This class will include martial arts warm-up and warm-down exercises; the safety factors of martial arts instruction; basic stance; punching, blocking and kicking techniques; Poomse (forms) taeguk; 1st four eight-step exercises; introduction to the United States/World history and the socio-cultural background of taekwondo.
The class will be a continuation of the basic techniques requiring more advanced skill and concentration including movement of body weight in action, combination and counter techniques; 3rd and 4th Poomse, the final four eight-step exercises, and competition rules and regulations.
As the advanced course, difficult combination moves will be introduced as well as the 5th, 6th and 7th Poomse. There will be controlled sparring and free sparring and an emphasis on group or self-training habits. Competition strategies and the competition rules and regulations of the World Taekwondo Federation and the US Taekwondo Union will be examined and practiced. History of the international taekwondo movement will be introduced.