Tae Kwon Do

 
What is Tae Kwon Do?

Master Han Our Tae Kwon Do program focuses on the physical, social and mental development of students. A team of committed, passionate and experienced instructors are guiding students with personalized attention to make the learning process effective. Based on a system of advancing levels, Tae Kwon Do is especially good for those who are: achievement-driven, who enjoy fast-paced exercise and challenges, who want to develop confidence through overcoming psychological barriers.

Master Han

  • Over 25 Years of Experience
  • Certified Professional Instructor
  • Modern facility
  • WTF(World Taekwondo Federation) and Kukkiwon 7 Dan Certified Black Belt
  • Is known for a positive and encouraging atmosphere

 

  • Kids Martial Arts Classes– Children gain focus, self-confidence, and respect while learning Tae Kwon Do in a fun, active setting.
  • Teens and Adults Martial Arts Classes– Teens and adults improve their physical fitness and relieve stress in a positive, encouraging environment.
  • Little Dragons Classes for 4 – 6 Yr Olds– Preschoolers and kindergarteners burn off excess energy while gaining greater focus and self-control.
  • Family Classes– Families learning and spending quality time together.
  • Stop Bullying-Self Defense Classes – Learn strategies and martial arts techniques to build confidence to stand up to bullying!
  • Birthday Parties– Martial arts themed birthday parties for children.
  • Kids Summer Camp– One to two month program.

TKD Reward Program

We want to give the students rewards through our website to improve their skills and motivation.
Click the link below in order to see their progress. Their progress will be updated one day after class.
When each goal is completed, a prize will be given according to the character. To earn the respect award, parents will have to send in an email. A one to five star rating based on their behavior. (Until June 15 2020). The rewards are required in the belt test which is once every 2month 15.

Reward Program

https://goldenrishi.com/rewards

Schedule

Tae Kwon Do

Little Dragon Ages 4-6yrs: Tues, Thurs 4:50 PM ~ 5:30 PM
All Belts : Tues, Thurs, Friday  5:30~6:20 PM
All Belts : Sat  10:40~11:30 AM
Black Belt Sparring : Sat 11: 40 ~ 12: 10 pm

Tae Kwon Do Makeup Class: Sat 10:40 AM – 11:30 AM
S.T.A.R.S. (Ages 7-18 Special Needs) : Sat 10:40 AM – 11:30 AM

TaeKwonDo Schedule

TimeMonTueWedThursFriSat
Private Lesson by appointment10:40-11:30am
All Belts
5:30-6:20pmAll BeltsAll BeltsPrivate Lesson by appointment
6:30-7:30pmSelf DefenseSelf DefensePrivate Lesson by appointment

Virtual, IN-PERSON CLASS REGISTER

All classes in person will be open in August. Our state order says that we can only meet in person outside so for our students safety we are installing the artificial grass behind our building. Your safety is our first objective.

We will now be recording our virtual classes. Every class will be recorded and sent to you as a link so that you can go back to the class and review/practice on your own.

This will be helpful for the students who cannot attend the in person classes.

When attending the in person classes, you are required to wear a mask. We will be checking your temperature and separating you and the other students 6 feet apart.

Enroll Now!
contact 619-677-0404 or info@goldenrishi.com

Black Belt Essay

Hannah Muren

What does it mean to be a Black Belt?
What a blackbelt means to me is never giving up no matter how hard it is. I started taekwondo when I was three years old. I never listened to master Han and always said “no” to him. Of course, my older brother Jimmy always told my mom how I behaved to master Han after class. Eventually, I learned how to listen and obey. When I was able to listen I could finally develop new skills and take taekwondo tests properly. When I was four years old I met twins Samuel and David who went to the same preschool as me. We became friends soon and my mom and Jeongmin emo became friends too. My mom and I invited Samuel and David to taekwondo and I had my first taekwondo friends! I met Arumul and Sofia later on. We would all play together while our parents did tai chi with master Han. Sometimes we would go to the park and play all day. When we had taekwondo rank tests we would have a celebration. At Taekwondo test celebrations there were a lot of different good foods parents brought. My favorite was my mom’s brownies. She always made them in the morning before the test. My brother Jimmy and I always smelled them in a weird way and I felt warm and happy.
When I was five years old I had trouble breaking a board at a taekwondo test. Even though I was only five I still didn’t give up. It took me ten times or
more to break it but I still didn’t give up. I had my family’s loving support and great training from master Han. They were all there for me and encouraged me. Master Han is a great instructor and master. Without him I would not be where I am now. He always taught me self defence, fish jump kicking, and punching. The most things I liked had to do with jumping. Master Han is very friendly and I think of him not only as a master but a friend. After the long time I have known him I think of him as family. Master Hans’ wife Heejung emo is very friendly and sweet too. She’s like a sister to my mom and an aunt to me. We go over to master Hans house often and eat lunch there. She always offers me good food and snacks. And just like master Han i think of her as family. Lana is master Han’s niece and Ashley is master Han’s daughter. Lana is very funny and fun to hang out with. Most of the time she is excited and happy. She is very good at taekwondo and is a blackbelt. Ashley is also a blackbelt She is amazing at taekwondo and is very friendly. I think of Ashley and Lana as very cool older unni’s and great role models. Ashley uni helps me out when practicing for a test and without her help I would not be very good at taekwondo. All of her help counts in every test I do. Lana helps me out too. Sometimes not only with taekwondo but just spending quality time together. I really need to thank my sister Sarah for starting my blackbelt journey. When she was in sixth grade she met Ashley uni. Sarah introduced Ashley to my mom. Later on my mom met Heejung emo. Heejung emo introduced us to taekwondo And my brother Jimmy. I Just wanted to do what he was doing so a little later I joined taekwondo. My brother always helped me out with my taekwondo So I thank him for that. My parents were always there for me, my mom always pushed me to never give up and I’m sure if she was not there I would have given up on taekwondo so easily. My dad always supported me holding a kicking board at a taekwondo test. I’m so grateful to have such amazing,loving,caring,understanding, and fun, Parents who are always by my side. They are the best parents I could ever ask for. Because of all these amazing supportive people, I want to reach eighth dahn and become a taekwondo master in my future no matter how hard it is.

