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  • How many classes am I allowed to attend?
    Willard TaeKwonDo offers up to 4 classes per belt rank per week for the same monthly membership. You may attend any classes for your rank that fits your schedule. Additionally we offer two types of dedicated classes (also included in the monthly membership): - Black Belt class: for our advanced ranks (red-black) - Youth class (all ranks) for 7th-12th grade
  • How do I know if this is the right activity for me or my child?
    First class in TaeKwonDo, Tumbling or Little Warriors is free. Follow a 'Try a Class' on our home page or from each class page to register for a free class. You are welcome to also come and observe the classes of your choice.
  • 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 continously improve your fitness level.
  • How long does it take to get a black belt?
    At Willard TaeKwonDo students learn at their own pace. With consistent dedication and hard work, it is achievable to get a 1st degree black belt in 4-5 years. In Kenpo Karate, it takes approximately 5 years to reach student black belt.
  • I am 51 years old, am I too old to start martial arts?"
    No, you are not too old to begin martial arts training. Tae Kwon Do has students start from adolecense through their 50's and older. Tae Kwon Do is a lifetime sport that can help achieve your fitness goals as well as learn self-defense techniques.
  • What is the difference between Tae Kwon Do and Kenpo?
    Tae Kwon Do or Taekwon-Do is a Korean martial art, characterized by punching and kicking techniques, with emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques. Kenpo is a practical self defense system which trains the student for modern day self defense encounters. Kenpo students are taught to use their hands and feet with multiple strikes to multiple targets on each attacker, in a multiple attack situation.
  • I am very busy with my work schedule, how much time do I need to devote to Tae Kwon Do classes?"
    Willard TaeKwonDo recommends at lesat 2 classes per week and practicing at home. We offer 4 classes per week for any belt rank so you have flexibility to choose or may attend all the classes depending on your goals and schedule.
  • What sort of things should I consider when choosing a school?
    Master Professor Bill Grossman has a great write up about choosing a martial arts school on his website here:
  • 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.
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