIVE
Purple - Black 5:30pm Meeting number: 519 172 254 Password found at our private Facebook page - ADK TKD LIVE
Outdoor LIVE Taekwondo Lessons are Monday and Wednesday's
9:30am White - Blue, 10:30am Purple - Black and Monday nights at 6:15pm
Outdoor sessions guidelines.
Students will not need to be in uniform.
keep our students healthy and safe we are requiring all students and
families who attend our outdoor sessions to maintain the suggested
social distance guidelines set by the CDC and the state. Masks are
encouraged but not required for our outdoor lessons as we will be
physically apart for one another with NO physical contact. Sign-in is
- Lessons will only be a 1/2 hour.
- There will be no physical contact.
- Families who are watching are asked to keep proper social distance while watching. Lawn chars are welcomed.
ask families not to "cross over" between the lessons. Once the lesson
is finished please say good buy and allow the flow of the next session
to start in an empty area.
- The TKD School is not open for restroom use.
- Please complete the PDF Covid-19 TKD waiver below
Below are TWO pdf files that need to be completed, one is our waver that is now needed for our
small business (completed once) while the other is a health & virus education sheet (completed for class sessions).
New TKD Waver
Summer Shutdown Friday, August 21 - August 29, 2020
We will be closed August 21, 2020 - August 29, 2020. Maddie will be heading back to Pennstate while our family will enjoy a week off. If required we will self-quarantine for the required fourteen days for the safety of our community and Taekwondo families. We will provide zoom lessons from home and possibly evening in person lessons with Mr. Barker and other team members.
Adirondack Taekwondo Form Tutorials on YouTube
We are so thankful that our YouTube tutorial videos have been available for years. Our students have used them to help with color belt testing and rank testing. Please use the link below to get ready for next weeks Taekwondo Color belt test.