Unlimited Class Attendance
At our school, we believe that more practice is the key to better Tae Kwon Do. We have 11 classes per week and each class lasts 1.5 hour allowing as much practice in just one class as most schools allow in a whole week.
It will take around twelve months for a student to achieve greater self-defense abilities, as well as self-control and fitness. After that time, the student has not just learned a wide range of techniques he or she has developed a much higher degree of concentration allowing him or her to apply the techniques learned in a stressful situation. It is in that stage that a student usually develops the strong desire to continue their training to the black belt level.
Many of our youth and adult students participate in tournaments, competing in both forms and sparring. Over the years Grand Master Shin's students have competed locally and nationally.
At Shin's Martial Arts, families practice together. This helps to strengthen families. Children develop respect for their parents, and couples learn to know and respect each other. The regular practice of Tae Kwon Do also helps to release tensions in the family. Family practice is particularly helpful for parents to assess the needs of their child, by giving them the ability to see the child's the strengths and weaknesses among other children, while still being present in the child's environment and while fully understanding the child's environment, as the parent practices with the child. We offer a special pricing to accommodate families.
We can help you meet your martial arts goals, whether you want to learn self-defense, further your mental and spiritual learning, or attain greater health.
Women's Fitness and Self-Defense
Women of all ages attend our morning and evening classes. Martial Arts have enhanced the lives of women everywhere by providing them with greater health and fitness, physical and mental sharpness, and spiritual growth.
At Shin's Martial Arts, women practice to develop the ability to keep themselves safe physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Testing and Promotions
The main goal when testing a martial artist for a promotion to the next belt level is to give the individual an opportunity for self-assessment and growth. It allows the child or the adult practitioner break through physical, mental, and spiritual millstones.
Unity is very important in our families, in our communities, and in the world. At Shin’s Martial Arts, every class is open to all belt colors, all ages, and families. We practice together, in unity, as we believe that we must learn from each other. As the world communicates less, people grow apart and problems arise. Unity is the answer. It prompts people to communicate with each other and to solve their problems. Tae Kwon Do is more than an olympic sport. It is an art that can be practiced by people of all ages, genders, abilities, and backgrounds. At Shin's Martial Arts, the virtues of traditional Tae Kwon Do are maintained. We celebrate diversity and foster unity.
Black Belt Program
The benefits of attaining the level of black belt are too numerous to name, but, a healthier, more mentally and physically positive lifestyle is achieved. A unique mental and spiritual growth can be achieved at the black belt level. All our black belts receive certification from Kukkiwon in Seoul, Korea and are recognized by the World Tae Kwon Do Federation worldwide.
Shin's Martial Art's is an educational facility approved to provide Physical Education for homeschooled students. We offer 11 classes per week to accommodate the various schedules of homeschoolers.
Spiritual Growth in Tae Kwon Do
Realizing the need for Tae Kwon Do practitioners to develop not just physically and mentally, but also spiritually, Grand Master Shin created the World Christian Tae Kwon Do Mission. The mission's purpose is to help the impoverished population of the world while providing the spiritual training needed by all martial artists who which to further their Tae Kwon Do Training. The World Christian Tae Kwon Do Mission has now spread across the United States and has also developed in other countries of the world.
Grand Master Shin's Commitment to the Success of His Students and to the Excellence of Tae Kwon Do
The practice of Tae Kwon Do requires a commitment between a student and a master. In the case of a child, the commitment is between the parents and the master, as the parents are responsible for bringing the child to his or her Tae Kwon Do classes. It is an agreement to invest the required amount of time for the duration necessary to allow the adult or the child to benefit from the practice of Tae Kwon Do. These days, the world presents greater challenges than ever. It is especially felt while raising children, as children build habits and a way of thinking shaped not just by their family values, but by the values of the 21st century. The parents are often left without the necessary tools to uphold their most cherished values in their children. Tae Kwon Do offers these tools. It can reshape the physical and mental habits of a person, and allows practitioners to grow spiritually, so they can live up to their full potential and enjoy and share the benefits of a virtuous existence. A knowledgeable Tae Kwon Do master understands that Tae Kwon Do, as all other martial arts, requires sustained practice to effectively support the physical, mental, and spiritual development of an individual. Unlike most seasonal sports, Tae Kwon Do must be practiced all year long to truly benefit the martial artist. Because Grand Master Shin is committed to the growth of every student, he offers various programs and a flexible class schedule.
