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PROGRAM MANAGER:  Maria Thomas

STYLE:  Traditional Tang Soo Do

PHYSICAL FOCUS:  Kicking and open hand basic techniques, forms/hyungs, self-defense (throws, joint locks), rolls/break falling, board breaking, no contact to light contact sparring, weapons (staff, sword, knife, nunchaku, etc.), fitness and flexibility

DEGREE OFFERED:  Yes

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DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The traditional Tang Soo Do program encompasses basic hand and kicking techniques, target and pad work, forms, weapons, self-defense, sparring, rolls and break-falls, and board breaking. The physical aspects of martial arts are used as tools for whole person self-improvement.

Equal emphasis is placed on polishing mental and physical fitness, as students will challenge their brains by learning terminology and history while pushing their bodies with strength and flexibility challenges. Our goal is to develop a balanced lifestyle in addition to excellent self-defense techniques.

Students will hone leadership skills and have the opportunity to become internationally certified Black Belt Instructors themselves. Tournaments and regional training clinics are available, although optional until Black Belt candidacy.

REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN CLASS

  • No experience necessary to join beginner classes
  • New students must go through an introductory lesson prior to joining the beginner group class.
  • Classes are combined for ages 8 & up

NEW STUDENTS WITH PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Aim High welcomes people of all different backgrounds and training levels and honors the hard work you've put in to your training.  If you have previous experience and would like to see how your previous training compares to what is taught in the Tang Soo Do program, you may set up an evaluation with Maria.  See the front desk for available times.

Please be ready to share what rank you earned, how long it's been since you've trained, and the name of your previous studio and instructor.

GEAR / EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Beginners:  Traditional uniform
Intermediate:  Sparring gear (head, hand, foot, mouth piece, groin cup for men) and bo-staff
Advanced:  rubber or wooden training knife, chest guard, shin guards, MMA gloves

Optional at all levels: Forms and one-step manuals and DVDs, nunchaku, foam sword, wooden sword

LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Each belt test will require students to write an essay.  Progressing from Beginner to intermediate to Advanced levels will require a Leadership project.

BEGINNER CLASS TIMES

Monday/Wednesday - 6:30PM-7:30PM, Tuesday/Thursday - 5:30PM-6:30PM

COST / TUITION

Please refer to our financial section for more info