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Frequently Asked Questions    

What do we wear?
 

When trying Taekwondo for the first time, you can wear any comfortable athletic attire. Once a student, an iTiger uniform or dobok can be purchased through the school and will be necessary for class. Only bare feet are allowed on the mat.

We expect your uniform and sparring gear to be clean and washed routinely 

 

In the summer, students can purchase an iTiger T-shirt to wear instead of their dobok top.

 

In the winter, they can purchase a iTiger hoodie to wear over the dobok.

The students should approach learning Taekwondo at iTiger with discipline and respect. During class time they must always be on their best behavior and ready to work with 100% effort.

 

It is tradition to always greet the Grandmaster, masters, and instructors with a bow to show respect.

 

Chewing gum, jewelry, food, and drink are not allowed in the matted area–the dojang.

Always treat fellow students, teachers, and everyone in the iTiger family respectfully.

What is expected of students?

What do we do during class?
 

Each class has an exercise portion focusing on cardio, muscular, and flexibility training. Basic hand and kicking techniques are consistent in every class. The class may also include advanced kicking techniques, self-defense techniques, and traditional forms.

What is the average age of our students?

In our regular classes, the average age of our students is 10 years old.

Our family classes are filled with parents and children of all ages.

We have students ranging from 4 years old all the way up to 50 + years old! 

Are there additional costs?

There is a $45.00 testing fee for students testing for their next belt level. Higher fees are applied to black belt testing.

 

There are additional costs for sparring gear, uniforms, and optional iTiger merchandise.

How often is testing?

We have color belt promotion testing at iTiger every 2 months. Though testing is offered, not everyone will qualify for testing. Of course, in order to progress, testing is necessary.

Thursdays and Fridays are the days of testing. Color belt testing occurs on the third week of the month (an exception is made in June). February, April, June, August, October, and December. No regular classes will be held on these days.

Black belt testing occurs every May and November of each year. There is no makeup testing available for black belts. If testing is missed, they must wait until the next black belt testing date. Sparring gear is required for this test.

Black Belt Maintenance Testing Occurs four times a year. Every February, May, August, and November. No makeup testing is available for this either it is a $45 fee. Sparring gear is required for this test. Maintenance testing is required to advance to your next black belt. 

How do students qualify for color belt testing?

The student must attend a minimum of 12 classes per belt semester. (The 2 months between tests.)

 

The student must pre-test and demonstrate to the masters and instructors a good understanding of the curriculum requirements.

 

The student must have “good" or “excellent” behavior at school, and at home. A form will be sent home for parents to Grade as well as questions that the student must be able to answer in front of the class. 

What is the testing process?

Stripes will be earned for each progress point and students may only test if they have earned all 5 before the testing date. Stripes must be earned in order and no more than one is earned per class period. 

Red: Kicking combination

1st Black: First half of Poomsae Memorized and demonstrated exceptionally

2nd Black: Second half of poomsae Memorized and demonstrated exceptionally

Blue: Whole poomsae performed exceptionally, while also maintaining a good pace and power (at least 35 seconds long but no longer than 50 seconds)

Yellow: Attendance 

Only once all stripes are earned does the student receive their testing paper 

Return the completed testing form and $45.00 payment to the front desk before testing day.

 

Thursdays and Fridays are the days of testing. Testing occurs on the third week of the month (an exception is made in June). February, April, June, August, October, and December. No regular classes will be held on these days.

 

Make-up testing is available the following week to any students unable to test during the prior week. There is an extra $10 fee 

How many classes can a student attend each week?

Students can attend up to 3 classes a week. We recommend at least 2 classes a week.

 

When do students start sparring?

Students begin sparring once they have advanced to a Green belt. 

When a student reaches a blue belt (the belt after green) they must bring their sparring gear to every class.

 

Note: The average student will achieve a green belt in approximately 6 months. 

 

Sparring is required in the iTiger curriculum and is expected of every student.

 

Sparring gear is to be purchased in the iTiger office. 

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