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 weelky 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 art, characterized by its fast, high and spinning kicks. There are multiple interpretations of the name Taekwondo. Taekwondo is often translated as " the Way of Hand and Foot."

Tae = " Foot " or " to Kick " or " to Jump "
K'won = " 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 often characterized by unity of body-mind-spirit-life, as well as unity of poomse(forms) and confrontation. 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          *Break Test


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 participation.

  3. To improve mental discipline and emotional equality.

  4. To learn self-defense skills.

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

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 forms, and the 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.


TKD/All Belts - Family 
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.


         TKD/HAB (All Belts - Moderate/Advanced) 
         This class focuses on Taekwondo & Habgido techniques that ranging from             Moderate Level Skills 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 a 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 different 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 yourself or others, your body will respond in the way you 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 haphazard, sloppy and casual manner, your body will be ineffective 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 learn 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. Classes that are being offered are the following (for Elementary thru High School Students): Authentic Korean Style Taekwondo(Foot and Hand Techniques, Olympic Style Sparring,  & Poomsae/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, many bags & hand targets for the practice of kicking & hand techniques, and jump ropes. 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, Poomses (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 or would like to know about other programs that may not be listed here. 

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