June 2020

Black Belt Essay

Ryan Yoo

Being a black belt.  What does it mean, really?  Being a black belt does not mean that I have mastered Taekwondo.  Being a black belt does not mean that I can look down upon color belts.  Being a black belt means something different to everyone else, but to me, being a black belt means that you have entered a new world, a world of possibility and excitement.  Taekwondo is not over when you have achieved the rank of black belt.  You have simply entered a new phase of Taekwondo, a phase where your master will guide you and help you be the best you can possibly be.  But even your master has not truly reached total mastery of Taekwondo.  I believe that true mastery of Taekwondo is unachievable.  You can always learn new things, and you can always keep practicing to make you even better than you already are.  I have an unimaginable amount of respect for my master, as he is not only a good Taekwondo teacher, he is a wonderful and caring person, but even he has not mastered Taekwondo.  Think of it this way;  can you really master art?  Can you master music?  The answer to both of those questions is no.  Sure, you can be extremely good at both of them, but you can never reach a point where you cannot get better at it.  Taekwondo is the same way.  You are never really done with Taekwondo.  You are just better than you were yesterday.  I can never dream of mastering Taekwondo, because doing so is unachievable.  I can, however, keep practicing to get better and better.  Black belt is just  something to show that you have reached a high level of Taekwondo.  I do not have the right to boast to color belts about my being a black belt, nor do I have the right to pretend that I am better than everyone else.  However, I do have to be extra respectful and polite, because now that I am a black belt, color belts might look up to me and model themselves after me.  I have to stay honest and honorable, and I have to have integrity.  This is the true meaning of black belt.
September 2019

Black Belt Essay

Justin Yoo

In the summer of 2016, my brother and I enrolled in the HDMA for Tae Kwon Do lessons, eager to begin our training. After that first lesson, I knew for sure that I had found a hobby that I would enjoy. After three years, I am one test away from becoming a black belt. This test, however, is special. Not only are my physical limits being tested, I must also show my understanding of what Tae Kwon Do is and what it teaches us. I have to ask myself: what does it mean to me to be a black belt? To me, the answer to this lies in the meaning of martial arts.

Taking martial arts lessons has been a great learning experience for me. However, the message that Tae Kwon Do tells us is not in the techniques we learn. Although the fitness and kicks are important, I think that the most important thing Tae Kwon Do teaches us is patience and perseverance. Martial arts is far from easy, and more than likely you are going to face challenges and obstacles. Sometimes you may feel like giving up. No matter how difficult it seems, you have to keep going. As long as you put your best effort into it and practice diligently, you will be able to improve. You can’t expect big results right away, but that’s alright. The important thing is that you don’t stop trying. That is what martial arts teaches us. The black belt is more than just a piece of cloth you wear to show others your rank. It is a result of hard work and grit. It shows others that I had the courage to keep going, no matter how tough it got, and it signifies that I will have to work even harder to keep it. The black belt doesn’t tell others that you are superior to them; it shows them how much you enjoy martial arts, and how much you push yourself. It also means you have a lot of responsibilities. Someone could always be looking up to you, so you always need to be the best version of yourself. There is always a way to improve.

Tae Kwon Do doesn’t end at the black belt. You need to keep practicing and improving in order for it to mean anything. This is why Tae Kwon Do is so important. It teaches you the correct attitude to have in real life. Instead of seeing challenges as a bother, you learn to accept the obstacles that you face in whatever you do. Once you embark on your martial arts journey, it never really ends. Because Tae Kwon Do isn’t just a martial art; it’s a way of life.
September 2019

San Diego Taekwondo