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Rules of Etiquette

We believe that discipline is a freedom. It should be understood by members that the purpose of these rules is primarily to ensure maximum benefit from the study of Taekwondo. The basic principles found in these rules have been a part of Taekwondo from its inception. 1. Bow to the flags and your instructor when entering and leaving the school. This is to show courtesy and respect. 2. Do not enter or leave class without permission

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Red High Belt (1st Gup)

The Last Stage before Black Belt which in essence means to be Prepared for a whole New Beginning   ALL Taegeuk Forms Taegeuk Il Jang Taegeuk Yi Jang Taegeuk Sam Jang Taegeuk Sa Jang Taegeuk Oh Jang Taegeuk Yook Jang Taegeuk Chil Jang Taegeuk Pal Jang Belt Color Definition: Signifies the heat of the sun which helps the plant grow. Knowledge of Taekwondo is what will allow students to progress to this rank. Students are

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Red Belt (2nd Gup)

Taegeuk Pal Jang Gon     Earth – The Earth is that from which all life springs, matures, and dies. Things take life from gon; they grow from it, drawing limitless energy from it. Gon is defined as being completely receptive. Its metaphysics is pure yang. The earth is where the creative force of heaven and light (keon) is realized into physical form. The earth is always wordless; it hugs and grows everything. Belt Color

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Brown High Belt (3rd Gup)

Taegeuk Pal Jang Gon     Earth – The Earth is that from which all life springs, matures, and dies.Things take life from gon; they grow from it, drawing limitless energy from it. Gon is defined as being completely receptive. Its metaphysics is pure yang. The earth is where the creative force of heaven and light (keon) is realized into physical form. The earth is always wordless; it hugs and grows everything.   Belt Color

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Brown Belt (4th Gup)

Taegeuk Chil Jang Gan     Mountains – will always look majestic, no matter the size. This Poomse should be performed with the feeling that all movements are this majestic and deserved to be praised.   Belt Color Definition: Brown represents the earth. Here the student must work to till the soil of the martial arts, to dig out the riches of knowledge needed to reach the next level in Tae Kwon Do. Self Defense

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Blue High Belt (5th Gup)

Taegeuk Yook Jang Gam     (23 movements) Water – Water can move a mountain. The movements of this poomse should be performed like water, sometimes standing still like water in a lake, sometimes thriving as a river. Belt Color Definition: Signifies the Heaven towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwondo progresses.   Self Defense (Hosinsul): (elbow grabs) #25 Single front elbow grab – As the attacker grabs your elbow,

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Blue Belt (6th Gup)

Taegeuk Oh Jang Seon     (20 movements) Wind – although there are horrible and destructive winds, such as the typhoon, hurricane, and tornado, the wind’s true nature is gentle but penetrating. The wind teaches humility and good-natured actions. Like a gentle breeze, this form is simple. Yet like a storm, it is strong and powerful. Belt Color Definition: Signifies the Heaven towards which the plant matures into a towering tree as training in Taekwondo

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Green High Belt (7th Gup)

Taegeuk Sa Jang Jin     (20 movements) Thunder comes for the sky and is absorbed by the earth. Thunder is one of the most powerful natural forces, circling, gyrating. This Taegeuk should be performed with this in mind.   Belt Color Definition: Signifies the plant’s growth as Taekwondo skills begin to develop.   Self Defense (Hosinsul): (choke from the front and back) #17 Double throat grab from the front – make a large circular motion

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Green Belt (8th Gup)

  Taegeuk Sam Jang Ri   (20 movements) Fire – Fire contains a lot of energy. Fire helped man to survive, but on the other hand had some catastrophically results. This form should be performed rhythmically, with some outbursts of energy. Belt Color Definition: Signifies the plant’s growth as Taekwondo skills begin to develop.   Self Defense (Hosinsul): (front lapel and shirt grab) #13  Single lapel grab – circle your arm inside opponents grabbing arm

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Yellow High Belt (9th Gup)

Taegeuk Yi Jang Tae     (18 movements) Lake or Joyfulness. In the depths of the lake are treasures and mysteries. The movements of this poomse should be performed knowing that man has limitations, but that we can overcome these limitations. This should lead to feeling of joy, knowing that we can control our future. Belt Color Definition: Signifies the earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Taekwondo foundation is laid.

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Yellow Belt (10th Gup)

Taegeuk Il Jang Keon     (18 movements) Keon means Heaven. The first Taegeuk is the beginning of all Poomse. The associated trigram represents yang (heaven, light) therefore, this poomse should be performed with the greatness of Heaven. Belt Color Definition: Signifies the earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root as the Taekwondo foundation is laid.   Self-Defense (Hosinsul): (single and double wrist grab with takedown and finish) #5 Single same side front

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White Belt Requirements

      Meaning of Taekwondo: Tae means, “To strike with feet” Kwon means, “To strike with hand or fist” Do means, “Way” or “Art” Taekwondo literally means “The Art or Way of the Hand and Foot” Taekwondo is a Korean Martial Art. It is a form of mental as well as physical training. Tae Kwon Do incorporates many facets such as self defense, flexibility, discipline, fitness and confidence building. Tenants of Taekwondo:   Courtesy

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BTKDA in the News | Marion Taekwondo Team is No. 1 in the Nation

Marion Taekwondo Team is No. 1 in the Nation By Josh Christensen, KCRG-TV9 | Posted: Wed 10:14 PM, Jun 22, 2016 MARION, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) – Members of the recreational team from Bruce Taekwondo Acadmey in Marion won first place in the U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang this past weekend in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “I was really proud of my team, really happy for them,” said captain Ryan Rinderknecht. A recreational team must have five or more

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Favorite Links

Please Visit Some of Our Favorite Web Sites for More Taekwondo Information or Additional Items that may be Useful for You www.usa-taekwondo.us Web Site for USA Olympic TaeKwonDo News, Competition and other information. www.ustaekwondocommittee.com Taekwondo has helped define the character of so many amazing individuals through brotherhood, determination, sacrifice and personal commitment.  The United States Taekwondo Committee is here to promote the ideas of harmony within the Taekwondo family and appreciates the changes and growth

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Our Women’s Self-Defense System – “Color Code of Awareness”

So what is the Color Code System of Awareness? Simply, it is 5 States of Readiness: White – unaware, not paying attention Yellow – attentive, but relaxed Orange – focus is directed, there is an immediate potential threat Red – there is a definitive threat Black – you are actively fighting By studying and practicing the Color Code system, you mentally prepare yourself to overcome all three of these problems. By learning to use the

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