Wolves Newsletter T3 2018

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Masters Talk…

By Master Instructor Andrew Johnston

Hello everyone, I hope you all put on your woolly jackets, ventured outdoors and enjoyed the beautiful Blue Mountains weather.

Term three is going to be action packed! We have exciting events such as; Invite a friend to class week, New Style Challenge camp and our new “Believe in yourself” program.

Let’s get into Term 3!

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Instructors and Team Leaders Meeting

  • When: Sunday 12 August, 2018  
  • Time:
    – Leadership/Assistant Instructor members: 4.00pm–5.00pm
    – Instructors meeting (all instructors invited): 5.00pm–6.00pm 
  • Venue:East Blaxland Public School
  • What to bring: Loose training clothes, joggers, all pads and training equipment (uniforms are not required)

Wolves Challenge Camp

Are you ready?

This Challenge Camp is going to be a high energy/endurance adventure day.

It’s also a great challenge for all Blue and Red belt students and all Black belt students to test their skills. It is also designed to help the Leadership Team and Instructors hone their skills.

The activities will be: High energy Taekwondo activities such as: Black belt level self-defense, sport Taekwondo, board breaking, Black belt grading requirements session, mind and body strength session, pattern work and paper cutting.

  • When: Sunday, 26th August, 2018  
  • Time:
    – Juniors (7-11yrs) 8.45am–1.00pm
    – Seniors (12 years and over) 11.45am–5.00pm 
  • Venue: Winmalee High School
  • Cost: $40 per person

Click here for more information and to download the Registration Form to ensure your place by Friday, 17 August!


Up and Coming Dates & Events

  • Wolves Instructors and Team Leaders Meeting
    Sunday 12 August at Blaxland East Public School
    Leadership/Assistant Instructors: 4.00pm–5.00pm. Instructors: 5.00pm–6.00pm
  • Wolves Challenge Camp
    Sunday, 26th August at Winmalee High School
  • Wolves Haidong Gumdo Grading
  • Saturday, 22nd September at Winmalee High School
  • Wolves Taekwondo Grading
    Sunday, 23rd September at Winmalee High School
  • End of Term 3
    Friday 28 September
  • Start of Term 4
    Monday 15 October

Wolves “Believe In Yourself” Achievement Wristband

This is a fun program where students are given the opportunity to see themselves as capable, strong and kind people. Please see Master Andrew for more details. 

This program will help to:

  • Believe in Yourself
  • Learn the value of commitment
  • Learn to ignore negative self-talk
  • To be kind to yourself

Bring a friend or relative to class

During Term 3, Wolves Martial Arts is running our “Bring a friend or relative to class” promotion from 20th August 2018.

Be proud of your club and invite your parents, brothers, sisters, friends and neighbors to one of our Taekwondo and Haidong Gumdo classes.


Wolves Martial Arts Year

This method of charging a monthly fee instead of a term fee every three months, was introduced to reduce large sums of money being debited from the students account every three months (term duration). 

Therefore, for the newer students this will answer the question of do we still pay during school holidays.

All cancellations must be in writing and sent via email wolvestkd@optusnet.com.au or via post to Wolves Martial Arts, PO Box 7323, Leura NSW 2780. 

Please note: No phone cancellations will be accepted.

Wolves Newsletter T2 2018

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Masters Talk…

By Master Instructor Andrew Johnston

Welcome back to all students, parents and carers to another exciting term of Taekwondo and Haidong Gumdo. 

I hope you all had the chance to get out into the fresh air and enjoy break with your family and friends. During Term 2, I will be encouraging all family members to trial a Taekwondo or Haidong Gumdo class.

So let’s kick into Term 2, 2018!
 


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Wolves Haidong Gumdo

Calling all friends and families!

Are you looking for a fun activity the whole family can enjoy, and doesn’t take up your quality family time every weekend? Why not try out two FREE Haidong Gumdo classes (or Taekwondo classes). No martial arts experience needed, all beginners are most welcome. If you are Interested in joining, please contact Master Andrew.

