BMAI offers incredible workouts devoted entirely to training in the sport-style of Taekwondo that is an international and Olympic sport.
Stamina, speed, flexibility, power, body conditioning, and lots of skill and strategy are required to excel in the sporting aspect of Taekwondo. Traditionally, Taekwondo training includes techniques of self-defense for all possible attacks. It includes hundreds of varieties of strikes, kicks, and blocks; pre-arranged fighting forms called “Poomsae;” board breaking; and countless other methods of traditional martial arts training. The BMAI Karate Program offers a well-rounded study of all those elements of Taekwondo.
These training times focus specifically on the sparring aspect of Taekwondo (called “Kyorugi”), which has become a popular international and Olympic Sport. Taekwondo debuted in the Olympic Games in 1988 and has been a “full-medal sport” in the Olympics since 2000. Taekwondo has its origins in South Korea, but it is now practiced in every country inÂ the world.
- Ages 13 and up
- Open to BMAI Karate / Taekwondo students ranked 9th kyu (white belt with a yellow stripe) or higher.
- Taekwondo practitioners with previous sparring experience are welcome.
- The focus is on Olympic-style taekwondo sparring drills, conditioning, and strategies.
- The following personal equipment is required: shin/instep guards, forearm guards, mouth guard, and groin cup (males).
- Chest protectors and headgear are provided.
Benefits of Taekwondo Sparring
- Get an incredible cardio workout
- Develop fast reactions
- Gain valuable self-defense skills while getting a great workout
- Improve your flexibility and balance
- Workout with motivational training partners
- Build core strength and stamina
- Build confidence and inner strength
- Sparring is a fun and exciting way to challenge yourself against others!
Sparring Class Schedule
Monday & Wednesday 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
This is a friendly atmosphere to explore this fascinating aspect of the martial arts. Taekwondo competition is a fast-paced, full-contact sport, so safety is a top priority during our practices. Serious training takes place, but the goal of practice is for everyone to push each other so we can all improve. We are not “fighting” each other. We challenge each other to be better. By working together we help each other improve. Spectators are welcome. Come join us!
Taekwondo Resources Online
Here are two websites you can visit to learn more about the international sport of Taekwondo. You can go to wtf-taekwondo.tv to watch matches with top international players in the Olympic sport of Taekwondo. Also, the website for the World Taekwondo Federation (the world governing body for the sport) has information about Taekwondo’s history, major international events, as well as the most recent competition rules for the sport.