Children need lots of activity to use all the energy they have and grow up healthy and strong. But learning a martial art is much more than that. It also starts a child on a lifelong path of enjoying physical activity in a positive atmosphere.
We make every effort to ensure our classes are as engaging as possible for the young people of Park Rapids and Perham, so that they will pick up the skills and attitude that will make their lives easier and more rewarding.
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Kukkiwon, also known as World Taekwondo Headquarters, and home of the World Taekwondo Academy, is where the official taekwondo governing organization was established by the South Korean government. It is supervised by the International Sports Division of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism
Bretz Tae Kwon Do organizes its classes for children around the idea that different children learn in different ways. We use a variety of different teaching techniques to help our students remember what we teach them, because the faster they learn the faster they can move forward.
Tae Kwon Do is a modern martial art, characterized by it’s fast, high and spinning kicks. There are multiple interpretations of the name Tae Kwon Do. Tae Kwon Do is often translated as 'the way of hand and foot'.
• Tae= 'to strike or block with the foot' or 'to kick', it also means 'jump.'
• Kwon= 'Fist', 'to strike or block with hand.'
• Do= 'The way of' or 'art.'
Put this together and Tae Kwon Do means: "The art of Kicking and Punching" or "The art of unarmed combat." The sport was founded in Korea, and is one of the most popular modern martial arts.
It is the combination of these four disciplines that make up the art called Tae Kwon Do.
In Tae Kwon Do there are Five tenets. The action and behavior of the Tae Kwon Do practitioner are expected to be in accordance with these rules and with all their implications. These tenets are regarded as a must as they explain and summarize the entire teaching of Tae Kwon Do.
* Courtesy (Ye-Ui). Courtesy in a broader sense is kindness, humility, good manners, politeness, and respect.
* Integrity (Yom-Chi). Integrity generally speaking, is honesty, straight dealing, purity, moral soundness, and uprightness. To have integrity means to be honest with everyone and with yourself at all times.
* Perseverance (In-Nae). Perseverance is persistence, a steadfast pursuit of and an understanding of the aim, continuation in the practice of Tae Kwon Do regardless of the amount of obstacles, hindering circumstances, difficulties, or occasional "let downs" which are only temporary situations. The strong will to hold on, regardless of obstacles. Loyalty.
* Self-control (Guk-Gi). Self-control is a double edged sword: on the one hand, it is the physical control with regard to motions, precision of execution, prevention of unnecessary injuries (as opposed to acting wildly) or killing, due to lack of control. Experience is the best teacher, but all the physical reactions are based on the psychological make-up, maturity, and moral, ethical, and religious codes.
* Indomitable Spirit (Baekjul-Bool Gool). Indomitable means unconquerable, unbreakable, unquenchable. To put it simply, it means that one has such strong unshakeable beliefs and principles that even sacrificing the most precious possession one has, one's own life, is not too high a price to pay in defending them.
No. Tae Kwon Do is used for self-defense and as a last resort. The core principles of Bretz Tae Kwon Do is solving problems by peaceful resolution and having the self-confidence to not rely on violent behavior.
There is a chance of physical injury with any form of exercise. We take very special care to supervise all exercises to see that the students are performing them correctly. Sparring is only performed at higher levels by those who wish to participate and we feel have the skills to spar in a safe manner.
We have people of almost all levels of fitness attend our classes. Your level of fitness is not that important a factor because we work on improving your level, no matter where you are in terms of physical fitness.
2018- 1st Place, Evolution TKD Granite City Tournament
2017- 1st Place Regional TKD Invitational Tournament
2016- 1st Place Evolution TKD Granite City Tournament
2015- 1st Place Regional TKD Invitational Tournament
2003- 04 Bemidji Invitational Tournament 1st Place
2008- Summers Tae Kwon Do Championships 1st Place
2008- Northland Tae Kwon Do Invitational 1st Place
2008- Brandt's Tae Kwon Do Invitational 1st Place
2008- Detroit Lakes Tae Kwon Do Invitational 1st Place
2008- Mid-Minnesota Invitational 1st Place
2009- Detroit Lakes Tae Kwon Do Invitational 1st Place
2009- Brandt's Tae Kwon Do Invitational 1st Place
2010- Brandt's Tae Kwon Do Invitational 1st Place
2001- Perham Invitational Tournament 2nd Place
2001- Cass Lake Invitational Tournament 1st Place
2002- Cass Lake Invitational Tournament 1st Place
2002-Winner of the Chang Moo Kwan Victory Flag
2003-Fall into Fitness Community Fitness Challenge-1st Place
2003- Appreciation, Dedication, Leadership and Guidance Award for Contributions to St. Cloud & Dassel TaeKwonDo Schools.
2004-2005 -Loyalty and Dedication Award- Brandt's Tae Kwon Do Association
2008- Certificate of Commendation for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of TaeKwonDo. World Chang Moo Kwan H.Q.
2009-Winner of the Chang Moo Kwan Victory Flag for most team points- Detroit Lakes Invitational
2011-2012 -4th of JULY Park Rapids Parade- BEST KIDS
2012- Lifetime Membership affiliation World TaeKwonDo Chang Moo Kwan Headquarters
2016- Certificate of Commendation for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of TaeKwonDo. World Kukkiwon H.Q
2002- Mr. Jordan RichardsSilver Forms, Silver Sparring USTU Nationals, Detroit, Michigan
2003- Master Nick Bretz Adult Male Competitor of the Day Ehramantrouts Tae Kwon Do Invitational Tournament.
2004- Mr. Josh Richards Adult Male Competitor of the DaySummers Tae Kwon Do Invitational Tournament