Sep
15
to Sep 20

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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Sep
22
to Sep 28

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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Sep
29
to Oct 3

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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Sep
8
to Sep 14

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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Sep
3
to Sep 5

Patterns

Patterns, or tul (틀) in Korean, originally called hyeong (형), form an important aspect of training in Taekwon-Do. They are equivalent to the katain karate. The majority of the patterns (except Yul-Gok, Ul-Ji and Tong-Il) start with a defensive move, which emphasizes taekwon-do's defensive nature. All of the patterns start and end at the same location. This ensures that the practitioners' stances are the correct length, width, and in the proper direction.[citation needed]

There are 24 patterns in the official ITF syllabus; this is symbolic of the 24 hours in a day. One additional pattern, Ko-Dang (or Go-Dang), was retired/replaced by Juche in 1986 by General Choi Hong Hi.[5][6] Ko-Dang and Juche are similar, and some Taekwon-do organisations have renamed Juche to Ko-Dang[7] furthering confusion as to if a pattern referred to as "Ko-Dang" is the original 39 movement or the newer 45 movement pattern. The names of these patterns typically refer either to events in Korean history or to important people in Korean history. Elements of the patterns may also be historical references, such as the number of moves, the diagram, the way the pattern ends, and so on.

Patterns (tul) are performed in accordance with "The Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do" in 15 volumes written by General Choi Hong Hi, the latest edition being from 1999 (later editions have been published, but the 1999 editions were the last General Choi Hong Hi was directly involved with). This comprehensive work contains 15 volumes with volumes 8 to 15 dedicated to the 24 patterns and containing descriptions of the pattern movements as well as pictures showing possible applications of some of the movements. There is also the book entitled "The Korean Art of Self Defense" (the 1999 edition, the latest used by ITF under Grandmaster Tran Trieu Quan and ITF under Grandmaster Choi, or the 2004 edition, the latest used by ITF under Chang Ung), also known as the Condensed Encyclopedia, written by General Choi Hong Hi. This is a single condensed encyclopedia of approximately 770 pages with a section dedicated to the 24 original patterns.

There are also three fundamental exercises, named Saju-Jirugi (Four Direction Punch), Saju-Makgi (Four Direction Block) and Saju Tulgi (Four Direction Thrust). Saju-Jirugi and Saju-Makgi are basic defence exercises taught to beginners of the martial art. Saju Tulgi is less well known and is generally taught to 2nd Kup students just prior to Hwa-Rang. Saju Tulgi is not presented in the Condensed Encyclopedia but is present in the 15 Volume Encyclopedia (see: Volume 10, page 122).[8]



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Aug
25
to Aug 31

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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Aug
18
to Aug 23

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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Aug
11
to Aug 17

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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Jul
13
12:00 AM00:00

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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Jul
8
to Jul 11

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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Jun
29
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
15
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
8
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
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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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
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
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
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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