Kim's Taekwon-Do School - Canyon County
A Perfect Blend of Self-Defense and Physical Fitness Training.
Kim's Taekwon-Do School - Canyon County is a traditional martial art school. Hard work, hard exercise and discipline are the guiding principles. Hard exercise is part of every class. There are no extra “conditioning classes.” That is a given. If you are not willing to exercise hard, this is not your school.
Instructors Jim Beaumont (4th dan) and Stacey Beaumont (2nd dan) are both direct students of Grandmaster David Knife (8th dan).
Kim's Taekwon-Do is overseen by Grandmaster Hong Sik Kim (9th dan), located in Portland, OR.
While many are familiar with Olympic Taekwondo, or other sport-based offshoots of the art, Kim's Taekwon-Do preserves the traditional Ch'ang Hon form of Taekwon-Do, as it was originally designed and taught within the South Korean Military and the Korean National Police Force in the 1950s and 1960s.
As a traditional school, we practice controlled, non-contact fighting. We do not weaken our technique or soften our bodies with sparring equipment or padding. The ability to execute powerful technique, yet stop short of injuring exercise partners is of the highest priority. Injuries mean lost training time, and are to be avoided. Control is exercised at all times.
Power tests, in the form of board breaking demonstration, is mandatory for rank advancement for adults above blue belt.
Kim's Taekwon-Do formal classes are approximately 45 minutes of hard exercise, while practicing Taekwon-Do self-defense technique.
Exercise research has proven that intense exercise longer than this duration has rapidly-diminishing benefits, especially when the exercise involves movements in which a high degree of neuromuscular skill is involved. This timeframe also takes advantage of optimized hormone levels which are stimulated during intense exercise, such as interval training.
Within any type of physical training, consistency is important, therefore, Kim's Taekwon-Do has a consistent, basic workout format, which has been proven both effective and concise.
Each class begins with warmup exercises, followed by basic blocking and striking drills. Hyung or forms (called kata in Japanese styles) practice follows.
All students practice hyungs at every training session. These are a fundamental part of any traditional martial art and cannot be overlooked.
Hyung training is outstanding exercise, which will enhance every aspect of your physical and mental fitness. Every muscle from the tips of the toes to the fingertips is engaged. Students who put 100% into hyung practice can expect a workout every bit as demanding as sprinting, weightlifting, gymnastics or cross-country skiing.
After hyung practice, students practice partner attack and defense drills, including throws and ground control techniques, then kicking practice. During kicking practice, basic ground and jumping kicks are trained at a rapid pace for 5-10 minutes.
Partner stretching follows kicking, and then 5-10 minutes of sparring practice. Depending on the facility, students, and materials available, breaking practice is also a part of daily training.
Kim's Taekwon-Do School offers unlimited class attendance for $50 per month, with family rates available.
White, traditional martial art uniforms are required. They can be purchased through me, or you are welcome to shop around. If you have an existing white uniform, that will be acceptable to start.
There are no contracts. You are not required to pay for more than one month at a time.
Annual Kim's Taekwon-Do school membership fee: $30
Grandmaster Knife's Taekwon-Do textbook: $30
Rank test fees:
There are fees associated with each rank test, which are subject to change. Students are only allowed to test for one rank at a time. If a student fails the rank test, they can take the test at a future date without paying any additional fees.
Students under 10 years of age will be taken on a case-by-case basis. There are no special children's classes. Children are expected to maintain the same level of respect and discipline as adults, and abide by the same school rules. This is not a martial art “daycare” facility, with children's games strictly for entertainment value.
Anyone - any physical fitness level or age - can participate in Taekwon-Do training. Everyone has their limits, and as long as you are willing to work hard, you can learn Taekwon-Do and experience its physical and mental benefits.
First of all, a black belt is not a thing to possess, but rather, a person someone becomes. Every student progresses through the ranks from white to black belt at a different pace, and rank advancement is not a guarantee.
A dedicated student can become a first-degree black belt in 3-5 years of consistent training.
Classes are held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 6:00 p.m.
Kim's Taekwon-Do - Canyon County is located at the Idaho Kettlebell Strength and Conditioning training facility at 6121 E. Cleveland Blvd., on the Nampa-Caldwell Blvd (see "Contact Information" page for a map).
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We welcome your questions and queries. Please call Mr. Beaumont at 208-412-6079 for more information.