US TaeKwonDo Academy Curriculum

Our curriculum is affiliated with the following organizations: 

-World Taekwondo Federation

-Kukkiwon: The World Taekwondo Headquarters

-USA Taekwondo (the national governing body for sport taekwondo)

-AAU (Amateur Athlete Union)

 

We offer the following curriculum at our school:

-Traditional Martial Arts Techniques

-WTF and ITF poomsae/forms (for coordination and balance)

-Self-Defense Techniques (for control and protection)

-Breaking Techniques (for power and focus)

-Olympic-Style Free Sparring (for sports)

-Physical Fitness

 

While tae kwon do is serious at times, children also can have fun. The program that we have created is beneficial to children in four ways: it helps build physical fitness; it helps build mental and moral strength; it helps with self-defense; and it is also fun!

 

What is a typical class like?
 
Each class will begin with a warm-up. Warm-ups consist of running, jumping, and other cardiovascular exercises. This helps build the health and fitness of all students. After warming up, students will stretch for a brief period of time, building their flexibility. Warm-up and stretching exercises also help students prepare their body and mind for the rest of class. It will also help prevent injuries.
 
Next, basic techniques will be taught and performed. These are techniques that are the foundation of tae kwon do. These techniques involve kicking, punching, and blocking. One must learn these techniques in order to promote improvement in skill. Through practicing basic techniques, precise and accurate techniques will result. Students will also learn that hard work and concentration must be expended in order to master these techniques.
 
Afterwards, the new lesson will begin. Tae kwon do lessons may vary. The following list the curriculum that we would like to introduce to students at the schools.

 

•  Forms: Forms are an essential part of tae kwon do. A form is a series of movements that includes blocking and attacking techniques in a specific sequence. Forms help build fundamental techniques of tae kwon do and are a great way to develop balance and coordination.

 

•  Step Sparring or Self-Defense: This is what most people think of when someone mentions martial arts. Self-defense is also important to students to help build their confidence. It also allows the students a number of chances to rehearse and practice their response to an attack that is made by an opponent. Students will also build self-control using these techniques.

 

•  Kicking: The main difference between tae kwon do and karate is its use of kicking and hand techniques. While karate is 70% hand techniques and 30% kicking, tae kwon do is actually the opposite. Learning the various kicks of tae kwon do will help build coordination, flexibility, strength, and focus.

 

•  Exercise: Occasionally, classes will be just exercise. Nothing feels better than a good, hard workout. Exercises will be performed through games (so the students may have fun) and through kicking drills.