Class Descriptions

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

We have two 45 minute classes right after school Monday through Friday at 4:00 and 4:45.  We also have two 60 minute classes on Monday at 6:30 and Wednesday at 6:30, as well as 40 minute classes at 7:30 on Monday through Thursday for working parents, and a 45 minute class on Saturday at 9:30.

Children – Monday through Friday 4:00/4:45 and Saturday 9:30/10:15 Classes are 45 minutes long and are most appropriate for children 11 and under.

4:00 – 4:45 on Mon – Fri,  4:45 – 5:30 on Mon and Fri, 9:30 – 10:15 on Sat
All Children – All Belts
In these classes students learn how to focus their attention, execute basic and advanced techniques in the line drills and work both in groups and independently.  We use focus pads or kicking towers to practice techniques or work on Forms, One Steps and Combinations.

4:45 – 5:30 Tues
Children – Green Stripe to Black Belt
These classes are for upper belts. First half will be line drills, second half can be Forms/Test Review or Technique practice.  On Fridays we will focus on Forms.

4:45 – 5:30 Wed, 6:30 – 7:30 Wed, and 10:15 – 11:00 Sat
Children’s Light Sparring
These classes are for Yellow Stripes and above. Yellow Belts and above must spar during Promotion Tests so you should try to attend a few classes before testing. Please see me if you need to purchase sparring gear. Children learn how to defend themselves in a sparring situation. The goal is to gain self confidence through self defense in a safe and secure environment. Parents, we would appreciate your help putting sparring gear on your child until he/she can do this on his/her own.

4:45 – 5:30 Thur
Children – Black Belt Program members only
This program is for students who are committed to getting their Black Belt and have signed up for a longer program. The focus is on more detailed and in depth learning of techniques, and test preparation. It also includes Matwork and Board Breaking.

6:30 – 7:30 Mon, and 7:30 – 8:10 Mon, Tues, Wed and Thur
All Children and Adults/Teens

These classes are convenient for working parents and/or adults who need a slightly later class. The first half of class class is Line drills which are used to teach techniques for all belt levels. Second half can be Techniques practice or Forms, One Steps and Combinations

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ADULT/TEEN CLASSES

Adults/Teens and 12yrs &up – we allow children who are 12 years  & up to join adults in classes.

Family – Parents with children that are taking Taekwondo together can take these classes at the same time.

Green Stripe, Blue Belt or Red Belt and Above Kids – only advanced level children can take these classes where it is noted.

5:30  Mon, Wed, Thur and Fri
Adults/Teens 12 & up, Family/Children Green Stripe & up 
Parents who are taking classes with their children may attend these classes. Green Stripe and up children may also take these classes – WITH PERMISSION. Please note: The 5:30 All Levels class is an Adult/Teen class. Children who attend must be able to focus for 1 hour or they will not be able to benefit from the class.

5:30 Tues
This class focuses on techniques related to mobility and movement.  Classes can include joint mobility exercises, ground movement, footwork, punching drills and kicking techniques. We also incorporate core strengthening exercises as well as stretching techniques.  The basic goal is to increase body awareness and improve overall functionality.

6:30 Wed
Adults/Teens 12&up  and Children – Light Sparring
Yellow Stripes and above can attend this class, with instructor permission. Yellow Belts and above must attend as they spar during Promotion Tests, and are required to attend a minimum number of times in order to test based on their belt rank. Please see me if you need to purchase sparring gear. This class is intended to help you learn how to defend yourself against an opponent. The first half of the class consists of footwork, punching and kicking drills. The second half focuses on partner sparring. Punching, blocking, kicking and grappling techniques are taught and then practiced. Sparring classes are a great way to build stamina while learning how to improve your reaction time.

6:30 Thur
Adult/Teens 12&up – Black Belt Program members only
This program is for students who are committed to getting their Black Belt and have signed up for a longer program. The focus is on more detailed and in depth learning of techniques, test preparation, grappling and self defense. This program includes unlimited classes.

6:30 Tues, 5:30 Fri, 1:00 Sat
Adults/Teen 12& up, Parents with Kids, Blue Stripe and Up – Forms and/or Test Review
Forms, One Steps and Combinations are covered in these classes.

6:30 Fri
Full Range Sparring Drills – Adults/Teens 14&up, Children Red Belt & up
These classes are preparation for Full Range Sparring in Boston, a minimum number of attendances is required in order to qualify to try and take the Black Belt Test.  We recommend that students start attending these classes as soon as they become Red Belts.

11:00 Sat
All Ages Blue Belt & up – Forms
This class is highly recommended for students who need to learn or review all of the Forms – Chunji through Choong Mu, as we will go through all of them. We will also review Black Belt Forms, while Colored Belts continue to practice their forms.

12:00 Sat
Adults/Teens 12&up, Children Red Belt & up – Full Range Sparring/Stamina building
The first half of the class consists of footwork, punching and kicking drills. The second half focuses on partner sparring. Punching, blocking, kicking and grappling techniques are taught and then practiced. Sparring classes are a great way to build stamina while learning how to defend yourself.  This class incorporates more stamina building techniques.

1:00 Sat
Black Belts Only – We will be reviewing Black Belt Forms Techniques, Demonstration Practice including Board Breaking techniques and unique Forms formations, and Test Review.