KIAP! NEWSLETTER JUNE 2018

Mark Cashatt's Taekwon-Do School, Inc.

This month's DOJANG TOWN MEETING is Monday, June 11.  Starting at 5:55 pm, Master Cashatt gives a brief orientation for new students and parents- and reminds students of upcoming events.  It is also a chance to voice questions, ideas or suggestions.  15 minutes in length.

 

2018 SPIRIT OF

TKD SUMMER CAMP

THIS MONTH!!

 For the 24th year, Mark Cashatt’s TaeKwon-Do School, Inc. will be hosting a weekend TaeKwon-Do summer camp!!  This year’s weekend camp will be held at Camp Innabah in Spring City, PA, just south of Pottstown.

This event will be held June 15, 16 & 17.   The camp is for all students White Belt through Black Belt, ages 7 and up through adults.  Students age 7 must have special permission from their instructor to attend.

The weekend starts Friday, June 15 with a workout starting at 7 PM.  Participants can arrive any time after 5 PM.  The Friday night workout lasts until about 9:30 PM.  We then get settled into our lodges.  We will be in relative comfort with carpeting and air conditioned rooms that sleep 4-10 people.  Participants can request to be in a room with their friends or fellow students from the dojang.  The meals at Camp Innabah are amazing also.  Each meal has many choices and we can eat as much as we please!

               Saturday’s activities will always be a little different than other years as we always try new ideas and adventures.   We have acres of open fields and we have a modern gymnasium.  This camp also has a pool and a place to canoe for our free time late Saturday afternoon. 

Our Saturday supper is a “Dress-Up Supper” where campers dress wacky, and/or strange, in Halloween type costumes or something creative to be judged for awards.  After supper, we have some kind of trivia scavenger hunt followed by some kind of talent/no-talent show.  Lights out for the kids is 11 PM.

               Sunday morning we have our “Friendship Breakfast” celebrating all our new found friends from this camp.  We have a morning workout with a great group send-off.  Then, our “Spring Board Lunch” which gives us a big jump in our TaeKwon-Do training for the summer to come!

               This summer camp weekend is another brilliant opportunity to enjoy the art and the passion of TaeKwon-Do.  From the moment the student arrives Friday until Sunday’s dismissal, there will be nothing for that student to worry about, or be responsible for, other than doing TaeKwon-Do, making new friends, spending time with old friends, and having a great time.  We named the camp “Spirit of TaeKwon-Do” because that’s exactly what the student will be getting.  We will all be observing the five tenets in a very positive, family oriented environment that is uncommon for anywhere else.  Come and feel the spirit and keep the memories with you throughout the years as you grow in TaeKwon-Do!

               The camp costs $240 for the first family member and $225 for each additional family member.

               There is a chance of going to summer camp weekend for free!  The William Clarke Memorial Fund sends up to four students to summer camp by way of a 500 word essay.  A special panel reads all the entries and names the winners.   Pick up more information at the dojang or contact Master Cashatt at cashattTKD@gmail.com.

 

 

 

LOGO PATCHES ON SALE THIS MONTH! AND SUMMER T-SHIRTS!!

 

               Our dobuks are supposed to have our dojang patch sewn on the left pocket area (when wearing uniform jacket).  It is part of the pride and support of our dojang and its instructors.  For the month of June our dojang patches (regularly $6.13 plus tax, $6.50) will be discounted to $5 plus tax ($5.30).  This is also a great chance to have the student do the sewing.  The art of sewing can come in handy in so many ways in their future and it has been part of martial art curriculum since before the Hwa-rang Warriors, who also learned how to sew.

               Also our official summer dojang t-shirt is now on sale while supplies last.  The art design came from Colton Musselman during our contest back in April.  The t-shirts will be sold for $18.

               Our dojang allows students to wear

 t-shirts instead of the dobuk jacket from June 1 through October 1, 2018.  Any t-shirt can be worn- but it's always good to support your dojang by putting this new t-shirt in your rotation. 

