Saturday, June 13, 2009

Training at Prairie Martial Arts

Recently I sent out an email with an invitation to people to consider training with our group. I also invited them to visit this site. I wanted to put together a short post to let people see what a class looks like.

Most classes are made up of three parts. They are basic exercises, Kata or forms practice and free sparring and, or self defense. There are also a variety of drills that improve performance.

Kata are traditional exercises that improve conditioning, speed, flexibility and balance. They also serve as a kinesthetic encyclopedia of self defense techniques. Kata are the unchanging syllabus that help transmit the art.

When it comes to sparring in our style we focus on developing power and self control. New students do not participate in sparring until a few months into training. Our style Chung Do Kwan, Tae Kwon Do has a remarkable history and an lineage.I have been practing now for 15 years and teaching for over 10 years. I'm still excited and challenged during each class I teach or attend as a student. It is a pleasure to introduce others to the art an work together toward vigorus health and well being.

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