Logistics, Expectations, and Pricing Information!

Step 1: Just come on in and try some classes with us!  Wear sweats or shorts and a T-Shirt!

We make it easy for anyone to try our program! You and/or your child can train for one full week without any obligations.  And as you get excited about our program and want to take it further there is just one simple step to follow.

Step 2: Membership (unlimited classes!)

(So you liked it and you want to train more and become an important part of our karate center and a member of a national organization? Great! Here is what’s next...)

Step 3: Just keep showing up, have fun, and enjoy. We told you it was simple.

First there are NO contracts! Our annual membership protects you from any price increase the first year of your membership, and all renewals are automatic.  Its that easy!

Check with the school to see what specials are available!  We will match any competitors specials!!

Enrollment includes martial arts uniform, all patches, first month's tuition, and membership with Taekwondo United, a national organization.

Low monthly tuition with a 2nd family member discount!

3rd and 4th member family rates are available, just ask!

Billing is automatic on a credit or debit card and we do not use a 3rd party billing service.  Our memberships are safe and in house.

We never sell memberships to collection agencies and we will never sell your personal information to 3rd parties!

Membership Cancellation

We understand that sometimes unexpected things happen in life and you may want to cancel your membership for some reason.  We will cancel your membership with no further obligation after receiving your written notice with the hopes that you will return and resume your training with us at a later date.

 Attendance system

Testing for rank advancement

Testing occurs every two months pending instructor authorization. While testing is not mandatory, most students choose to test. All students are tested by a panel of Black Belt judges and upon passing they receive a new belt and a rank certificate issued by Strickland’s Taekwondo.

Should a student not pass testing, the student does not pay for next testing until they pass. For more information on our testings -- click here

Testing fees are not included in monthly tuition as you should not be paying for a service you may not be getting.

Safety Gear

Once a student has obtained the rank of Yellow Belt (usually 4-6 months in), they will have to purchase their own Taekwondo United co-branded sparring gear in order to fully participate in class (see column on the right).  Each student will be required to bring their bag to class.  We do not lone or share gear for personal hygiene and safety reasons.

Birthday Party’s

  1. Party can be scheduled for a Saturday or Sunday

  2. Can be Approximately 2 hours long

  3. Includes a fun martial arts class

  4. Up to 20 party guests permitted

  5. Birthday boy/girl gets to break a real wooden board

  6. All party guest receive a FREE month of martial arts training (new students only!) at our center

  7. Games played on the dojo floor

  8. We help with the set up & clean up!

  9. Birthday boy/girl will receive an honorary black belt for the duration of the party!


“I just wanted to follow up on Leyton's birthday party on Saturday and let you know what an AMAZING job Mr. Drew did with the 14+ kids!  It was without a doubt the best birthday party that Leyton has ever had… not a single kid wandered off or was bored or got out of line!   John and I were thoroughly impressed with how Mr. Drew kept them engaged and sweating for almost two hours (with only a short 30 minute break for cake!)   I just wanted to let you know what a super job he did… he even did a last minute nunchuck training with the kids since those were the prizes in the goody bags.. it was awesome!

Thanks again, Leyton really had a fantastic time!”

~John & Sandra Rhoads - Parents

Uniform Requirements

A FULL white traditional uniform is required in class and at all testing, awards, and all tournament or other special events.  All students are required to have the proper patches on their uniform top.  Black pants to class only!

All students are allowed to wear a Taekwondo or plain colored (approved) T-shirt to class.  Black or white pants are allowed in classes only, for the entire student body.

1st Degree Black Belts may wear either a white or black uniform top (white bottoms) to class and local testing’s and awards.

2nd Degree Black Belts may wear either a white, black or blue uniform top (white bottoms).

3rd Degree Black Belts and above may wear white, black, blue or red uniform top (white bottoms).

All Black belts ranked 1st Degree Decided and above are required to have their first and last name as well as the city and state embroidered on the backs of their white uniform tops.  White tops must have black stitching in their embroidery.  Black, Blue and Red tops must have gold stitched embroidery as an option.  All must have the proper patches.

Black belt team patches and chevrons are are earned at each level from 1st degree through 3rd degree black belt ranks



White & Sr. White Belt

Ki-Bon literally means "the Beginning". It is, in the

Orient, interpreted as the beginning of human history. Therefore it is the initial pattern done by the beginner.


Yellow & Gold Belts

Dan-Gun is named after the holy Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year 2333 BC.


Yellow & Gold Belts

Do-San was the pseudonym of the patriot An Chang Ho (1876-1938) who devoted his life to furthering the education and independence of Korea.


Orange & Green Belts

Won-Hyo was the noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty of Korea in 686 AD.


Orange & Green Belts

Yul-Gok was the pseudonym of the great philosopher and scholar Yi I (1536-1584), nicknamed the "Confucius of Korea".  The number of moves is symbolic of his birthplace on the 38th latitude and the diagram represents Scholar.