 

 

 

OUTSTANDING STUDENT OF THE MONTH

 Every month Master Cashatt chooses a youth gup (color belt) who has shown outstanding characteristics in class.  Every student has a chance to be named once in their gup life.  In April every year Master Cashatt names the dojang’s youth “OUTSTANDING STUDENT OF THE YEAR” from the youth roster of the dojang.  This promotes a constant reminder for the kids to do their best!  This month Master Cashatt has chosen:

 

AARON IM

 

Aaron has been training at our dojang since February of 2017 and has earned the rank of Yellow Belt Green Stripe.  Aaron has earned this award by showing his perseverance, after missing a bunch of classes he has come back stronger than ever and willing to learn and practice.  Aaron also displays lots of courtesy in his dealings with others at the dojang.  Congratulations to Aaron and his family.

 

 

 

JUNE: FAMILY SELF-DEFENSE MONTH

 

               Every Monday in June from 6-6:45 pm Master Cashatt will lead a family self-defense with Taekwon-Do structure for new families, and our present families.  The class will be geared towards beginners and there is a $15 per family charge but our student's families can attend for free.

               Please pass this news of this special class to your friends and acquaintance families who might benefit by doing such a family activity.

 

 

SUMMER HOURS START JUNE 11

 

               With the warm months coming and the fact that school is not in session we change our schedule slightly.  Knowing the dojang has no cold air conditioning, we cancel the 4-5 pm class on Thursday afternoon however we do have a morning class Wednesdays from 9-10 am.  This morning class actually goes on year-round, geared towards adults and home school children. 

 

 

PLAN FOR THE 2018 ALL BELTS DAY CAMP!

 

               Master Cashatt leads this camp from July 23 through July 27.

               Students can be dropped off at the dojang for a 9 am start to a weeklong camp featuring Taekwon-Do.  All students age 7 up through adults, from White Belt through senior Black Belts can attend.  Participants will get 5 hours of training a day plus an hour for lunch and study of required knowledge.  Participants can be picked up at 3 pm daily, Monday through Friday.  In the meantime, students will work on techniques needed for their next promotion.  All the discipline and hard work will be mixed in with TKD games and drills.

               Participants will get up to 20 class credits for attending all week.  (color belt) Students need between 30 and 40 to test. If during the week the student gets their requirement sheet signed off- they get an “interim” stripe of white- to prove they are ready for their test.  At that time they will start to learn their new pattern and new material towards the next promotion.  So in doing it this way, no student loses any time for their extra hard work attending camp.  Please talk to Master Cashatt for more clarification as it might pertain to your child or yourself.

               Students must bring/wear dobuk, sneakers, sparring gear (if they have a set), their own lunch and favorite refreshing drink. 

               It is possible for students to attend one or more days of camp if they cannot stay the whole week.  But enduring all the training and fun throughout the week is needed for the full effect of such a worthy challenge. 

               ALL BELTS DAY CAMP costs $240 for first family member, $225 for each additional family member.  Participants can also pay $60 per day.

 

JULY 23-27, 2018 BE THERE!!

 

 

 

FATHER'S DAY BOARD BREAK

 

               In May we celebrated Mothers Day with an hour of self-defense.  We also gave moms the opportunity to start their Taekwon-Do training with 2 FREE MONTHS to see if it is something they could do.

               As parents, our most important job is in helping our children.  We wrap our whole lives around raising our children as we see fit and many times that means giving up our own hobbies and passions.  Parents have to come to the dojang anyway, why don't parents use the time wisely and reach goals and levels they never dreamed of.   And in doing so, they create a mutual bond with the children.  Taekwon-Do isn't just something their children do, it's a family activity with so many positive benefits.  Can you imagine the thrill your child will have growing in Taekwon-Do aside their parent(s).

               In honor of FATHER'S DAY Sunday, June 17, the following Wednesday, June 20 from 6-7 pm students and the fathers will have a chance to work on breaking plastic boards together! 

               Fathers will have simple instruction in breaking boards with their hands and/or feet and with the help of their children, will get to break as many times as we can within an hour time.  Please sign up on the dojang wall if you plan on attending.

 

FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL

 

As a gift of appreciation to all the fathers involved with our dojang, we would like to offer TWO FREE MONTHS of TKD to any dad who has never signed up before!  Offer expires so fathers must start their two months before     June 30, 2018.

 

 

 

DOJANG ADVENTURE

IRON PIGS BASEBALL

JULY 28

We must know by June 28th!

