Our Programs & Classes

Students and enthusiasts of Taekwondo have many reasons for their interest in this and other martial art styles.  Some are drawn to the physical fitness and weight loss aspects of training.  Others seek to add dscipline and self control to their lives.  While still others are concerned about safety and self-defense.


Whether you are interested in our programs for mental or physical well being, Hong's USA Taekwondo Habgido Gumdo, Inc., offers a number of programs that will fit your development needs and your busy schedule as well.  Click here to view our Weekly Class Schedule.


The weekly schedule is subject to change and Grandmaster Hong reserves the right to make adjustments to the class schedule, as needed, to better the needs of all the students.


What is Taekwondo?



TaekwondoTaekwondo is a modern martial arts, characterized

by its fast, high and spinning kicks.  There are

multiple interpretations of the name Taekwondo.

Taekwondo is often translated as the "Way of the

Hand and Foot".



Tae = "Foot" or "Kick" or "to Jump"

Kwon = "Fist" or " to Strike or Block with Hand"

Do = "The Way of Mind-Spirit" or "Art"


Put this together and Taekwondo means: "The Art of

Punching and Kicking" or "The Art of Unarmed Combat".


Taekwondo is oftern characterized by unity of body-mind-

spirit-life, as well as unity of poomsae(forms) and confront

ation.  When performing Taekwondo, one should make

the mind peaceful and synchronized with movement,

extending this harmony with life and society.  This is how

the principle of physical movement, mind training, and life become one.



Disciplines of Taekwondo

Taekwondo has four disciplines:


* Patterns     * Sparring     *Self-Defense     *Breaking


It is the combination of these four disciplines that make

the art of Taekwondo.



Objectives of Taekwondo:


1.  To develop an appreciation for Taekwondo as a sport

     and an art.

2.  To achieve physical fitness through positive


3.  To improve mental discipline and emotional equality.

4.  To learn self-defense skills.

5.  To develop a sense of responsibility for one's self and



Taekwondo is primarily a kicking art, often with a greater

emphasis on the sport aspect of the art.  Taekwondo

stylists tend to fight at an extended range, and keep

opponents away with their feet.  It is a hard/soft, external,

fairly linear style and is known for being very powerful.

There is a lot of competition work in many dojangs.

Training tends to emphasize sparring, but also has

poomsaes(forms), and basics are important as well.


Tiny Tigers


This class is for children ages 3-7 years old.  The class is taught in a way for the children, in that age bracket to learn at their own pace, but still have plenty of fun.

Taekwondo Family-All Belts


In this program, students will be taught the basic or introductory skills that will lead to being able to attend the more advanced Taekwondo Programs.  Students, ages 8 years old & up, may attend this class as individuals or as whole families.


All Belts: Adults


This class focuses on Taekwondo & Habgido techniques that range  from Moderate through 

    Advanced level skills.         




Habgido All-Belts Advanced


Learning how to use your body as a weapon is fundamental to the practice of Habgido.  Proper use of your body as weapon includes applying force to your assailant in a manner that is (1) effective and (2) does not cause damage to yourself.


Strikes may be delivered by a number of diiferent body surfaces.  This includes the use of hands, feet, arms legs, and head.  Rigorously learning and practicing proper strike techniques are important to your development as a martial artist.  Should you ever need to use Habgido to defend your self or others, your body will respond in the way your trained it.


If you learn proper strike techniques and practice them with concentration and rigorous adherence to what you learned, your body will automatically deliver effective strikes when confronted by a need to defend yourself.  If on the other hand, you practice Habgido in a haphhazard, sloppy & casual manner, your body wil be inaffective as a weapon and surviving a threatening confrontation will depend far more on luck than on your neglected skill.

TKD/HAB/GUM Sparring


This class will focus on putting the techniques, that the student learns in the other classes, to use in the Sparring arena.

Home School Program


Hong's USA Taekwondo Habgido Gumdo, Inc., is 

working with the state of Michigan to offer a physical fitness program for students who are home schooled.  Class that are being offered are the  are the following (for elementary thru high school students):


Authentic Korean-Style Taekwondo (Foot & Hand Techniques, Olympic Style Sparring, & Poomsaes/Forms), Habgido ((Self-Defense & Joint

Locks), and Gumdo (Korean Sword).  Some of the activities will require that the student be the age of 

thirteen years old or older.

Open Gym


Open Gym is not an organized class program.  Open Gym, in the class schedule, is time that is set aside for various activities: the practicing of martial art skills & techniques, and extra time for other classes, such as Habgido (Self-Defense & Joint Locks), Gumdo (Korean Sword), and other approved weapons.  There is also a children's mountain climbing wall, and many bags & hand targets for the practice of kicking & hand techniques.  The practice gym floor space will be divided into areas for the different groups to practice on their own.  However, if someone wants extra help with their techniques, Poomsaes/Forms, etc., an instructor will be around to assist the students.  There will be Open Gym time before and after each scheduled class.

Please Contact Us if you have any questions about our programs that may not be listed here.

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