What to Expect
Tae Kwon Do is focused on stand-up fighting, especially with the use of powerful kicks to attack from a distance. But also with a mix of hand techniques and simple self-defense techniques to defend and attack at close range as well.
Tae Kwon Do is a very aerobic martial art and the physical demands engender strength, balance, and fitness. In addition, the practice of Tae Kwon Do stresses the mental skills of focus and control.
Class usually begins with warm-up exercises consisting of a short run, sit-ups, push-ups and then stretching. Class then proceeds to “Basics”, a set of 15 basic exercises consisting of various kicks, punches and blocks performed as a class.
After warm-up and basics, the class proceeds to forms (a structured series of moves different for each belt level), 3-step (a one-on-one counter-attack practice) and freestyle sparring. Occassionally, one of these three activities will be skipped or shortened to allow for a rotating set of additional execrises that stress fundamentals: side-kick and roundhouse-kick exercises, one-on-one kicking, self-defense techniques, extra kicks, hand and foot targeting practice, board breaking, heavy-bag work, light bag, and others.
What to Bring
We currently hold class outside, year round in a private location. Loose fitting clothing suitable to the current weather is appropriate. Gis are not required. Toe shoes are ideal (like vibrams), but any lightweight shoe is sufficient.
For freestyle sparring, we highly recommend a mouth guard, but no protective equipment is required. All sparring is “no-contact”.
Come to Class!
Fulcrum TKD class is held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:00am until 8:00am in a private location. You are welcome to arrive upto 15min early to warm up. Please call for instructions and to learn more about the class.