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Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art which incorporates self-defense moves, hand techniques, and a variety of kicks. At Tamarack TKD our focus is on traditional training.  This means we work on gaining discipline through formal practice in a non-contact format. In a formal class, students wear a uniform, bow to show respect, and follow instructors' directions. Students progress at their own pace. When they are ready, they participate in promotional tests to increase their rank and qualify to learn advanced techniques.

Tae Kwon Do is about more than kicking and punching. Students are expected to be good role models in the community. They are encouraged to find ways to show respect to others outside of class. Martial artists are never encouraged to use their skills to take advantage of others. Instructors stress that Tae Kwon Do training is to be used to improve oneself and any techniques outside of class are used only in self-defense.

In addition to what is learned physically, students also increase their self-confidence and self-esteem, learn patience, practice goal setting, experience teamwork, obtain leadership skills, acquire a degree of assertiveness, gain self-control, and enhance their concentration and coordination. Martial artists learn discipline and respect while they are exercising, having fun and making new friends.

Students have the option of training with other children, other adults, or in combination classes where families practice together. With commitment and a positive attitude, anyone can become a martial artist.

 

Pee Wee TKD 
 
Pee Wee TKD is a fun, energetic and active introduction to Tae Kwon Do.  This class is geared toward boys and girls ages 3 - 5.  The children will be given the chance to tumble, work on balance, kick and punch into pads, and learn a few basic blocking techniques.  During all of these activities a great deal of emphasis will be placed on the importance of turn-taking, patience, discipline, courtesy and respect.  There will be no pressure and the students will work at their own pace.  This class provides an opportunity to have fun, get some exercise, and be exposed to martial arts in a safe and comfortable atmosphere.

Ground fighting 

This class will help you become comfortable protecting yourself if a fight goes to the ground.  You will learn grappling skills such as takedowns, choke holds and joint locks including ankles, legs, arms and shoulders.  Each class will start with warm up rolls, move on to techniques and end with live controlled grappling.  Each student will progress at their own pace based on attendance and ability.  All skill levels are invited.  Participants should be at least 15 years old.  It’s not just for men, women are welcome too.                                                       

Weapons - Karsten Look 

This weapons class will include training in knife, escrima, tonfa, sword and staff.
It will begin with basics of offensive and defensive movement.  You must be at least 16 years old to participate.  Private lessons are available upon request for $30/hour.

Karsten has over 30 years of martial arts training and 20 years of teaching experience.  His family has a 15 generation history of training in various hybrid martial art forms and weapons.  

Boxing - Dwight Clark

Learn boxing form & fundamentals with emphasis on exercise using reflex bag, punching bag, speed bag, jump rope & target mitt in cycles.

Dwight has experience as a boxing coach.

 

 







 
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