  • Tuesdays:7.30 to 8.30pm at Blaxland East Public School  
  • Wednesdays:6.30 to 7.30pm at Springwood Public School  
  • Fridays:6.45pm to 7.45pm at Hazelbrook Public School 

So come along and have some fun!


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Up and Coming Dates & Events

  • Wolves Instructors and Team Leaders Meeting:
  • Sunday 20 May at Blaxland East Public School
  • Leadership Team: 4.30pm–5.30pm. Instructors: 5.30pm–6.30pm.
  • Wolves Haidong Gumdo Grading and Seminar:
  • Saturday 30 June, 10.30am at Winmalee High School
  • Wolves Taekwondo Grading:
    Sunday 1 July, 8.30am at Winmalee High School
  • End of Term 2: Friday 6 July
  • Start of Term 3: Monday 23 July

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Wolves “Believe In Yourself” Achievement Wristband

This is a fun program where students are given the opportunity to see themselves as capable, strong and kind people. Please see Master Andrew for more details. 

This program will help to:

  • Believe in yourself
  • Learn the value of commitment
  • Learn to ignore negative self-talk
  • To be kind to yourself

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Instructors and Team Leaders Meeting

  • When: Sunday 20 May, 2018  
  • Time:
    – Leadership Team: 4.30pm–5.30pm
    – Instructors Team: 5.30pm–6.30pm 
  • Venue: Blaxland East Public School
  • What to bring: Loose training clothes, joggers, all pads and training equipment (uniforms are not required)
 

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How often should I train?

I often get asked when should a student start training two classes per week?

As you all know, I am not pushy in regards to selling merchandise or upselling students current training programs. However, as the club's Master instructor who has helped thousands of students, I believe all Taekwondo and Haidong Gumdo students who reach the grade of blue belts, should start training two classes per week to help them keep up with the grading criteria. And when the student can commit to more class training, their overall confidence and self-esteem will continue to grow


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Wolves Martial Arts Year

Wolves Martial Arts offers classes 43 weeks of the year. Our year is divided into four terms. The term fee for one class per week (43 classes) is $150 per student. Haidong Gumdo students pay by the term and Taekwondo students can either pay by the term or by the month. For Taekwondo students, the term fee of $150 is then broken down to a per month fee of $50. 

This method of charging a monthly fee instead of a term fee every three months, was introduced to reduce large sums of money being debited from the students account every three months (term duration). 

Therefore, for the newer students this will answer the question of do we still pay during school holidays.

All cancellations must be in writing and sent via email wolvestkd@optusnet.com.au or via post to Wolves Martial Arts, PO Box 7323, Leura NSW 2780. 

Please note: No phone cancellations will be accepted.

Wolves Newsletter T1 2018

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Masters Talk…

Welcome back all Students, Parents and Carers to another exciting year of Taekwondo and Haidong Gumdo. I hope you all had a peaceful break with your family and friends.

Hold onto your belts, because I have an action packed term of great new classes and programs coming your way!

So let’s kick into Term 1, 2018!


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Insurance Renewal 2018

To all Students and Parents, 

Congratulations to all Students and Parents who supported us in 2017 with our focus on safety.

It was great to see most students wearing pads and safety gear. Thank you to the Parents and Carers for supplying the gear and also to the students for remembering to wear them each week. Let’s keep it up for 2018.  

Could all students please return their 2018 insurance forms by Friday 2nd February, 2018.

All students must be insured to participate in any Wolves Taekwondo classes and events.

 


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Wolves “Believe in Yourself” Achievement Wristband

This is a fun program where students will be given the opportunity to see themselves as capable-strong-kind people. Please see Master Andrew for more details. 

This program is going help the student:

  1. Believe in yourself
  2. Learn the value of commitment
  3. Learn to ignore negative self-talk. 
  4. To be kind to yourself

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Wolves Challenge Camp

Are you ready?

This Challenge Camp is going to be a high energy/endurance adventure day.

It’s also a great challenge for all Blue and Red belt students and all Black belt students to test their skills. It is also designed to help the Leadership Team and Instructors hone their skills.

