Thursday, December 3, 2009

Holiday Potluck!!

Friday December 18th at 5pm. Bring food to share with everyone.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nov 26, 27, 28.

See you on Monday November 30th!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

King Tiger Tae Kwon Do Program

Origins of Tae Kwon Do:

King Tiger Tae Kwon Do teaches the traditional style of Tae Kwon Do. Tae Kwon Do is loosely translated as "the art of kicking and punching". However, that name hardly does it justice. Tae Kwon Do has evolved over the past 2,000 years in Korea, to become the martial art that it is today. In training, it emphasizes kicking more than Japanese styles (like Karate Do), and Chinese styles (like Kung Fu). It is practical for self defense, builds self confidence, self discipline and self control. It is also the only asian martial art that is an official Olympic sport besides Judo( which is like wrestling). However, over the long term, it is the pursuit of perfection, respect and balance in life.

King Tiger System:

The King Tiger System of Tae Kwon Do was developed by Grand Master Chung who has over 110 schools with his students teaching his system in Korea, and many more spreading his system throughout the rest of the world. He is a 9th degree black belt (the highest attainable while still alive)and is respected and renowned throughout the martial arts community.

What to expect in class:

Each class is tailored so that students are not pushed beyond their limits. This method helps avoid injuries caused by less experienced instructors. The classes begin with warm ups and stretching. Then the class practices basic punching, blocking and kicking techniques. After this, the class learns forms (combinations of movements used in fighting an imaginary opponent), practices focused kicking and punching techniques on targets, then the class cools down with calisthenics and meditation. More advanced students practice sparring, weapons, jumping kicks, breaking boards, throws and take downs.

Who can take classes?

King Tiger classes are designed to accommodate students from as young as 4 up to senior citizens. We offer special family and group discounts to make practicing affordable for the entire family.

Women and Tae Kwon Do:

The art of Tae Kwon Do is especially well suited for women practitioners. Tae Kwon Do uses about 70% kicking. On average, a man's leg's are twice as strong as his arms, but a woman's legs are four times as strong as her arms. This means that women make great kickers and can learn to use their strength to their advantage.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Belt Test

Belt Test will start promptly on Saturday December 5th at 11 AM.

Open Classes

Monday through Friday, from 3pm to 8pm.
Saturday from 9am to 12pm

Master Sue Castro

First class free.