PROGRAMS AT CMA
PROGRAMS AT CMA
- Olympic-style Taekwondo: For students age 3+. Taekwondo classes are arranged according to age and rank. We teach the sport of Taekwondo (sparring techniques and strategies), even though students are not required to compete. In these classes, 95% of the techniques taught are kicking techniques, and 5% are hand techniques. These classes are a great work out and a lot of fun!
- Combat Hapkido Classes: For students age 7 and older. Learn common sense, street-wise self defense (including joint locks, stand-up fighting, close quarter defense, striking, verbal defusions, and psychological defensive training) through a belt-ranked system. On Fridays, bring your protective gear for street fighting/defense. In order to test, students must be International Combat Hapkido Federation (ICHF) members ($35 annually).
- Weapons Classes: For students age 7 and older. This belt-ranked system teaches basic moves for various Martial Arts weapons. The Weapons taught include single & double stick, sword, staff, kama, single & double nunchaku, sai, cane, broadsword and twin broad sword. Weapon students also enjoy War Games played in class, and sparring with foam weapons.
- Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes: For students age 12 and older. Learn the sport of grappling and ground fighting. Students must wear a blue gi, which we sell at the CMA pro shop.
- Kid Jiu-Jitsu classes: A fun way to learn the art of self defense for kids ages 5-11 years of age.
- Taekwondo Sparring: Sparring class for all ages and ranks is on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm and Fridays at 5:3o. The required protective gear includes a foam helmet (red, blue, or white), a hogu (chest protector), groin cup (required for males, optional for females), shin and instep pads, arm pads, hand protectors, and a mouth piece. We sell all the gear in our pro shop. Have your gear on prior to class beginning. Orange belts and higher are required to spar in order to test for the next belt. We follow the rules established by the WTF (World Taekwondo Federation) and USA Taekwondo (USAT). For one sparring class per month, we use our computerized, electronic scoring so students will get competition experience, just like the National events. All gear must be purchased at Champion Martial Arts.
STUDENTS AND PARENTS, PLEASE ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING RULES:
- An adult must be present when your child is getting a private lesson. Please do not drop off your child and leave.
- Please try to keep the noise down on the bleachers during class, especially when Master Ballard is explaining techniques and making announcements. If you are loud, that is unfair to those students who are paying for that class.
- Taekwondo orange belts are required to attend at least 4 sparring classes before they can test for their green belt.
- For Sparring and Hapkido classes, come 10 minutes early to stretch so class can begin promptly.
- All students must bow at the door when you enter and leave the school, when you see a black belt, and when you step on and off the training floor (mats).
- Only CMA t-shirts can be worn in class in the summer.
- If you are late or forget your belt, you should do 20 push-ups before you start class.
- NO food or drinks are allowed in the school.
- Come to class with clean feet and clipped nails (no white showing). Please do not wear jewelry during class.
- If you have any cuts or cracks on your feet, tape them BEFORE class, and wear socks and/or shoes. Bring your own tape and band-aids.
- If you are feeling sick or may have something contagious (pink eye, st rep throat, etc.), do not come to CMA. Please stay home until you are feeling better.
- Green belts (and higher) can only assist at the Tigers and the 5 pm kid classes.
- Please do not smoke near the front door.
Green, blue, and red belts should assist one class per week so you will have enough assists by your next test. All assistants need to wear a full uniform. When you are assisting, try to help students as much as possible by showing them how to do techniques correctly, and by giving them encouragement and praise. Red belts are required to assist at four Taekwondo tests per belt.
Remember that you must wear a white uniform for Taekwondo classes, a black uniform for Hapkido classes, a red uniform for the Weapons classes, a blue gi for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes, and the CMA t-shirt and shorts for the MMA classes.