 

               On Saturday, July 28 we have a dynamic Taekwon-Do family day planned!  For many years now our dojang has gone to Bethlehem to watch the LEHIGH VALLEY IRON PIGS baseball team.  We have 100 tickets to sell for that July 28th game when the IRON PIGS face the Colorado Clippers.  It is held at Coca-Cola Park in Bethlehem.  The game starts at 6:35 PM and a firework display follows at the conclusion of play.  The tickets for the game cost $11, however; with each ticket comes a $2 food coupon to use that night!  Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or adult supervisor. 

               Most folks drive directly to the venue so if you need a ride, check our sign-up list and ask a friend if they mind you traveling with them.

               Deadline to sign up is June 28, 2018.  We need to know a month ahead of time so we can return unwanted tickets.  Student can invite their whole family and grandparents too!  Sign up on the dojang wall or call Master Cashatt.          

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS  

 

JUNE 11...DOJANG TOWN MEETING starts at 5:55 pm.  Orientation for students and parents.

JUNE 13...WEDNESDAY MORNING CLASS 9-10 am replaces Thursday 4-5 pm class for the summer.

JUNE 15-17...our 2018 SPIRIT OF TKD SUMMER CAMP at Camp Innabah.

JUNE 20....FATHER'S DAY PLASTIC BOARD BREAKING CLASS from 6-7 pm.

JUNE 21....GUP TEST starts at 6 pm.

JULY 23-27...ALL BELTS DAY CAMP from 9 am to 3 pm daily.

JULY 28...DOJANG ADVENTURE: IRON PIGS BASEBALL

SEPT. 27-30...2018 UATW (Ultimate Adult Taekwon-Do Weekend) at Camp Oak Hill in Nottingham PA

NOVEMBER 3...GRANDMASTER WHEATLEY SEMINAR IN N.J.

NOVEMBER 10...2018 TUL JON-SA (Pattern Competition) at our dojang.

DECEMBER 8... ADULT HOLIDAY BANQUET

 

 

 

 

 

KIAP! NEWSLETTER MAY 2018

Mark Cashatt's Taekwon-Do School, Inc.

This month's DOJANG TOWN MEETING is Thursday, May 10.  Starting at 5:55 pm, Master Cashatt gives a brief orientation for new students and parents- and reminds students of upcoming events.  It is also a chance to voice questions, ideas or suggestions.  15 minutes in length.

 

DON'T CALL ME "SIR"!?

 

Dear students, parents and friends,

            I was at one of area Post Offices recently standing in line when the clerk called the customer “sir”.  The customer looked to be around my age (late 50’s) and he looked behind and all around and said, “I thought you were talking to my dad!”  Then the lady next in line (same generation) said, “ yes, I hate to be called ma’am, I’m not that old!  I think they’re talking about my parents.”

            My father would say sir and ma’am to folks when I was growing up.   He was a marine and born during a time when proper protocol was respected.  Those were the days when getting the paddle in school for misbehaving was common and it did make a point.   I’m not saying that was the correct way of correcting bad behavior, but it did work in many cases. It was simply the way things were done.  But then I believe my generation rebelled against all that growing up in the 60’s and 70’s.  Now it is sad if people are offended by being called sir or ma’am!           

            Well that’s not going to stop me from saying it because it makes me feel good when I call someone sir or ma’am, even my youngest students.  Age has nothing to do with addressing folks in such and formal and flattering manner.  I believe calling someone sir or ma’am somehow puts them above us and humbles us.  If we can handle every encounter with proper and respectful words, in most cases it becomes or stays a positive encounter.  Treating someone better than you yourself expect to be treated will be traveling in the correct direction in making a more peaceful world.

            I did address the clerk at the Post Office as Sir- then we both chuckled.

Respectfully submitted,

Mark Cashatt

 

 

SIGN UP NOW FOR THE 2018

SPIRIT OF TAEKWON-DO SUMMER CAMP WEEKEND!

 

For the 24th year, Mark Cashatt’s TaeKwon-Do School, Inc. will be hosting a weekend TaeKwon-Do summer camp!!  This year’s weekend camp will be held at Camp Innabah in Spring City, PA, just south of Pottstown.

