We offer the following curriculum at our school:
Traditional Martial Arts Techniques
WTF and ITF poomsae/forms (for coordination and balance)
Self-Defense Techniques (for control and protection)
Breaking Techniques (for power and focus)
Olympic-Style Free Sparring (for sports)
What is a typical class like?
Each class will begin with a warm-up. Warm-ups consist of running, jumping, and other high cardiovascular exercises designed to oxygenate the body and build strength. The warm up period is followed by stretching exercises to build flexibility and prevent injury. This time is also for students to prepare their body and mind for the rest of class.
Next, the basic techniques will be taught and performed as a class. Techniques such as kicking, punching and blocking, are the foundation of tae kwon do. Students develop their focusing skill and work ethic as they commit to consistent practice, precise and accurate techniques will result. Students will also learn that hard work and concentration must be expended in order to master these techniques.
Afterwards, the new lesson will begin. Tae kwon do lessons may vary. The following list the curriculum that we would like to introduce to students at the schools.
Forms: Forms are an essential part of tae kwon do. A form is a series of movements that includes blocking and attacking techniques in a specific sequence. Forms help build fundamental techniques of tae kwon do and are a great way to develop balance and coordination.
Step Sparring or Self-Defense: This is what most people think of when someone mentions martial arts. Self-defense and self control are key skills for students to build a sense of confidence. It also allows the students consistne practice so that their response to an attack may become a natural reflex.
Kicking: Learning the various kicks of tae kwon do builds coordination, flexibility, strength, and focus. The main difference between tae kwon do and karate is its use of kicking and hand techniques. While karate is 70% hand techniques and 30% kicking, tae kwon do is actually the opposite.
Exercise: We love the feeling we get after a solid workout. We incorporate exercises (that feel like games) and fast paced kicking drills to support streangth and balance in a fun way!