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1. What are my goals upon having reached black belt for my future training and learning?
Well, as a black belt I will probably start focusing more on training the lower belts. However, I still hope to improve in technique and endurance, and learn the new forms and self defenses. If I pass, then I can also help the many deputy black belts reach their goals. In general, I will try and keep learning and helping others learn regardless of belt.
2. What kind of black belt…Continue
We have had a lot of questions regarding our training for future camp counselors --- our Counselor In Training Program -- so thought we would pass on the info here. If you are interested in finding out more, or to see if your "tween" or teen, is appropriate for the program please feel free to contact…Continue
We have recently had some questions about the sparring rules so I thought that I would quickly go over them.
Here’s the basic rules:
You can kick with any part of your foot below your ankle
Only punching with a clenched fist and kicking are allowed in sparring. No other techniques are allowed. That means no sweeps, no mixed martial arts etc.
You can kick to two places. Your opponent’s chest protector (hogu) or head
You can punch your opponent's…
I have had several students ask about the meanings of the belt, so here you go:
Is the first belt, represents a beginning, a purity and a lack of knowledge of the Martial Arts
Represents growth and exploration. Now we see the need for more knowledge and dynamic techniques.
Represents the trees, the roots are now firmly planted and we reach up into the sky for light and greater…Continue