Midwest Academy
of Tae Kwon Do

 Child, Youth and Adult - We have classes for them all

 

Youth Beginner Classes - Ages: 7 - 13 years

White Belt - Green Stripe:

The students will be taught and excel in these fundamentals:

  • Proper stances, balance, and breathing control

  • Striking with your hands - both open / closed techniques

  • Kicking - both ground and flying

  • Blocking / Deflecting attacks directed at you

  • Sparring - controlled contact fighting skills

  • Self-defense - What to do if someone grabs you

  • Breaking - proper techniques to break boards

  • Fundamental Exercises

  • First Three Patterns of The Chang Hon System

Youth Advanced Classes - Ages: 7 - 13 years

Green Belt - Black Belt

The students will be taught and excel in these Skills:

  • Advanced stances and movement

  • Advanced hand techniques - both striking and blocking

  • Advanced Kicking techniques - both ground and flying

  • Basic weapon defense

  • Advanced Sparring

  • Self-defense - Advanced ground work / multiple opponents

  • Advanced Breaking - multiple targets / stations

  • Fundamental Exercises

  • Chang Hon Patterns

Teen & Adult Classes - 14 years Old through Adult

Beginner: White Belt - Green Stripe

Advanced: Green Belt - Black Belt

The students will be taught and excel in these Skills:

  • Proper stances, balance, breathing, and movement

  • Striking with your hands - fundamental & advanced techniques

  • Kicking - fundamental & advanced ground and flying

  • Blocking / Deflecting attacks directed at you

  • Street fighting survival skills / techniques

  • Sparring - controlled contact fighting skills

  • Self-defense - What to do if someone grabs you

  • Breaking - fundamental & advanced techniques

  • Fundamental Exercises

  • Chang Hon Patterns

  • Weapon defense



Elgin Location Only

Eskrima - Traditional Philippine Martial Art

(emphasizing use of stick and bladed weapons)

This course will be instructed by Edie M. Mesina, a world champion competitor who also has an extensive background in Judo and Aikido. Ms. Mesina has conducted seminars on survival techniques and response in violent encounters. Classes will be divided by skill level and testing at the end of each session will be conducted to advance

Adult and Teen Personal Safety / Self Defense

This course will be taught by Mr. Jemal Crisp, 5th Degree Black Belt / Instructor of the Midwest Academy Of TaeKwon-Do. This class is designed th help participants learn how to keep themselves and loved ones safe in today's society but do not desire to enroll in a traditional martial arts program. By the end of the session it is our intention to have you leave with the confidence and knowledge needed to stay safe in today's world!


This class will cover such topics as:


What a predator looks for
How to identify a potential dangerous situation
The ranges of attack and what measures to take
Participants should wear loose fitting clothing.