Wilmette Young Tigers Taekwondo Club
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General Information
 

Wilmette Young Tigers Taekwondo classes are open to children (ages 6 to 12 for new students but no upper age limit for continuing students). 

Taekwondo for Adult classes are for age 18 and older.

Classes are offered through Wilmette Park District as Sports Program Classes. Classes are held at Wilmette Park District Community Recreation Center located at 3000 Glenview Rd, Wilmette, IL, USA (847-256-9686).

All sports programs at  Wilmette Park District including the Wilmette Young tigers Taekwondo program are supervised by  
Mr. Jason Pilecki (Sports Supervisor, Wilmette Park District, 847-256-9690).

Young Tigers Taekwondo Club is affiliated to Moosong Dojang, Moogong-Ryu Martial Arts Association & Oriental Martial Arts College, Inc. (OMAC), headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. and use Moogong-ryu martial arts curriculum developed by OMAC. Instructors and black belts students are members of Moosong Dojang, Oriental Martial Arts College and Moogong-ryu Association.

Registration for the classes are administered by Wilmette Park District. Class registration information and registration forms are available in "The Leisure Time Guide" published by Wilmette Park District. (visit Wilmette Park District online >> Information about The Leisure Guide or call 847-256-9686)

Family members, friends are welcome to watch the classes.

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Young Tigers Classes :

Beginner - White Belts 6 - 12
 
Fridays 5:20 pm - 6:05 pm
 

(Class Description)

Class for new students. Will learn the basics of Taekwondo - breathing, blocking, punching, kicking, target drill and combination of techiniques. Class is taught in a relaxed and fun environment. Uniform is not required for this class. But if a student is committed to continue taking classes beyond the beginner class, then purchasing a unifrom is recommended.,
Continuing White Belts and Yellow Belt ages 6 - 12
 
Wednesdays 5:20 pm - 6:05 pm 

Fridays 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
 

Students may register either Wed classes or Fri classes. Students may also register both Wed and Fri classes.

(Class Description)

The class instructor, Lucy Park, MD has 20 years of martial arts training and master instructor Ho Kim has been teaching Taekwondo over 35 years. Assistant instructors are black belt students who started as youngtiger beginners about 5 - 10 years ago. This program was developed by Oriental Martial Arts College and places emphasis on developing essential skills for good physical fitness through martial arts training. Basic techniques of Taekwondo, combined with deep breathing exercises, help children develop proper posture, concentration, and coordination. Practice of proper manner helps to develop courtesy, self-esteem, and self-control. Students should wear martial arts uniform during class (white taekwondo uniform-dobock which can be ordered at the class).

 
Intermediate and Advanced Students (Orange belt and up - including black belts) ages 7 - 18
 
Wednesdays 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm

 
Fridays 7:05 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Students may register either Wed classes or Fri classes. Students may also register both Wed and Fri classes.

(Class Description)

Intermediate/advanced students class follows traditional taekwondo class format. Meditation, warm up and breathing exercises, strong and accurate hand techniques (blocks and attacks), various kicking techniques, poomsae (forms), self defense techniques, target drill, free sparring and breaking technique development. Students wear hogoo (chest protector) during the free sparring practice. Strong emphasis on the mental training is given to develop a good character.

Read a young tiger's essay "My Life and Taekwondo" written for his black belt test - published in the Korean Quarterly 2010 winter issue.

 
Advanced Special Class (2nd Gup, 1st Gup and Black belts)
  Wednesdays 7:05 pm - 8:00 pm

 

(Class Description)

Instructor's permission is required to register this class.

This class is for those students who are committed
 (1) to put extra efforts to learn and practice forms, self defense techniques, free sparring, breaking and mental training terminology that are required for the regular OMAC members and to strive to become good leaders and good human beings and
(2) already attained at least the level of dark blue belt (2nd Gup) and attending Intermediate classes (Friday and / or Wed classes).

(3) this class is mendatory for black belts students and those who are training to test for black belt.

Adult Taekwondo Class:

Adults (all ranks) ages 18 and up
  Tuesdays 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

 

(Class Description)

This class is for adults who want to learn and practice traditional Taekwondo for self defense, health, physical fitness, and stress release. The main emphasis in this class will be practicing basic blocks, punch, kicks, stretch and deep breathing.

Instructor Grandmaster Kim has more than 50 years of martial arts training and has been teaching Young Tigers Taekwondo classes at the Wilmette Park District since 1998 with Dr. Lucy Park. Instructors are affiliated with the Songmookwan Moogongryu OMAC system (www.OMACWorld.com) . The class format follows a traditional Taekwondo classes with an added consideration to developing healthy breathing habits.

