Monday through Friday
5:00PM – 5:50PM Family Class
6:00PM – 6:50PM Family Class
7:00PM – 7:50PM Monday, Wednesday, & Friday Cardio Kickboxing
7:00PM – 7:50PM Tuesday & Thursday Zumba
9:00AM - 9:50AM Advanced Class
10:00AM - 10:50AM Weapons Class
11:00AM - 11:50AM Family Class
SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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***If Portage Public Schools are closed due to weather, there will be no classes for that day.***
Hapkido Classes: Call (269) 327-7000 for information
Children: ages 5+
1. Upon entering the training hall, students shall salute the flags and bow to the instructor. Do not wait for the instructor's acknowledgement if he/she is busy.
2. Be on the training floor as quickly as possible, at least 10 minutes before class starts. Once on the floor, there should be no unnecessary noise or talking. This includes observers. There will be no observers allowed without the instructor's permission.
3. When class begins, students line up according to rank, with the highest ranking members to the right side. The highest ranking members calls the commands: Attention, Turn to Flags, Salute, etc.
4. When the master instructor enters the training hall, the instructor or highest ranking belt on the floor should call the class to attention and have the class bow. After respect has been paid, the class should return immediately to training.
5. When a student comes late to class, he/she should wait to be recognized by the instructor, then approach him/her, bow, and get permission to join the class.
6. When a student must leave during training, he should first receive permission from the instructor unless other instructors were given at the start of class. It is not necessary to receive permission to leave the floor if you are ill.
7. During the class, proper respect and discipline must be maintained at all times, and Tae Kwon Do ritual must be followed in a uniform manner. When in a given position, do not move, wipe perspiration or hair, look about, etc. Maintain good eye control, ignore discomfort and employ a good effort. When at ease you may straighten your uniform, wipe your brow, rub your muscles, etc. You are not allowed to walk around, talk, or practice technique.
8. To ask a question, begin with "Sir" or "Mam". Always respond to the instructors questions with "Yes Sir/Mam" or "No Sir/Mam" when questioned by instructor.
9. Respect is essential to our training and should be shown to others at all times. Tae Kwon Do training is not confined to class. All conflicts are to be left outside the training hall.
10. There should be no unnecessary noise. Students seated on the sidelines should remain still so as not to disturb those on the floor. This is an action sport, not a bull session. No smoking or chewing gum. Consider the training hall as a sacred area.
11. While seated on the floor, students should keep the proper posture conducive to health. Hands should be placed on knees, and the back should be straight. The legs should be crossed in front with the feet tucked beneath the thighs.
12. Students should exercise care to keep their uniforms clean and pressed at all times. It is important to give a good impression of this art, and a neat, uniform appearance is important in this respect. Students should take care to pay respect to their bodies and keep themselves clean. Fingernails and toenails should be kept short to prevent injury to oneself and to others while practicing. No metal of any sort except eyeglasses should be warn in class.
13. Uniforms are to be worn only for training, competitions, or demonstrations. Do not wear your uniform to class or carry it on a hanger. Uniforms must be treated with respect. Clean and neat when warn, hung, or folded properly when not in use. The patches are to be shown in a certain way, and additional changes are not to be made to the uniform unless specified by the instructor. The jacket is a symbol of your art and the belt is a badge of your rank and training.
14. Before and after exercises or contests, the participants should turn around, adjust their uniforms, and make a correct salutation to their instructor or opponent.
15. Free sparring is to be with good technique and control. There is no competition within the class; it is a learning experience. Contact is not allowed and consideration should always be given to the junior partner.
So you're ready to belt test...?
Your instructor will approach you and ask you to test for your next belt when he/she thinks you are ready. However, if you believe you can meet the qualifications of the next belt and you are properly prepared, you may approach the instructor and discuss your next test.