Parents want their children to be strong and healthy and to do well in life. Master Seo's Tae Kwon Do program aids in building children's confidence and character, qualities that help develop leadership.
They learn physical fitness and mental alertness, which give them pride in themselves. This extends to their participation and contribution in the classroom. This new source of energy and physical agility will help them perform better at sports and other activities. They will learn to respect family, friend's, authority, and most importantly themselves.
We work with you, the parents, to give your children a solid foundation of ethics and good behaviors that will transform your children and help them to make good decisions for themselves throughout their lives. And just as important, the children will gain increased awareness of themselves while learning self defense and gain the confidence and discipline from the Martial Arts training that will be invaluable to their lives.
Imagine what an advantage your child will have in the future, by learning Taekwondo today. Imagine how their self-esteem will be enhanced, how self-confident they will become and how they will learn to work toward and accomplish goals. Elite Martial Arts offers a safe, comfortable learning atmosphere with qualified instructors who know how to make learning fun.
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The Form Team was designed to help students learned the detailed art of Poomsae or Form. Students learn how to properly execute kicks, stances, blocks, and punches.
Besides learning and practicing these skills, students have an opportunity to compete in competitions. Forms are competed at the color belt level and also at the black belt level. When students master one form and obtain good results from comepeting with these forms at several tournaments, they will progress to the next level of form.
Elite's Form Team was designed with few students in mind - under ten. The reason for the small numbers is that each move needs to be made with specific requirements and Master Seo has to watch every students move at every practice. With under ten students on the team, he can focus his attention on every member and help them be the best that they can when performing their forms.
One other goal of the Form Team is to qualify for and attend the Junior Olympic competition. The Junior Olympics is one the largest tournament in the United States for Tae Kwon Do. When members of the Form Team qualify for this event and have Master Seo's approval, they have the opportunity to become the best in form in the country!
Our demonstration team is composed of 10 - 12 members of Elite Martial Arts ranging in age from 7 - 18 and belt rank from brown to black belt. The goal of this team is to perform demonstrations in front of various audiences. The training for this team encourages students to focus on specific techniques that they can master and therefore show to an audience. Also, students learn how to work together as a team - helping each other with different breaking techniques as well as performing basic kicking and punching skills as a team. This demonstration team requires a lot of concentration and determination but it also enhances the student's self-confidence. Being able to show other people one's ability as a martial artist will allow the student to gain a lot of self-confidence outside of the team practice - in school, at home, at other activities, etc. Elite Martial Arts demonstration team is a very special group of people who are extremely dedicated to martial arts and becoming stronger people both mentally and physically. Please look for our team to perform at local events around the Naperville / Plainfield area as well as tournaments, belt testings, and other interesting events!
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Elite Martial Arts Sparring Team is a very special part of our program. It is designed to train student's in the highest form of Tae Kwon Do, which is sparring. Sparring involves full contact kicking and punching in order to determine the strength and accuracy of students' skills. Students are fully protected with head gear, chest protector, arm and shin guards, mouthpieces, etc. so that they are not injured. The goal of tae kwon do sparring is not fighting - it involves learning how use your skills against your opponent in the best possible way. It is a recognized Olympic Sport and in order for a competitor to win, he or she must score points by hitting their opponent in designated locations on the body. Whoever scores the most legal points wins the competition.
Master Seo is very proud and honored to teach his students more detailed sparring skills since this is his background. The majority of his tae kwon do training was spent on his school's sparring team, therefore he has an impressive background to teach this sport. The training is intense, but if students have the desire to learn more and improve their sparring skills, they will accept the training and therefore become better sparring competitors. Being on the Sparring Team is the first step towards the goal of being in the Olympics. While it takes many years of training, it is possible to make it to the Olympics in sparring, if this is the goal of the student. The best way to make that goal is to train hard, participate in tournaments, and enjoy tae kwon do.
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