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Calendar: November 2017  

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Oct 29
Week 8
Oct 30


Oct 31
Halloween
No Classes
1 2 3 4 Sewickley ATA Class B Tournament

Week 9


 

8 No Classes
Karate Kid Black Belt and Adult Testing
9 No Classes
Tiny Tiger and Karate Kid Color Belt Testing.
10 No Classes 11
12 No Classes -Rank and mid-term testing processing
13 No Classes
14 No Classes
15 No Classes 16 No Classes
17 No Classes 18
19
Week 1


20 New Session Begins! 21
22 Leadership Class 7:30 PM 23  No Classes
Thanksgiving

24  No Classes
Thanksgiving
25
26
Week 2


27

28 
29 30
Dec 1 Dec 2

 

Weekly Class Schedule Times

A printable schedule is available here.

Note New Friday Schedule effective October 2017

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
4:45-
5:15
Tiny Tigers
All Ranks
Tiny Tigers
All Ranks
Tiny Tigers
All Ranks
Tiny Tigers
All Ranks
Tiny Tigers
All Ranks
5:15-
6:00
White 
Orange          
Yellow          
Camo           

Green           
Brown                 
Red                   
Red/Black         
Karate Kids 
Black Belts 
Karate Kids
Black Belts
Brown       
Red            
Red/Black 
6:00-
6:45
Brown           
Red             
Red/Black    
White             
Orange           
Yellow            
Adults
All Ranks

Camo                 
Green                 
Purple                
Blue                  

Purple         
Blue
ults
All Ranks
6:45-
7:30
Karate Kids
Black Belts
Camo                 
Green                 
Purple                
Blue                  
Adults
Sparring Class


White                 
Orange               
Yellow                
 Adults
All Ranks
7:30-
8:15
 
Adults
All Ranks
Adults
All Ranks
Leadership:
See Schedule

 

Adults
All Ranks
 

 

Weekly Schedule by Belt Ranking

RANK Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Tiny Tigers All Ranks 4:45 4:45 4:45 4:45 4:45
           
Karate Kids White Orange Yellow 5:15 6:00   6:45  
Karate Kids Camo Green 5:15 6:45   6:00  
Karate Kids Purple Blue   6:45   6:00 6:00
Karate Kids Brown  Red  Red/Black 6:00 5:15      5:15
           
Karate Kids Black Belts all degrees 6:45   5:15 5:15  
           
Adults All Ranks 7:30 7:30 6:00 7:30 6:45
Adults Sparring Class     6:45    
           
Leadership: See Schedule below     7:30    

 

Testing Dates for 2017:
These are tentative dates. Unless something unforeseen circumstances, this is the testing schedule that Academy will follow.  NOTE: Due to the overwhelming positive feedback we have received during the September 2017 testing, test dates will now be on Wednesdays and Thursdays Unless otherwise noted.  
Testing Month KK Black Belts Adults  Tiny Tigers KK Color Belts
April 4/6/2017 4/6/2017 4/7/2017 4/7/2017
June 6/15/2017 6/15/2017 6/16/2017 6/16/2017
August 8/30/2017 8/30/2017 8/31/2017 8/31/2017
November Wednesday
11/8/2017
Wednesday
11/8/2017
Thursday
11/9/2017
Thursday
11/9/2017
January 2018 1//24/2018 1/24/2018 1/25/2018 1/25/2018

 

 Testing Schedule

Please make every effort to be available for your testing date and time.
There are no alternative testing dates for Black Belt Rank Candidates.

Out of respect, a student should arrive on time (15 minutes early) for testing and stay for the duration of the test.
Testing at a regularly scheduled testing for a panel of judges is a promotional requirement.  

TESTING SCHEDULE

TESTING DATES / PROGRAM    TIME
WEDNESDAY November 8th      
KARATE KIDS BLACK BELTS   5:30 PM 
ADULTS ALL RANKS   7:00 PM
THURSDAY November 9th    
TINY TIGERS ALL RANKS   4:45 PM 
KARATE KIDS WHITE TO BLUE BELTS   6:00 PM
KARATE KIDS BROWN TO RED/BLACK   7:15 PM

 

  Leadership Class Schedule 

These are tentative dates, please check the monthly schedule above for any changes.
Unless otherwise noted below, Leadership Class will be held the first Wednesday after the beginning of each new session.

Month Date Time
     
November 2017 22 7:30 PM

 

Testing Requirements:

Students: Testing Candidates must...
Have attended a minimum of 12 classes and be able to perform their material.
Earn a pre-test slip as a requirement to attend and participate in testing.
Camo belts and above must have a minimum of 5 sparring class credits.

Black Belt Candidates must have participated at an ATA sanctioned tournament prior to testing.
Students testing for Black Belt rank must test on the scheduled test date and time.

There is no "trick" to passing a test.  The student must practice, and practice properly at home.

Parents & Membership holders:
All test fees and/or past due fees must be made current prior to testing.
Membership in both the ATA Martial Arts Academy and the American Taekwondo Association must be current.
All students testing for the rank of Camo Belt must purchase ATA sparring gear prior to testing.
All students testing for the rank of Brown Belt must join the Black Belt Club weapons program.

The Testing:
Be on time.  On time means early.
Uniforms should meet standards, be clean, and in good repair.
The student must wear their current belt.
Please bring sparring gear and required weapons.  Loaners are not available.
Sparring gear and weapons must be ATA spec and in good repair.

Note:  Weapons and Sparring Gear are "wear" items.  If they are broken, in bad repair, are undersized, or need replacement for any reason, it is the responsibility of the student or parent to have them replaced quickly.  If a student breaks a weapon or loses gear, it is not the responsibility of the Academy to supply a replacement.

Seating is limited...don't take up more seats that you have to.
Parents, please keep siblings seated and do not let them run onto the floor...it's dangerous.
Turn off all cell phones and video games. The students are concentrating, please keep noise to a minimum.
Flash photography is prohibited. 
At the end of the testing, all students may pose with the instructors for a photograph.

Process:
Students who pass the testing will receive their new rank or mid-term certificates after the test.
Students who do not pass the testing will be given a no-change rating.  They may attempt the test again at a later date by arrangement with Mr. Reeve.  

Please make a note of the above days on your calendar so you may keep them open.  It is important that parents and students make every attempt to attend traditional testing events so the students can proudly demonstrate their accomplishments.