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Understanding Taekwondo of Martial Arts

Apparently, Taekwondo is one of the oldest forms of martial arts. Taekwondo has successfully resisted the hand of time. Nowadays, it rides high in a tidal wave of popularity among martial arts enthusiasts. This is due to its uniqueness and its advantageous philosophy. Taekwondo, as a form of martial art, not only helps you to gain physical skills but also helps you to cultivate a culture of positive personality traits and spiritual strength.
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Taekwondo Rules

Taekwondo is an ancient martial art that has plenty of rules that might appear to be quite overwhelming to white belt beginners. The following is our quick guide for taekwondo’s basic rules for Kup graders who are just getting started.
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Yoo’s Martial Arts students medal at the Hong-Ik Taekwondo Championship in Queens Saturday, March 25!

Congratulations on your Achievement!


Brayden DeNardo
Form 3rd Place
Sparring 2nd place

Max Tramantano
Form 3rd place
Sparring lost

Luca Dominguez
Form 3rd place
Sparring lost








4 Taekwondo Practice Tips

The number one tip for practicing taekwondo is to learn how to be a good student. That might seem like an odd recommendation but it is very important. A lot of people simply do not know how to learn. Learning how to learn is the number one thing that everyone needs to develop in life. It means that you are able to take in information, filter it, and use what truly works for you. It also means that you need to be coach-able and that you know how to listen and take instruction properly.
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Black Belt Test Candidates Information May 2017

How to prepare for the Outdoor Test?
– Backpack running 1.8 mile + middle distance running + short distance running + free style kicking + duck walking etc.
• Start jogging 2 times per week between 1.5-2 miles each time

What is the written report?
• Refer to the Black Belt Test Booklet
• Due on the day of the Outdoor Test, Sunday, 5/7

When to return the Meditation Chart (Black Belts Only)
• The day of the Outdoor Test, Sunday, 5/7

How to prepare for the Sparring Test?
• Participate in Sparring classes
• You must bring your own gear or borrow from someone for the test

Practice Holding Posture at home
• Push-ups-4 minutes, may choose to hold additional time for a higher grade

Attend ALL practice sessions (These are mandatory — DO NOT MISS!)
*Tarrytown location
• Dates are also posted on the bulletin board
– Sat. 4/22 1:00-3:00pm
– Sat. 4/29 1:00-4:00pm
– Sat. 5/6 1:00-4:00pm

Outdoor Test Sunday, 5/7 at 6:30am
• Map with the starting station will be given on Sat. 5/6

Curriculum Guide Test
• Principles, Terminology, etc. for 1st Degree Candidates (Oral Test)
– Bring all belts to the Curriculum Guide Test
• Taekwondo History for 2nd and 3rd Degree Candidates (Written Test)
– Tarrytown: Friday, 5/5 at 7:20pm
– Fair Lawn and New Rochelle locations: To Be Announced

Indoor Test Saturday, 5/13 at 2:00-5:00pm – Tarrytown location
• Wear full uniform (No t-shirts)
• Bring sparring gear and mouth piece

Read Black Belt Test Booklet for details about the test
• What to eat, what to wear, etc.
• How to manage your mind