This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions and misconceptions about martial arts. In short, martial arts can actually reduce aggression. However, research has shown that training in a martial arts school that solely focuses on competition does increase aggression while training in a martial arts school that incorporates philosophy, forms, sparring, meditation in addition to competition actually lower aggression. TKD Wellness does participate in competition/sport Taekwondo but our curriculum includes many of those key components.
No, new students are not required to have previous martial arts experience.
No, we don’t do contracts because we also value flexibility and we are confident that our students will want to be apart of our community. We offer month to month memberships as well as discounted memberships for multi-month memberships paid in advance.
TKD Wellness membership fees are affordable compared to other programs that can cost over $150/month. We also want to encourage families to train together and give large discounts as a result.
Our prices are:
$95 Monthly Membership
$65 Monthly Addition Family Member
$175 Monthly Family (3 or More Members) Membership
TKD Wellness strives to be transparent with students about fees. Like many sports there are equipment, association and tournament costs and fees.
No, students are not required to compete in tournaments. However, those who do want to compete there are numerous tournaments that TKD Wellness competition team train for and compete at.
Beginning students (white, yellow & orange belt) are not expected nor required to spar because we want them to learn greater self control first. Intermediate (green to purple belt) and advanced students (Brown and higher) are expected to participate in in-class sparring drills but are not required to participate in free-sparring nor sparring competitions.
Yes. TKD Wellness was initially developed by Dr. Torres, clinical psychologist, as a therapy group for children, teens and adults with mental health diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger and Autism. Students are encouraged to go at their own pace and training drills can be modified as needed. Thus all students with and without special needs are welcomed.