The activities will be: High energy Taekwondo activities such as: Black belt level self-defense, sport Taekwondo, board breaking, Black belt grading requirements session, mind and body strength session, pattern work and paper cutting.

  • When: Sunday 25 March, 2018  
  • Time:
    – Juniors (7-11yrs) 8.45am–1.00pm
    – Seniors (12 years and over) 11.45am–5.00pm 
  • Venue: Winmalee High School
  • Cost: $40 per person

For more information, check out the Challenge Camp page


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Bring a Friend or Relative to Class Loyalty Program

During this year, Wolves Martial arts will be running a “Bring a Friend or Relative to Class Loyalty Program”.

If a current student invites 5 or more friends or relatives to our school, and their friend or relative joins our school the current student will receive a $100 gift voucher from Shogun Martial Arts supplies or Rebel Sports or Westfield’s shopping centre. 

The new student will also be eligible for a 50% discount off a Taekwondo uniform or a Haidong Gumdo Sword.

Be proud of your club and invite your parents, brothers, sisters, friends and neighbors to Taekwondo and Haidong Gumdo!


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Up and coming Dates & Events

  • Wolves Leadership and Instructor training:
    Sunday 18 February at Blaxland East Public School
    4.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Wolves Challenge Camp:
    Sunday 25 March, 8.30am to 5.00pm at Winmalee High School
  • Wolves Haidong Gumdo Grading and Seminar:
    Saturday 7 April, 10.00am at Winmalee High School
  • Wolves Taekwondo Club Colour Belt and Black Belt Grading:
    Sunday 8 April, 8.30am to 4.30pm at Winmalee High School
  • End of Term 1: Friday 13 April
  • Start of Term 2: Monday 30 April

Wolves Newsletter T4 2017

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Masters Talk…

Welcome back all students, parents and carers to a fun packed term of Taekwondo and Haidong Gumdo.

I absolutely love this time of the year. We have some very special events coming up. Like last year, we will be celebrating our Gala Day at Tench Reserve Penrith River, so I hope to see you all there and keep your eye out for Santa on that day as well. We all remember Santa’s dance moves last year!

So let’s get Kicking into the last term of 2017!


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Wolves Gala Day

We will be celebrating the Wolves Club Christmas Gala Day at Tench Reserve on the Nepean River on Sunday 26th November at 11.00am – 1.30pm. Put the date into your diary now so you don't forget!

Who’s invited? Everyone is invited, including all family members, friends and students are invited to come along and have a great day out.

We hope to see everyone there!
Don't forget to keep your eye out for Santa! We all remember Santa’s dance moves last year!

Click here for more information.

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Christmas orders now being taken

If you are looking for that special Taekwondo or Gumdo Christmas present this year...why not check out the Wolves Christmas Order Form.

Please note: head guards, sparring gloves, arm guards, shin and instep guards, mouth guards and groin guards will be compulsory equipment for the 2018 Taekwondo season.

All orders can be collected at the Taekwondo Grading on 10th December.

Please note: all Christmas orders must be in by 10 November  – No late orders will be accepted.


Bring a Relative or Friend to Class

During Term 4, Wolves Martial Arts is running a promotion where students can invite their relatives or friends to Taekwondo or Haidong Gumdo.
Invited relatives or friends who become members of Wolves Martial Arts during Term 4, will receive a FREE 

  • Taekwondo uniform OR
  • Haidong Gumdo Sword

The students who introduce a relative or friend will automatically go into the draw to receive a Taekwondo kick shield or Taekwondo shoes or Haidong Gumdo Paper Cutting Sword to the value of $69. 

The draw will be announced at the next club grading.

So why not be proud of your club and invite your Mum, Dad, Brothers, Sisters, best friends and mates to Taekwondo or Haidong Gumdo!


Wolves Taekwondo Year

Wolves Taekwondo Club offers classes 43 weeks of the year. Our Taekwondo year is divided into four terms. The Taekwondo term fee for one class per week (43 classes) is $150 per student. The term fee of $150 is then broken down to a per month fee of $50. 

