USTKD 20/20 Armor Combine a Big Success!

Students of all ages and ability levels competed at the 1st United States Taekwondo 20/20 Armor Combine on May 15, 2021 in Austin, Texas. The competition was intense but friendly as students battled in an effort to be the strongest and fastest athletes in their respective divisions.

Students measure real skills data with our 2020 Armor

Students participated in 5 events: Power Kicking, Power Punching, Kicking Reaction Time, Punching Reaction Time, and Speed Kicking. Medals were awarded in every category, with trophies also being awarded to the overall winner in each division.

Kids receive their medals at the USTKD 20/20 Armor Combine

All in all, it was a great day, and all the competitors should be proud of their individual performances!

If you’d like to schedule a free trial class, visit us online at UnitedStatesTKD.com, shoot us an email, or call us at 737-777-8492.

UnitedStatesTKD.com and United States Taekwondo is accredited through Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters) in Seoul, Korea.

Founded in 2017 by Master James Lockett, a 5th degree Black Belt and Master Instructor, United States Taekwondo offers Karate lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up that are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

United States Taekwondo Adult Karate training is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape) or learn self-defense in a supportive environment.

Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at UnitedStatesTKD@gmail.com, or you can call directly at 737-777-8492. You can also visit our website at UnitedStatesTKD.com.

About Master James Lockett:  James is a fifth-degree black belt and certified master instructor.  He has a Master’s Degree in Education from Framingham State University. He has been teaching martial arts for over 25 years. Master Lockett is a passionate educator who has taught all over the United States and Korea.

United States Taekwondo offers the best in martial arts training in both north Austin (Wells Branch) and south Austin (Buda). United States Taekwondo serves Buda, Kyle, Austin, and Pflugerville.

Students Prove Their Skills with Real Data

Students measure real skills data with our 2020 Armor

Students Prove Their Skills with Real Data

Improvement in many areas is often subjective. It is quite common for a student to ask him or herself, “Am I getting better?” and feel frustrated with a perceived lack of progress. It can be very difficult to identify areas to target for improvement (what should I be practicing?), which can slow down progress and derail motivation. Well, United States Taekwondo students don’t have to guess about their improvements anymore.

 

United States Taekwondo has invested in 2020 Armor vests, an amazing technology that allows us to track real time data for reaction time, power, and stamina. The best part is, it’s super fun, too! Students take a baseline measurement in these three key areas, and they can then track their improvement over time. This is incredibly valuable when it comes to goal setting. A goal that can’t be measured is not a good goal.

2020 Armor has some other super cool functions, as well, which we’ll introduce in a future post. If you’d like to join our martial arts family and try our 2020 Armor out for yourself, give us a call or fill out the form at www.UnitedStatesTKD.com.

If you’d like to schedule a free trial class, visit us online at UnitedStatesTKD.com, shoot us an email, or call us at 737-999-4004.

UnitedStatesTKD.com and United States Taekwondo is accredited through Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters) in Seoul, Korea.

Founded in 2017 by Master James Lockett, a 5th degree Black Belt and Master Instructor, United States Taekwondo offers Karate lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up that are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

United States Taekwondo Adult Karate training is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape) or learn self-defense in a supportive environment.

Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at UnitedStatesTKD@gmail.com, or you can call directly at 737-999-4004. You can also visit our website at UnitedStatesTKD.com.

About Master James Lockett:  James is a fifth-degree black belt and certified master instructor.  He has a Master’s Degree in Education from Framingham State University. He has been teaching martial arts for over 25 years. Master Lockett is a passionate educator who has taught all over the United States and Korea.

United States Taekwondo offers the best in martial arts training in both north Austin (Wells Branch) and south Austin (Buda). United States Taekwondo serves Buda, Kyle, Austin, and Pflugerville.

Are Your Kids Driving You Crazy?

