Adult Tae Kwon Do · Hilltop Family YMCA
In this course, students learn the history and philosophy of Oriental combative sports/art of Tae Kwon Do. They are able to demonstrate basic movements, body development, and understanding of the basic facts of Tae Kwon Do and gain the knowledge of rules and regulations for contests and tournament participation. This course is open to members and non-members and is located at MonTaraBay Center (1.5 miles away from the Hilltop YMCA)
|Dates/Time||Monday/Wednesday 7-8:30 pm|
Arnoldo Bolanos is a 6th Dan black belter in taekwondo, recognized by the World Taekwondo Federation. He is a black belt holder in Judo, Kenpo and Self-defense and has been teaching Tae Kwon Do at junior colleges for the last 25 years. He follows his main philosophy of contributing to build a better society, and to have a healthier long life, he enjoys the art of teaching.
- Discuss the history and philosophy of Oriental combative sports/art of Tae Kwon Do.
- Demonstrate basic movements, body development, and understanding of the basic facts of Tae Kwon Do.
- Demonstrate knowledge of rules and regulations for contests and tournament participation.
- Develop stamina, self-confidence, and increase level of fitness.
- History, philosophy, and safety aspects of taekwondo.
- Cardiovascular and muscular fitness exercises for warm-up and training.
- Basic movements and techniques:
- Stances: ready stance, natural stance, front stance, horseback stance, and back stance.
- Basic footwork: forward and backward.
- Hand blocking techniques: low and middle blocks (i/o, o/i), hand knife blocking techniques (single, double, low, middle), and upper blocks.
- Hand striking techniques: thrust punch (low, middle, high), hammer fist strike, knife chop, pierce hand.
- Kicking techniques: stretch kick (inward, outward), front kick, roundhouse kick, and side kick.
- Assessment of cardiovascular and muscular fitness.
- Forms (poomse): Eight step exercises set I/IV, Taegeuks I/II, Palgwes I/II.
Methods of Instruction/Requirements
- Lecture, demonstration, and discussion of the material that has been scheduled to review on each day.
- Individual and partner skills repetition. Video analysis.
- Taekwondo uniform is recommended, sparring equipment is mandatory (head gear; chest, forearm, shin-instep pads, mouth guard and groin protector for males).
- Form (poomse) instruction will vary according to the student’s rank all the way to black belt.
To learn more, contact Johann Dubouzet 510-222-9622 or firstname.lastname@example.org