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May 2012 Newsletter


May

Volume 1 Issue: May 2012

 

Welcome to the May edition of the newsletter.

As you know there have been many changes over the last three months, and I hope that you would agree that they have been for the best.

The children are taking to the new syllabus very well, and you should be proud of the extra work they are doing outside of class. Parental support for sport is very important and your encouragement is a key factor in their success.

As I explained in the latest class, the children are currently doing half the lessons per month required to reach the standard set in Taekwondo. This means that gradings will only be held every six months or so, in order that they can stand next to other members of our association with pride, and grade knowing that they are up to the same standard.

I’m sure that you’ll agree the new gym is a great venue, with a perfect viewing balcony.  If I could please ask that all parents sit on the balcony I would be very grateful as it adds a degree of separation that should help new students gain confidence, and remove any possible distraction for those students who are easily distracted.

I have always tried to keep costs as low as possible whilst giving your children a great avenue for development and working towards a goal, be that a badge, a belt, or perfecting a technique.

Unfortunately, whilst I have announced price changes and issued new standing order forms, I have noticed that not everyone has changed their standing orders accordingly. This, coupled with rising costs due to the new venue, means that I will now be setting the price to £15.00 per month.  This still offers great value for money, especially when compared to other clubs that are charging £25.00 per month for one lesson a week. That’s an amazing 40% less!

Please ensure that you change the details before the end of the month, so as to avoid any admin.

Regards

Matthew Sylvester

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.

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