Every Monday and Wednesday around 5 pm or so, I headed over to the park and recreation center for my taekwondo class. I entered the dojo first by bowing and then removing my shoes. By bowing we acknowledge to whomever sees you that you are ready to learn and gives respect to the space in which you are learning. Classes begins as students line up with their specific belt rank group. We greet the instructor and begin warm up exercises led by the instructor or assigned upper ranking student. (A purple belt or above.) We are perform our fighting forms and take our seats once we have completed our current ranks fighting form. We then line up two by two and prepare for hand techquines, kicks and sparing. Ending the class with board breaking and special announcements. On occasion we have a variety sort of class where we learn and practice other techniques we don’t normally do in the traditional class. It adds a nice variety and gives up a break from the strict class order. These types of classes may intel practice tournaments, fun relays and practice promotions. One of my favorite things about the classes that it’s never the same things over and over again. Sure same routine but we are constantly learn and improving on skills.
Keep kicking and smiling- TJ Banski