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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to register my hands when I become a black belt?
    No, that is an urban myth. Martial Artists are not required to register their hands.
  • Do I have to be in good shape before I start?
    No, you will get into shape as you train. We have a series of exercises that you will learn as you progress through the ranking system which will enable you to perform the self defense techniques.
  • I am 31 years old, am I too old to start martial arts?"
    No, you are not too old to begin martial arts training. We regularly have students start from adolecense through their 50's and older. Taekwondo is a practical and effective martial art that does not incorporate gymnastics. It's also important to be aware of the fact that exceptions can be made for those of a certain age. We will encourage you to kick high, but it's not mandatory.
  • What is Taekwondo all about?
    Taekwondo is a Korean Martial Art that focuses primarily on kicking techniques. We also teach Olympic style fighting. At Tan'Gun we do have a practical self defense system which trains the student for modern day self defense encounters. Our students are taught to use their hands and feet with multiple strikes to multiple targets on each attacker.
  • I am very busy with my work schedule, how much time do I need to devote to classes?"
    Two classes are week are recommended to start with, as is practicing at home. As you progress through the ranks if you want more 1:1 attention we offer 30-60 minute private lessons which can further help hone your skills.
  • How long does it take to get a black belt?
    At Tan'Gun Taekwondo & Martial Arts Academy it takes approximately 3-4 years to reach black belt. Times can vary from school to school.
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