Welcome to American Kids Athletics

Congratulations on your decision to join the families of American Kids Athletics! We are thrilled that you have made the decision to make our family fitness a part of your life. We are sure that you and your family will be pleased with the positive results. Our Taekwondo program is second to none.

Our goal at American Kids Athletics is to help each and every student be the very best they can be. Our school emphasizes the discipline and courtesy of the martial arts in a positive and supportive atmosphere. We encourage our students to practice the Tenets of Taekwondo: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-control, and Indomitable Spirit in all their affairs.

Our staff is here to guide and encourage you to grow and develop into the best you can be physically, mentally, and spiritually. Our goal is to make sure you reach yours. We invite your feedback and suggestions and if there is anything we can do to better meet your needs or those of your child, please feel free to talk to one of the staff members.

Again, we are honored to have you as a part of our school and look forward to growing with you in the months and years ahead.

What to expect:

To advance in belt rank, the student must pass a proficiency test. The student will be graded on Formal and Free Sparring Patterns, Kicking Drills, Directional Patterns, Terminology and appearance. These tests are conducted approximately every other month. The student must pass the Pre-Test (Given during class the day before the Belt Test), in order to be allowed to Belt Test. The cost for each Belt Test is $50 ($25 for Lil Ninjas). The student’s TKD or Sports Camp account must be paid up to date before being allowed to test. After earning the rank of Orange Belt, students will be starting Sparring, and will require Sparring Equipment. The cost for this equipment is approximately $193.50 for Males, and $180 for Females. There is a Sparring Class on Friday night from 7:00 – 8:00 for all Orange Belts and above. There is no extra charge for this class.

We have an instructional DVD available for purchase. Each DVD has instructions and demonstrations for a particular belt. The cost of the DVD’s is $25.

Tournaments:

The students at AKA compete in 3-4 local tournaments a year. These tournaments are highly encouraged, and in order to be advanced to Black Belt, the student must have competed in at least 6 competitions. The cost for these tournaments is usually $50 – $85. Advance notice of these events will be posted and announced in class.

National Tournament:

Every summer, the Amateur Athletic Association (AAU) puts on the AAU Nationals Tournament. In the past, those AKA students who are eligible, are motivated, and committed to being a part of our Nationals Team have raised funds and were able to compete. We start to get a team together sometime during January or February of each year and make the commitment to attend or not. It is an honor to be able to go to this tournament, but it takes hard work, dedication and support of the student by the family. The cost for these trips can be up to $1500 per student, depending on travel and lodging for up to 6 days. The Team’s various fundraising activities normally raise a good portion of the money needed. Notices will be posted concerning the Nationals tournament and Team formation.

Sincerely, The Staff and Families of American Kids Athletics!

 

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