May
19
to May 25

Patterns

The ancient law in the Orient was similar to the law of Hamurabi, „an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,“ and was rigorously enforced even if death was caused accidentally. In this type of environment, and since the present system of free sparring had not yet been developed, it was impossible for a student of the martial arts to practise or test his individual skill of attack and defense against actual moving opponents. Individual advancement was certainly hindered until an imaginative practitioner created the first patterns. 

Patterns are various fundamental movements, most of which represent either attack or defense techniques, set to a fixed and logical sequence. 

The student systematically deals with several imaginary opponents under various assumptions, using every available attacking and blocking tool from different directions. Thus pattern practice enables the student to go through many fundamental movements in series, to develop sparring techniques, improve flexibility of movements, master body shifting, build muscles and breath control, develop fluid and smooth motions, and gain rythmical movements. It also enables a student to acquire certain special techniques which cannot be obtained from either fundamental exercises or sparring. In short, a pattern can be compared to unit tactics or a word, if fundamental movement is an individual soldier´s training or alphabet. Accordingly, pattern, the ledger of every movement, is a series of sparring, power tests, feats and characteristic beauty. Though sparring may merely indicate that an opponent is more or less advanced, patterns are a more critical barometer in evaluating an individual´s technique.

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May
25
9:00 AM09:00

Black Belt Class

This class is 3 hours long. We usually meet at the Pleasanton Middle School Track off of Case Avenue. To attend this class you need to be one a black belt with the following exception:

  1. 14 and older

  2. Blue Belt and higher rank

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May
28
to Jun 1

Step Sparring

Sparring is the physical application of attack and defence techniques gained from pattern and fundamental exercise against an actual moving opponent or opponents under various situations. It is, therefore, not only inseparable from pattern and fundamental movement but also indispensable to promote the fighting spirit and courage, to train the eyes, to read the opponent´s tactic and manoeuvers, to forge the attacking and blocking tools, to test his or her own skills and ability and to learn other movements hardly to be gained from pattern or fundamental exercise. 

System of sparring (matsogi jedo)

Sparring is classified into pre-arranged, semi-free, free, foot technique, model and pre-arranged free sparring with the following sub-catagories:

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Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Black Belt Class

This class is 3 hours long. We usually meet at the Pleasanton Middle School Track off of Case Avenue. To attend this class you need to be one a black belt with the following exception:

  1. 14 and older

  2. Blue Belt and higher rank

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Jun
9
to Jun 15

Self Defense

These techniques are not only the most interesting in Taekwon-Do but also the most advanced. They are, in every sense, for practicai self-defense. These techniques are the logical application of various motions acquired from patterns, sparring, and fundamental movements to be used against a sudden attack by an armed or unarmed opponent. 

The defender must know how to make use of his opponent´s momentum and force while utilizing his or her dynamic and reflexive actions against a momentarily undefended target. 

Certainly, these self-defense techniques can only be effective if the student takes the time to constantly train with them under realistic conditions.

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May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Black Belt Class

This class is 3 hours long. We usually meet at the Pleasanton Middle School Track off of Case Avenue. To attend this class you need to be one a black belt with the following exception:

  1. 14 and older

  2. Blue Belt and higher rank

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May
13
to May 17

Fundamentals

Fundamental movements („gibon yonsup“) in Taekwon-Do is core of training. It is usually a combination of designated positions with some specific techniques of hands, feet or other body parts (eg head), or combination thereof (eg hands and knees). Taekwon-Do ITF contains three thousand accurately described techniques

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May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Black Belt Class

This class is 3 hours long. We usually meet at the Pleasanton Middle School Track off of Case Avenue. To attend this class you need to be one a black belt with the following exception:

  1. 14 and older

  2. Blue Belt and higher rank

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May
5
to May 11

Self Defense

These techniques are not only the most interesting in Taekwon-Do but also the most advanced. They are, in every sense, for practicai self-defense. These techniques are the logical application of various motions acquired from patterns, sparring, and fundamental movements to be used against a sudden attack by an armed or unarmed opponent. 

The defender must know how to make use of his opponent´s momentum and force while utilizing his or her dynamic and reflexive actions against a momentarily undefended target. 

Certainly, these self-defense techniques can only be effective if the student takes the time to constantly train with them under realistic conditions.

