FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Taekwondo is an art of self defense originating in Korea. It is recognized as one of the oldest forms of martial arts in the world, reaching back over 2,000 years. Taekwondo or Tae Kwon Do roughly translates to “Way of the hand and foot” Tae (foot), Kwon (hand), Do (art or way)

What is Achieve Taekwondo’s school philosophy?
Is Achieve Taekwondo affiliated with any organizations?
What are forms?
Do you have any student resources?
What is a black belt?
How often should a student come?


What is Achieve Taekwondo's school philosophy?
Our core mission is to help each student become their personal best. This motivation manifests itself in all the ways we conduct our business, from how we represent our studio and staff to our philosophy in how we teach. This being our mission statement means improvement. One can not be the best they can be without always improving upon who they are.

You will see this not just from our students but also from us. Our instructors are always learning and continuing their black belt journey. They are always continuing to practice and keeping up their studies. You’ll notice this strive for improvement in our staff in other ways too. We keep a clean school, not just because it is the sanitary thing to do, but also because it sets an example of how we can be our best. Our front staff is always asking ways that they can make a better experience, and you will notice that new little changes will always be happening as we try to strive to be the best taekwondo school we can be. By striving for personal improvement we are always humble and are never afraid to hear criticism or concerns from our customers.

This philosophy extends to our curriculum, we educate our students in a fun and exciting atmosphere because we understand that no matter how much a child or adult can benefit from learning taekwondo if taking class is boring then it can be a challenge to get motivated to go to class. Everyone works harder when they are having fun! This is also why we teach through the use of positive reinforcement. When correcting we don't say that someone did a bad job, instead we tell them how we want them to improve and highlight what they did correct. We want people to be focused on the things they did right, not focused on what they did wrong.

By focusing on personal excellence it means that learning at Achieve is for everyone. Its great for someone with dreams of going to the olympics and wanting to improve to someone who might take a little longer to pick up on how to do a technique. The most enjoyment we get as being teachers is by seeing someone use their perseverance and finally get something after struggling with it for a long time.

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Is Achieve Taekwondo affiliated with any organizations?
Yes, we are affiliated with the World Taekwondo Federation the governing body of the sport of taekwondo- an olympic sport. There are affiliated schools all around the world, on six continents, and most countries. Our curriculum is based upon requirements from the Kukkiwon, the World Taekwondo Headquarters.

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What are forms?
Forms (or Poomse in Korean) are set patterns of Taekwondo moves that students must memorize in order to demonstrate their understanding of technique as well as their coordination, balance, and strength. The forms that we teach are mandated by the World Taekwondo Federation.

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Do you have any student resources?
We have a members only area where you can log in and receive student only information. Upon signing up at Achieve you will receive an email prompting you to create a user account. Follow the instructions and you should be all set. Should you have problems any staff member can help you, or you can email eheinold@achievetkd.com

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What is a black belt?
A rank of expert in Taekwondo is black belt. There are degrees of black belt called dans (first dan black belt, second dan, etc). Each dan rank of black belt is registered and awarded by the Kukkiwon. This means that if you earn a dan rank at Achieve Taekwondo your black belt will be recognized at any other World Taekwondo Federation school in the world.

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How often should a student come?
Twice a week for our younger students. Adults are welcome to come up to four times a week to any adult class that is offered. We offer regular classes Monday through Thursday and on Saturday. On Fridays we schedule private lessons*, graduations and other school events.

We ask that students come to the same two classes on a regular basis so that we can manage class size and build a routine. Please let us know if your schedule changes so that we can adjust our scheduling practices as well.

We recommend that students try to attend two weekday classes and use Saturdays as a makeup day. There is no notice needed to make up a missed weekday class on Saturday. If Saturday is one of your primary lesson days and you wish to make up a missed class on a weekday please check with us before attending a different class.

* Private one on one lessons are not part of our core curriculum and are offered for an additional fee. Contact us if you are interested in more information.

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