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Classes are conducted at the Luverne Taekwondo DoJang in Luverne, Minnesota. In specific, the DoJang is on main street and across the street from the Pizza Ranch.
Luverne Taekwondo
113 ½ East Main Street
Luverne, MN 56156

Class Schedule:

Classes are held two times per week.

Classes are offered all year, except during the following times: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day. Specific dates will be announced in the class immediately prior to the time in question.

During bad weather, classes may be cancelled. Please listen to K101 if the weather is questionable, as cancellations will be announced there.

Please Use Common Sense In Bad Weather. It Is Better To Miss A Class Than To Never Be Able To Come Back.

Classes are as follows: (Class times below are new and start Monday August 31st, 2015)
MONDAY……………..4:15 – 5:00 pm (Kick Starters: Beginning Students Age 4-6)

                              5:00 – 5:45 pm (Beginners)

                              5:45 – 6:30 pm (Intermediate | Orange – Brown)

                              6:30 – 7:15 pm (Advanced)

                              7:15 – 8:00 pm (Advanced Self-Defense & Demonstration)

THURSDAY…………..4:15 – 5:00 pm (Kick Starters: Beginning Students Age 4-6)

                              5:00 – 5:45 pm (Beginners)

                              5:45 – 6:30 pm (Intermediate | Orange – Brown)

                              6:30 – 7:15 pm (Advanced)

                              7:15 – 8:00 pm (Advanced Self-Defense & Demonstration)

Please be sure to stretch before class if you need extra time. There will be warm-ups during class, but many people need more than the average 10 minutes. Stretching is allowed in the back of the classroom.

If you arrive early for class and there are other people using the room, please be courteous and quiet and allow them to finish their class without interruption.

Class Etiquette:

All Taekwondo students should treat the DoJang with respect. All who enter it should have the same respect for each other that they have for the DoJang. Foul language and unsportsmanship conduct will not be tolerated. Whether in the DoJang, in a promotional demonstration, in a PoomSe competition, never criticize a partner for not moving well, blame a partner for making you look “not good enough”, or sacrifice technique for the sake of “beating” your opponent. Such behavior is not consistent with basic Taekwondo philosophy.

Your instructors and fellow students take the effort to be there on time; there is no reason for them to have to wait for you. Promptness is an important quality that you should strive for. If the class is supposed to begin at 5:30, you should be in the DoJang ready to go by 5:20.

Taekwondo is a contact sport. Therefore, you should come to practice with a clean mind and body. In the interest of hygiene and mutual respect for your fellow students, you should be in a clean and odor-free DoBok. Your fingernails and toenails should be neatly trimmed to prevent injury to you or your partner. A scratch from a dirty fingernail or toenail can easily become infected.

The DoJang is a place for serious study, not a social gathering. While our DoJang is coeducational, men and women do not work out together except when so instructed. The DoJang is no place for any type of affectionate display.

No jewelry allowed:

No earrings, necklaces, finger/toe rings.

Women should remove hairpins and barrettes.

Try to refrain from idle conversation while practicing Taekwondo. You should come to the DoJang to practice this martial art, not to talk with your friends. When the instructor is talking, he should have your undivided attention. If you have a question, ask one of the instructors, not the person next to you. Talking is prohibited while practicing PoomSe. A controlled mind is necessary in order to control the body.

Please address instructor and classmates with “Sir,” or “Ma’am.” If you have a question, please raise your hand.

One of the first things that you should learn is the proper bow and when to use it. The bow is the oriental equivalence of shaking hands in the Western countries. Upon meeting your instructor in or outside the DoJang, you should bow. In bowing, you are showing respect for the sport, the instructors, others in Taekwondo, and yourself. You should bow 45º towards the flag when you step on or off the wooden floor (or mat), and at the beginning and end of each instruction period. After entering, you should bow and introduce yourself to new faces, as well as your friends. It is also used when starting and finishing practice with a partner.

When lining up, arrange yourselves in order of descending rank – right to left, front row through the back row. These rows and columns should be straight as possible. When the instructor or senior student commands “Kyung-yae”, you bow.

Another thing you should learn early, in your Taekwondo instruction, is the proper way of sitting. There are two correct positions. Westerners use the cross-legged Indian style most often. Your hands should rest comfortably in your lap. Requiring greater flexibility, the traditional approach is kneeling with the knees and feet together, while sitting on your heels. During meditation, kneeling is used.

While sitting during class, you should never lie down or stick your legs out. Someone might accidentally fall on them and hurt you. If you are sitting in the proper position, you will be able to move quickly and prevent injury to yourself and others. When you are on the edge of the mat, you should be paying strict attention to what is happening on the mat. Watching is one of the best ways to learn Taekwondo.

An all white DoBok is required for formal workout. Being a vigorous physical sport, Taekwondo will make you perspire freely and feel warm. Whether actually engaged in practice or not, you are to wear you DoBok properly, not disarranged to cool off.

Once you bow onto the mat for practice, you are not to leave without the permission of the instructor. This includes trips to the water fountain. You will become thirsty during practice and the instructor may give you a break to get a drink. You should not go to the fountain at any other time without his permission.

If for some reason you must leave early, you should tell the instructor before the class commences and ask permission when you leave.

One of the most important reasons for DoJang etiquette is that it provides for the safe practice of everyone. Safety precautions are never regretted. You will soon learn that everything done in the DoJang is based upon the principle of MUTUAL WELFARE AND BENEFIT.

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