Grading Opportunity – Letter from Master Douglas April 2020
Dear Parent / Member,
If your child is a member, please let them read this information as it concerns an opportunity to help them stay motivated and to encourage them to keep up their Taekwon-Do training at home while we are not in class.
As there was due to be a grading (test) in March for some people, which unfortunately had to be cancelled due the lockdown, and because some may feel that by the time we do get back to normal classes, a lot of time will have passed and they might have lost out on progressing to their next grade (tag or belt), I have been thinking of some way you (the student) could keep up your enthusiasm for Taekwon-Do.
I have decided to give you the opportunity (or a challenge if you like) to make things easier and quicker for you to progress to your next level when we do get back to regular training.
If you are prepared to train at home for your next grading, when we get back to normal training, we will assess you over a couple of weeks on what you have been working on at home and if you know what is required for your grading (and if it’s satisfactory), we will arrange a grading a lot sooner then having to wait the usual 2/3 months that you would normally have to wait between gradings.
Over the last few days, we have added to our Train@Home series on the Master Douglas Taekwon-Do Schools website all the 3 step, 2 step, and 1 step information. Most of you who are of a certain grade will already have an idea of your 3, 2, or 1 step. The information being added to the website will be to assist you if you do not have a student handbook.
In the Train@Home series, you can see all the information you need from beginner to black tag, plus all the patterns and all the terminology that you will need for your grading on the drop-down menu under Student Information on our website. This information covers grading requirements, theory, questions, and answers etc.
So, are you up to this challenge to help you progress to the next level??
I hope to see you all soon.
Train @ Home Video Series
Please find links below to our Train @ Home Series
Train @ Home Step-Sparring Series
Train @ Home – Challenges & Activities
In line with the Government and HSE guidelines issued today, it has been
decided that for the health and safety of all Master Douglas Taekwon-Do Schools
students, that classes will be suspended effective from tomorrow, 13th March
until 29thMarch 2020.
The grading scheduled for 21st March 2020, will also be postponed.
We hope that these closures will only be for a short period of time, however, be
sure to check in with the M.D.T.S. website, Facebook and Instagram pages for
Stay safe and well,
This site provides information for students and prospective students of Master Douglas Tae Kwon-Do Schools. The schools are members of the Irish National Taekwon-Do Association (INTA) who are affiliated to the International Tae Kwon-Do Federation (I.T.F) and the All European Taekwon-Do Federation (A.E.T.F.).
Master Val Douglas who holds an 8th Degree black belt has years (too many to mention) experience as an instructor and coach and is the former director of coaching for the National Association (INTA).
Beginner’s classes are ongoing and all are welcome. Classes are separated into children and adults classes. Children from 8yrs of age can join the junior Taekwon-Do class while our Little Dragon Taekwon-Do classes are available for 5-8 year olds.
MDTS Classes are available in Adamstown, Greenhills and Kilternan. See the Timetable page for details.
Little Dragons is a specially designed class for boys and girls aged five to eight years old. We’d love to welcome new students to our schools in Adamstown, Greenhills, and Sandyford. For more information contact Master Val Douglas on 086 320 0782 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See Timetables for class times in your local school.