Albuquerque Taekwondo and Self Defense Club
This club officially began classes for kids from the age of three through adults of all ages on January 2, 2018. Songham taekwondo, the specific “flavor” of ATA Taekwondo. Forms (known it Karate as “katas), sparring, board breaking, and self-defense are taught. Our Taekwondo club will emphasize self-defense and will emphasize one of the weapons taught in ATA schools, the Bahng Mahng Ee, commonly known as the “Stick.” Students will be able to compete in sparring with the padded stick in most all ATA competitions. Other weapon forms and techniques are also taught including the Ssahng Jeol Bong, commonly known as “nunchucks,” broadsword, bo staff and others. Our club partners with Mr. Horton Newsom’s club at the McLeod YMCA, enabling student to take classes for five days a week without extra charge.