This event will be held June 15, 16 & 17.   The camp is for all students white belt through Black Belt, ages 7 and up through adults.  Students age 7 must have special permission from their instructor to attend.

The weekend starts Friday, June 15 with a workout starting at 7 PM.  Participants can arrive any time after 5 PM.  The Friday night workout lasts until about 9:30 PM.  We then get settled into our lodges.  We will be in relative comfort with carpeting and air conditioned rooms that sleep 4-10 people.  Participants can request to be in a room with their friends or fellow students from the dojang.  The meals at Camp Innabah are amazing also.  Each meal has many choices and we can eat as much as we please!

                Saturday’s activities will always be a little different than other years as we always try new ideas and adventures.   We have acres of open fields and we have a modern gymnasium.  This camp also has a pool and a place to canoe for our free time late Saturday afternoon. 

Our Saturday supper is a “Dress-Up Supper” where campers dress wacky, and/or strange, in Halloween type costumes or something creative to be judged for awards.  After supper, we have some kind of trivia scavenger hunt followed by some kind of talent/no-talent show.  Lights out for the kids is 11 PM.

                Sunday morning we have our “Friendship Breakfast” celebrating all our new found friends from this camp.  We have a morning workout with a great group send-off.  Then, our “Spring Board Lunch” which gives us a big jump in our TaeKwon-Do training for the summer to come!

                This summer camp weekend is another brilliant opportunity to enjoy the art and the passion of TaeKwon-Do.  From the moment the student arrives Friday until Sunday’s dismissal, there will be nothing for that student to worry about, or be responsible for, other than doing TaeKwon-Do, making new friends, spending time with old friends, and having a great time.  We named the camp “Spirit of TaeKwon-Do” because that’s exactly what the student will be getting.  We will all be observing the five tenets in a very positive, family oriented environment that is uncommon for anywhere else.  Come and feel the spirit and keep the memories with you throughout the years as you grow in TaeKwon-Do!

                The camp costs $240 for the first family member and $225 for each additional family member.

                There is a chance of going to summer camp weekend for free!  The William Clarke Memorial Fund sends up to four students to summer camp by way of a 500 word essay.  A special panel reads all the entries and names the winners.   Pick up more information at the dojang or contact Master Cashatt at cashattTKD@gmail.com.

 

 

 

OUTSTANDING STUDENT OF THE MONTH

 

Every month Master Cashatt chooses a youth gup (color belt) who has shown outstanding characteristics in class.  Every student has a chance to be named once in their gup life.  In April every year Master Cashatt names the dojang’s youth “OUTSTANDING STUDENT OF THE YEAR” from the youth roster of the dojang.  This promotes a constant reminder for the kids to do their best!  This month Master Cashatt has chosen:

 

ELLIOTT CHOE

 Elliott has been a student at our dojang for almost 9 months and has earned the rank of Yellow Belt.  He earned this honor because of his spirit displayed at the recent tournament.  He was very uncertain about how to spar when the time came and he turned on his quickness and techniques and had a great sparring match using control (and with a smile on his face).  Congratulations to Elliott and the Choe family.

 

 

INSTRUCTOR SEMINAR MAY 5

 

            On Saturday, May 5, 2018 we will be holding an Instructors Seminar from 8 AM to noon at our dojang.

                All students 12 years old and over who are Green Belt and above, and all junior and senior Black Belts are invited to attend this free seminar with Master Cashatt.  We will be re-introducing our newest drills and technique changes as well as showing some new ideas for the first time.  We will be learning the newest ideas on how to teach and motivate our fine students.  We will be discussing the future of our dojang and hear ideas from all who attend.
              All students younger than 12 and/or under Green Belt can attend the seminar during the 9:30-10:30 AM slot where our Instructors will be going over Requirement Sheets and trying out new drills and procedures.  Students who attend this portion will surely help our Instructors to become better.

All students fitting the age and rank specifications should consider coming.  Teaching is part of TaeKwon-Do; in fact we’re teaching what we’ve learned through training in TaeKwon-Do every day!  In our daily dealings with others, our attitude and perseverance shine, and that can be considered a form of teaching.  Attending the seminar helps the students (instructors) improve their physical skills above and beyond normal classes.

