Taekwondo is a martial art that originates from Korea. In Korean, tae means “to strike or break with foot”; kwon means “to strike or break with fist”; and do means “way”, “method”, or “path”. Thus, taekwondo may be loosely translated as “the way of the hand and the foot.”
New students will receive a free uniform and a one-on-one introductory lesson, scheduled by appointment. We find it provides the student the advantage of heading onto the training floor with some knowledge, allowing for a smooth transition into the program.
Classes are separated by age and level of experience. We also provide family classes where students of all ages and ranks may train together. After initial trial sessions, our program has four training levels.
White – White belt classes are slower in pace and meant to lay the groundwork for future training in the martial arts.
Approximate time: 2 months
Beginner – Intensity level increases as students learn and practice all basic blocking, striking, and kicking techniques. Breaking, limited sparring, and joint-locking/take down techniques are learned as well.
Approximate time: 10 months
Advanced – Intensity level increases further. Students learn and practice more advanced techniques and practical applications. Advanced take downs, throws, and joint- locking techniques are learned and practiced, as well as free sparring and breaking.
Approximate time: 18 months
First Degree Black Belt and Up – Students practice and master all techniques. They will work on they’re flaws and perfect their technique.
Approximate time: Lifetime pursuit