Taekwondo uniforms can be purchased in class. For more information email MasterHoKim@gmail.com with questions.

Class Schedule

6 years - 12 years old New students
Fridays 5:20 pm - 6:05 pm
6 years - 12 years old Continuing beginner level students
(White & Yellow belts)
Wednesdays 5:20 pm - 6:05 pm
Fridays 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Children and Young Adults Intermediate level & advanced level students (Orange Belts & Up) Wednesdays 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Fridays 7:05 pm - 8:00 pm
Young Adults Advanced level students only -
Black belts, Striped belt (1st gup) and dark blue belts (2nd gup)

Wednesdays 7:05 pm - 8:00 pm
Adults All Ranks Tuesdays 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

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Location:     (Map to the Wilmette Young Tigers Classes)

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3000 Glenview Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091


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Wilmette Park District -
Community Recreation Center
(CRC)
3000 Glenview Rd, Wilmette, IL, USA

 

 

 

Instructors:

Head Instructor:
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C. Lucy Park, M.D.
Head, Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonology
Department of Pediatrics
University of Illinois at Chicago

Listed on the Chicago Magazine Oct 2010 Issue -
Top Docs for Kids

Master Instructor
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Ho B. Kim,  (Grandmaster, 8th Dan Black Belt)
President, Illinois Moogong-ryu Association, Illinois OMAC & Moosong Dojang
Rank Promotion Committee Member, OMAC World Headquarters

contact e-mail to: "MasterHoKim@gmail.com".


Master Kim taught college students during 1970's - 1980s

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Assistant Instructors:

Assistant Instructors:

Pearson
Pearson P
(1st dan black belt)
Erica
Erica D
(1st dan black belt)
Nicole
Nicole R

(1st dan black belt)
Isabella
Isabella M
(1st dan black belt)
Assistants:



 

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Moogong-ryu - OMAC - Moosong Dojang Black Belts (Wilmette Young Tigers)

Will

Will Jeffers
(2nd Dan Black Belt)

Erica
Erica Diaz
(2nd dan black belt)
12/5/2015

Herah Kim, 1st Dan Black Belt

Herah Kim
(1st Dan Black Belt)

Grace Jeffers, 1st Dan Black Belt

Grace Jeffers
(1st Dan Black Belt)
Grinnell College, IA

Anna

Anna Murphy
(1st Dan Black Belt)

Iowa University

James

James Paik
(1st Dan Black Belt)

University of Chicago

Philip

Philip Choi
(1st Dan Black Belt)

Maira

Maria Diaz
(1st Dan Black Belt)
Indiana University

Pearson
Pearson Probst
(1st dan black belt)
Miranda
Miranda Wei
(1st dan black belt)
University of Chicago
Eva
Eva Koronios
(1st dan black belt)
Boston University

Nicole
Nicole R

(1st dan black belt)
Isabella
Isabella M

(1st dan black belt)
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Addi Laros

(1st dan black belt)
12/5/2015

 

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Other Information

Uniform

New Students - You may wear comfortable loose clothes for the first few classes.

Taekwondo uniform with Oriental Martial Arts College and Moogong (guardian of peace) logo can be purchased at the class. Order a uniform at the class during the beginning of the session. Traditional white Taekwondo/karate uniform (or white V-Neck Uniform) is required for classes. (Except first couple of classes while waiting for new uniform. Wear a loose cloths). Any white Taekwondo/Karate uniform (plain or with any school logo) is acceptable. Senior ranking students may wear a black uniform. Any other colored uniform (blue, red etc.) requires instructor's approval. Click here for uniform sizing chart.

Do you prefer to use professional service for patch sewing and/or uniform alterations? (download PDF file)

Video clip and step by step Instruction on How to Tie a Taekwondo Belt.

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Martial Arts Uniform

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American Flag

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Moogong
(Guardian of Peace)
 Logo

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Korean Flag

(red color "Yang" up)
Remember as
Red Sun above Blue Ocean

Free Sparring

In intermediate/advanced classes, free sparring gears are required. (Chest protector, head gear, foot-shin guard, hand-arm guard, can be purchased at the class). Free sparring is not taught in the beginners' class.

Belt Promotion Test

Qualified students with an instructor's recommendation can take optional belt promotion test offered through OMAC system. Fee is required to take belt promotion test. More info...

Students have opportunities to participate in demonstrations, tournaments and/or martial arts camps.
Our Appreciation

Young tigers club members, instructors and OMAC officers appreciate Wilmette Park District  for providing the opportunity to teach the Young Tigers Program through the Wilmette Park District Sports Program.

  Questions? Send an e-mail to "M a s t e r H o K i m @ g m a i l . c o m ". Back to Home