Even if you don’t plan on helping out at classes, you can surely benefit from these 4 free hours of TaeKwon-Do.  Please sign up on the dojang wall if you’re coming.

 

 

WE’RE MARCHING IN A PARADE!

 

            On Saturday, May 26, our dojang will be marching in the Harleysville Fair Days Parade.  We need to be there by 10:30 am for a parade that starts at 11.  The parade route is a complete circle from Indian Valley Middle School, out to Sumneytown Pike and back again and it is usually over by 1 pm.  All students are invited to march with us, in fact if you know for certain, then the student should attend parade practice Mondays, May 7, 14 and 21 from 7-7:30 pm.  We will practice outside so sneakers are a must.  Parents and families are invited to walk along in the parade and dogs too.  Please sign up on the wall of the dojang if you plan to participate.

 

 

 

IN HONOR OF MOTHERS DAY!

           

            On Monday, May 14 from 6-7 pm we will be holding a special class for students and their moms! Mother's Day is observed the previous Sunday however this will be an opportunity to give our moms even more.

            We will start the class with the Moms in a secluded class with an instructor while their children are on the other side of the curtain with the regular class practicing patterns.   We will instruct the Moms with some simple self-defense techniques and Taekwon-Do movements.

            Then at the half hour mark the kids will join their Mother so Mom can show the moves they've learned (on their kids).  We will end the class with some fun drills including finesse sparring.

 

MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL

As a gift of appreciation to all the Mothers involved with our dojang, we would like to offer TWO FREE MONTHS of TKD to any Mom who has never signed up before!  Offer expires so Mothers must start their two months before May 31, 2018.

 

 

 

GIRLS NIGHT OF TKD

 

            On Tuesday, May 29 we will have our next GIRLS NIGHT OF TKD from 6-7 pm.  This has become a very popular class with a different perspective being able to talk and work with exclusively girls, motivating the GIRL POWER!  And on the other side of the floor are all boys, which also gives us a different perspective about how to treat others.

            But the main reason for such a night is the exciting and challenging fun we have.  Since this is the last GIRLS NIGHT of the school year, we would like all our ladies to invite a friend or two who they think might benefit from the instruction and who might love it as we all do.  Please sign up on the dojang wall if you plan on attending.

 

 

 

2018 ALL BELTS DAY CAMP   

This is a day camp held from 9 am to 3 pm daily during the week of July 23-27.  Students work on the many facets of Taekwon-Do to prepare them for their next promotion while having fun with our games and drills.  We go hiking and workout outdoors as well as in the dojang.  This camp is for all students white belt to senior Black Belt, children as well as adults.  Participants can come one day or multiple days or the whole week!  Check your calendars now and jot it down.  Students can earn up to 20 class credits during the week (they need between 30-50 to test)!  Our dojang has information for a payment plan for students- put a little towards camp every month.  Just ask at reception counter or contact the dojang.

 

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

MAY 2…DOJANG CONGRESS from 7:45-8:30 for all students and parents

MAY 3…GUP TEST starts at 6 pm.

MAY 3…BLACK BELT TEST starts at 6 pm in conjunction with GUP TEST. 

MAY 5…INSTRUCTOR SEMINAR 8 am to noon

MAY 5…BLACK BELT TEST starts at 1 pm.

MAY 7…PARADE PRACTICE starts next three Mondays, 7-7:30 pm

MAY 10..DOJANG TOWN MEETING starts at 5:55 pm.

MAY 12…MR.LOUIE’STOURNAMENT starts at 1 pm

MAY 14....MOTHER'S DAY SELF-DEFENSE from 6-7 pm

MAY 16…MASTER CLASS on GE-BAEK from 7-8 pm

MAY 22…BASIX CLASS from 6-7 pm featuring TKD PROTOCOL

MAY 26…HARLEYSVILLE FAIR DAYS PARADE meets at 10:30 am.

MAY 29…GIRLS NIGHT OF TKD from 6-7 pm.

JUNE 15-17…2018 SPIRIT OF TKD SUMMER CAMP WEEKEND

JULY 23-27…2018 ALL BELTS DAY CAMP from 9 am to 3 pm daily.

JULY 28…DOJANG ADVENTURE TO THE IRON PIGS GAME!