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Announcements for the week of 11/9

Andover Premier Karate & Martial Arts Academy

Announcements for this week (week #2):

  • Board breaking week

  • Leadership Team meeting next Thursday (11/19) from 7:30 to 8:10 pm

  • Sparring team and sparring classes

  • Words of the Week #2 – Black Belt Mastery thoughts on failure

  • Little Ninja skill stripes for the week

  • TKD High Red, Poom and Black Belt Pre-Test – This Friday at 6 pm

  • Hapkido – Belt test Friday 11/20 at 6 pm

  • VIP Passes

Board breaking week

We will be doing board breaking in classes this week. The key to board breaking is focus and determination. In board breaking you need to focus on the center of the board where it is the easiest to break. You need to tune out all distractions and doubts when you do board breaking.

The same goes for doing well on home work. Turn off distractions such as the TV, Youtube, etc. so that you can focus.

Leadership Team Meeting Next Thursday (11/19)

The next Leadership Team meeting will be next Thursday (11/19) from 7:30 to 8:10 pm. We will continue our teaching practice and curriculum review. We will also focus on step 1 (self-awareness) of the 5 step process to develop emotional intelligence which will make members better teachers and motivators.

Sparring Classes and Sparring Team

We have a sparring class Saturdays from 10:40 am to 11:10 am that is open to all TKD yellow belts and above (you don't have to be on the sparring team) that have their own sparring gear.

Sparring Team is for those that want to compete at tournaments in sparring and members get to wear the gray Team DC uniform.

If you have any questions please e-mail them to me at

Words of the Week – Black Belt Mastery thoughts on failure

In November we will be discussing failure in class. Here is discussion point number 2 on Failure and Limitation.

In a world of limitation, the fundamental question is not whether people should accept failure. Rather, the question is how to anticipate failure and redirect resources to grow from the experience”

Little Ninjas and Tigers

We will work on Red (Focus) and Green (Control) stripes this week in class.

TKD High Red, Poom and Black Belt Pre-test this Friday

The TKD High Red, Poom and Black Belt Pre-test will be this Friday at 6 pm.


We will have the next Hapkido test on Friday 11/20 at 6 pm

VIP Passes

Don't forget to hand out the VIP passes to anyone you think may be interested in the martial arts. You will get gift card as a thank you for each new student that enrolls in the school. I will be making more cards for students later this week.

Have a great day, Mr. O'Neill