PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES
Families are our specialty. Taekwondo training helps children and adults develop greater self-control and self-discipline in everything they do. Our training instills confidence through positive coaching, lots of encouragement and a powerful mentoring relationship with role model leaders. We also teach valuable life skills that focus on goal-setting, positive attitude, relationship building, communication skills and leadership. We offer family memberships at discounted rates.
Learning Martial Arts is a journey, not a destination! The programs at Ahn Taekwondo Institute include the most exciting and beneficial aspects of the Martial Arts. No two classes are exactly alike. You will learn a variety of skills and drills making training fun and exciting, challenging, but not overwhelming.
As you learn your rank requirements and test for your next belts, you will be presented with a new set of skills to learn. The process continues, offering a lifetime of learning through colored belts, various degrees of Black Belts, Master Degrees and beyond. We believe that learning Martial Arts is a journey, not a destination.
Our programs offer something for everyone: short trial periods to regular memberships. We have programs available for most budget levels. During your introduction, we can offer suggestions and help you to select the best program to fit your needs. We offer family memberships at discounted rates.
In March of 2012, the UTA launched a new program – The UTA Classic Weapons Program. The chief instructor for the program is Grandmaster Randolph Smith, Sr.
The martial arts history of Korea is rich in tradition. Unfortunately, due to circumstances such as the Confucian influence on Korean culture and the occupation of the Korean republic by the Japanese, much of the documented history of Korean martial arts – specifically weapons – was lost.
The UTA Classic Weapons Program has been developed to re-affirm the place of the use of traditional Korean weapons and to perpetuate their influence within the Korean martial arts. While there are common threads that run through the eastern martial arts such as Taekwondo, Karate, and Tai Chi, there are also elements that are uniquely Korean. We will celebrate those for what they are, within the context of the new program.
Grandmaster Randolph Smith, Sr.
Grandmaster Smith began training in martial arts in 1958. He currently holds the rank of 8th Dan in Taekwondo. Grandmaster Smith developed the UTA Weapons program, and he has been teaching the study of weapons to martial artists for over 30 years.
Progression of Weapons
The Classic Weapons Program will offer training with the following:
The program is designed to be self-sufficient – meaning that a student can achieve Black Belt status in weapons only. It follows a gup (grade) system from 10th (white belt) to Black Belt. Attending classes on a regular basis should position an individual as a Black Belt candidate in about 39 months.
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Ahn Taekwondo Institute offers a martial arts program specifically designed for children of preschool ages. The program is tailored to children ages 2 ½ to 4 and focuses on basic martial arts exercises, the development of general coordination and gross motor skills, and the understanding of several life skills through numerous games and activities.
A typical Little Bears class will begin with a warm-up, stretching, and a discussion of the “class plan.” The students will then be engaged in numerous activities that focus on basic blocking, punching, and kicking skills using a variety of equipment. Different games and fun activities are intermixed to help improve a child’s balance and coordination. Each class will also contain a “life skills” section, with students participating in various activities to develop discipline, respect, listening, and many other skills. And, as we believe every student should leave class energized, with a smile on their face, each class ends with a game.
Ahn Taekwondo Institute offers the only official Little Bears program in Cincinnati. If you and your child are interested in a fun, healthy, educational activity, this is the program for your family!
Contact our front office to reserve your Birthday Party space early. Parties are always held on Saturdays. Our rates include up to 20 guests. The children will be provided with a mini-class introduction to the basic skills of Taekwondo. Kicks, blocks, and punches will be introduced through fun and interesting activities. The class will be age and skill appropriate - taught by one of our professional & experienced instructors.
Following the mini-class, each child will have the chance to learn to break a board. Broken boards will be dated and signed to be taken home as a souvenir. Our instructors will also engage guests in a variety of games and activities.
Following games and board breaking, guests will relax with some birthday treats. Our instructors will assist the Birthday child in a special cake ceremony.
The Ahn Taekwondo Institute staff will serve the guests and handle the clean up. Parents can relax and enjoy the party! Give us a call today!