Range Martial Arts East teen and adult class sessions are for anyone wishing to learn the art of Tang Soo Do ages 13 years and older. The students that attend our classes range in age from 7 to over 50. Experience of the students in class range from first-time participants to those that have had their black belt for a number of years. Many of our students are family members and attend sessions together.
Korean terminology is used frequently by the instructors and students in order to help promote the Korean heritage of the art. Students are taught various aspects of the art through instruction, lectures, games and repetition. Physical techniques are taught in through repeated practice, demonstration, and explanation. In addition to terminology and physical technique, students learn about honor, obedience, respect, focus, self-control, brotherhood, confidence and even humility. These traits help develop leadership skills within the community while we provide students with a family-oriented setting.
Our instructors help students work toward their goals whether it be to learn their next pattern, pass their next exam, or to reach black belt. Techniques are taught to each student and reviewed from a number of certified black belt instructors. This serves as a check system to ensure that students are learning correct technique. Students also get to experience varying instruction styles for the same techniques to reduce frustration and promote growth and knowledge.
The Tang Soo Do program at Range Martial Arts East has a planned path from your first class and beyond. Each cycle has specific goals, drills, and patterns to learn to graduate to the next rank. Following our course plans is generally the goal, but sometimes instructors will address techniques or philosphies that need special attention. Season and class plans are designed to give students more time learning and practicing specific skills and to allow our instructors more time teaching each of those skills to the students. Our instructors are here to help push you to your fullest potential, but you know your body's limitations - always tell your instructor of limitations or injuries.
If you come to class expecting to exercise and sweat, you will not be disappointed. If you want to learn the philosophy behind our techniques, our instructors are there to answer your questions. If you want to have fun while learning martial arts, we encourage it! You get out of the classes what you put into them with effort and an open mind.