Questions & Answers
1. What is the difference between taekwondo and karate?
- Taekwondo is a traditional Korean martial art where as Karate is a Japanese.
Taekwondo and Karate shares similar hand techniques, however, Taekwondo focuses more on kicks. Taekwondo is well known for its diverse movement skills, rapid, and spinning kicks.
2. Does martial arts provoke a child's aggressiveness?
- The answer is no.
Actually, by training martial arts, it can enhance the child's aggressiveness.
Children learn that martial art is not for violence such as fighting with friends, or brothers/sisters, but to develop skills and learn to self control.
3. Do I have to bow? Why?
- Yes, because bowing is the way of showing respect to elders and masters.
We teach children traditional martial art's way of showing respect.
4. Is there an age limit to train in Taekwondo?
- No, everybody through all ages can join and learn.
We will determine if the student is eligible to train with us.
For children, Taekwondo helps them grow and the body to get stronger.
Taekwondo will generally not cause any injuries if students follow masters' instructions.
5. Is uniform mandatory in order to take a class?
- Yes, without uniform, no students will be allowed to take the class.
Uniform consists of top, bottom, and belt.
For trial lessons, uniform is not required, however, once decided to join, you will need to have the uniform.
6. How do students get a new belt?
- Students must go through the belt testing to move up the rank.
Usually, there is a belt testing every two months to test if any student is eligible to move up the rank.
We will test everything that students have done until the testing date.
Remember, there will be no class on testing day.
7. When do we learn to spar? Do I need to spar?
- Students will learn to spar from Orange Belt, however, from white belt, we begin to learn basic techniques and kicks for sparring.
By sparring, students develop quick judgement, timing, mind control, and many others.
- Yes, sparring is part of taekwondo martial art, and it is required that every student learns to spar. Sparring is one significant portion of Taekwondo, and I am sure nobody will want to miss that. Remember, students wear protective gears to prevent any injury, and they are supervised very closely by the instructors.
8. Do women and girls train in Taekwondo?
- Yes!! there is no gender restriction in Taekwondo.
In fact, more than 30% of our students are women and girls.
They love it. Ladies, come to our studio and learn Taekwondo to enhance your health!