What Are Classes Like?

“It is not about the amount of time put in, but the quality.”

As you can see here on our website, our school offers an unmatched array of different kinds of classes, so depending on which class you are training in our classes vary in length from 45 minutes to an hour depending on your level and desired training. For our traditional martial art classes we begin with brief meditation and warm-ups/drills for approximately ten minutes, then move on to the class itself. Our classes are known for being both technically detailed and filled with solid workouts, so come prepared to sweat and learn!

The training will vary day-to-day, by age, and by rank, but generally all students will follow a similar progression throughout their martial art journey. The intensity, complexity and coordination will all increase significantly with each rank, especially from Tae Soo Do® to Hwa Rang Do®.

Martial Art Classes in Minneapolis
Martial Art Classes in Twin Cities

Some material we cover in classes:

Basics: kicking and punching combinations to lay the foundation.

Forms: pre-determined set of movements against imaginary opponents for balance, coordination, and muscle memory.

Defensive Techniques: self-defense techniques against various attacks.

Sparring: live jousting with protective armor to prevent injury, utilizing punching, kicking, and takedown techniques.

Grappling: self-defense from the ground position. First learning positioning and escapes, then later submissions and throws.

Weaponry: beginner – ssangjyelbong (nunchuku); internediate – jangbong (long staff); advanced – swordsmanship.

Stretching: getting flexible for great health, and for better movement.

Conditioning: a variety of drills and exercies to get in great shape in order to perform all of the types of moves listed above.

Testing: live demonstration of all of the above to demonstrate competence.

We believe strongly that physical fitness is merely a byproduct of training. The main goal of what we do and strive for is mastery over that which is presently beyond reach, be it a kick, a form, a technique or an opponent.

As students progress in their training, they are introduced to increasingly advanced concepts and techniques, involving weaponry, joint locks, take-downs and ground fighting. If you are awed not only by flying jump kicks and punching combinations, but also enthralled by arm bars, hip throws and weaponry, our school is the place for you.

Please check out more details about each type of class offerings here at our school from the traiditional martial art options to kickboxing to yoga to kids classes to grappling to weaponry, etc, etc under the “Programs Tab” of this website for the full scoop about each!