Have a question for Master Ron about Chung's, Tae Kwon Do, or Hap Ki Do?

E-mail him:MasterRon@ChungsTKDAlaska.com

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Do I have to be in shape to take Tae Kwon Do/Hap Ki Do?

Absolutely not. It is our job to slowly and gradually get you into shape.

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How long do the classes typically last?

Classes typically last 30-45 minutes for children depending on their age and 60 minutes for adults.

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What is the frequency of classes that I would attend each week?

It is recommended that most beginning children and adult students attend two classes per week. Innitially, it is not unusual for adults to feel some of the effects from newly training in a martial arts specific exercise. Two classes a week can give the body adequate time to recover.

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Can I request private lessons?

Absolutely. You may schedule a private session with a specific instructor to accompany your current Tae Kwon Do training or request a specific private program in which you are exclusively instructed each week.

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What are Chung and Hong in taekwondo?

In Korean, Chung is the color Blue and Hong is the color Red! You will hear these when ever you attend a tournament as that is how the competitors are called to the ring.


How big is your school?

In Korean we call it a Do Jang.  The entire Do Jang is approximately 3500 sq. ft. and of that, over 2500 sq. ft. is padded workout space. 

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What should I do if I want to observe or try out a Tae Kwon Do class?

Just give us a call at (907) 746-7665 or send us an email. We will be glad to make an appointment for you to experience one week of our exiciting classes. However, anyone under the age of 18 or still under the guidance of a parent or legal guardian must be accompanied by them when arriving to a trial class.

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Do you offer military discounts?

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Yes. we are proud to support the military in their service to our country. All active duty members of the military receive a 20% discount off of the currently posted rates. In addition, I am waiving 50% of the monthly lesson fee for any direct dependent of a deployed member of the armed forces until they return.

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If you have been in Tae Kwon Do for more than 30 years, why are you only a 5th degree?

Unfortunately, in life we often come across many unforseen obstacles (such as my Grandmaster being 3000+ mies away...).  I have had to endure several health related issues throughout the last 20+ years.  A few of the students I started training in Chicago have already reached 5th and 6th degree.  Had I remained healthy all of those years, I believe I would now be closer to a 7th degree.   Here are a few of the obstacles I have persevered:

  • Broken hand
  • Broken Wrist
  • Car crash that left me with severe whiplash
  • Two ruptured disks in my neck that caused 70% compression of my spinal column
  • Paralysis of 50% of my body (complete right side) and a diagnosis of M.S. and never walking again
  • Severed left index finger just below the top knuckle - It grew back!
  • Broken Ribs
  • Cracked Elbow
  • Torn (OK, shredded) ACL, MCL, and Miniscus - This one took surgery to rebuild the ACL.  It seems the other two healed by time I had surgery.  Yet, in all fairness,  it was quite extensive surgery and I did take two weeks off before resuming my teaching.

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With all of those injuries, why do you still do Tae Kwon Do?

Quite simply, because I truly love this sport!  I do not need to join a team or league to participate, no special exercise machines needed.  It lets me challenge myself to learn and grow in the sport. 

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Does it hurt when you break bricks?

No, when done properly it does not.  Self-confidence and belief in your own abilities make it possible to overcome all obstacles.

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