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Student & Parent Handbook s i n i w o t l l i The w e h t t u o h t i w g nothin will to Train!


Welcome We are delighted that you have chosen our school for martial arts instruction. This handbook contains information for both the student and their family. Students will be responsible for knowing parts of the handbook for each belt test. Therefore, periodic study of the information contained here should be a regular part of their homework for Tae Kwon Do. Practicing what they have learned in class is also homework. Students cannot practice only in school and still hope to retain the knowledge needed for advancement. In addition to the classes offered here, we also have many opportunities to gather as families for recreational, charitable, public service activities, and work days to benefit our school. All students are required to join the USCDKA (US Chung Do Kwan Association). This organization provides our credentials which are recognized world wide. A one year membership is $30.00 and is required after the student’s first month of classes.

Student Creed I intend to develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that will reduce my mental growth or my physical health. I intend to develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others. I intend to use what I learn in class constructively and defensively to help myself and my fellow man and never to be abusive or offensive.

Chung-Do Kids Focus Drill ™

Focus My Mind Focus My Eyes Focus My Body


Rules & Regulations For safety reasons, only students and instructors are allowed in the training area (mat). Students who are waiting for their class to start or parents should conduct themselves like black belts and sit quietly. When you enter the school, you need to bow to a Black Belt, greeting him or her with “Ahnyong Hashimnika” (Korean for hello). When you leave the school, you need to bow to a Black Belt, greeting him or her with “Ahnyong Ha Ke Sipsio” (Korean for good-bye). You should bow upon entering or leaving the training area (mat). No food or drink allowed in the training area (mat). The school is not equipped with a water fountain. Students are encouraged to bring their own water bottle to class. Bottled water may be purchased for $1. Remove your shoes before entering the training area (mat). To help keep everyone safe, no jewelry, candy or gum will be allowed in the training area (mat). You should always wear a clean uniform to class. You may wear a martial arts t-shirt instead of a uniform top. Your equipment and uniform is your responsibility. Never blame others for forgetting your belt or uniform. Make sure you have your instructor’s permission before using any of the equipment including weapons and pads. Never twirl or use the weapons until the instructor tells you it is ok. Be aware of everyone around you when using the weapons to help avoid injury. You don’t want to miss any class time. You should get a drink or make a trip to the bathroom before or after class. Always address Black Belts with Sir or Ma’am. To show respect to your instructor and fellow students, you should only talk when asking a question or answering one. Always bring a bag to keep your things in and check your bags everyday before leaving to make sure you have everything. Keep your body and spirit healthy and conduct yourself like a Black Belt by not using foul language, drinking alcohol or doing drugs. Act like a Black Belt and treat everyone with respect. Remember, to earn respect you must show respect. One of the hardest things to learn on the path to Black Belt is patience. Always strive to be patient with everyone. For safety, you need to purchase sparring gear (arm and leg pads, mouthpiece, and athletic supporter and cup after attaining yellow belt. For your protection if you come to class without your safety equipment you will not be allowed to spar. Remember to keep your fingernails and toenails trimmed. Remember, we train so we do not have to fight. Your skills should only be used against an attacker and not on friends, family or pets. Being a Black Belt also means keeping your grades in school. Please bring a copy of your report card and show it to your instructor. Your handbook is your responsibility. If you lose the handbook you must pay a $5.00 replacement fee.


Taekwondo Origin of Word: South Korea Ancient Definition: A form of martial arts that dates back to 37 years before the birth of Christ, using the bare hands and feet as weapons against enemies, with emphasis on kicking techniques. A forerunner of modern-day Korean Karate. Modern-Day Definition: After 2,000 years of research, beginning with the warriors of ancient orient(Korea); passed down from father to son; from Master to Korean student; from Korean Master to American student; from American Master to American Student. All practitioners have found ways to improve and apply many benefits of becoming proficient in one of the world’s most effective forms of hand and foot fighting, while discovering many ways to improve one’s character, self confidence, self esteem and physical fitness. Breaking the word into three parts: 1. 2. 3.

TAE refers to the kicking in the vulnerable areas of an assailant; KWON refers to striking with the hand into vulnerable areas of an assailant; DO refers to “the way,” a method through which one can find self-confidence and “peace of mind.”

As a World Sport: Through the formation of the World Tae Kwon Do Federation (WTF), founded in 1973. World Masters have created a unique competitive sport with a surprisingly limited incidence of bodily injury. Protective body armor, such as; chest protectors, groin protectors, plus strict rules, have made the World’s most powerful and effective Martial Arts into a “Modern-Day Gladiator’s Sports Spectacular Event.”

