What is Tae Kwon Do?

    Tae Kwon Do literally means “The Way of the Hand and Foot,” but is really just Korean for martial arts (its Chinese cousin is Kung Fu, while in Japan they call it Karate). Tae Kwon Do is immensely popular and has recently become an Olympic sport. Its popularity probably stems from its evolution into not merely a self-defense combat technique, but also an extreme sport, an intense fitness program, an entertaining and effective way of instilling respect and confidence in children, and finally, a philosophical way of life.

    For children, Tae Kwon Do establishes safety awareness and self-defense, flexibility and fitness, plus promotes social skills, confidence and self-esteem, and respect for others. Adults enjoy the same benefits; in addition, they gain superior fitness and attain more peace of mind throughout their day. But we’re forgetting something: FUN! While we promote the traditional Tae Kwon Do qualities of healthy mind, body, and spirit, at Studio Kicks, you’ll also notice a lot of smiling faces. Our members enjoy themselves, build friendships, and celebrate one another’s accomplishments.

Fitness. Fun. Friendship. All in one place!

MARTIAL ARTS

MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAMS

Tiny Tigers :: 5 - 6 yrs old

In this class, Tiny Tigers learn the basic movement of Tae Kwon Do including stances, punches, kicks, and blocks. Consisting of obstacle courses and drills to improve coordination, balance, strength, and flexibility. Children are taught life skills such as focus, self control, patience, discipline, and respect.

Pee Wees :: 6 - 7 yrs old

PeeWees are introduced to fundamental forms, sparring drills, and kicking combinations.  These drills and exercises are designed to improve coordination, balance, jumping ability, stronger stances, and motor skills. Students will learn to refine their techniques with speed and power while balancing flexibility and strength. This class will also help students learn important life skills and traditional martial arts etiquette.

Juniors :: 7 - 12 yrs old

This is a full martial arts program that is designed to take students from white to black belt and beyond! This includes foundations and strong fundamentals for all skill levels of sparring, traditional forms, and weapons training (Bo Staff, Sai, Kama, Nunchaku, & Katana). Students will learn team and partner drills to enhance physical and mental skills as well as improving self confidence, discipline, coordination, flexibility, stamina, and strength.

Teen / Adult :: 13+ yrs old

The Teen/Adult program is a full martial arts curriculum which includes traditional forms, and weapons training (Bo Staff, Sai, Kama, Nunchaku, & Katana). This class utilizes paddles, shields, and focus mit training for increased skill in kicking, punching, and foot work. Students will also learn dynamic sparring styles such as Point and Olympic Sparring. These drills are designed to enhance physical and mental skills as well as improving self-confidence, self-defense, coordination, flexibility, stress, fitness, stamina, and strength. White to black belt and beyond program.