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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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2013 WTA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship Tournament Package

Dear School Owner, Master Instructor, Black Belts, and Taekwondo Enthusiast’s,

A little over 2 weeks and counting down to the 1st Annual World Taekwondo Alliance Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship in Waldorf Maryland on May 11th!

I hope you and your students are planning to attend. I have attached BELOW all the information you should need. However if you have any questions feel free to contact me at 301-643-9958 or e-mail me at jc111255@aol.com.

The link below contains registration forms for athletes, pre-paid spectators, coaches and volunteers, and officials. These can be printed out, completed and mail/fax/e-mail in (we only accept MONEY ORDERS or CREDIT CARD). OR, if you are a coach, official, or athlete, you can log-on to TOURNEYREG.net, create an account, register for the tournament, and pay on line with a credit card. Pre-registered spectators can only register with the attached registration form.

The competition will be ran using AAU TKD Rules (with only a couple of divergences), since this is what most of you are use to. A copy of the rules is in the attachment. The only changes are highlighted in yellow.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF ANY ORGANIZATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT. ONLY POINT SPARRING AND FORMS WILL BE OFFERED THOUGH. NO OLYMPIC SPARRING.

competitors will do forms and sparring in the same ring, back to back. so there won’t be any waiting around all day to compete.

BLACK BELTS AGED 15 AND UP WILL COMPETE FIRST THING IN BOTH FORMS AND SPARRING. THIS IS BEING DONE BECAUSE I KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO WORK/JUDGE ALL DAY AND THEN HAVE TO COMPETE. THIS WAY YOU COMPETE, YOUR DONE, AND YOU CAN FOCUS ON OFFICIATING. BY THE WAY, IF YOU OFFICIATE OR VOLUNTEER FOR THE DAY, I’LL REFUND YOUR COMPETITION ENTRY FEE AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE TOURNAMENT!

SCHOOL OWNERS WHO BRING COMPETITORS AND PRE-REGISTERED SPECTATORS WILL BE REBATED A PERCENTAGE OF THOSE COMPETITORS AND SPECTATORS ENTRY FEES (DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER THEY BRING). THIS IS COMPLETELY EXPLAINED IN THE ATTACHMENT.

Again, I hope to see you on May 11th.

TAE KWON!

Master Roger Cavanaugh

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A Winner Never Quits

A Winner Never Quits

Taekwondo is a scientific discipline and a stunningly aesthetic Art as well.  There is nothing magical or mystical about the seemingly super-human feats a Master of Taekwondo can perform.  I can assure you that there are no secrets that Taekwondo Black Belts share.  The only secret is desire, dedication, discipline, and a whole lot of hard, hard work.  And that’s ALL that it takes, period.

Taekwondo training is rewarding and life-changing, but also extremely challenging.  At times it’s simply not easy.  To be proficient in Taekwondo, you must go to class to learn the proper execution of techniques and skills AND you must do your “Homework” too!  Consistent  training both in and out of class is a must.  And the higher level one achieves, the higher the level of training that is required!

Yes, it takes sacrifice and hard work to master anything that’s of value.  I would go as far as to say that hard work and sacrifice are one in the same, in that you can’t have one without the other.   The reality is that this is why so many people who begin taekwondo training, excited to learn the skills of the Art, discontinue their training after only a few short months or years.  After the newness of taekwondo training has worn off, and the student gets a taste of the repetitive drill-work that’s required, they simply tire of the hard work that’s needed to realize their goal.

So what happens?  Choices are made and priorities are shifted to something else that requires much less effort.   Commitment gives way to laziness.   Students find themselves constantly  making choices between practicing or doing something else.   Choices are made like going to Taekwondo practice or playing a new video game, or playing with your favorite friends, or coming home to a comfortable, cozy couch and your favorite beverage and watching T.V.   And on and on it goes, until taekwondo training is just a distant thought in the back of one’s mind.   Something they tried, but it wasn’t for them.

Another reason students hang up their belts is failure. But failure is a necessary and important aspect of Taekwondo.  I don’t know anyone who has NOT failed at least one Taekwondo exam.  Unfortunately, many people who fail an exam blame something or someone other than the true culprit…themselves!  Truth be known, the only one responsible for failing any test, is one’s own self.  Sometimes it’s from being ill-prepared, and sometimes it’s due to uncontrollable circumstances, such as injury.  But one thing is for sure; the ones that don’t quit learn a valuable lesson of Taekwondo.  That is, failure eventually leads to success.  And sweet success it is.  It is a lesson that will guide you for the rest of your life!

In summary, hard work, failure, and sacrifice lead many to quit training in Taekwondo.  But these  are actually blessings in disguise for the ones who carry on.  Setbacks in training, failure in promotion, and learning how to work hard at something are a normal part of everyday life that one needs to not only understand, but also how to  defeat.  Those students who overcome the setbacks and hardships experienced through Taekwondo training  benefit from the hard, but necessary, life-lessons they conquered in training for the rest of their lives!  They understand that “Winners Never Quit”!

Congratulations to our new Black Belts!

Fall 2012 Black Belt Graduation Ceremony at

Waldorf Action Martial Arts!