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Welcome to the Korean Academy of Taekwondo Online, the internet headquarters for the entire KAT Family. Our site is one of the most visited Taekwondo school websites on the entire internet. Please feel free to browse around the site or see the current newsletter. The Korean Academy of Taekwondo has been serving the community for over thirty years. We h ave three main locations (dojangs) in Littleton, CO, Loveland, CO , and Aurora, CO. In addition to this we have a number of programs in academic schools, including the Community College of Aurora and Metro State University of Denver, which finished 2nd in sparring in the 2010 National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships. KAT maintains A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and has won numerous awards for both student skill and customer service. We work with students of all ages and abilities (from special needs to recent Olympians)

General Martial Arts Classes

We offer a wide variety of Taekwondo classes for children, families, and adults. depending on age, skill, and desires. We start with our Little Tigers Class, a special class for preschoolers that teaches balance, coordination, safety, and many other skills through basic martial arts movements. Most students will enter our beginner's classes, where they will learn martial arts basics and gain the fundamental skills and conditioning needed to be successful in our other classes. Our adult / family classes offer many different students the opportunity to practice together at the same time.

Specialized Martial Arts Classes

Our specialized classes include the Competition Team, where students prepare themselves for all levels of Olympic Style Sparring competition. They may also choose to join the Demonstration Team, where they will learn high flying extreme martial arts techniques (ie, XMA) and perform at venues such as the Pepsi Center, Invesco Field, the Aurora Mall, Starbucks, and more. We also teach a weapons class where students can learn the basics of martial arts weapons. Advanced students can also take instructor training class to take their knowledge of martial arts to the next level.

Three Components of Practice

At our main headquarters for the Korean Academy of Taekwondo (KAT) in Aurora, Colorado we focus in three main areas of martial arts - Traditional Taekwondo, Sport Taekwondo, and Practical Self-defense. The most traditional aspects of Taekwondo are tought throughout our curriculum where students learn discipline, self-control and self confidence while training hard and working their way up through the belt ranks - by learning World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) forms (poomses), kicks, hand techniques, defensive step sparring, and ground defense grappling.

KAT is proud to teach the WTF Olympic Style Sparring where two players, one red, one blue put on full protective pads and spar against each other to gain points by kicking or punching the other player's chest protector (Hogu) and in adult divisions by kicking to the protected head. The match is continuous, (not stopped by scoring a point) which teaches players important counter attack strategies and promotes match flow.

Practical self-defense is an important aspect to our training at KAT. Standing defense is made up of basic kicks, hand techniques and Hapkido joint manipulations. Sprawling, control, clinching, and falling techniques are taught as the transitional techniques between standing defense and ground defense. Ground defense is especially important because many fights can go to the ground. To train for this, KAT offers a comprehensive grappling curriculum which begins with how to fall and roll safely and works through dominant positioning and submission techniques. Pre-Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) mixed sparring/grappling is offered but not required for belt advancement.

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Korean Academy of Taekwondo 16850 E. Mississippi Ave Aurora, CO 80017 (303) 743-7767