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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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Belt Testing

Exams are an important part of your Taekwondo training at W.O.W. Exams give you an opportunity to show your instructors, fellow students and families that you understand and can competently demonstrate the techniques and knowledge listed in the curriculum for your current rank.

Exams are not meant to be easy, but remember that you are invited to test only after your instructor believes you are ready. It is a good idea to think of each exam as a challenge to be enjoyed, rather than an ordeal to be endured. The atmosphere at an exam is energetic and supportive. Remember that our mission is to help you succeed.

The following prerequisites apply to color belt exams:

Attend a minimum of 24 classes during a three month period.*
Earn four stripes
Receive your instructor’s approval.
*High Red Belts must attend a minimum of 32 classes during a four month period.
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Belt Ranking System

As you train, you will progress through various Taekwondo ranks. The lower ranks (called Kub in Korean) are indicated by colored belts. The higher black belt ranks (called Dan in Korean, or Degree in English) follow the Kub ranks. Each Kub rank is associated with a belt color. For each belt color, there is also a high Kub rank. Belts for the high Kub ranks are striped in color of the belt of the next rank. New students have no belt at all until they learn basic introductory material, and have no Kub rank. White belt students also do not have a Kub rank.
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Kub Ranks

The following lists the Kub ranks and Deputy Black Belt rank, and the typical time required to advance to the next rank. Advancement is accomplished by competently demonstrating the requirements of each rank in public exams.

After working through the Kub ranks, students become eligible to advance to the lowest Dan rank, Deputy Black Belt (Bo Dan in Korean). The requirements for advancement to Deputy Black Belt are more rigorous than the requirements for advancing to even the highest Kub rank.
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Black Belts

Students advance to First Dan Black Belt from Deputy Black Belt after a minimum of 6 months training period. Higher Dan ranks, which are outside the scope of this guide, follow the first Dan rank.
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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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Bowing to the flags

When you enter and leave the Dojang, bow to the flags. Only martial art shoes may be worn in the Dojang. However, students are encouraged to practice without shoes. If you do decide to wear martial art shoes those shoes should not be worn anywhere other than the Dojang.
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Class Times

Class time is especially respected. If you remain in the Dojang during a class, but are not participating, stay quietly in the back of the room. Do not interrupt a class. You can use the time to stretch or study the curriculum printed on the back of your attendance card.

Tuesday

Jun 27th

ALL BELTS 11 AND UNDER ON TUESDAY

4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
SUMMER SCHEDULE

LITTLE WARRIORS 3-4 ON TUESDAY

3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
SUMMER SCHEDULE

ALL BELTS 12 AND UP ON TUESDAY

5 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
SUMMER SCHEDULE

Wednesday

Jun 28th

ALL BELT 11 AND UNDER ON WEDNESDAY

3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
SUMMER SCHEDULE

ALL BELTS 12 AND UP ON WEDNESDAY

4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
SUMMER SCHEDULE

LITTLE WARRIOR AGES 5-6 ON WEDNESDAY

5 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
SUMMER SCHEDULE

Thursday

Jun 29th

ALL BELT 11 AND UNDER ON THURSDAY

3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
SUMMER SCHEDULE

ALL BELTS 12 AND UP ON THURSDAY

4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
SUMMER SCHEDULE

LITTLE WARRIORS 3-4 ON THURSDAY

5 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
SUMMER SCHEDULE

ADULT ALL BELT ON THURSDAY

6 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
SUMMER SCHEDULE

Friday

Jun 30th

LITTLE WARRIOR AGES 5-6 ON FRIDAY

3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
SUMMER SCHEDULE

ALL BELT 11 AND UNDER ON FRIDAY

4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
SUMMER SCHEDULE

ALL BELTS 12 AND UP ON FRIDAY

5 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
SUMMER SCHEDULE

Saturday

Jul 1st

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

Jul 3rd

SPARRING AND FITNESS ON MONDAYS

5 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
UNAVAILABLE DURING SUMMER MONTHS

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

LITTLE WARRIOR TRANSITIONAL ON MONDAY

3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
SUMMER SCHEDULE

ALL BELTS 11 AND UNDER ON MONDAY

4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
SUMMER SCHEDULE

ALL BELTS 12 AND UP ON MONDAY

5 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
SUMMER SCHEDULE