TRADITIONAL TAEKWON-DO (Ages 7+) ADULTS WELCOME!!
$80 per 3-month season (family discounts available**)
This class meets twice weekly (Tuesdays and Thursdays) and follows the curriculum of the Traditional Taekwon-Do Alliance (TTA) and the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF). Students focus on skills required to earn belt ranks and attend tournaments. Our traditional curriculum focuses on the following:
Taekwon-Tenants: Courtesy, Integrity, Self Control, Perseverance, Indomitable Spirit
Kicking and Punching
Ho Sin Sul (Self Defense: awareness training, and self defense against grabs and holds using take-downs, throws, etc)
JR. WARRIOR PROGRAM (AGES 5-10)
$65 per 3 month season (family discounts available)
A super introduction to martial arts for kids 5-10 years old.
Using a play- and games-based approach, we teach young children:
Life Skills: Listening, self-reliance, organization, leadership, and responsibility
Cognitive Skills: Memory, concentration
Taekwon-do Moral Culture: kindness, respect, self control, courtesy, honesty
Physical skills: Fitness, coordination, gross motor development, introductory taekwon-do techniques
Body safety (including dangerous people, bullying, emergencies, and assertiveness)
The overall goal of this program is to provide a developmentally-appropriate and fun introduction to martial arts for young children, while also giving them practical life skills and the ability to evaluate potentially dangerous situations and make age-appropriate decisions. We use games like "Simon Says" and "Follow the Leader" to help children sharpen their listening skills, self control, and more! The program is designed to take up to 2 years, depending on the child.
We do NOT engage in traditional contact sparring during the Warrior class. Non-contact "tag" or "capture the flag" type games are used to teach the self control that will be needed for sparring once they reach the appropriate age.
Students will graduate with a yellow belt, ready to take on the challenges of our traditional class.
*Kids under the age of 7 must have a parent or guardian present during class (either as an observer or helper).
BEGINNERS ONLY / WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE (AGES 14+)
$30 for 3 class series
Women's Self Defense/Beginner Taekwon-Do: A 3 week session that teaches the basics of taekwon-do and street-self defense techniques. Students should wear light, comfortable, stretchy clothing and be willing to grapple, and roll around on the mats a bit. For ages 14+.
WEEK 1: Kicking and Punching / Defending against a grab
WEEK 2: Mental preparedness / Takedowns
WEEK 3: Breaking boards/Defense against an armed attacker
January 17, 24, 31. Fridays @ 8:15 AM at the Blue Sage