Frequently Asked Questions
What is Taekwon-Do?
Taekwon-Do (TKD) is known for its arsenal of impressive and effective kicking techniques, along with a wide array of foot, hand, elbow, and knee strikes or blocks. It exercises and strengthens the entire body and also improves cardiovascular fitness. Board breaking, patterns, and sparring are facets of the training. TKD is also known to build character through the practice of its five tenets: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control and Indomitable Spirit.
What is special about this particular organization?
What is the cost for Taekwon-Do classes?
What happens if I am sick or going on vacation?
Do I have to purchase a uniform?
In the beginning, a T-shirt and comfortable shorts or pants are acceptable. However, you will be required to purchase a uniform and USITF membership before your first formal test, which is in approximately three months. A yearly USITF membership is required which also makes you a member of the ITF. ITF Black Belt certification is required for all black belt ranks, which is a highly sought after throughout the world.
Are there any additional costs involved in training?
Do I need any experience?
Am I too old or out of shape to begin Taekwon-Do classes?
How young do you start children in Taekwon-Do classes?
What type of contact is made during sparring?
We stress no contact for low belts. Higher belts may be allowed to make very light, touch contact, if agreed on and with the use of the proper Safety Equipment. Students learn sparring at a very gradual pace. The level of contact is appropriate for the age and ability of the student. The safety of our students comes first and foremost. Injury is actually very uncommon in this sport/art, likely due to the control of the techniques that is stressed. In our over 50 plus years of teaching, our students have had very few injuries and those were more often been pulled muscles or strains that came about without a partner.
Do I need any special safety equipment when I spar?
What if I only want to learn self-defense rather than traditional Taekwon-Do?
989 430 9143
Midland Community Center,
2205 Jefferson Ave, Midland, MI 48640