This method of charging amonthly fee instead of a term fee every three months was introduced to reduce large sums of money being debited from the students account every three months (term duration). 

Therefore, for the newer students this will answer the question of do we still pay during school holidays.

All cancellations must be in writing and sent via email or postal to Wolves Taekwondo, PO Box 7323, Leura 2780 NSW or email: wolvestkd@optusnet.com.au

No phone cancellations will be accepted.


Up and coming Dates & Events

  • Wolves Club Christmas Gala Day:
    Sunday 26 November, 11.00am–1.30pm at Tench Reserve, Nepean River. All family, friends and students are invited.
  • Wolves Haidong Gumdo Grading/Seminar:
    Saturday 9 December at Winmalee High School.
  • Wolves Taekwondo Club Colour Belt and Black Belt Grading:
    Sunday 10 December at Winmalee High School
  • End of Term 4: Friday 15 December, 2017
  • Start of Term 1, 2018: Monday 15 January, 2018

Instructors and Team Leaders Christmas Meeting

  • Time:
    4.00pm – 5.30pm. All Instructors/Leadership/Assistant Instructors.
  • Where:
    Tench Reserve, Nepean River.
  • When:
    Sunday 5 November
  • What to bring: 
    Loose casual training clothes and joggers – uniforms are not needed.

“Bring a Relative or Friend to Class” Competition Winner!


The Term 3 winner of the “Bring a Relative or Friend to Class” competition winner is:

BRAYDON WATSON

Congratulations Braydon!

Wolves News, T3 2017

Masters Talk…

By Master Instructor Andrew Johnston

Hello everyone, I hope you all braved the chilly weather and had a wonderful break.

Term 3 is super full of exciting events such as:

  • New Style Challenge Camp
  • Completion of 2017 Instructors Course

Let’s get into Term 3!


Instructors & Team Leaders Meeting

Time:

  • 4.00pm Leadership/Assistant Instructor Team
  • 5.00pm Instructors Team

Place: East Blaxland Public School

Date: Sunday 6 August, 2017

What to bring: Loose training clothes, joggers and all pads and training equipment. Uniforms are not required.


The New Style Challenge Camp

Are you ready?

The New Style Challenge Camp is going challenge you more than ever. The biggest improvement will be its direction towards reaching your Black Belt or next Dan grading. The new camp is going to be a high energy and lots of fun. It’s also a great challenge for all Blue and Red belt students, and all Black Belts students to test their skills. It is also designed to help the Leadership Team and Instructors hone their skills.

  • When: Sunday 27 August, 2017  
  • Time:
    – Juniors (7-11yrs) 8.45am–1.00pm
    – Seniors (12 years and over) 11.45am–5.00pm 
  • Venue: Winmalee High School
  • Cost: $40 per person

Click here for more information


Up and coming Dates & Events

  • Wolves Instructor/Team Leaders meeting:
    Sunday 6 August at Blaxland East Public School
    4.00pm Leadership/Assistant Instructor Team
    5.00pm Instructors Team
  • New Style Challenge Camp:
    Sunday 27 August at Winmalee High School
  • Wolves Haidong Gumdo Grading:
    Saturday 16 September at Winmalee High School
  • Wolves Taekwondo Club Colour Belt and Black Belt Grading:
    Sunday 17 September at Winmalee High School
  • End of Term 3: Friday 22 September
  • Start of Term 4: Monday 9 October

Bring a Relative or Friend to Class

During Term 3, Wolves Martial Arts is running a promotion where students can invite their relatives or friends to Taekwondo or Haidong Gumdo.
Invited relatives or friends who become members of Wolves Martial Arts during Term 3, will receive a FREE 

  • Taekwondo uniform OR
  • Haidong Gumdo Sword

The students who introduce a relative or friend will automatically go into the draw to receive a Taekwondo kick shield or Taekwondo shoes or Haidong Gumdo Paper Cutting Sword to the value of $69. 

The draw will be announced at the next club grading.

