Tuesday September 26th

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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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How often should I be attending classes?

Because training regularly is important, we use attendance cards to record each student’s attendance. Attending two to three classes each week should enable you to see the progress and results that you desire.

When you arrive for class, find your attendance card on the rack located inside the Dojang. You can review the study materials on the back of the card and the training on the requirements on the front as you stretch before class. You are responsible for all of the material on your attendance cards during exams.

When class starts, bring your card when you line up. Instructors collect the cards at the beginning of every class. The instructors not only record attendance, but also check off the training requirement for each rank to help keep you on track toward your goals.

All cards are color-coded according to belt color, except the grey card, which are for Black Belts.
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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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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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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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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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What is the dress code at WOW Taekwondo?

The standard uniform is the Taekwondo Dobok; a top and a pair of pants designed for comfort and durability during training. All students should have a full set of patches on their Dobok before advancing to the High White Belt level. The set of patches consists of the American Flag and the Korean Flag.

WOW T-shirts are allowed to be worn during Stretching – and Sparring/Fitness class. The full uniform should be worn in all other classes

A belt indicating rank is worn at the waist. Your instructor will go over the meaning and proper care of your uniform and belt.

Unless told otherwise, you should wear your Dobok to all school events.

During class, all jewelry except for wedding bands must be removed.
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What are the safety requirements

All students are required to wear safety gear during their training. Though safe, Taekwondo is a contact sport and your safety is our first concern. With proper safety gear you will be able to learn techniques more effectively and realistically, while limiting the potential of injury to yourself and others.

White Belt
Foot and hand gear are optional, but recommended.
High White Belt
Foot and hand gear are mandatory.
Yellow Belt & Up
Chest and headgear as well as groin cup and mouth guard are also mandatory.
Please ensure to keep all gear together in an equipment bag. Proper safety gear can be purchased at WOW Taekwondo™. Students should have their names clearly written on their gear.

Students must bring their safety gear to each class they attend. Additionally, safety gear is required at belt exams and tournaments.
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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.

Saturday

Sep 23rd

ALL BELTS ON SATURDAYS

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

Monday

Sep 25th

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

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

Tuesday

Sep 26th

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

Sep 27th

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

Sep 28th

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

Sep 29th

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

ELITE TRAINING ON FRIDAYS

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Elite level training