Taekwondo is a Korean martial art with the emphasis on kicks. The reasoning behind this is the leg is more powerful and has a longer reach than the arm. Taekwondo means "the way of the fist and foot." This type of martial art uses the belt system to track the progress of each student. Each belt has its own forms and self-defense techniques assigned, representing their progress. Here at Yan's, we offer classes for children ages 5 & up.

Competitive Tournaments - Competition will benefit every student and help discover themselves. Our students can either choose to compete or opt out, as tournaments will be posted every few months.  The physical and mental preparation of each training will teach values such as perseverance, discipline and goal setting which will be applied in their day-to-day lives. This will show them the hard work it takes to attain a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place medal! There are three categories; forms, board breaking and sparring.

  • Poomsae (Forms) - set pattern of movements judged on power, balance, focus and cleanliness of technique.
  • Board breaking - judged on the difficulty of kick, execution (landing, balance, kiyap, focus, spirit) and the ability to break the board.
  • Sparring -  two to three rounds, two to three minutes long based on how you strike your opponent. Judges use a point system to determine the winner.

Self Defense​ is very high on our priority list. Our reality based teachings are very versatile and flexible. A discipline of self protection that includes a variety of strikes, kicks, joint locks, pressure points, and disarming techniques.  The result is a practical, comprehensive approach that is fun to learn and it produces very effective results for today’s ever changing self defense environment.

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