So why not be proud of your club and invite your Mum, Dad, Brothers, Sisters, best friends and mates to Taekwondo or Haidong Gumdo!


Wolves Taekwondo Year

Wolves Taekwondo Club offers classes 43 weeks of the year. Our Taekwondo year is divided into four terms. The Taekwondo term fee for one class per week (43 classes) is $150 per student. The term fee of $150 is then broken down to a per month fee of $50. 

This method of charging amonthly fee instead of a term fee every three months was introduced to reduce large sums of money being debited from the students account every three months (term duration). 

Therefore, for the newer students this will answer the question of do we still pay during school holidays.

All cancellations must be in writing and sent via email or postal to Wolves Taekwondo, PO Box 7323, Leura 2780 NSW or email: wolvestkd@optusnet.com.au

No phone cancellations will be accepted.

Wolves News, T2 2017

Masters Talk…

By Master Instructor Andrew Johnston

Welcome back all Students, Parents and Carers to another exciting term of Taekwondo and Haidong Gumdo. We have so much planned for this Term we can’t wait to get kicking! 

The first exciting news I want to share with everyone, is that we have many dedicated students from Nepean Wolves and myself representing Australia at the 2017 World Mulympia Championships. Keep training hard!!

Please note this term, that both the Taekwondo and Haidong Gumdo gradings will be held at Winmalee PUBLIC School.

Let’s get into Term 2!


Instructors & Team Leaders Meeting

Time:

  • 4.00–5.00pm Leadership Team
  • 5.00–6.30pm Instructors Team

Place: East Blaxland Public School

Date: Sunday 21 May, 2017

What to bring: Loose training clothes, joggers and all pads and training equipment. Uniforms are not required.


Wolves Haidong Gumdo

Calling all Mums, Dads, Brothers and Sisters!

Have ever wanted to learn an Ancient Korean Sword art? Now’s your chance to learn Haidong Gumdo. No martial arts experience needed. All beginners are most welcome. If you are interested in joining one of our groups (see below), please contact Master Andrew ASAP.

  • Tuesday 7.30pm – 8.30pm at Blaxland East Public School  
  • Wednesday 6.30pm – 7.30pm at Springwood Public School  
  • Friday 6.45pm – 7.45pm at Hazelbrook Public School  

Up and coming Dates & Events

  • Wolves Instructor/Team Leaders meeting:
    Sunday 21 May at Blaxland East Public School
    4.00pm – 5.00pm Leadership Team
    5.00pm – 6.30pm Instructors Team
  • Wolves Haidong Gumdo Grading:
    Saturday 24 June at Winmalee PUBLIC School
  • Wolves Taekwondo Club Colour Belt and Black Belt Grading:
    Sunday 25 June at Winmalee PUBLIC School
  • End of Term 2: Friday 30 June
  • Start of Term 3: Monday 17 July

Shedding Light on the Grading Process

How often should I grade?

Taekwondo is not like other sports and activities, we don’t get to perform or show our skills very often. The grading is the only time a student gets a chance to “shine”. As the Club Instructor, who has seen thousands of student gradings, I believe most students should be grading every three months. That means that all blue belts and red belts grades should be training at least two classes per week, to qualify for the grading attendance criteria 

Some parents may not see a student improve from one grading to the next but the student’s progression of spirit and confidence is so often overlooked.  These are the real reasons the students are practicing Taekwondo.


FEAR

Does everyone feel fear at some point in their life? I believe so. Do we like the “feeling of fear”? Some would say definitely not. Do we like the “feeling of happiness”? Most of us would say yes. 

So why do we like the “feeling of happiness” and not see the benefit of the “feeling of fear”. Facing our feelings of fear, gives us the motivation to challenge ourselves. The feeling of fear also helps us move forward and try new experiences. Being open to what “feelings” we allow ourselves to accept, as being useful, is the first step in allowing ourselves to grow our emotional well being. I believe all “feelings” have their purpose. It’s the appropriate behaviours we directly connect to “feelings” is what determines whether we live a full or limited life.
By Master Andrew Johnston