Dojang etiquette (An overview for new students and a refresher for the rest of us!)
Posted: October 01, 2019
Being new to the martial arts community can sometimes feel confusing or intimidating at first- with traditions, routines, and commands that everyone else seems to already know. Master Han and the Instructors at SKY Martial Arts Murrieta want to make sure you feel as comfortable and prepared as possible for your first day of class. They have worked together to create this guide to help students and their families know what to expect, as well as what’s expected of them as a member of the SKY Martial Arts Murrieta Family.
Upon entering the "dojang" (Studio) students bow first to the flags and then to instructors. If the class has already begun before you enter, you will, after bowing to the flags, wait for the instructor's permission to join the class.
Posted: October 29, 2015
Have you ever wondered, as an adult, what it would be like to start training Taekwondo? Are you searching for a new way to motivate yourself- To get active, build up strength, and reach personal goals? Taekwondo isn't just for the young at age, more adults than ever are putting on their do boks and rising through the belt levels as they get into better shape than they ever thought possible.
Bridgette Mitcheff perfectly explains how great Taekwondo can make people feel, both physically and mentally, but she also acknowledges the fears and insecurities that many adults experience when it comes to trying something new. We, here at Sky Martial Arts Murrieta, understand that the path to physical fitness begins at many points and we strive to work as individually as possible with each of our martial artists to provide a customized physical fitness experience. If you're interested in beginning your training, please call us today for a personalized consultation and education session!
The mirror was at the top of the stairs.
Martial Arts- More than just a sport
Posted: October 25, 2015
Bruce Lee once said “To be a martial artist is to be an artist of life”,
meaning there is far more to martial arts than simply mastering the kicks, blocks, and punches of each belt level. At Sky Martial Arts Murrieta students are taught to develop skills that will last them a lifetime, personal habits and traits that will apply to all aspects of their lives including those outside of the dojang.
Muscle development and taking the time to slow down
3 Major Martial Arts Myths Debunked!
Posted: October 24, 2015
1. Taekwondo is all about the kicks
While Olympic Taekwondo does focus mostly on kick based forms, according to this article posted on Taekwondo USA's blog, the ratio of punches to kicks in Taekwondo is actually 9:1! While most entry level friendly Taekwondo Dojangs encourage more torso level hits and kicks, in some Taekwondo combat societies, punches to the upper parts of the body can be scored as well. There is also a great level of conditioning that is achieved in the practice of proper striking techniques. Many martial artists use boards to perfect their skill, but for those looking to advance even farther in their conditioning, there is a new sport known as 'Power Breaking" where trained martial arts break rocks or even cynderblocks!
2. Taekwondo Will Encourage My Child To Use Weapons
How can Taekwondo help my child?
Posted: September 02, 2015
Even though the following examples are all fictional names, they are everyday concerns from parents and their stories share one common solution- Martial Arts. At SKY Martial Arts Murrieta, our Instructors use positive reinforcement and goal setting to work with students in areas that may need just a bit of extra practice. We work closely with our parents to get feedback on students behavior, both at home and in school, ensuring they excel not just within the walls of our dojang, but as productive members of the community we all live in. No matter what the goal, SKY Martial Arts Murrieta can help your family dream bigger!
Laid Back Lucy
Lucy is a GREAT kid- She’s smart, helpful, and very rarely does she ever truly misbehave, but her parents worry she may just be too laid back. They’ve noticed that sometimes rather than stand up for herself, Lucy will allow other kids at school to talk her into things that land her into trouble. She’s got all the qualities of a great leader, if only she’d learn to speak up for herself…