Red Phoenix has organized the class schedule by age and experience level. New students and yellow stripe belt students can register for Beginner classes, and students at yellow belt and above can register in the other classes suitable for their age. Master Cha will advise on an appropriate class and grouping to ensure safety and a great experience for all students.
Preschool (Children ages 3.5 to 6)
A fun class for independent preschoolers. This class has an emphasis on developing balance, flexibility, and agility. Following a warm- up to music and stretching, children learn Tae Kwon Do basics. In this high-energy environment, students learn Tae Kwon Do basics while building concentration and attention.
Children/Youth (Kindergarten to Grade 6)
Children's energy is channelled into a motivating and confidence-building environment where they learn proper Tae Kwon Do stances and the correct techniques for kicks, blocks, and punches. After learning the fundamentals, students will practice the Poomse (patterns) required for their belt test (promotion test). Students will also learn non-contact sparring, breathing and meditation exercises, as well as building flexibility, agility, and developing a good character, concentration and discipline.
Youth/Teen (Grades 6 to 12)
Youth and teens learn to focus their energy on perfecting their techniques and patterns. The disciplined, structured atmosphere of Tae Kwon Do mixes with the enjoyable environment to create a class all about reaching your personal goals. Students will practice the Poomse (patterns) required for their promotion test. Students will also learn non-contact sparring, breathing and meditation exercises, as well as building flexibility, agility, and developing a good character, concentration and discipline.
Teen/Adult Class (Ages 15+)
Check out a new approach to fitness and health. Beginners are welcome at any time. All ages and abilities welcomed!
All levels may attend, supervision by instructors, individual correction available
A chance for enrolled parents and children (ages 6+) to practice together.
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Check here for answers to questions about classes at Red Phoenix Tae Kwon Do. If your question hasn't been answered after reviewing the questions, please contact us.
What are the benefits of Tae Kwon Do?
Parents often tell us how a Tae Kwon Do has improved their children's focus, concentration, and self-discipline. Improved school grades often accompany improved focus. Physically, many students report that they see improvements in coordination and balance, and are delighted with new-found flexibility.
How do I know which class to choose?
In general, 3.5 - 5 year old students should consider the Saturday morning classes. Classes for Kindergarten-age students (5 or 6 years old) occur on either Saturdays or on weekdays after school. After a trial class, Master Cha can advise on the class that would be best suited for your child. For primary and elementary-age students, classes are organized generally based on their experience level in Tae Kwon Do and students are grouped with others near their age. Most older teenage students can attend the adult class.
What is a typical class like?
How many belt levels are there at Red Phoenix?
There are ten belt levels, with the progression as follows: white belt, yellow-stripe belt, yellow belt, green-stripe belt, green belt, blue-stripe belt, blue belt, red-stripe belt, red belt, black-stripe belt, and finally, black belt.
How do students progress from one belt level to the next?
Each belt level has specific curriculum requirements outlined to progress to the next level. Requirements include fundamental skills including specific kicks and punches, combinations, sparring.
How long does it take to move up to the next belt level?
Students attending lessons twice weekly will generally complete the requirements to progress to the next belt level in about three months. Most students take about three years to reach black belt level.
Do all students learn sparring?
Once students have completed their first belt test (for yellow stripe level, about 3 months after they begin), students are invited to participate in sparring portion of the Tae Kwon Do class. Generally, Monday and Tuesday classes focus on Poomsae and fundamental skills and techniques, and Wednesday/Thursday classes include sparring practice.
What equipment is required for sparring?
All required equipment is available for purchase at the do-jang. Students require a chest protector, head gear, hand and forearm guards, shin and foot guards, a groin guard, and a mouth guard.
Do students have to enter competitions?
Participating in competitions is up to the student and his or her parents.
What COVID-19 safety precautions are in place at the do-jang?
Classes have resumed at Red Phoenix with a continued focus on safety. In our spacious new location, class sizes remain small, instructors wear masks and sanitize equipment and surfaces regularly, while still providing high-energy classes. Learn more about our safety precautions
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