Taekwon-Do instruction for children, teenagers, and adults. Our school covers the Itasca, Medinah, Roselle, Westmont, and Wood Dale communities and surrounding suburbs in Illinois.
Due to the current pandemic, classes are currently held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:00 in the Medinah Park District gymnasium. Masks, social distancing, no sparring, wiping down everything, and other protocols are followed. Schedule prior to the pandemic:
Currently for Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:30
Medinah Park District
22W130 Thorndale Avenue
Operating as usual
Congratulations to our Westmont students on their promotions. They all did a fantastic job at their test. Also, a big thank you to our blue belts assisting with the test. Lastly, another thank you goes out to the fathers of our blue belts for bringing their students to this test.
Our first test for our Westmont location begins soon.
Our first test for our Westmont location begins soon.
I always say to get the knee up. Pull back the knee to chest for side kick. Maybe we should do this drill every class. :)
Mr. Weisberg is so proud of the students. Parents, thank you for letting me teach your kids. As for our adult students, keep it up. Taekwon-Do knows no age. As we train "old school", these past few weeks have been especially hard and demanding. The results show, the transformation in the students is evident. Now a few words about the students at our Westmont location. We have a small class of white belts. Though with fewer students obviously comes more focus with each student. Our Westmont students are the most advanced white belts yet at Weisberg Taekwon-Do. Though Mr. Weisberg always says that the goal is for the current white and colored belts to be better than the students before them. Again, I am proud of our Taekwon-Do family. Our school of 34 students has the hardest working students around. Tae Kwon! Pil Sung!
Taekwon-Do......April 11, 1955
Itasca/Medinah parents and students: Please note that the new session starts this Monday, April 4th. Please register at your respective park district prior to class Monday.
Westmont parents: Please note that the new session for Westmont starts on Thursday, April 14th. Please register at the park district prior to the first class on the 14th.
Thanks, Mr. Weisberg.
This is team patterns. I mentioned team patterns at the test. All blue belts know this pattern, which is Yul-Gok. Parents, please share with your students. This is important for them to see. Thanks.
Just a quick thank you to the students and their parents for coming out to support the students who were testing. The students testing and their parents really appreciated it.
Here is Dimitri, our most senior student. Red stripe, congratulations!
Angelika breaking her three quarter inch thick board. Yes!
Congratulations Mr. Mario!
Photos from Weisberg Taekwon-Do Center's post
Here is Dimitri, our most senior student. Red stripe, congratulations!
Here are Sara and Adrian. They are brother and sister. Congratulations!
Dimitri performing jump reverse hook kicks.
Mr. Mario performing a reverse side kick, breaking two boards.
from a school in California......
Parent obstacle tip.... and this one is especially important. 😁
"My child doesn't seem motivated as much as they were and... I don't want to force them to do something they don't want to do."
Our response to this has been refined over hundreds of conversations to the wise sentence of "Yes.... and?" 😅
Why has our answer become so short and sweet?
Because EVERY student including myself goes through this phase.
As a coach and a parent I wholeheartedly believe you should absolutely push them through this phase.
Keep in mind, it's just a phase.
Martial arts is hard and when you get better the people around you get better making it even harder for you. 🤣
It's hot, uncomfortable, loud, frustrating, and more.
Although the benefits far outweigh ALL of that stuff in the long run, it's
difficult to see it day to day.
Take serious note of what I'm about to say:
Where motivation wears off discipline needs to take over.
I'm going to say that again.....
Where motivation wears off discipline needs to take over!
If you take a look at all the things that make you a functional adult, YOU didn't want to do most of it either.
Brush your teeth.
Go to school.
Go to work.
Eat like an adult.
Why do we do these things?
Most of us had parents that forced us to take care of the necessities that make up our adult lives.
Martial arts is no different.
(Besides the fact that it's REALLY FUN and you get to choke, kick or punch people.)
It's our primary role as parents to prepare our kids for the real world and without the skill of DISCIPLINE they simply won't make it far.
Sometimes discipline needs a push from mom and dad. 👊🏼
1. You're not alone. Every parent goes through this.
2. It doesn't make you the bad guy for forcing your kids to do something that will help them be more successful in life.
3. Join the adult class. Your children would love to see you go through their pain. 😅
Leaders lead by example.
(Don't be shy, you know you secretly want to do it. 😉)
"The beginning is the most important part of the work." - Plato
Whether it's a parent reminding their 6-year-old not to forget their white belt on their first week of classes, or a nervous 32-year-old putting on a crisp new uniform, or a teenager braving new surroundings by stepping onto the mats for the first time, or a mom joining her child to train together, those who recognize that the beginning is the most important (and often the scariest) part and press on anyway are those who soar towards their own personal definitions of success.
We can all find our own way.
All we have to do is be brave enough to put in the most important part of the work: The beginning.
Westmont students/parents: Please remember that today, Feb. 24th, is the first day of the new session. If you have not already done so, please register during business hours today. For new students, please refer to the email and attachment I sent last week.
