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The perfect class for all of our youngest warriors

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Who is Mr. Frank Van Buren?

Learn more about Mr. Van Buren and his very informative blog right here on our site The Wise Blackhawk
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What is the Curriculum at WOW Taekwondo?

At WOW Taekwondo™ our mission is to provide the well-rounded, complete benefits of the authentic Korean Martial art of Taekwondo. Each week, we focus on different aspects of training.

Basics and Poomse
Self-Defense
Breaking and Knowledge Training
Sparring and Fitness
Review
Each belt rank has a curriculum which is specific to that level of training. The curriculum is outlined in segments which correlate to the weekly lesson topics outlined above. A copy of the curriculum is included in this manual so that students can study and practice independently. However, regular class attendance is mandatory and self-teaching at or above your level is strongly discouraged.
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Exam Registration

Students must submit a completed Examination Form at least two days before the exam date. When completing your application, make sure to include your belt size and current belt rank. All Examination Forms and testing fees should be handed in no later than the Thursday prior to testing.
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Before Exam Day

Shortly before your exam, invite your family and friends. Ask them to bring cameras and camcorders, and let them know they can cheer you on as much and as long as they want.

Find people and review your exam requirements with them. Other students, especially Black Belts and class leaders, are always happy to help you prepare.
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On Exam Day

Please don’t get too nervous. Exam times are actually fun!

Arrive no later than 15 minutes before the exam time. You can use the time to warm up and stretch and ask any last-minute questions.

Wear a full uniform, including a full set of patches. Uniforms should be cleaned and neatly pressed.

Bring your safety gear. This is required for all belt levels except White Belts testing for High White. Students who do not have their safety gear will be asked to test at another time.

Just before the exam, everyone being tested lines up just as they would in a regular class. An instructor leads a warm-up, and the exam begins.
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Helpful Tips For Testing

- Make sure you get a good night’s sleep
- Eat a hearty breakfast
- Hydrate
- Bring friends and family for support
- Make sure your uniform (dobok) is clean
- Bring sparring gear (if applicable)
- Be on time
- Prepare to do your best and be loud
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Stripe System

Whenever the instructor feels that you understand and can competently demonstrate the particular requirement, you can earn a tip on your belt. After the first stripe is earned, the instructor will award another stripe when the next of the requirement belt is mastered. After all the requirements for advancing to the next rank are demonstrated, testing information will be given to the student.

White Stripe is for Poomse
Yellow Stripe is for Self-Defense
Green Stripe is for Sparring
Blue Stripe is for Breaking
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How to address your instructors and peers

Instructors and senior black belts are addressed as “sir” or “ma’am”. When addressing the instructor or senior black belt, use the appropriate title, such as “Mr. Edwards” or “Mrs. Edwards”. Black belts holding a rank of fourth degree or higher are addressed as “Master”, such as “Master Fleming”. A black belt indicates rank by the number of gold stripes tipping in the belt.
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Personal Items

Please make sure your name is on all your equipment. WOW Taekwondo™ is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Personal items should be taken home with you at the end of class. Items left behind will be placed in the Lost and Found and if not claimed after 1 week, it will be donated to charity.
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How do I register?

Early registration is now open.

The cost is $149 per student per week with a $30 deposit. If you choose to sign your child up for multiple weeks, there will be a discount of 20% for each additional week.

We are now offering registration online or at the Front Desk. Depending on interest, additional weeks may be added.

Saturday

May 27th

ALL BELTS ON SATURDAYS

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Our all inclusive Saturday class for all belts older than LITTLE WARRIORS

ELITE TRAINING ON SATURDAYS

noon - 2 p.m.
Elite level training

Monday

May 29th

SPARRING AND FITNESS ON MONDAYS

5 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
Specific skill building curriculum

RED AND BLACK BELTS ON MONDAYS

7 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
Start the week on the right foot

LITTLE WARRIORS AGED 5 TO 6 ON MONDAYS

6 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
WOW Taekwondo Curriculum