Songahm TaekwondoOur school follows the Songahm Taekwondo system of teaching and training, which was developed by Grand Master Haeng Ung Lee and his staff of Master Instructors. The Songahm style is composed of a system of forms that incorporate the kicks, traditions and philosophy of traditional Taekwondo.
These forms are part of a fully-integrated curriculum where everything a student learns reinforces everything else. The forms contain all or nearly all of the techniques that students are expected to know at each rank, the one-step sparring segments complement the forms. All these patterns lead logically to the movements required for each succeeding rank. The Songahm curriculum provides a smooth transition from one rank to the next; students who begin Taekwondo feeling unable to do a simple high block will find themselves - a few years later - doing jump 360-degree hook kicks with ease.
Students of Songahm Taekwondo show their respect in many ways. Each class begins and ends with a bow, along with the recitation of the Songahm Spirit of Taekwondo.
Beginning Taekwondo students will wear a white belt. The white belt of the beginner represents a student without knowledge of Taekwondo. The color of the belt becomes darker as the student gains more knowledge. See Belt Ranks for specific details.