Frequently asked questions
What style of Martial arts is taught at our Tae Kwon Do Center?
We teach traditional Tae Kwon Do and we teach Total Martial Arts.
How often do I come to class?
In order for you to learn and retain the skills and to achieve the positive habits necessary to become physically fit, beginners are expected to attend classes at least two times a week for the first six months. After that you may decide to train more often. Although students may attend classes every day, we'll talk more about that later on. For now, just get into the habit of coming to class at least twice-a-week ready to work hard and learn all you can.
When will I know when I am ready to test?
Each student will receive a form (test sheet) when ready to test. There is a belt promotion every two months. Students should be testing regularly and plan on advancing in belt every two months as long as they have learned the requirements for their belts and have attended the minimum number of classes. Students must wear their full dobok (uniform) when testing.
Do students have to wear a uniform for testing?
Yes, students must wear a clean dobok (uniform) when testing.
Do students have to reach a certain level before they can compete?
Students may compete at all levels, white thru black belt. Students will always compete with their current belt level. We offer special classes for those who are interested in competing at no extra charge. Ask Master about the competition class to see if your child is ready for this type of training.
So, how long does it take to earn my black belt?
Everyone advances at their own pace, but the average time it takes to earn your black belt is around three to five years.
Do I have to be in shape before I start training here?
One of the biggest misconceptions about studying Martial Arts is that you have to already be in shape to learn. Most students come to us looking to get in shape and to develop a healthy lifestyle by learning something interesting that they can do for the rest of their lives. Two months after you start, you will feel so much better you won't believe it.
When should I bow?
Students should bow when entering and leaving the dojang. Students should bow towards the instructors. Students should refer to the student handbook for more information on bowing.
Will my training give me the confidence to take more chances in life?
Definitely. Martial arts successes can be carried over into daily life. If, for example, you can see how you've accomplished breaking a board to earn your yellow belt, then why can't you go in and ask for a promotion at work? Understanding that you can accomplish what you set out to do is a great discovery achieved through consistent training.
What do the different colored stripes represent?
The Black stripe is for students who know their form. The Red stripe is for good breaking technique. The Blue stripe is for good hand technique. The Green stripe is for good kicking combinations. The Yellow stripe is for good behavior in class and good basic technique.
When can I start?
New students can begin any day of the week. Please give us a call to schedule your introductory course which we offer before your first class.