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High Desert Martial Arts Academy
Testing is normally administered and graded by Instructors from other Schools within the Association. Your Instructors will proctor the test.
Traditional Martial Arts Program
* All techniques are as shown and described in the World Tang So Do student manuals. Training significantly follows the WTSDA program. Students should contact the instructor for links to the manuals.
Il Soo Sik Dae Ryun : Offensive & Defensive 1 Steps Techniques are pre-arranged techniques to various attacks
Jok ki Foot defensive and offensive techniques (five per color rank)
Soo Ki - Hand defensive and offensive techniques (five per color rank)
Hu Sin Sul – Self Defense against grabs, holds and takedowns (five per color rank)
Total of 15 prearranged techniques per color belt
Two and Three Step techniques refer to multiple step (evasive) and or combinations of offensive and defensive actions
All ranks will have a age appropriate written and verbal test at each promotion on the history, traditions and protocol of Tang Soo Do and the World Tang Soo Do Association. Black Belt candidates are to have a 1000 word essay on any topic relating to their martial arts experience to be delivered to the examiners on the day of their Black Belt test.
To adequately prepare the student for promotion, students must attend at least 24 classes per quarter. Classes attended when payment is past due does not count towards the attendance requirement of 24 classes per quarter. To be proficient in any endeavor students must practice on a regular basis. It is expected that students come to class to learn and perfect techniques while practicing extensively at home. Students are pre-tested to evaluate the students ability to successfully pass the final rank performance test. Students are then invited to test once it is deemed that all criteria can be met.
Non-traditional Arts "Martial Art Skills Requirements" section will become part of High Desert Martial Arts Academy program effective 1/1/2009. The Instructors are more interested in training students to be well rounded martial artists in a variety of arts and fitness, as opposed to a school focused on one primary art. Students will be required to learn more, train more and be more focused on the training and skill development than gaining color belts. Belts cost $4.00 each, if a students goal is belts - go buy them , its a cheaper and easier. There are a lot of Tae Kwon Do schools that will sell you belts with minimal skill development. If you can't put in the effort please don't waste our time and your money. When you leave HDMAA you will have real quality skills. You will earn two Black Belts upon completion of our program. One from the World Tang Soo Do Association for completion of the WTSDA program (200 plus hours) and one from HMDAA for the non-traditional Arts program by completing 200 plus hours in Weapons/JKD/Judo&BJJ/Fight Skills training.
Testing months are March, June, September, December.