Purple & Blue Belts

Jung-Geun is named after the patriot An Jung-Geun who assassinated Hiro-Bumi Ito, the first Japanese governor-general of Korea who played the leading part of

the annexation of Korea by Japan. The number of moves represents Mr. An's age when executed at Lui-Shung prison in 1910.


Purple $ Blue Belts

Toi-Gye is the pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century), an authority on neo Confucianism. The 37 movements of the pattern refer to his birthplace on 37 latitude, the diagram represents " scholar"


Brown & Red Belts

Hwa-Rang was named after the Hwa-Rang youth group which originated in the Silla Dynasty in the early 7th century. This group eventually became the actual driving force for the unification of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. The number of moves refers to the 29th Infantry Division commanded by General Choi in 1953 where Tae Kwon-Do developed into maturity.


Brown & Red Belts

Choong-Moo was named for the Korean Admiral Hi Sun Sin who was known for his honesty and incorruptibility.  He won all 23 of his naval battles.


Probationary/Recommended Black Belts

Gwang-Gae is named after the famous Gwang Gae-To Tae-Hwang "Gwang Gae-To the Great"), the 19th King of the Koguryo Dynasty, who regained all the lost territories including the greater part of Manchuria. The diagram represents the expansion and recovery of lost territory.  The 39 movements refer to the first two figures of 391 A. D., the year he came to the throne.


1st Decided Black Belt

Po-Eun is the pseudonym of a loyal subject Chong Mong-Chu (1400) who was a famous poet and whose poem "I would not serve a second master though I might be crucified a hundred times" is known to every Korean. He was also a

pioneer in the field of physics. The diagram represents his loyalty to his king and country towards the end of the Koryo Dynasty.


1st Sr. Black Belt

Gye-Baek is named after a great general in the Baek Je Dynasty (660 AD). The diagram represents his severe and strict military discipline.


2nd degree Black Belt

Choong-Jang is the pseudonym given to General Kim Duk

Ryang who lived during the Yi Dynasty (14th century).

This pattern ends with a left-hand attack to symbolize the tragedy of his death at 27 in prison before he was able to reach full maturity.


2nd Decided Black Belt

Yoo-Sin is named after General Kim Yoo Sin, a commanding general during the Silla Dynasty. The 68 movements refer to the last two figures of 668 AD the year Korea was united. The ready posture signifies a sword drawn on the right rather than left side, symbolizing Yu Sin's mistake of following his Kings' orders to fight with foreign forces against his own nation.


2nd Sr. Black Belt

Ul Ji is named after General Ul Ji Moon Dok who successfully defended Korea against a Tang invasion

force of nearly 1,000,000 soldiers led by Yang Je in 612 AD. General Ul Ji used hit and run tactics to destroy a large number of the opposing force. The 42 movements represent General Choi's age when he designed this pattern.


3rd degree Black Belt

Yon Gae is named after General Yon Gae Somoon, a famous general during the Koguryo dynasty. The 49 movements refer to the last two figures of 649 AD, the

year he forced the Tang dynasty to leave Korea after destroying nearly 300,000 of their troops at Ansi Sung.


3rd Decided Black Belt

Juche is the philosophical idea that man is the master of everything and therefore decides and determines his destiny. It is said that this idea was rooted on the Baekdu Mountain that symbolizes the spirit of the Korean people. The diagram represents the Baekdu Mountain.


3rd Sr. Black Belt

Pseudonym of the patriot Cho Man Shik,

who dedicated his life to the Korean Independence Movement and to the education of his people.


4th degree Black Belt

Choi-Yong is named after General Choi Yong, premier and commander in chief of the armed forces during the 14th century Koryo Dynasty. Choi Yong was greatly respected for his loyalty, patriotism, and humility. He was executed by his subordinate commanders headed by General Yi Seong Gae, who later became the first king of the Yi Dynasty.


4th Sr. Black Belt

Tong-Il means "unity" or "unification" and denotes the resolution of the unification of Korea which has been divided since 1945. The diagram symbolizes the homogeneous race.


5th degree Black Belt

Moon-Mu honours the 30th King of the Silla Dynasty. His body was buried near Dae Wang Am (Great King's Rock). According to his will, his body was placed in the sea "where my soul shall forever defend my land against theJapanese." It is said that the Sok Gul Am (Stone cave) was built to guard his tomb. The Sok Gul Am is a fine example of the culture of the Silla Dynasty. The 61 movements in this pattern symbolize the last two figures of 661 A.D. when Mun Mu came to the throne.


Sparring and Gear

At official TKD United testings and tournaments, TaeKwonDo United co-branded gear is required to participate. (insurance regulations)

Complete sparring gear is required to participate in free-sparring, including mouthpieces for all students and groin protection for all males.

•Red foam dipped Helmet

•Colored Mouth piece

•Mouth piece case

•Cloth Elbow pads

•Tuck under groin protector (males)

•Red foam dipped Gloves

•Red foam dipped Shin guards

•Red foam dipped Foot pads

•Large durable Gear Bag

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