Tae Kwon Do For Toddlers:
Here at Double Dragon Tae Kwon Do we believe that it’s never too early to begin training in the martial arts. That’s why we offer a unique and nurturing Little Dragon’s Toddler Class (ages 3 ½ to 4 ½ years old). In these classes your child will learn balance, skill, and coordination needed in later life with a sense of well-being. Our instructors have the patience to work with our toddlers and are not overly strict. There is no ridiculing of development at ones own pace. There is only the benefit of your child learning the ancient art of Tae Kwon Do at the most tender of ages.
Tae Kwon Do For Kids:
Tae Kwon Do has no age limits and is a very good sport for children. Children are most definitely the future, that’s why our primary focus is on them. In our kids classes (ages 5 to 13 years old), our students will not only gain the benefits of learning self defense but also, they will be exposed to a kind of instruction that builds confidence, balance, a sense of inner strength and peace as well as strong leadership skills which can be applied to everyday life. They learn fast reactions through games and activities. They learn to respect others and learn to recognize their abilities and disabilities.
Kids have fun while they learn how to make new friends, build new skills and grow in self-reliance. For parents, it’s a way to give their children a positive developmental experience. Our classes also provide kids with information on how to be healthier in all aspects of their lives. Such as learning…
Our highly trained staff of instructors is always prepared to help students whenever they need them. We believe that a students experience should go far beyond the Tae Kwon Do studio and empower them to be able to make life-changing decisions for the better.
Tae Kwon Do For Adults:
Our adult class ranges from the rather young adults (teenagers – 13 years old and up), to anyone willing to say, “ I can do this.” Rather than being cultivated for a younger crowd, this class is specifically designed for adults who aren’t afraid of working hard, have the desire to reach that perfect physical and mental shape, or just want to be active. Our students will experience a combination of exercise for both the body and the mind. On the physical side, we strengthen the body with diverse drills of techniques taught during various levels of our student trainings. Not to mention the consistent cardio workout they receive throughout a class session. Flexibility is developed through a gradual process of safe and easy stretching techniques. With deep breathing and concentration exercises we will relax the mind and your response time so you can handle any difficult situations without difficulty. Addition to building healthier bodies and becoming mentally fit, our program also offers to adult’s special self-defense techniques or so called Hosinsul. These self-defense skills are practical enough that can be used in a time of desperate need. With the tools and skills that we offer to our students, they can easily reach and achieve their personal life goals.
Double Dragon Tae Kwon Do School has a complete system so you will learn to defend yourself against all situations intelligently. With all situations, two things determine success. First, you must believe you can do it and second, you must have the self-discipline to make it happen. Training with Double Dragon Tae Kwon Do, we will give you both of these attitudes and help you both in business and daily life. After just a few weeks of training you will notice improvement in your energy levels, flexibility, and health.
In Korean, “ssangjulbong” or nunchaku consists of many different techniques. Although it may cause injury to an inexperienced user, the nunchaku is a very effective close-range weapon. When used in combat the nunchaku provides the obvious advantage of an increase in the reach of one’s strike. Somewhat difficult to control, the rope or chain joint of the nunchaku adds the benefit of striking from unexpected angles. Practitioners of the flashier styles contend that the motion of the nunchaku is often found distracting by opponents, who may have trouble keeping up with the nunchaku’s rapid movement. In addition, the reach of the nunchaku is often underestimated, even by those experienced with its use. However, when swung, the nunchaku loses between one to two inches in reach. A participant should learn how to do each technique randomly, blindly and in movement. The performance of a technique should also be perfect. Various mixtures of techniques are taught to students at Double Dragon in order to insure that at student has significant training in this weapon.
Staffs or “Bong” in Korean are perhaps one of the earliest weapons used by man. The basic premise of the Bong is to increase the force delivered in a strike through leverage. The Bong can also be used to thrust, basically letting you punch from long distance. Thrusting, swinging, and striking techniques often resemble empty-hand movements, following the philosophy that the Bong is merely an “extension of one’s limbs.” Attacks are often avoided by agile footwork and returning strikes made at the enemy’s weak points. Bong technique includes a wide variety of blocks, strikes, sweeps, and entrapments. It can also be used for joint-locks, which are used to subdue an enemy without killing them. The Bong is a weapon mainly used for self-defense, and can be used to execute several blocks and parries as well. Martial arts techniques, such as kicks and blocks, are also often combined with the weapon techniques when practicing this martial art. There are stick-fighting techniques native to just about every country on every continent. The word “Bong” is merely the Korean word for the staff weapon. This is probably one of the first weapons that mankind used to defend or hunt. The techniques and method taught at Double Dragon is that of the old traditional Korean style.
Although the usage of sword and sword fighting might seem so outdated, we here at Double Dragon respect the techniques and forms of the sword used by our very own ancestors. Swords were secondary weapons in the battle, with the mainly used weapons being bows and firearms. Although the spear and bow were used more in Korea, the sword was commonly used, as it is impossible to always keep the enemy at a distance with a spear or bow. The techniques taught are of that of old-traditional Korean, which were used by soldiers in the earliest century of Korean history. Developed to protect King’s, swordsmanship gained much respect and continued to be taught as the highest-form of military training.
Hosinsul is one of the four principles of Tae Kwon Do. Although Tae Kwon Do is a “self defense” sport in itself, it focuses on high and spinning kicks, which are not very suitable for real life (street) application. Hosinsul is a mixture of all kinds of techniques, including grappling and locks as well as defending against armed attackers etc. Self-defense is something that cannot be practiced alone. You will need a partner that has equal strength. You will learn how to react (and how not to react), proper freeing techniques, locks and strangling techniques.
Tae Kwon Do Forms (Poomse):
Forms are the essence of art in Tae Kwon Do. Forms practice provides the unique medium of self-expression for each student. Within that medium, each student may mold his body and mind into an icon of beauty. Tremendous energy is required in their performance, energy that is palpable to the observer. Spirited execution is not an energy drain on the performer since the performance recharges the student long after his practice time at the do-jang.
The forms may be practiced for the remainder of one’s life, continuing to offer glimpses of the possibility of perfection to the dedicated student. A hung, or “body poem”, is a prescribed set of blocks, punches and kicks which each student learns at a particular point in his training. Each student, at each belt level, works on one or two forms so that by the time they reach the first black belt dan, they have often learned fifteen or more forms. As they progress in their training to higher dan rankings, they will continue to learn more difficult forms. Even after decades of training, however, a serious Tae Kwon Do student will continue to practice not only the most advanced of forms but also the early forms as well. At Double Dragon, we insure that our students are well prepared in learning the proper forms governed by the World Tae Kwon Do Federation.
Tae Kwon Do Sparring (Kyroogi):
For this reason, great care is taken in the beginning to keep the sparring safe by spending time with the students to learn rules, etiquette, control, strategy, footwork and other elements of good sparring. With careful instruction it is not necessary to have injuries and still have the benefits of increased self-confidence and improved skill.