FAQ

What is Taekwondo? How is it different from other martial arts?

The origin of Taekwondo can be traced back about 2000 years to the country known today as Korea. Translated from Korean, Taekwondo means “foot, hand, the way”. Today Taekwondo has developed into the world’s most widely practiced martial art. Taekwondo emphasizes powerful, often high kicks and fast, dynamic techniques combined with control, discipline, and focus. Taekwondo is exciting, both to practice and watch, receiving international recognition as a medal sport in the 2000 Olympics. It is now one of the fastest growing sports in the world.

How is an UCTA school different from other martial arts schools?

Ultimate Champions Taekwondo Association locations offer teachings of Taekwondo that we feel confident that no other can provide. Our classes are taught by qualified instructors who have titles of state, and national champion titles. Having licensed locations in Queens, Brooklyn, and Long island our strong teaching methods now create champions all across the tri-state area. Unlike “franchise” schools, UCTA locations all come with a family environment and qualified Instructors. Every school has a Masters instructing Taekwondo.

What can Taekwondo do for my child?

Taekwondo at UCTA offers a variety of benefits to children. In addition to gaining a sense of individual accomplishment, often lacking in team sports, children will improve their poise, self-confidence, and self-discipline. This will carry into their home life and school work. In addition, they learn to be “street smart”, to think instead of panic in potentially serious situations as well as how to react to threats from other kids. Discipline and respect are taught by leadership and example, not by fear of force, making this a positive character building environment for children and teenagers.

What ages do you teach? Can I (parent) join my child in class?

At UCTA, we offer Tae Kwon Do classes for children, adults and families. Classes are separated by age and level, creating specialized classes that focus on the students needs. Each class is instructed in a way to improve focus, coordination, discipline and self-confidence. Adult classes include self defense, confidence building and an excellent cardio vascular work out. Family class offers families (parents and children) to be able to practice together and to develop a special family bond by participating together that not many other activities can promote.

We teach students age 3½ to 95. Our little tigers program provides classes for younger students to develop concentration, discipline and motor skills to help them excel in life. Everyone is welcome to join, as long as they believe they are up to the physical nature of Tae Kwon Do.

Our classes are generally organized so students of similar belt level are in class together. We also have children and Family classes where the whole family can participate at the same time, regardless of age or belt level. As long as everyone who wishes to sign up is physically able to participate, we welcome you!

My child has some attention issues (or other similar condition or physical issue). Will this be a problem?

No, this will not be an issue. In Tae Kwon Do, we focus on learning discipline and respect. The student learns respect for their parents, their fellow students, and themselves. They also learn how to be properly disciplined when in class. Students with ADD/ADHD improve dramatically through the guidance of Masters and instructors. Students will concentrate more, improve in school and home all at the same time.

My child is very shy. Will he/she be intimidated in class?

Every student is different and every student has a different comfort threshold. With the experience of the staff, we are able to help shy children with the confidence to excel not only in Taekwondo but in life as well too!

What are the benefits of practicing TKD for an adult?

TaeKwonDo is a great work out. You will improve flexibility, tone muscles, and get excellent cardiovascular workout! While you are conditioning your body, you will be strengthening your mind, building confidence, self-discipline, and self-esteem. Do you find yourself getting bored with the traditional exercise program? You will love and enjoy the mental challenge of the Taekwondo.

How much do the Taekwondo classes cost?

UCTA locations have different prices in each location. Please contact a licensed location near you for an opportunity to try Taekwondo, meet your instructor, see the benefits of Taekwondo and most importantly see if you or your child will enjoy the martial art before you commit to anything. During this trial lesson you will be evaluated to see if Taekwondo is the right life activity for you.

What are the benefits of practicing TKD for an adult?

TaeKwonDo is a great work out. You will improve flexibility, tone muscles, and get excellent cardiovascular workout! While you are conditioning your body, you will be strengthening your mind, building confidence, self-discipline, and self-esteem. Do you find yourself getting bored with the traditional exercise program? You will love and enjoy the mental challenge of the Taekwondo.

How do I find out more?

If you have any questions concerning UCTA, or Taekwondo in general, feel free to contact us at any time. You can reach a location closest to you by checking out our location section or contact section.

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