Creating A Better Way of Life
Tae Kwon Do helps to build self esteem and a strong work ethic.
Family Tae Kwon Do Champions is committed to ensuring each student’s program is customized to meet their individual needs.
Benefits of Family Tae Kwon Do Champions
Our children’s program is designed to teach children to believe in themselves and their ability to improve not just physically but also mentally and emotionally to be a balanced individual. We help children to believe they are STRONG, SMART, and GOOD LOOKING. Once they believe this they are much more capable of defending themselves verbally and being able to deflect physical confrontation.
We want to be an additional tool for parents to use when they need us. The benefits of our program you can expect to see in your child is a better attitude, being a better listener, more confident, stronger physically and mentally, making better decisions, being more independent, and thinking about others more than themselves.
If you’re reading this and are looking for a great Martial Arts school where the instructors truly care about each and every student – the best thing you can do is come in and see for yourself OUR family works!
DOJANG ETIQUETTE – Etiquette holds an important place in the traditions of Tae Kwon Do. Adhering to the rules of etiquette help convey respect for the school, instructors, and fellow students. This type of mental discipline is part of the practice of martial arts.
- WHEN YOU ENTER THE SCHOOL, take your shoes off and line them up neatly in designated areas. Put your hands together (like you are praying), bow to the instructor, and say “Pilsung” to say hello and goodbye.
- WHEN YOU ENTER THE MATS, make a fist with your right hand, place it on your heart, and bow to show respect to the South Korean and American flags.
- TO SHAKE HANDS, extend your right hand and place your left palm face down under your right elbow and bow. The left hand is visible, which indicates you have no weapon.
- ANSWER OTHERS by saying “Yes, sir!” and “Yes, ma’am!”
- WHEN YOU NEED TO ADJUST YOUR UNIFORM, turn away from class, take a knee, and adjust your uniform and belt as needed.
- WHEN CALLED TO LINE UP FOR TESTING, answer loudly with “Here, sir! Pilsung, sir!” then slap the mat, jump up, and run into line.
UNIFORM – The FTKDC uniform consists of a white cross-over top, pants, and belt. A white t-shirt (with no visible writing) may be worn underneath. The South Korean flag patch should be worn on the right arm, and the American flag patch on the left arm. If you belong to Black Belt Club, the BBC patch goes on the left chest. The cross-over top is tied underneath to the left; then tied outside on the right-hand side. The student’s left side should be over the right side when complete. Alternately, students may purchase a FTKDC t-shirt to wear with their uniform pants during class. Students may also purchase a white pullover FTKDC uniform. The traditional cross-over white uniform must be worn at testing. Students invited to join Leadership Team will receive a blue pullover uniform. Only black belts may wear a black uniform.
STRIPE SYSTEM – Students earn stripes by attending class and demonstrating knowledge of the curriculum for their belt rank.
GREEN STRIPE for kicking combinations
YELLOW STRIPE for forms
RED STRIPE for 1 or 3-Step Sparring
BLACK STRIPE for reciting the first 1-3 Student Home Rules (white belts), 1-7 rules (gold belts), all 10 rules (purple belts and up) to an instructor
BLUE STRIPES are earned with good behavior: Students should write a list of 10 things they do at home that demonstrate good behavior and discipline, e.g., doing homework without being asked or brushing teeth when they are asked to without complaining. A parent should sign the list, and then the student can return it to his/her instructor. For every 10 items, students earn 1 blue stripe. Once they earn 5 stripes, they can attend a “Blue Stripe Party” (see below).
BLUE STRIPE PARTY – We love to encourage good behavior, polite manners, and helpful attitudes! Have your child record his or her good deeds and bring the list to the dojang. For every 10 items, s/he’ll receive a blue stripe for his or her belt. Once kids reach 5 blue stripes, we’ll reward their hard work with a “Blue Stripe Party”: pizza and fun with Tae Kwon Do friends. Parties are held 4x per year.
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