As many of you know, I talked about the curriculum on the ITF-USA website yesterday.
Click on Members area on the top right.
Then click on student curriculums.
Student Curriculums - ITF-USA TESTING REQUIREMENTS - 9TH GUP THROUGH 1ST DAN The ITF-USA would like to thank Grand Master Richard Mitchell and Grand Master Fred Akard for their hard work and permission to use their materials from their testing requirements. Grand Master Richard Mitchell Grand Master Fred Akard We would also like...
Enjoy today's weather while we can. :)
For our Monday/Wednesday students:
As you know, this Wednesday in Itasca we will be upstairs. Walk up the stairs, which are just past the front desk. Then a quick left to the room. The room is small, so we will be having a little different type of class.
One of the drills we will be doing is step sparring. Except for new and recently new students, everyone else was exposed to 3-step sparring. Please click on step sparring, found on our website. Some yellow stripes and all yellow belts and up should review this prior to class. Parents, maybe you can work with your students and read slowly as they practice at home. Just practice the first few.
For the green belts and up, besides 3-step, please review 1-step sparring prior to class on Wednesday. Practice the first several or so.
I will work with the white belts who were not taught step sparring, besides working with all students.
We might also practice free-sparring techniques, so bring your kickpads if you have them.
This agenda for Wednesday can be modified and/or expanded on. We will see, depending on the space, etc. I might even have parents work with your students, so please have step-sparring up on your phones or tablets.
Also, yes, there is class tomorrow, Monday, Feb. 21st.
Attention Westmont students and parents: Due to the current weather forecast, class is cancelled today. It is really snowing a lot now in the Schaumburg area. Therefore the start of the new session will begin next week. Please remember to register if you have not already done so.
I'll see everyone next week.
Side backfist strike explanation (or it could be knifehand strike like Mr. Weisberg was explaining yesterday). Parents, please share with your students.
Here are a few photos of my students in the Itasca Park District in the early 1990's. One of my black belts is included, who started Taekwon-Do at six years old. Notice another student in the wheelchair. I mentioned him to the class just recently, explaining that anyone can learn Taekwon-Do. Your only competition is yourself. Please share these old photos with your students.
Very nice explanation from a school in California.
Please watch for any "possible" class cancellations due to the weather. If class needs to be cancelled on Wednesday and/or Thursday, I will post it on Facebook and also email everyone. Please check your email or Facebook frequently.
WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Watch for much of the area, including central and southern Cook County, starts Tuesday evening 8 p.m. and lasts through Thursday afternoon 6 p.m.
Promotion test for the blue belts, green belts, and green stripe will be held on March 9th in Itasca. Details to follow.
Just a reminder that the next session starts on Feb. 7th. Please sign up with the park district of your choosing before Feb. 7th. Please see flyers for each park district from a previous email.
I'll see everyone tonight in Medinah.
Last night we had 25 Taekwon-Do students come to class on this cold winter day!!!
Mr. Weisberg is so proud of all the students. They work very hard in class. We have 29 students of all ranks at our Itasca/Medinah location. We also have six students at our new Westmont location. We end every class with sitting stance punch. Look at these students from Westmont after just thirteen classes. Also the last two students have only been training for four classes. Tae Kwon!
We are so excited. Please remember, class every Wednesday at 6:00 in the Itasca Park District. Please come early so you are ready to go by 6:00 sharp. Thank you everyone.
In addition, the Weisberg Taekwon-Do Center also has classes on Mondays at 5:00 in Medinah and on Thursdays at 6:00 in Westmont.
We are the only martial arts school in the Chicagoland area registered with the International Taekwon-Do Federation. At the International level, the ITF is based out of Poland. At the National level, we are registered with the ITF-USA. Our school is also registered with the International Chang-Hon Taekwon-Do Federation, based out of Canada.
Taekwon-Do instruction for children, teenagers, and adults. Our school covers the Elk Grove, Itasca, Medinah, Roselle, and Wood Dale communities and surrounding areas in Illinois.
We are the only martial arts school in the area affiliated with the International Taekwon-Do Federation. Nationally we are affiliated with the ITF-USA. Internationally we are affiliated with the ITF based out of Poland. Classes are taught by Mr. Weisberg, who has been training in Taekwon-Do for over 35 years, teaching Taekwon-Do for about 15 years, and recently retired after 32 years as a high school principal and teacher.
The Weisberg Taekwon-Do Center is open to anyone from ages six through adults. Due to the current pandemic, classes are currently held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:00 in the Medinah Park District gymnasium. Masks, social distancing, no sparring, wiping down everything, and other protocols are followed.
Prior to the pandemic: Classes are currently offered on Tuesday evenings in Medinah, Wednesday evenings in Elk Grove, and Thursday evenings in Itasca. Coming soon will be a Monday morning class from 11:00 - 12:00 in Roselle.
|Tuesday||6pm - 8pm|
|Wednesday||6pm - 8pm|
|Thursday||6pm - 8pm|
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