Q & A
What is Taekwon-Do?
Taekwon-Do is a modern Korean martial art. The name means the "art of foot and hand fighting". The name "Taekwon-Do" was given to this style of martial art by Grandmaster Choi Hong Hi, who created the original Taekwon-Do patterns. Grandmaster Choi's pen name is Chang Hon (Blue Cottage) and the traditional patterns practiced are called the "Chang Hon" Pattern set. Traditional Chang Hon Taekwon-Do is a refinement and combination of centuries of Korean and Japanese martial arts. It involves the skilled application of many different hand and kicking techniques for blocking and hard attacks to provide self defense against multiple attackers.
Are there any age limits?
Anyone over the age of 10 is welcome. We offer traditional Taekwon-Do training to Men, Women, Children, and Seniors.
Do I need to sign a contract?
No, at Skyline Taekwon-Do we do not have contracts. Our students pay monthly dues for the classes and programs offered. You pay only for each month's classes you wish to attend.
Will I learn self defense?
Self defense is an integral part of the classes at Skyline Taekwon-Do. Students learn practical self defense through hard style techniques such as punching and kicking, as well as releases from grabs, how to fall and roll, and how to unbalance and throw an attacker.
What is class like?
Classes are formal and combine both eastern and western traditions in a disciplined learning environment. Students wear uniforms, line up, bow, and learn to treat one another with courtesy and respect. Each class subject will vary, but generally includes punching, kicking, self defense exercises, learning and practicing traditional patterns, light safe-contact sparring with protective pads, and the philosophy of Taekwon-Do.
Can I visit a class before I sign-up?
Absolutely! Call us or stop by the Millcreek Recreation Center. Visitors are always welcome to view
Class tuition is paid to Millcreek Recreation Center. You can register on-line or in person at the Recreation Center your first night. You can register any time. Classes are ongoing and class fees paid monthly.
What do I need to start?
For your first class, wear comfortable loose fitting clothing. After you start classes, you will need a uniform and club patch. Only plain white double wrap uniforms (without other school or association logos) are allowed in class. Uniforms, patches, and all your martial arts training equipment needs are available through Skyline Taekwon-Do.
Are there other costs?
Uniforms, personal training equipment, test fees for rank advancement, and yearly membership in the YCTA are additional cost.
What if I've had other martial arts training?
We welcome students from other styles that genuinely want to learn Chang Hon Taekwon-Do. When you view
a class, please let the instructor know what experience you have had with other martial arts so that we can evaluate how you will best fit into our ranking system.
If you have other questions, please call, email, or better still, stop by and view
a class. We are always happy to answer your questions and have you come by and visit with us.