Welcome to our site. I'm Will, the instructor. I've been training since i was 6 (I was much cuter, thinner, and had way more hair back then). Classes are held at the Hunt Center in Holly Springs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 with our "Lil' Tykes" Kwon Do program on Tuesday at 5:00.. Here's my deal... we aren't your typical Martial Arts program.
I've been in Tae Kwon Do (TKD) for over 30 years. While I have trained in other arts over those years as well, When I started this program back in 2006, it was a straight TKD program. As I started watching some of my students grow up and hearing how things had changed in schools from when I was a wee lad, I decided to stop teaching certain elements of TKD, and/or lessen the focus on things that won't benefit you in a defensive situation. This allows us more time for drilling things like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or just some extra sparring.
There is one of the biggest things that sets us apart from other shools... we spar. It's all light contact and we do wear arm and leg pads, and mouth guards. We also wear head gear but that is more to protect from the flooring if anybody slips (it happened to my dad once when i was a kid... safety first). This part of class generally is regarded as the bestest part of class, probably a direct quote at some point.
As with any good martial arts program, the benefits of training can be tremendous. It all depends on what you put into it. With kids, confidence, respectfulness, and a good physical workout can do wonders for the mind. Grades will improve, socializing skills will mature. For adults, it is a great stress reliever after a hard day's work and our workouts are great for your heart.
Come in and check out some classes, try a couple out too. I think you'll be very pleased with what we do there and how things come together. I look forward to hearing from you