FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE KTIGERS TAEKWONDO?
KTigers Instructors are all World Taekwondo Federation accredited Black Belt and Master Instructors trained to make Taekwondo training fun, safe and educational. We define a good class as one in which the students are smiling, sweating and learning. We do our best every day to empower our students to become the best they possibly can be.
Furthermore, an additional benefit to training with KTigers Taekwondo versus other schools of various martial art styles is that once you’ve achieved black belt status, your belt will be recognized internationally and with all schools and Taekwondo associations - you’d even be qualified to try out for the Olympic Games. It’s a sad reality that a lot of other martial arts studios out there have no affiliation with certification organizations because they are simply not qualified; after rigorous training, their students have received a black belt in name only that is non-transferable and unrecognized by any other associations or martial arts schools. Certifications and affiliations may sound like nothing more than bragging rights, but it ensures that our students have the peace of mind of knowing that they're learning from qualified, exceptional instructors that are teaching a curriculum of substance, integrity, and authenticity. Our instructors are always keeping up to date wth their own training and utilizing the most up-to-date Taekwondo teaching methods and safety protocols for our student body base.
WHAT IS TAEKWONDO AND HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER MARTIAL ARTS?
Taekwondo, Mixed martial arts, Judo, Karate, Jiu-Jitsu. There are many styles of martial arts out there, and it can get a bit confusing when you're trying to find the best fit for you. To explain it in a very simplified way, most styles differ in what their focal point of technique and applications are, and where they're point of origin is(what country developed what particular style of self-defense).
Karate originated in Japan, Kung Fu came from China, and Taekwondo is native to Korea. In terms of techniques, Taekwondo emphasizes kicking techniques more than other martial arts (karate for example focuses on hand strikes), making it ideal for people who may not necessarily excel in upper body strength, since the legs have greater reach and are stronger than the arms. In addition to this is makes it a much more aerobic workout which will result in better physical conditioning.
AT WHAT AGE CAN STUDENTS START?
We accept students as young as 3 years old. A lot of parents have found that in as little as a year, children who were involved in Taekwondo have made marked improvements in their fine motor skills, self-esteem, respect, and overall physical fitness.
DO YOU OFFER CLASSES FOR ADULTS?
Yes. We offer adult programs for all shapes, sizes and skill levels. We encourage the participation of women, men, children, parents and even grandparents because everyone can benefit from the study of Taekwondo.
DOESN'T TAEKWONDO INCREASE AGGRESSIVENESS?
Quite the opposite. Martial Arts training focuses on self-control, discipline, and self-defense. While children may emulate movies or television and play-act violently towards each other, this behavior is frowned upon during Martial Arts instruction. Students quickly learn the power behind martial arts movements and appreciate the consequences that the use of their training would entail. The instructors at KTigers Taekwondo will continually educate your child that Taekwondo is a form of exercise and self-improvement, not a tool for bullying.
WHAT KIND OF BENEFITS CAN I EXPECT FROM YOUR PROGRAMS?
Besides focusing on the physical portion of training, we put a strong emphasis on non-physical exercises, like academic achievement, leadership skills, better concentration, increased confidence, building self-esteem and self-discipline, and respecting others, just to name a few!
Beyond the most obvious benefit of learning how to defend oneself, our adult students experience benefits like releasing stress, improving flexibility, better productivity at work, weight loss, and better physical conditioning.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO EARN A BLACK BELT?
It is the journey that is most important, not the destination. We consider ourselves a Black Belt school and treat every student as if they are on the path towards Black Belt from day one. On average, the journey to Black Belt takes about 3-5 years, however, everyone progresses at their own pace and there is no guarantee that you will achieve 'X' status, in 'X' amount of time.