T's Karate is a martial art training studio
owned by Master Kevin Tolderlund. The style taught is a Korean martial art
called Tang Soo Do. It requires discipline, responsibility and desire to
improve. Students are encouraged to attend as many classes as possible but a
minimum of at least two classes per week are recommended.
A uniform is required for all classes. Uniforms
should always be kept neat and clean as they reflect the students attitude
towards their art, themselves, their studio and their instructors.
When you become a member of T's Karate studio and
the World Tang Soo Do Association the following apply:
- You are given 3 patches for your uniform.
The World Tang Soo
Do patch is to be placed over the left chest.
The Korean Flag
is worn on the left sleeve with the red facing up.
The American Flag
is worn on the right sleeve.
- You are given a Tang Soo Do Student Manual
General rules of conduct, procedure, advancement requirements and much more
are in this book. Reading it over is a great way to familiarize yourself
with this art form.
- You are issued a number from the World Tang Soo Do Association. This is
your number recognizing you as a member of the Association and is needed in
order to be promoted to higher ranks.
As in most martial art training schools, there are
steps to move up in rank called the belt system. Each color belt represents a
specific stage of achievement. Everyone starts out as a white belt and advances
by being tested on their ability to perform the various techniques and
improvement on their skills. After passing a test you will be given a higher
rank, issued a new belt color and receive a certificate from the World Tang Soo
Do Association recognizing your advancement. Students are encouraged to carry
their belts to class, not wear them. Uniform trim is required for the ranks
of Green and above. This trim is to be the same color as the
belt and must be applied within a month of testing.