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BTKDA Women’s Self Defense 9/1/2018

Bruce Taekwondo Academy opened our doors today to teach women and girls of the community self-defense techniques. It was a real honor and we are humbled to be able to provide a potentially life saving service like this. The class was led by our very own Grand Master Bruce. He provided part lecture and part hands on instruction to learn proven tactics that help women avoid and get out of problem situations. Everyone did fantastic!

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BTKDA Back to School Bash and Open House 2018

Today Bruce Taekwondo Academy hosted its first ever Open House and Back to School Bash. We opened our school up to the community to show them what we do here. We had games, face painting, and giveaways. The highlight of the day was our student TKD Demonstrations! They were impressive and inspiring!! Grand Master Bruce said this about our Open House…”Such a HUGE success at our open house today!!! I’m so very proud and overwhelmed

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BTKDA Tenant Award

Bruce Taekwondo Academy is excited to introduce a new student award, “The Bruce TaeKwonDo Tenant Award.” And the first recipient will be Nathan Bryant. At Bruce TaeKwonDo Academy the tenants of TaeKwonDo are an incredibly important part of our curriculum. Not only do we teach and model these tenants in our classes, we expect our students to apply these tenants in their daily lives. While the tenants can be applied to nearly every daily interaction,

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Iowa Games – Summer 2018

On July 22nd, 2018 Bruce Taekwondo Academy had a few families travel to Ames, IA to compete at the Iowa Games! We are very proud of our athletes for their dedication to Taekwondo and their consistent and positive representation of Bruce Taekwondo Academy. Special thanks to Master Lucas Wieser and Master Alex Rinderknect for their leadership and commitment to our school and students! Tournament Stats: Jeff 1st in Forms, 2nd in Sparring Kadija 2nd in

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Walker’s Tournament of Champions 2018

On June 30th, 2018 Bruce Taekwondo Academy had a few families travel to Bloomington, IL to compete at the Walker’s Tournament of Champions! We are very proud of our competitors! As usual they represented BTKDA and Iowa with professionalism and good sportsmanship. Special thanks to Master Ally Edwards for her leadership and commitment!! Tournament Stats: Kadija 1st in Forms, 3rd in Breaking Parker 1st in Forms, 1st in Breaking, 1st in Sparring Wow!! Bella 2nd

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Color Belt Promotions – December 2nd 2017

BTKDA had a great morning of color belt testing today. We are very proud of all of our students that practiced hard and earned their next rank in Taekwondo! Congratulations to our BTKDA testers!!  

Midwest TKD Championships

Over the past weekend we had 16 athletes and their families travel to Decatur, IL to compete in the Midwest TKD Championships. As our fearless leader Grand Master Bruce said “My students displayed what the world needs more of; kindness to each other, love for one another, respect towards all, acceptance of ALL, celebrations of victory, and empathy towards ones defeat and struggles. These mannerisms were not only displayed between their team mates but other

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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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