Chung-Do Kids (Ages 4-6) ™

The Chung-Do Kids™ program is the official program of the USCDKA for 4-6 year old students. This program is designed so the children are learning USCDKA curriculum which will transfer into the traditional program when they are physically, mentally and emotionally capable, reached the age of 7, or successfully completed the course through orange belt. Chung-Do Kids™ are registered Taekwondo students. Therefore, the program is set up to provide national certification equivalent to certification for all USCDKA students.


Hapkido Hapkido is a dynamic and somewhat eclectic Korean martial art. In the Korean language, hap means “harmony”, “coordinated”, or “joining”; ki describes internal energy, spirit, strength, or power; and do means “way” or “art”. Thus, hapkido, which shares the same Chinese characters with aikido, translates literally to “joining-energy-way”, but it is most often rendered as “the way of coordinating energy” or “the way of coordinated power.”

Judo Judo, meaning “gentle way”, is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai bud_) and combat sport, that originated in Japan in the late nineteenth century. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw one’s opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one’s opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking the elbow or applying a choke.

Chung-Do Xtreme (Green Belt and Above) Once the student attains the rank of green belt they are permitted to begin Chung-Do Xtreme training. Weapons are taught as an extension of your body in which you learn to control the weapons just as you control your own arm. Chung-Do Xtreme includes open-hand, bo staff, nunchucks and kamas.

Demo Team During the times were we are preparing for demos students are eligible to try out for the demonstration team. Students MUST be committed to the team, when team members are absent it disrupts practice. You must attend weekly demo training sessions in order to represent the school in demonstrations and competitions. Three unexcused absences in a 3 month period will result in removal from the team for 1 month. On the demo team you will learn musical chorography, Hollywood style fight scenes, advanced techniques meant to entertain, and much more.


Attendance Policy Class Schedule

Students should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled class. Students should sit quietly on the side of the mat (not in the chairs for family members) and use this time to stretch.

Tardiness

If student is late, respect the class by asking the instructor permission to join the class. If you are more than 10 minutes late, you may have missed a vital part of the class and possibly may not be able to join in class that day. If you are allowed in the class you will not be given credit for the remaining time attended for that class.

Testing (Held Monthly)

Minimum of eight classes must be attended by each student per month in order to qualify for testing (stripe or belt) If a student attends a minimum of eight classes and is unable to attend their scheduled stripe test, the student may test for two stripes at the next scheduled stripe test. To be qualified for double testing, the student must maintain a minimum of eight classes for both testing periods. An additional prerequisite might be required for double testing as this is two tests in one. Students may only double test a maximum of two times per year.


Belt Ranks and Advancement BELT COLOR

White Belt Yellow Belt Gold Belt Orange Belt Green Belt Purple Belt Blue Belt Red Belt Brown Belt High Brown Belt 1st Dan Black Belt

STRIPES 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 5 N/A

FORM

None None Taegeuk Il Chung Taeguek E Chung Taeguek Sam Chung Taeguek Sa Chung Taeguek Oh Chung Taeguek Yuk Chung Taeguek Chil Chung Taeguek Pal Chung Koryo, & Doli Hong Il Chung

Tests are held monthly. You must attend a minimum of 8 classes per month to be eligible for testing. In order to advance from one belt to another you must achieve the above number of stripes on your belt. After achieving the indicated number of stripes, your Instructor will tell you when you are ready to test for your next belt. During the test you will be requested to demonstrate the techniques learned in class. You will be asked to answer questions on any material contained in this handbook. When testing time draws near, you should use these practical ideas to make sure you are prepared: Do not overtrain. Just continue training normally. Review all your requirements every day. Rehearse techniques and forms by walking through them. If you are unsure about a technique or other criteria ask you instructor-- long before the scheduled test date. During the test, expect your Instructor to probe the limits of your endurance and skill. Do not hold back. Remember that every martial artist (including your fellow students and Instructors) at one time went through a first test. You would not be invited to test if your Instructor did not think you were ready. After each belt test you will be given a sheet with the requirements for your next belt. High Brown belts have private session tests going over specific areas needed for their black belt test.

