Although the main art taught is TaeKwonDo-KongSooDo elements of other martial arts are also taught in the program as part of the core curriculum and as supplemental material to give a more well rounded approach to the martial arts.
KongSooDo is descended from Karate with some Chuan-fa influence. This art consists of blocking, striking and kicking techniques. It is one of the early martial arts practiced in Korea after World War II that eventually led to the development of modern styles of Taekwondo. It is practiced as a martial art not a martial sport like Olympic style Taekwondo and other point sparring styles of martial sport.
Hapkido is descended from Daito-Ryu Aiki-jujutsu. It is a martial art that includes the use of blocks, strikes, kicks, joint manipulation, throws and grappling, weaponry and breathing exercises.
Simmudo is a martial art created by Grandmaster Song, Pan Kon of Shi Heung City, South Korea. Officially founded in 1999, Simmudo pronounced "shim moo doh" literally translates as "the way of the martial heart". The techniques of Simmudo can be broken into the following categories: self-defense techniques, throwing techniques, and striking techniques.
Judo was founded in 1882 by Kano, Jigoro as a safer alternative to Jujutsu by taking and modifying the throwing and grappling techniques making them safer to practice for people of all ages.
How Students Progress In Rank
Once every 3 months we conduct a promotion test wherein the students have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills to be promoted in rank. Students are notified of the date about 1 month before the test. A test eligibility list is posted 2 weeks prior to the test indicating who is ready for the test.
Belt Colors and stripes indicate a student’s rank: WHITE-beginner, YELLOW-intermediate, GREEN-1st advanced level, BLUE-2nd advanced level, RED-3rd advanced level, BLACK is instructor level. Additional stripes indicate an intermediate or advanced level of the belt color.
Youth must be at least 16 to achieve the certified black belt. Because it takes longer for youth to reach the black belt level and because they need time to mature, there are more stripes and belts for youth to earn.
The black belt level simply indicates that a student has graduated from student level training. A new black belt person is now ready to begin a higher level of advanced training. It takes there average teen or adult about 4 years to reach the black belt level with our system.