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Our skillful masters are certified to teach the official World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) martial arts style. WTF is the official Olympic Taekwondo style that is recognized throughout the world and is one of the most popular styles taught in Canada.
- Bow when entering and leaving Dojang.
- Bow to Black Belts individually as a show of respect.
- Black Belts will bow in return (acknowledgement) as a show of courteousness.
- Keep finger and toenails trimmed neatly (safety).
- Have uniform and training gear clean and fresh.
- No jewelry, watches or gum chewing.
- Always speaks in a respectful and polite manner.
- Courteous, polite and mindful of the spectators.
- Will always address Instructors as Sir, M’am, or by title. (Mister/Mrs./Master)
- Respects the Dojang and training equipment by keeping it clean and neat.
There are a total of ten testings from White to Black belt. This process is on an individual basis and does not have a specific time line. Students will be evaluated for a promotion test based on a certain number of hours trained. As the skill sets are attained, a promotion test will be suggested. The minimum time a student may achieve Black Belt is three years. (there is no maximum)
Hours of Training
Your “trained hours” will accumulate on a card you personally fill out as you enter the gym each class. When you have accumulated enough hours, you will receive an evaluation on your requirements that will clearly show what to improve on, or, that you are ready to test. This evaluation will be printed on the back of your card for easy access.
Included in promotion:
- Belt or Stripe
- Certificate of achievement
- Requirements for their next level
- Appropriate equipment to their belt level
The training equipment is mandatory for safe, injury free training. With this cost effective format, all students will accumulate the appropriate gear for their specific level. Taekwondo is first and foremost a kicking sport. In order to enjoy all benefits of this great art, you must practice safe. For example: many people play in the Old Timers Hockey league, and they wear helmets, pads, and skates. The equipment is for all students’ safety, and not just for the competitors.
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Signifies innocence, as that of a beginning student who has no previous knowledge of Taekwondo.
Signifies Earth, from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Taekwondo foundations are being laid. As your knowledge begins, you begin to respect the depths of this art.
For yellow belt, you will have learned the three basics to kicking proper; good ready stance, a good kick, and a good landing. Learning these steps will improve your center of gravity.
Signifies the plant’s growth as the Taekwondo skill begins to develop. Increasing skill levels depend on your thought. Exercising physical restraint requires mental strength.
At green belt you will begin to understand the three distances for direction. Kicking while travelling forward, backward and on the spot. You will have developed on the spot kicking well enough to understand “when” to kick, or “timing”.
Signifies the water, which nourishes the plant as it grows, as knowledge of Taekwondo nourishes technical and artistic Belt development. Confidence is growing; find the line between confident and over confident.
You will possess a good center of gravity and will have a clear understanding of your “kicking” distance, and “safe” distance. You have begun to understand how to capture a target while traveling forward, and how to keep “safe” distance and capture your target while traveling backward.
Signifies danger, cautioning the student to exercise control and warning the opponent to stay away. The end of “one” journey is near. Focus and persistence will lead you to a new beginning.
You will understand most all of the basic kicking and travelling skill sets, as well as a basic working knowledge of clinching technique. You will begin now to understand when to use which skill set.
The opposite of white, signifying the maturity and proficiency the Basics of Taekwondo. You must be humble to continue to grow. Be modest with your knowledge to encourage confidence in your juniors. Black Belt possesses all of the basic skill sets and can begin to develop their own set of “tools”. Black Belts can enjoy and develop the game of capturing their target. Taekwondo truly begins at Black Belt.