Tenants of Tae Kwon Do Tae Kwon Do aims to promote the following ideals in all areas of each student’s life: • Courtesy • Integrity • Perseverance • Self-Control • Indomitable Spirit


Terminology GENERAL TERMS

KICKING TERMS

1.) Cha Ryut................................................... Attention 2.) Kun Yet............................................................. Bow 3.) Jun Bee................................................Ready Stance 4.) Ba Ro.................................. Return to Ready Stance 5.) Shi Oh.............................................................Relax 6.) Yi Ro Sut....................................................Stand Up 7.) Ann Ja....................................................... Sit Down 8.) To Ra.................................................... Turn Around 9.) Si Ja................................................................ Begin 10.) Ki Ya.................................................................Yell 11.) Ha Dan...........................................................Low 12.) Chung Dan................................................. Middle 13.) San Dan.........................................................High 14.) Ap................................................................. Front 15.) Yup..................................................................Side 16.) Yi Dan.......................................................Jumping 17.) Dwee............................................Back or Reverse 18.) Cho Dan............................... 1st Degree Black Belt 19.) Je Ja............................................................Student 20.) Do Jang............................................. Training Hall 21.) Do Bak..................................................... Uniform 22.) Tie Yan Cho...................................... Striking Board 23.) Kukkiwon...............................World Tae Kwon Do Headquarters Seoul, Korea

1.) Cha Ki...............................................................Kick 2.) Ha Dan Cha Ki.......................................... Low Kick 3.) Chung Dan Cha Ki................................Middle Kick 4.) San Dan Cha Ki........................................ High Kick 5.) Yi Dan Cha Ki......................................Jumping Kick 6.) Dwee Cha Ki...........................Back or Reverse Kick 7.) Ap Cha Ol Li Ki............................ Front Stretch Kick 8.) Yup Cha Ol Li Ki............................ Side Stretch Kick 9.) Ap Cha Ki.................................................Front Kick 10.) Yup Cha Ki............................................... Side Kick 11.) Dol Yo Cha Ki............................. Roundhouse Kick 12.) Do Ki Cha Ki............................................. Ax Kick 13.) Dwee Dol A Cha Ki....................... Back Pivot Kick 14.) An Ban Dal Cha Ki................. Inside Crescent Kick 15.) Bakat Ban Dal Cha Ki.......... Outside Crescent Kick 16.) Gul Ki Cha Ki........................................ Hook Kick

COUNTING TERMS

1.) Kong Kyuk......................................................Punch 2.) Yuk Kwon.............................................Hammer Fist 3.) Soo Do...................................................Knife Hand 4.) Kwon Soo.............................................. Spear Hand 5.) Kap Kwon...................................................Back Fist 6.) Yuk Soo.................................................Ridge Hand 7.) Pal Kum Chi....................................................Elbow

Hana..................................................................... One Dool.......................................................................Two Set........................................................................Three Net........................................................................ Four Tasut....................................................................... Five Yasut.........................................................................Six Ilgope.................................................................. Seven Yadool ..................................................................Eight Ahope...................................................................Nine Yul...........................................................................Ten Yul Hana......................................................Eleven etc. Su Mul............................................................... Twenty Su Mul Hana........................................Twenty-one etc. Sevrun................................................................. Thirty Sevrun Hana...........................................Thirty-one etc.

BLOCKING TERMS

NUMBERING TERMS

1.) Mahk Ki...........................................................Block 2.) Ha Dan Mahk Ki..................................... Low Block 3.) Chung Dan Mahk Ki............................Middle Block 4.) San Dan Mahk Ki................................... High Block 5.) Soo Do Mahk Ki........................... Knife Hand Block 6.) Yup Mahk Ki............................................ Side Block

Il............................................................................ First Yi......................................................................Second Sam...................................................................... Third Sae..................................................................... Fourth Oh..........................................................................Fifth Yuk........................................................................Sixth Chil.................................................................. Seventh Pal ......................................................................Eighth Koo..................................................................... Ninth Sip........................................................................Tenth

HAND TECHNIQUE TERMS


Chief Master Bernie Fritts Master Fritts is a 6th Dan Black Belt with the U.S. Chung Do Kwan Association. His instructor, Grandmaster Edward B. Sell, is the only non-Korean to earn a 9th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo from the World Taekwondo Federation, the governing body of Taekwondo in the world. Master Fritts has helped the USCDKA grow into the international organization it is today. As one of the officers in the USCDKA, it is Master Fritts’s job to produce graphics and websites for USCDKA events. Master Fritts is also a Regional Testing Official. He conducts black belt tests at various USCDKA schools as a special assignment from Grandmaster Sell.

From left: Grandmaster Brenda J. Sell, Chief Master Bernie J. Fritts, Grandmaster Hae Man Park and Grandmaster Edward B. Sell

Master Fritts has trained numerous students to compete in local and national competitions. During his time as owner of the Family Taekwondo Center from 1993-2000 Master Fritts trained over 30 national competition medalists (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) and was named Black Belt of the Year in 2001. Master Fritts has also earned a position on the Sell Team, a Christian Taekwondo Demonstration Team. With the Sell Team, Master Fritts has performed at the local and regional levels including numerous schools, churches and at Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary. On the national level, he has traveled with the team and performed at numerous schools, churches and at various military bases including Fort Knox and West Point Military Academy. In 1999, Master Fritts, along with the Sell Team, gave performances at the Osan Air Force Base and at schools and churches in Korea and was privileged to visit the Kukkiwon, headquarters of the World Taekwondo Federation, which is located in Seoul.

