Taekwondo at MDSA
Taekwondo is known to help students improve focus, instill respect and discipline, teach self-defense, and keep students active and in shape.
Classes are held twice a week, Monday through Thursday evenings:
Littles (ages 5 & 6)
Kids (ages 7 - 13)
Adults (ages 14 & up)
Tuition is based off an hourly fee and paid monthly.
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A one-time $45 Registration fee is required for each student at the start of classes. This fee covers the cost of the student's uniform.
Instructor: Mr. Brad Bezoni
Fifth Degree Black Belt - Tae Kwon Do
First Degree Black Belt - Tang Soo Do
Get to know our Instructor, Mr. Brad here!
What is Taekwondo?
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that can trace its roots back over 2,300 years to the earliest history of Korea, when it was referred to as Hwa Rang Do. The word Taekwondo is comprised of three Korean words: "Tae," meaning foot; "Kwon," meaning fist; and "Do," meaning way. Put together, Taekwondo literally means "the way of the foot and fist."
Taekwondo is a balanced martial art that focuses on hand and foot techniques equally. Somewhat unique among the martial arts, Taekwondo also emphasizes jump kicks, spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques.
Taekwondo has branched into two styles throughout the years: Sport Taekwondo, focusing on sparring, which is what is seen in the Olympics; and Traditional Taekwondo, focusing on the stances and strikes passed down from the Hwa Rand Do origins. The Taekwondo program at MDSA is based on traditional Taekwondo, but will also incorporate techniques from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing, Hapkido, and other arts, to provide a fully developed martial arts training regimen.
What do I need to know for a Taekwondo Class?
At MDSA Taekwondo, we promote the core values of Taekwondo:
Honor, Respect, Integrity, Courtesy, and Self-Control.
We treat others, both in and out of class, with courtesy and respect, regardless of their rank; when talking with instructors or other students, always be courteous and refer to them as"sir" or "ma'am" (such as "Yes sir/ma'am" or "No sir/ma'am).
We also respect our training area, instrucors, and the origins of Taekwondo. Students should face the flags and bow when entering or leaving the training area, and classes begin and end by bowing to the flags and the instructors. Shoes should not be worn into the training area, and horseplay (runningaround the training area, play fighting with other students, etc.) are prohibited unless a directed exercise supervised by an instructor.
Students are expected to exhibit integrity and honor by being honest, paying attention, and having self-control in class. Disruptions during class take away from teaching time, and cause other students to lose focus, which in turn takes away from their enjoyment of class.