Current In-Studio Protocols

Thank you to all who joined us along the 9/11 Ride of Hope ride route to cheer on the participants Saturday, September 11!  The ride might be over, but our efforts continue through Thursday, September 30.  Proceeds will be used to help first responders and their families access the support services they need to cope with trauma.

 
Race Director Robert Gray, Jhoon Rhee Black Belt and Ret. Battalion Chief for the Arlington County Fire Dept, has agreed to donate a race challenge coin to the student/family who raises the most donations by Sept. 30! 
 
  • First Place: Challenge Coin & Private Lesson at Jhoon Rhee TKD ($35 value)
  • Second Place: Private Lesson at Jhoon Rhee TKD ($35 value)
  • Third & Fourth Place: $25 pro-shop credit at Jhoon Rhee TKD
 
 
Students and families are encouraged to support this worthy cause by:
 
Challenge Coin:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To view a video of CNN’s interview with Bob Gray from the 15th Anniversary of 9/11, click here or below.
 
 
Join us as we resume our long history of community involvement by supporting The Quell Foundation’s 20th Anniversary 9/11 Ride of Hope on Saturday, September 11, 2021.
Race Director Robert Gray, Jhoon Rhee Black Belt and Ret. Battalion Chief for the Arlington County Fire Dept, has agreed to donate a race challenge coin to the student/family who raises the most donations by Sept. 30! 
  • First Place: Challenge Coin & Private Lesson at Jhoon Rhee TKD ($35 value)
  • Second Place: Private Lesson at Jhoon Rhee TKD ($35 value)
  • Third & Fourth Place: $25 pro-shop credit at Jhoon Rhee TKD
 
Students and families are encouraged to support this worthy cause by:
  • Donating directly at: igfn.us/form/GzR9SQ
  • Purchasing a shirt to support the race at: Ride of Hope Shirts
  • Participating in the race if you are at least 18.
  • Creating a sign and cheering for race participants on 9/11/21.
Proceeds will be used to help first responders and their families access the support services they need to cope with trauma.
 

Ride Route & Participation Information PDF

 
Challenge Coin:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To view a video of CNN’s interview with Bob Gray from the 15th Anniversary of 9/11, click here or below.
 
 

Reminder that we will be closed for the Labor Day Weekend starting Sept. 4. (Last day of classes is Friday, Sept. 3 and classes resume Tuesday, Sept. 7). 

Our new Fall Class Schedule will begin on Tuesday, September 7. Click here to preview.

 

Our new Fall Class Schedule will begin on Tuesday, September 7. Click here to preview.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, we will be closed for the Labor Day Weekend starting Sept. 4. (Last day of classes is Friday, Sept. 3 and classes resume Tuesday, Sept. 7).

 

At this time, we are open for all in-studio and online classes.  If you have reserved an in-studio class and can not make it due to the weather, please email us as soon as possible (and try to zoom in!)

 
We pride ourselves in helping each student achieve their goals and overcome obstacles by developing their mental and physical strength. This is what attaining a Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do Black Belt requires.
 
For almost all of these candidates this journey to Black Belt began in our Knee-High Ninja Program!
 
On July 24, we conducted a Black Belt Exam that was judged and graded by Jhoon Rhee Black Belt Masters. Our candidates persevered and we would like to present and congratulate our newest Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do Black Belts!

 

 
This week Tuesday, July 13, we will be conducting a Black Belt Qualifying Exam.
 
Please review the following to determine if your class will experience any changes that day:
Beginner/Intermediate Knee High Ninjas: 5:10PM – Floor B (no changes)
 
Junior/Family Orange Belts: This class will take place on Floor B both In Studio and Zoom, using the Floor B Zoom Account login details. It will begin at 6:00PM and will be combined with the Junior/Family Green Belt class.
 
Junior/Family Green Belts: This class will take place as usual, but will be combined with the Junior/Family Orange Belts.
 
Junior/Family Red Belts: This class will take place on Floor B both In Studio and Zoom, using the Floor B Zoom Account login details. It will begin at 6:50PM and will be combined with the Junior/Family 2nd Brown Belt class.
 
Junior/Family 2nd Brown Belts: This class will take place on Floor B both In Studio and Zoom, using the Floor B Zoom Account login details. It will begin at 6:50PM and will be combined with the Junior/Family Red Belt class.
 
1st Brown Belts: 4:00PM – Floor B (no changes)
 
Black Belts: 5:00PM (CANCELLED)
 
Adults: 7:15PM – Floor B (no changes)
 
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
 
The studio will be CLOSED for our annual Summer Break starting Saturday, July 3.
We will reopen for classes starting Monday, July 12.
 
However, Cardio Kickboxing classes will still run on July 3 and July 7.
 

Due to significant increases in vaccinations, as well as our growing knowledge of their effectiveness and the resultant reduction in COVID-19 cases, Governor Northam is lifting most legal requirements in Virginia as of midnight, May 28, 2021, including mandates on social distancing and capacity restrictions. 

This does not mean that we will be returning to our pre-pandemic operations. Instead, our in-studio class procedures have been updated to reflect the loosened COVID mitigation measures where appropriate. These procedures will take effect Tuesday, June 1. To view our quick 12-point guide, please visit: arlingtonkicks.com/return.

We will continue requiring masks for EVERYONE on our premises as long as the CDC recommends so for K-12 settings. Also, because the CDC continues to recommend masks for unvaccinated children, and not all children are eligible to be vaccinated, we will continue wearing masks. Again, EVERYONE (all staff, students, parents, visitors, etc.) must still wear a mask when at Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do Arlington. 

Our class schedule will remain the same for now. This means that Zoom classes will still be offered for those who prefer to attend virtually. For those who prefer to attend in-studio, online reservations will remain a requirement. In-studio classes will still be limited in capacity but increased to a maximum of 15 (Floor A) and 20 (Floor B) students on each floor for each class. To accommodate this change, our taped-off “training squares” will be removed and replaced with designated markers on each floor. These “spots” will be identified by specific colors of tape and will be at least eight (8) feet apart, ensuring ample space for students to spread out. At this time, there will still be no close contact “partner drills” or sparring. 

Only students and vaccinated instructors will be allowed on the mats during class. Instructors will return to hands on instruction and correction of students as necessary and appropriate. 

As always, we appreciate your support and patience as we continue to navigate through these transitions together. 

Thank you, 
Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do Staff 

 
We will be CLOSED for the holiday weekend starting Saturday, May 29. This includes Cardio Kickboxing Class.
We will reopen for classes on Tuesday, June 1.