We are back open for classes for both kids and adults, but keeping class sizes small
Oregon restrictions designed to counter the spread of the Covid virus ae being lifted and mask mandates for schools and other indoor places are to end March 12. At Traditional Taekwon-do, we will take a more cautious approach. We have adapted to the pandemic for two years and we've seen that every time precautions are lifted, a surge in Covid cases follows in a few weeks, leading the state or county to impose rules again.
For the time being, all students must wear masks in our do-jang and also must present proof of vaccination. We also have limited class sizes to approximately 50% of our capacity, to asssure proper distancing. That has required students to make reservations for the classes they want to attend, to keep those class sizes low.
Our hope is that by April, the case counts will be down and we can eliminate the reservation system, so that students can work out whenever they want. If that goes well, it's possible we will drop the mask requirement. Masks are not required for outdoor classes
If you want to join Traditionlal Taekwon-do, call or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to join.
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Mari Yoselin Chavez is our new Student of the Month.
Ms Chavez brought her great skills, enthusiasm and joy for taekwon-do when she transferred over to Traditional Taekwon-do last summer. Since then she has trained diligently and adapted well to the differences between her old style and our, particularly in the 16 forms she knows. She always is helpful in class and now is teaching our Zoom classes.
Ms Chavez will be leaving our do-jang at the end of the summer, which would be a sad occasion except that the reason for her depature is that she will be headed for Princeton University, making her just the third student we've had to go onto an Ivy League school.
Criteria for Student of the Month:
1. Strong attendance
2 .Progress in belt rank skills
3. Adherence to the Five Tenets (courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit)
4. Contribution to the do-jang and fellow students.