Saltamacchio's Tang Soo Do Karate
Our Tigers program has been specially designed for children ages 7 to 12. This class focuses on all aspects of martial arts training both physical and mental. Students learn the 5 Tenants of Tang Soo Do and how to incorporate them into their everyday lives.
Our Tigers Program Is When The Students Black Belt Journey Begins
Martial Arts is much more than learning how to punch and kick. The main focus at our school is RESPECT. Respect for themselves, Respect for others, and Respect for everything around them.
Students begin each class by bowing into the DoJang, signing in, changing into their DoBahk (uniform), and then stretching to prepare for class. While students stretch they are also visiting with other martial art friends sharing the events of their day. At this time we also ask each student to share something positive from their day.
When it is time for class to begin students line up in rank order where they Salute the United States Flag, Bow to Instructors, and Recite the Student Creed. They also spend a few moments in meditation clearing their minds in preparation for class.
Once class begins students stretch, exercise & run to warm up before starting the day’s lesson. Lesson’s may be a combination of Kicking and Punching Drills, Kata’s (forms), Self-Defense Skills, Bully Defense, Stranger Danger, Leadership Skills and more.
Students are required and responsible for learning required material which they are tested on before being nominated for Rank Promotion.
Tenents of Tang Soo Do
- Indomitable Spirit
- I intend to develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that would reduce my mental growth or physical health.
- I intend to develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others.
- I intend to use what I learn in class constructively and defensively and to never be abusive or offensive