Associate Master Chad Bube Master Bube is the owner of Chung-Do Black Belt Academy, and is a 4th Dan Black Belt with the U.S. Chung Do Kwan Association. Master Bube began his martial arts training in 1985 at Bluff Park Tae Kwon Do in Birmingham, Alabama, under the instruction of Sensei Van Bushnell. Sensei Bushnell taught the Ch Yon Ryu style of martial arts, which included the study of Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido. After five years of training, Master Bube earned his first degree Black Belt, becoming Sensei Bushnell’s youngest Black Belt at the age of twelve. After taking several years off of his martial arts training to perusing other interests, Mr. Bube moved to Knoxville and began training at Family Tae Kwon Do Center under the instruction of Mr. Brad White. Master Bube soon became Head Instructor at Family Tae kwon Do Center, where he has assisted in training several national and local competition medalists. In 2007 Master Bube assumed ownership of Family Tae Kwon Do Center and changed the name to Chung-Do Black Belt Academy. Master Bube enlisted the help of Sr. Instructor and Chief Master Bernie Fritts. Together Master Bube and Master Fritts continue to grow Chung-Do Black Belt Academy. In March 2009 Master Bube tested in Lakeland FL for his 4th Dan Black Belt.


U.S. Chung Do Kwan Association History

On March 25, 1967 Air Force Staff Sergeant Edward B. Sell received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force after serving eight years on active duty. His one hope and dream was to some day open his own Korean Karate (Taekwondo) Studio and build it into a national organization so that others may benefit from his newly found “Way of Life.” In the summer of 1967, it was decided that Trenton, Michigan would be the site of his first studio. Many repairs and much remodeling were needed. With the help of his three brothers Tom, Ray, and Ron, the studio was opened in a very short time with very limited funds that were available. The strict discipline and “hard core” training molded these white belts into hard fighters whose reputation began to spread throughout the East Coast shortly after entering their first tournament in June 1968, when eight students brought home twelve 1st and 2nd place trophies and the Overall Club Championship Trophy. The impressive association patch worn by all the students’ uniforms began to be feared by many competitors of other Karate Schools. Today, Grandmaster Sell’s dream has been fulfilled, as the U.S. Chung Do Kwan Association is indeed a National Organization and is growing even beyond Grandmaster Sell’s expectations. It is felt by Grandmaster Sell that the Martial Arts is still in its infancy in the United States . Teaching, Demonstrating, Conducting Seminars, and Tournaments are ways in which Grandmaster Sell and the U.S. Chung Do Kwan Association are promoting the arts. The future of martial arts remains with all Black Belts who dedicate themselves to the principles and teachings of the Taekwondo.

2007 Spring Training Conference. In the upper left corner is Chief Master Fritts.


About Grandmaster Edward B. Sell Grandmaster Edward B. Sell is the highest ranked non-oriental in Taekwondo. His credentials and reputation are world-renowned. Grandmaster Sell has received the highest recognition, appointments, and degree of anyone outside of Korea. He has more than 35 years of experience in the study, training, researching, teaching, and performing of one of the World’s most effective forms of self defense (Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan). He is the founding President of one of the oldest Taekwondo Institutions in the world, the U. S. Chung Do Kwan Association (est. 1967). He offers credentials to Black Belts who wish to excel in the profession of teaching Taekwondo. Grandmaster Sell developed a unique Instructors Degree system to keep the retention of high-ranking black belts. He currently has more than 100 Master Black Belt students from 4th-7th Dan. He is known throughout the world for his impressive brick and concrete breaking techniques and high impact Taekwondo exhibitions. In 2001 Grandmaster Sell was the first non-korean to ever be awarded the title of 9th Degree Black Belt by the World Taekwondo Federation in Korea

About Grandmaster Brenda J. Sell Grandmaster Brenda J. Sell is one of the first females in the United States to rise to the level of Grandmaster. She has more than 28 years of experience in the study, training, researching, teaching, and performing of one of the World’s most effective forms of self defense (Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan). She has pioneered the role of women in Taekwondo worldwide with her determination to succeed and overcome the obstacles associated with being involved in a male dominated martial art. In 2003 Grandmaster Brenda was the FIRST female promoted to 8th Dan by the World Taekwondo Federation in Korea.

Student Handbook  

Handbook for the students of Chung-Do Black Belt Academy.

Student Handbook  

Handbook for the students of Chung-Do Black Belt Academy.

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