School News - Sep 2020

Hello everyone! We are going to try and start up the newsletters once again. Many changes have come about since we were forced to close our doors in March. We are currently in a state of turbulence and transition. Below I will recap what has happened specific to our school since the covid-19 pandemic start through where we are today and some information for the future.

  • The first week of June brought some sad news to us as we found the Chisholm location being forced into a closure. Some students from that location transferred to rmaeast at that time.
  • June 1st also brought us some opportunities for training. While still being locked down under state mandates, we picked up teaching classes on a schedule via Zoom. This was announced as our Phase 1 reopening plan.
  • We tossed together a seasonal shirt order during the pandemic as well that displays the logo for the TSD program. (Some sizes still available at the school.)
  • On June 22, we moved into Phase 2 which brought us some group classes outdoors as well as some in-person private lessons at the school.
  • August 17 began our Phase 3. This is our current phase of our reopening strategy. It brings us into a new schedule that allows for 2 days of Zoom classes and one day of in-person class at the school (following state guidelines).
  • Construction is going on in our school that we are hoping will be done this week. We have gotten a little smaller overall, but are planning on ways to utilize our space better. Watch for coming changes!
  • A new program has been launched for Tang Soo Do students at our school. There is now opportunity to train remotely via Zoom instead of coming in to the school each class.
  • August 31: We have begun our Fall Season of training! Congratulations to all that successfully passed their difficult color belt test. It was a joy to watch you all sweat and put in the hard work. It's time for new material!

Some information has changed in the past couple weeks. Students are allowed to remove their face coverings in their exercise area. During training, we are not open to the public, and are not allowing spectators or parents inside. Those that wish to watch classes can do so via Zoom. With the announcement of Phase 3 in your email, students were given instruction on how to reserve their spot for class, an outline of how things worked before and after class, and an outline of our cleaning procedure. Students and parents may request all that information again if they didn't get a copy.

Current TSD Class Schedule

  • Mondays & Thursdays: ZOOM only, all ranks, 4:30 - 5:15
  • Wednesday in-person & follow-along in Zoom:
    4:30 - 5:15: All ranks, by reservation
    5:30 - 6:15: All ranks, by reservation

Zoom access for all class sessions is via the following information:
Meeting ID: 813 2746 9306
Passcode: 066002

During this time, it is important that our students are members of the proper Band for announcements as well as in our student facebook group. If you are not currently in band, you can use the links below to get into the proper one. I suggest using your email address to sign up with so that you can easily sign in on a computer as well as a phone via the app. If you have problems getting in, be sure to contact Mr. K to get it straightened out!

Private and family group lessons are available with Mr. Koivisto. Contact him via email if you are interested. There are many other things being considered for the school; some changes, some additions, some new opportunities. We hope to see you all in classes soon! If you have questions about the school or your training, don't hesitate to contact Mr. Koivisto!

Do you like what we do? Are we providing a positive experience? Do you have questions, suggestions, or would like to offer help? If so, let us know! Contact the following instructors with your feedback! Criticism is just as important as praise as it helps us evaluate everything that we do.

Range Martial Arts East
Justin Koivisto
Virginia, MN
218.262.9870 (voicemail, text)