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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
A black belt is automatically put into a leadership position upon donning the belt. We find this is a transition, that is shocking, without having first spent meaningful time practicing, and experiencing what it is like.
It will still be different upon becoming a black belt, but the practice will make it easier —less culture shock, if you will. It helps also in the passing on of the traditions, and techniques of…Continue