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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Black Belt Class

This class is 3 hours long. We usually meet at the Pleasanton Middle School Track off of Case Avenue. To attend this class you need to be one a black belt with the following exception:

  1. 14 and older

  2. Blue Belt and higher rank

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Apr
28
to May 2

Free Sparring / Drills

Sparring is the physical application of attack and defence techniques gained from pattern and fundamental exercise against an actual moving opponent or opponents under various situations. It is, therefore, not only inseparable from pattern and fundamental movement but also indispensable to promote the fighting spirit and courage, to train the eyes, to read the opponent´s tactic and manoeuvers, to forge the attacking and blocking tools, to test his or her own skills and ability and to learn other movements hardly to be gained from pattern or fundamental exercise.

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Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Black Belt Class

This class is 3 hours long. We usually meet at the Pleasanton Middle School Track off of Case Avenue. To attend this class you need to be one a black belt with the following exception:

  1. 14 and older

  2. Blue Belt and higher rank

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Apr
22
to Apr 26

Step Sparring

Sparring is the physical application of attack and defence techniques gained from pattern and fundamental exercise against an actual moving opponent or opponents under various situations. It is, therefore, not only inseparable from pattern and fundamental movement but also indispensable to promote the fighting spirit and courage, to train the eyes, to read the opponent´s tactic and manoeuvers, to forge the attacking and blocking tools, to test his or her own skills and ability and to learn other movements hardly to be gained from pattern or fundamental exercise. 

System of sparring (matsogi jedo)

Sparring is classified into pre-arranged, semi-free, free, foot technique, model and pre-arranged free sparring with the following sub-catagories:

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Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

Black Belt Class

This class is 3 hours long. We usually meet at the Pleasanton Middle School Track off of Case Avenue. To attend this class you need to be one a black belt with the following exception:

  1. 14 and older

  2. Blue Belt and higher rank

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Apr
14
to Apr 19

Patterns

The ancient law in the Orient was similar to the law of Hamurabi, „an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,“ and was rigorously enforced even if death was caused accidentally. In this type of environment, and since the present system of free sparring had not yet been developed, it was impossible for a student of the martial arts to practise or test his individual skill of attack and defense against actual moving opponents. Individual advancement was certainly hindered until an imaginative practitioner created the first patterns. 

Patterns are various fundamental movements, most of which represent either attack or defense techniques, set to a fixed and logical sequence. 

The student systematically deals with several imaginary opponents under various assumptions, using every available attacking and blocking tool from different directions. Thus pattern practice enables the student to go through many fundamental movements in series, to develop sparring techniques, improve flexibility of movements, master body shifting, build muscles and breath control, develop fluid and smooth motions, and gain rythmical movements. It also enables a student to acquire certain special techniques which cannot be obtained from either fundamental exercises or sparring. In short, a pattern can be compared to unit tactics or a word, if fundamental movement is an individual soldier´s training or alphabet. Accordingly, pattern, the ledger of every movement, is a series of sparring, power tests, feats and characteristic beauty. Though sparring may merely indicate that an opponent is more or less advanced, patterns are a more critical barometer in evaluating an individual´s technique.

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Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Black Belt Class

This class is 3 hours long. We usually meet at the Pleasanton Middle School Track off of Case Avenue. To attend this class you need to be one a black belt with the following exception:

  1. 14 and older

  2. Blue Belt and higher rank

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Apr
7
to Apr 12

Fundamentals

Fundamental movements (“gibon yonsup“) in Taekwon-Do is core of training. It is usually a combination of designated positions with some specific techniques of hands, feet or other body parts (eg head), or combination thereof (eg hands and knees). Taekwon-Do ITF contains three thousand accurately described techniques

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Mar
24
to Mar 29

Free Sparring / Drills

Sparring is the physical application of attack and defence techniques gained from pattern and fundamental exercise against an actual moving opponent or opponents under various situations. It is, therefore, not only inseparable from pattern and fundamental movement but also indispensable to promote the fighting spirit and courage, to train the eyes, to read the opponent´s tactic and manoeuvers, to forge the attacking and blocking tools, to test his or her own skills and ability and to learn other movements hardly to be gained from pattern or fundamental exercise.

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