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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Participating in competitions is up to the student and his or her parents.
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