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You’ll Discover the Almost Magical Formula to Build Leadership, Honor, Courtesy, Confidence, Discipline, Character, Respect, Focus, Self-Esteem, Achievement, Accomplishment, Fun, Health, Fitness, Coordination, or Self-Defense to Prepare Your Kid(s) or You in Life, School or Career!
To the Rising Champion,
We teach children and adults the Importance of Excellence in Academic Achievement, Self-Confidence, Discipline and Courtesy, Confidence and Character, Coordination, Increased Strength, Achievement and Accomplishment, How to Develop a Positive Mental Attitude, the Importance of Child Safety Skills, How to Improve Mental Focus, Self-Esteem, Respect, Fitness, Strength, Self-Defense, How to Gain Victory in Life, School, Career and Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts!
Reitenbach Tae Kwon Do provides quality instruction and service with a view toward the overall health and well-being of every participant. Reitenbach’s philosophy ensures that learning will take place in a safe, nurturing environment. Its programs are styled to keep the body conditioned and the mind clear. It provides confidence and self-control. It…
- Enhances self-esteem by heightening your physical and mental capabilities.
- Builds confidence by encouraging you to succeed and to take control of your life.
- Develops discipline by thoroughly training your body & mind in the tenets & techniques of Tae Kwon Do.
- Teaches health-wellness-fitness and self-defense by training you to recognize situations in which personal and physical self-defense may be necessary, and teaches you how to control such situations to your advantage.
- Strengthens your mind and body through increased physical coordination and mental discipline.
Goals for Building Olympic Champions One at a Time!
RESPECT: Respect and the martial arts go hand in hand. As adopted from Asian cultures practices such as bowing, removing one’s shoes and showing difference to a more senior ranking student are all methods of demonstrating respect.
HUMILITY: To be physically healthy, mentally focused and emotionally self-confident.
PERSEVERANCE: Perseverance goes far deeper than just its value in the martial arts. A “never give up” attitude will benefit you at school, at home and in your personal and professional lives.
SELF CONTROL: Self control means more than just avoiding conflict, it represents staying balanced in all areas of one’s life. Learn to control your impulses. Apply moderation to the amount of eating, socializing, work and even exercise that you do. As your self control and self-discipline improve, you will enjoy the feeling of being more in charge of your emotions and actions.
HONESTY: “Do the right thing.” I do the right thing even if it’s not popular with others. I take pride in taking care of myself and my things. I keep my promises.
Tae Kwon Do Specifics
A Way of Life
Tae Kwon Do is a Korean version of unarmed self-defense practiced for many centuries in the Orient. Literally translated, Tae Kwon Do means “the art of hand and foot fighting.” It involves the application of punches, kicks, blocks, dodges and interceptions with hands, arms, and feet. The objective of this application is the rapid halt of an attacker.
Tae Kwon Do is the perfect exercise for the body. In addition, it enables one to have inner strength, loyalty, a sense of justice, and leadership capabilities. One of the prime reasons that Tae Kwon Do is taught to young people is to help direct emerging personality traits. This will assist them to instill a sense of order, discipline, generosity, courage, and respect.
The White Uniform
The Tae Kwon Do uniform is neither expensive nor luxurious, but is designed to permit free body action. Wearing this uniform is a primary necessity in training.
The uniform:* Instills pride in the wearer as a practitioner of Tae Kwon Do.
- Identifies individual capacity and the degree of Taekwondo cultural education attained.
- Is symbolic of Tae Kwon Do heritage and tradition.
- Easily displays the belt color changes that create incentives while the uniform color does not change to preserve humility.
- Is extremely practical and comfortable.
The following are six different color belt rankings that signify the degree of proficiency the student has achieved:
|White Belt||Beginner Student|
Yellow Belt/Black Tip
Green Belt/Black Tip
Blue Belt/Black Tip
Red Belt/Black Tip
It should be noted that the Black Belt level has nine degrees. The 1st Degree Black Belt holder has learned enough technique to adequately defend themselves against opponents. However, a student at this level will enter a new era of responsibility and is still considered a novice until the 3rd Degree Black Belt.
Forms & Free Sparring
Forms are various fundamental movements mostly representing attack or defense techniques. They are set to a fixed and logical sequence against several imaginary opponents. Forms practice enables a student to go through series of movements to develop sparring technique, improve flexibility, master body shifting, and build breath control.
Free-Sparring is the physical application of attack and defense techniques gained from forms and fundamental exercises against actual moving opponents. It is necessary to promote the fighting spirit and courage, and to train the eyes to read the opponent’s tactics and movements not gained from forms or exercises. Competitive free-sparring is offered but is not mandatory for belt promotions.
Master Sydney Reitenbach
7th Degree Black Belt (Kukkiwon)