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WHAT TO WEAR?

Wear loose fitting clothes such as sweat pants or warm-up pants and a T-shirt or sweat shirt.  Shoes don’t matter since we practice barefooted.

 

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

For ages 4 through 6

When you arrive, you will need to complete a New Student Analysis form (this will take only about 5 minutes).  After that we will escort you to the Class Room where you will take a 30 minute class in our Lil’ Dragon’s Class, structured exclusively for the 4 through 6 year old age group.  The Lil’ Dragons Program is a detailed curriculum that focuses on improving young school age children’s basic motor and listening skills.  The Lil’ Dragons curriculum consists of developing Eight Major Skills that are necessary for participation in any sport or activity: Focus, Teamwork, Control, Balance, Memory, Discipline, Fitness, and Coordination.

 

For 7 year olds and older

When you arrive, you will need to complete a New Student Analysis form (this will take only about 5 minutes).  After that we will escort you to the Introductory Class Room where you will take a 30 minute, private class  (or semi-private class if someone else has made an appointment for that day). You will learn Basic Martial Arts Techniques, including Kicks, Strikes, Blocks, and Stances.  You will also be taught about Martial Art Values such as respect, discipline, patience, confidence, and effort.

 

AFTER CLASS IS OVER

For ages 4 through 6

After class you will be given the opportunity to enroll in a one-month Trial Dragon’s Membership for $129.  This membership includes up to 3 classes a week and a free Lil’ Dragons uniform. 

 

For 7 year olds and older

After class you will be given the opportunity to enroll in a one-month Trial Membership for $149.  This membership includes unlimited classes and a free practice uniform.  We suggest that a student come to class a minimum of 2 days each week.

 

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What Taekwondo Can Do For You! Lessons for Life.

What Taekwondo Can Do For You!

Lessons for Life.

Taekwondo is a Korean Martial Art. “Tae” means foot, “Kwon” means hand and Do means “the Way”. Literally translated it means The Way of the Foot and Hand. The word “Taekwondo” was coined in 1955 by a South Korean Brigadier General named Hong Hi Choi. Taekwondo was born out of an indigenous Korean Foot-Fighting art called Tae Kyeon and Japanese Karate (which the General learned while imprisoned by the Japanese Government during their occupation of Korea). General Choi headed up the Military School of Taekwondo called the Oh Do Kwan (meaning School of My Way). The Famous South Korean 29th Infantry Division (also known as the White Horse Brigade) was the vehicle through which he developed Oh Do Kwan Taekwondo Training for the R.O.K. Armed Forces. At the same time a colleague of his, Won Kuk Lee, was training civilians in South Korea at the Chung Do Kwan School of Taekwondo (Chung Do Kwan means School of the Blue Wave). Master Lee’s Chung Do Kwan was the largest and most popular civilian Taekwondo School in Korea.

In the late 1950?s and early 1960?s, American Armed Forces were called to South Korea to help control the attempt of Communist North Korea to dominate the Democratic Republic of South Korea. While stationed in South Korea, many U.S. GI’s learned Taekwondo from the South Korean soldiers. Upon returning to the States, they began teaching Taekwondo themselves to Americans. Most notably, Chuck Norris, actor and martial artist, came back and began teaching Taekwondo to movie stars and film directors in Hollywood, California. This eventually led him to his now highly successful career in acting.

Today, Taekwondo is taught in countries all over the world. It is the most popular and most widely practiced of the Asian Martial Arts. Taekwondo is recognized as not only the most effective and scientific method of learning self-defense but also as a fun and exciting means to teach our youth values such as respect, discipline, patience, courage, and effort. Adults practicing Taekwondo can expect reduced stress levels in their lives, keep fit and feel better, increase their energy and self-esteem, and enjoy the comradery and friendship of other adults with an interest in Taekwondo.

As you can see, Taekwondo is not just a sport. While it does have a competition aspect, this is just one small facet of the Art. Furthermore, the competition aspect of Taekwondo was not developed to win medals at all, but rather to test one’s skills in a situation that, as closely as possible, resembles an actual self-defense scenario; it was meant to make a student face his or hers own fears and learn to control them under pressure.

In reality, the Art of Taekwondo in its entirety is a way of thinking and acting. It is a way of life that all students can enjoy. The utmost purpose of Taekwondo is to develop an individual’s self-confidence and self-esteem; to help him or her realize their full human potential, not just physically, but mentally and spiritually as well! It challenges each individual to develop, to the fullest, their personal abilities.

Taekwondo’s purpose is to strengthen the individual physically and spiritually through its rigorous training methods and morally and ethically through its philosophy. As Taekwondo accomplishes this end we will begin to see stronger families which lead to stronger communities and ultimately to a more peaceful world for us all. This is the promise of Taekwondo, the Art. And everyone, young or old, male or female, weak or strong, big or small, may enjoy the benefits attained from practicing Taekwondo’s physical and philosophical lessons.

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