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Adult Orange Belt Curriculum

Introduction to Silent Meditation
  Sitting down with legs across, hands in place (left over right), count from 100-1, if you miss a number go back and start all over again.
Have a TKC Success Journal
  All students must have a current TKC Success Journal. The entire TKC curriculum is available online (www.TeamKarateCenters.com). To receive your user name and password please see the front office.
Studio Rules & Regulations
  Be sure to ask for a copy of the TKC Rules & Regulations from the front desk. You must follow all these rules.
Polite greeting
  The greeting must be done the following way: To the master instructor: Stand attention, ready position, (Wait to be recognized) come back to attention, bow slowly, say hello. To the instructors: Bow slowly, say hello To other fellow students: Say hello Remember that it is important to say the person's name when saying hello.
How to hold kicking bags, heavy bag, focus mitts and targets
Lining up
  This is especially important when you are finishing your class. This way your next class is always ready to go.
Horse stance
Front stance
Warm ups
Guarding stance
Defensive stance
6 Basic Positions
  1) Reday Position
2) At Ease
3) Listen
4) Guarding Stance
5) Attention
6) Bow.
High kick
Inside ax kick
Inside crescent kick
Outside ax kick
Outside crescent kick
Groin kick
Shin kick
  Fast vertical punch off the front hand.
  Vertical punch off the rear hand. Be sure to pivot the rear leg.
4-count front kick
Front Kick
4-count sidekick
Cross Step Side Kick
4-count roundhouse
Roundhouse Kick
Clean and correctly worn uniform with name tag and TKC patch
Attendance card with current information and picture
Giving & receiving manner
Respectful attitude (Sir, Ma’am)
Equipment needed: Bag Gloves
  The purpose of this kind of glove is to protect your skin while working on heavy bags.
Philosophy: "Punctuality"
  Punctuality is being where you are supposed to be when you are supposed to be there. And finishing tasks in a timely manner. As far as Punctuality in the classes, it means to line up for the class 5 minutes before the actual start time.
Student Creed
  To build true confidence through knowledge in the mind, honesty in the heart, and strength in the body.
To keep friendship with one another and to build a strong and happy community.
Never fight to achieve selfish ends, but to develop might for right.
Minimum of 10 classes and 1 month
Distinction between "seeing" and "looking" at the target
Keeping my training journal up to date online on the TKC Intranet
High punches
Middle punches
Low punches
Double punches
Triple punches
Kicking Combination #1
Arm Bar #1
Arm Bar #2
Pass of front stances
Pass of forward punches
Pass of reverse punches
Step & slide forward
Step & slide backward
Step & slide to right, left & circle
Front kick punch defenses #1-6
  Step left foot out and block the front kick with your hand.
Block the punch with your right hand. Grab the wrist:
1) Front Kick to mid-section.
2) Side kick to mid-section.
3) Roundhouse kick to mid-section.
4) Shin kick.
5) Sweep with your left foot.
6) Right axe kick.
Low block
High block
Front fall
Back fall
Right & left side falls
Conditioning: 10/10/10/10
  10 Push Ups
10 Sit Ups (crunches)
10 Hip Raises
10 Squats
  Always remember: We look for improvement NOT perfection.
  Remember: "Doing more things right is no substitute for doing the right thing".
Meaning: Don't have your own version of push ups, sit ups, hip raises and squats.
Philosophy: "Focus"
  The ability to concentrate on one thing and block out all distractions.
How to tie your belt

Here is a little diagram to help you (For more details please ask your instructor):


Who was the founder of Hapkido?

Hapkido Grandmaster - Choi, Yong Sul - (1904-1986)

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Who is currently, the highest rank in Hapkido?

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Who is our master instructor?
  Master Fariborz Azhakh.
What is our style of martial arts?
  Hapkido / Blend.
What does "Hapkido" mean?
  The way of coordinated power.
What does "Blend" mean?
  Multi cultural martial arts based on usefulness.
Emotional Bank Account
  The Emotional Bank Account
We all know what a financial bank account is. We make deposits into it and build up a reserve from which we can make withdrawals when we need to. An Emotional Bank Account is a metaphor that describes the amount of trust that's been built up in a relationship. It's the feeling of safeness you have with another human being.
If I make deposits into an Emotional Bank Account with you through courtesy, kindness, honesty, and keeping my commitments to you, I build up a reserve. Your trust toward me becomes higher, and I can call upon that trust many times if I need to. I can even make mistakes and that trust level, that emotional reserve, will compensate for it. My communication may not be clear, but you'll get my meaning anyway. You won't make me "an offender for a word." When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.
But if I have a habit of showing discourtesy, disrespect, cutting you off, overreacting, ignoring you, becoming arbitrary, betraying your trust, threatening you, or playing little tin god in your life, eventually my Emotional Bank Account is overdrawn. The trust level gets very low. Then what flexibility do I have?
None. I'm walking on mine fields. I have to be very careful of everything I say. I measure every word. It's tension city, memo haven. It's protecting my backside, politicking. And many organizations are filled with it.
If a large reserve of trust is not sustained by continuing deposits, a marriage will deteriorate. Instead of rich, spontaneous understanding and communication, the situation becomes one of accommodation, where two people simply attempt to live independent life-styles in a fairly respectful and tolerant way. The relationship may further deteriorate to one of hostility and defensiveness. The "fight or flight" response creates verbal battles, slammed doors, refusal to talk, emotional withdrawal and self-pity. It may end up in a cold war at home, sustained only by children, sex, social pressure, or image protection. Or it may end up in open warfare in the courts, where bitter ego decimating legal battles can be carried on for years as people endlessly confess the sins of a former spouse.
And this is in the most intimate, the most potentially rich, joyful, satisfying and productive relationship possible between two people on this earth.
Our most constant relationships, like marriage, require our most constant deposits. With continuing expectations, old deposits evaporate. If you suddenly run into an old high school friend you haven't seen for years, you can pick up right where you left off because the earlier deposits are still there. But your accounts with the people you interact with on a regular basis require more constant investment. There are sometimes automatic withdrawals in your daily interactions or in their perception of you that you don't even know about. This especially true with teenagers in the home.
Now suppose this son is in the process of making some important decisions that will affect the rest of his life. But the trust level is so low and the communication process so closed, mechanical, and unsatisfying that he simply will not be open to your counsel. You may have the wisdom and the knowledge to help him, but because your account is so overdrawn, he will end up making his decisions from a short-range emotional perspective, which may well result in many negative long-range consequences.
What would happen if you started making deposits into the relationship? Maybe the opportunity comes up to do him a little kindness - to bring home a magazine on skateboarding, if that's his interest, or just to walk up to him when he's working on a project and offer to help. Perhaps you could invite him to go to a movie with you or take him out for some ice cream. Probably the most important deposit you could make would be just to listen, without judging or preaching or reading your own autobiography into what he says. Just listen and seek to understand. Let him feel your concern for him, your acceptance of him as a person.
He may not respond at first. He may even be suspicious, but as those genuine deposits keep coming, they begin to add up. That overdrawn balance is shrinking.
Remember that quick fix is a mirage. Building and repairing relationships takes time. If you become impatient with his apparent lack of response or his seeming ingratitude, you may make huge withdrawals and undo all the good you've done.
It's hard not to get impatient. It takes character to be proactive, to focus on your Circle of Influence, to nurture growing things, and not to "pull up the flowers to see how the roots are coming."
But there really is no quick fix. Building and repairing relationships are long-term investments.
Reproduced from "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen R. Covey
Minimum of 20 classes and 2 months
Keeping my training journal up to date online on the TKC Intranet