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What does a typical Red Phoenix Tae Kwon Do class look like?
November 6, 2020 at 5:00 AM
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A typical Red Phoenix Tae Kwon Do class may include a variety of the following components on a rotating basis:

  • Stretching - Flexibility exercises are a key component of Tae Kwon Do.
  • Warm-up - Activities to promote blood flow and warm up the muscles.
  • Breathing and Concentration exercises - These meditative exercises help the students focus on control and concentration, and allow the student to develop self-discipline.
  • Conditioning - Basic aerobic activities to promote cardiovascular fitness and endurance.
  • Poomse (pronounced Poom-say) - Also referred to as forms or patterns, are a series of choreographed movements that combine kicks, blocks, and punches learned at a particular belt level.
  • Non-contact sparring - Also called one-step sparring, or pre-arranged sparring. Involves partners learning a choreographed set of offensive and defensive actions, to apply class material without full body contact.
  • Self-defense (Hosinshul) - As Tae Kwon Do is a sport with origins in self-defense, all students learn self-defense training. At the higher belt levels, students will learn more advanced techniques.
  • Kyuk Pa (Breaking boards) - Students show off their Tae Kwon Do techniques, combined with concentration, focus, and physical fitness by breaking boards using kick, strikes, or punches. Once students complete their first belt test, and if they desire, they can learn the step-by-step techniques involved in breaking boards.