We believe an accredited rank matter. We believe the organizations with which we are affiliated are the most respected in the world. We are accredited by the World Tae Kwon Do Federation (Kukiwon), the World Tae Kwon Do Ji Do Kwan Federation (Korea), The U.S. Tae Kwon Do Grand Master Society, the Traditional Tae Kwon Do Ji Do Kwan, and the U.S Tae Kwon Do Ji Do Kwan Association. The rank you earn at True Balance Martial Arts will be recognized throughout the world.
Taekwondo is a “striking” martial art that originates from Korea. In Korean, Tae means “to strike or break with foot.” Kwon means “to strike or break with fist or hand.” Do means “way,” “method,” or “path.” Thus, taekwondo may be loosely translated as “the way of the hand and the foot.” We believe in balancing the Traditional (builds strength and discipline), Sport (builds reflexes), and Self-Defense (practical and effective) aspects of the art. We believe all three areas are equally important to becoming a well-rounded martial artist.
Students begin their training as a 10th Keup (white belt). Keup is a Korean term meaning color belt rank. As students advance, the Keup number descends as the belt grows darker. Every three months, we hold a Keup (color belt) test supervised by the President of the U.S Tae Kwon Do Ji Do Kwan Association, Grand Master Ho Yung Chung. With the instructors’ recommendation, students who attend class regularly and have a good understanding of the testing techniques will be eligible to test for advancement. There are no additional costs or fees for testing or certification, as all are covered with your tuition.