 

School is out for the foreseeable future. Everything entertaining is closed. You’re likely at your wits end trying to figure out what to do with your kids. Do you force them to study? Let them watch TV or play video games all day? Try to teach them something yourself? Tie them up so you can get some work done? It’s a recipe for frustration! Virtual martial arts classes could be your answer!

While many businesses are closed due to the campaign to slow the spread of the coronavirus, at United States Taekwondo we are working harder than ever! We have shifted our karate and personal development program online, where we are offering live group classes in our virtual classroom. Our virtual classes offer students the opportunity to be in a group class with other kids from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Unlike learning strictly through video, our live virtual classes allow personal feedback from our instructors and real human interaction. (It’ll also get them out of you hair for a bit!)

Our students are already taking advantage of our virtual class platform, enabling them to continue progressing even while “flattening the curve.” If you’re looking for something positive and enriching for your kids, our karate for kids program is the answer!

BudaKarate.com and United States Taekwondo is the only Taekwondo school in Buda recognized by Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters in Korea)!

Founded in 2017 by Master James Lockett, a 5th degree Black Belt and Master Instructor, United States Taekwondo offers Karate lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up that are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

United States Taekwondo Adult Karate training is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape) or learn self-defense in a supportive environment.

Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at UnitedStatesTKD@gmail.com, or you can call directly at 737-999-4004. You can also visit our website at BudaKarate.com.

About Master James Lockett:  James is a fifth-degree black belt and certified master instructor.  He has a Master’s Degree in Education from Framingham State University. He has been teaching martial arts for over 25 years. Master Lockett is a passionate educator who has taught all over the United States and Korea.

United States Taekwondo is just south of Austin in Buda, Texas at 3600 FM 967. United States Taekwondo serves Buda, Kyle, and South Austin.

Karate friends

Imagine Your Kid With More Confidence!

Imagine Your Kid With More Confidence!

Actually, if your kid is already training with us at United States Taekwondo in Buda, Texas, you are most likely already witnessing it first hand. Confidence building is woven into the very fabric of our karate program!

How does it work?

It begins from the moment a student sets foot onto our training floor for the first time. The learning starts immediately, as does the first taste of success. Students learn their first few basic karate techniques and memorize our Student Creed to earn their first belt: the White Belt. This early “victory” sets the stage for bigger wins in the future. There is something really special about seeing the belt tied onto a student’s waist for the first time.

The United States Taekwondo Belt System

At our school, we learn goal setting through a series of short and long term goals. Our martial arts students earn “stripes” on their belts by learning different pieces of our curriculum. Earning stripes motivates the students to work hard and also lets them know where they stand in relation to the requirements for their rank in our system.

In addition to these “physical” stripes, students also earn what we refer to as “home”stripes. Home stripes are earned by demonstrating respect, responsibility, and effort at home and at school. These stripes are differentiated and individualized for each student, and reflect our philosophy of constant improvement.

If you’re a current student at our school, keep up the great work, and if you haven’t joined our team yet, visit us online at BudaKarate.com, shoot us an email, or call us at 737-999-4004.

About United States Taekwondo

BudaKarate.com and United States Taekwondo is the only Taekwondo school in Buda recognized by Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters in Korea)!

Founded in 2017 by Master James Lockett, a 5th degree Black Belt and Master Instructor, United States Taekwondo offers Karate lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up that are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

United States Taekwondo Adult Karate training is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape) or learn self-defense in a supportive environment.

Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at UnitedStatesTKD@gmail.com, or you can call directly at 737-999-4004. You can also visit our website at BudaKarate.com.

About Master James Lockett 

James is a fifth-degree black belt and certified master instructor.  He has a Master’s Degree in Education from Framingham State University. He has been teaching martial arts for over 25 years. Master Lockett is a passionate educator who has taught all over the United States and Korea.

United States Taekwondo is just south of Austin in Buda, Texas at 3600 FM 967. United States Taekwondo serves Buda, Kyle, and South Austin.