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Counting in Korean 1-30


1 – Hana                                              

2 – Dool                         

3 – Set                            

4 – Net                            

5 – Ta Sut 

6 – Yuh Sut

7 – Il Gop

8 – Yuh Duhl

9 – Ah Hop                   

10 - Yeol 

20 - Smool

30 – Seol-hn    

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combination kicks


#1 roundhouse kick, roundhouse kick

#2 step forward roundhouse kick, roundhouse kick

#3 switch feet roundhouse kick, roundhouse kick

#4 back turning roundhouse kick, roundhouse kick

#5 switch feet back turning roundhouse kick, roundhouse kick

#6 front leg roundhouse kick, roundhouse kick

#7 step forward push kick, roundhouse kick, roundhouse kick

#8 back foot 1st double roundhouse kick, roundhouse kick

#9 front foot 1st double roundhouse kick, roundhouse kick

#10 tornado kick (jumping turning roundhouse kick), roundhouse kick

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benefits of black belt

8 ways

a black belt will help your child become a leader


1.      gain confidence

The further they develop, the more confidence they gain in themselves as a person.  Confident kids can gain leadership skills.

2.      gain discipline

Discipline is different than punishment.  Discipline is necessary for a person to reach his/her goals.  Self discipline allows a person to make better choices rather than be impulsive.

3.      teach them to complete something

How many people do you know who do not complete things?  They start off excited, only to give up half way through. Getting a black belt allows a child to overcome immediate self gratification, replace impulsivity with perseverance, and gain that rare reward of the integrity of sticking with what they say they are going to do.  In short, it makes them achievers rather than quitters.

4.      goal setting

Taekwondo is set up with a series of different belts so that children can pace themselves and make reasonable goals that they are able to achieve in a short amount of time.  We have all heard the adage “inch by inch life is a cinch, yard by yard life is hard.” So it is with taekwondo.  It must be seen in a way that is manageable rather than overwhelming.

5.      strong bodies

The national obesity epidemic among children has many of the leading experts calling for more exercise among children.  Training for a black belt will allow your child to gain a stronger overall body (muscles, bones and cardiovascular fitness).  Children with strong bodies have less health problems, and improved mood. 

6.      intellectual development

There are numerous studies that will cite a positive correlation between exercise and intellectual development.   Some even cite a decrease in Alzheimer’s disease with exercise.  Gaining a black belt allows a child to expand his/her mental abilities through expanding techniques.

7.      great friends

A great way to help meet like minded friends, inside and out of class.

8.   learning begins with a black belt

After you have learned the basic skills necessary to be awarded the black belt, your learning begins with how to put it all together in a manner that is more effective and graceful.



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benefits of family classes

7 Benefits for Moms/Dads to

Take Class with their Kids

1.      great exercise!

Total body, lost 30 lbs when I first started

2.      good example to kids

better to do as I do, than do as I say.  Modeling habits

3.      it makes exercise convenient

As a mother of 2 children, I am busy.  Sometimes it is a challenge to fit exercise in my schedule.  Taking class together makes it convenient to make sure I get my exercise in.

4.      meet new friends as a family

train together become like a family.  Like minded individuals

5.      more energy

as a mother of 2 small children  I need energy… so I am not overrun…

6.      reduce stress therefore better mom/dad

exercise improves mood, studies validate

7.      keeps me goal oriented after leaving corporate world

getting a black belt allowed me to still do something for myself, etc.

The Family that Kicks together Sticks together!


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What exactly is "Tae Kwon Do" and how is it different from other martial arts like Karate of Kung Fu?
The different martial arts all originated in different countries thousands of years ago, as forms of self-defense. Karate comes from Japan and Kung Fu from China. Tae Kwon Do is native to Korea. In terms of techniques, Tae Kwon Do emphasizes kicks more than other martial arts, making it ideal for improving balance, flexibility, and endurance. In addition, Tae Kwon Do is popular worldwide as an international sport and is included in the Olympic games. Currently more people study the art of Tae Kwon Do than all other forms of martial arts combined.

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What types of classes are offered and what are the benefits?
At Yong In Martial Arts Academy we offer specialized classes for children, adults, and families. Each type of class has been designed to provide the skills that students desire most. Childrens classes improve focus, self-confidence, and coordination. Adult classes teach self-defense, self-esteem and provide a great workout. Our unique family class offers a mix of benefits plus the opportunity for parents and children to share goals and train side by side.

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So I can take classes with my family?
Definitely! In fact many families are finding Tae Kwon Do to be the perfect family activity, combining an exciting workout with a new learning experience. At Yong In Martial Arts Academy you have your choice of separately attending a children's or an adult's class or coming together as a group to our family class. Either way you'll have a great time and create a special family bond.

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How do new students get started?
All new students begin by participating in a trial program that costs just $19.95. This program includes two private lessons, one group class and a uniform. This will allow you to evaluate the quality of our school, ease into training and decrease any discomfort you may feel about being "new".

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At what age can children start?
Our experience has shown that children ages four and up will be able to take the greatest advantage from Tae Kwon Do classes. Starting at age four, children are eligible to participate in our trial program, which allows our instructors to work with them and evaluate their readiness for group classes. Our staff will use their experience to recommend the best course of action for you to take with your child.

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Does learning Tae Kwon Do increase children's aggressiveness?
Absolutely not! All children are taught from the first lesson that a true "Tae Kwon Do kid" never misuses their martial arts skills. Throughout their training students are reminded that being physically and mentally tough doesn't allow one to be tough with others. Instead, Tae Kwon Do students are expected to be humble, courteous, respectful and careful about when and where they practice their skills. The instructors at Yong In continuously remind students that Tae Kwon Do is a form of excercise and self improvement, not a tool for bullying.

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How safe is it to learn?
Tae Kwon Do is safe and fun for students of all ages and physical abilities. Classes are supervised by expert instructors. All students are taught techniques in a step by step manner and at their own pace. A thorough stretching routine, matted flooring, and the use of protective safety equipment are all part of our commitment to ensuring student safety.

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What if I never did martial arts before or if I am currently out of shape?
At Yong In Martial Arts Academy, we have ongoing enrollment, so beginners are always welcome. Our special trial program makes it easy for new students of all fitness levels to get started. First time students receive one on one instruction designed to answer common questions and provide an introduction to the basics of Tae Kwon Do. In addition the belt system used in Tae Kwon Do allows all students to train at their own pace and to improve their physical condition gradually.

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How often do students attend classes and how flexible is the schedule?
In order to attain the benefits and progress at a reasonable rate we recommend that students attend classes two to three times per week. Our convenient location and full time staff allow us to offer an extremely flexible schedule. Classes for all levels and ages are held several times a week and students are able to choose the classes that work best for them.

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How long does it take to become a Black Belt?
The Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do is symbolic of an advanced level of skill as well as above average physical, mental, and emotional strength. The length of study necessary to attain a Black Belt varies depending on one's effort and dedication. On average, our students train for a period of three to three and a half years to attain Black Belt status.

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How long does it take to start seeing results?

Studying Tae Kwon Do has lifelong benefits and is designed to be a lifelong study. However, initial benefits start appearing after a few months of consistent practice. Children begin to show improved listening, confidence, and self discipline. Adults gain more energy and feel healthier. Over time the benefits become even more apparent and dramatic. As with learning any skill, consistent attendance and personal effort make a big impact on one's knowledge and rate of progress. One thing is certain, whether you are interested in the benefits of Tae Kwon Do for yourself or your child, now is the time to start!

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