The Tae Kwon Do Forms or Poomsaes
In the practice of Tae Kwon Do, there are various series of poomsaes or forms. The Taegeuks and the Palgwes (which preceded the Taegeuks) are the junior WTF forms. They are followed by the WTF black belt forms which are associated with the geography of Korea. The ITF’s Chang Hon forms are named after Korean heroes and events of the Korean history. The traditional forms are the oldest. The Kee-Chos, the Pyeong-Ans, and the traditional black belt forms descend from Okinawan karate katas and from the practice of Chinese martial arts brought from Fukien (today’s Fujian Province) and from Manchuria. The essay below explores the detailed meaning of the Pyeong-Ans forms.
The purpose of the World Christian Tae Kwon Do Mission is to spread the word of God using Tae Kwon Do as a tool. As described in Galatians 5:22 “The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control”. Tae Kwon Do is not just physical, it is spiritual. The practice of Tae Kwon Do challenges every person to develop the fruit of the spirit.
The Fruit of the Spirit
The fruit of Tae Kwon Do is also the fruit of the spirit. Love is the greatest teaching of Tae Kwon Do and it is also the greatest spiritual teaching in any religion. First, the love of God, then the love of others, last the love of self. All good things in life are a product of love. Negative things are never created by love, but always by a lack of it, therefore love should always be our focus. When we love God and when we love others, we find joy every day. Joy makes our lives happy. Without joy life is hard and we are unwilling to improve ourselves. When we love people we are patient with them and kind to them. Without patience, we cannot wait for good things and we cannot build anything. Therefore, we do not become skilled in any area. With love and patience, we become skillful and experienced. We become knowledgable. When we love God we are faithful to God and when we love others we are faithful to others. Faith lifts us and gives us wings. Our faith will show through our deeds. However, true faith is not physical, for the physical things are of men. Faith is from the heart for the heart is of God. From a faithful heart comes gentle strength. A person of faith is strong inside, but gentle outside, and therefore exhibits self-control. These are also the teachings of Tae Kwon Do. All fruit of the spirit trickles down from love, because everyone of them embodies love. In every lack that we have, there is a lack of love on our part.
The True Gift
“Through your teachings in Tae Kwon Do, you have a unique opportunity to also be a teacher of God's Word. I can show anyone how the teachings of Martial Arts can parallel christian mission work. Through christian Tae Kwon Do mission work, you will help others and also strengthen the faith and the lives of your students. You will build unity and leadership in your students, in your community, and in the world.
- Master Shin
The World Christian Tae Kwon Do Mission has changed the Tae Kwon Do practitioners who participated. They experienced an unbelievable spiritual growth while preparing for the mission. In Mexico, they became different people. They grew in leadership and in all areas of they lives. As God calls us, he also gives us the tools needed to serve him.
Today, there are more than 201 countries with 70 million Tae Kwon Do practitioners. It is Grand Master Shin’s hope that, through his example, more martial artists will become involved in christian mission work so that more people can live in faith. There are many pockets of hopelessness in the world and through missions like this one perhaps many human lives and conditions will improve.
During and after their trip to Mexico the mission's participants came to truly understand the need for greater unity. Unity in our families, schools, country, and in the world. In Mexico, they experienced complete cohesion. There was unity amongst all martial artists, believers, and amongst all the people they met, practiced, and worked with the World Christian Tae Kwon Do Mission. At no time did they experience any kind of division. We are convinced that it is the answer to most of the world’s problems.
Ministering to the Sport CommunityThe missionaries from the World Christian Tae Kwon Do Mission were invited numerous times to speak and perform for other members of the sport community. Last June, they demonstrated Tae Kwon Do and shared the message of Jesus Christ at one of Merida's major theaters. World Christian Tae Kwon Do Mission practitioners from the United States and Mexico joined the Lara Academias, a long time member of the World Christian Tae Kwon Do Mission for an evening establishing the spiritual nature of Martial Arts practiced by the followers of Christ. The word "Do" as in Tae Kwon Do refers to the mental and spiritual part of the Martial Art. Without focus on mental and spiritual growth one only practices "Tae Kwon" not Tae Kwon Do. Many excellent black belt practitioners, loose their interest and enthusiasm for Tae Kwon Do , and leave our beloved Martial Art because of a lack of mental and spiritual fulfillment. Their daily practice comes short of including mental and spiritual practice. Both Tae Kwon (practice of the body) and Do (practice of the mind) are necessary of a life time of interest and enthusiasm for Tae Kwon Do. Together they permit individual growth and fulfillment. Just as in Luke 17:11-19 only a practitioner with a spiritual understand can grow into a life time practitioner, a senior belt, and a master of the Martial Art.
"Ten Lepers Cleansed, One Gives Thanks and it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Teacher, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There was not found one that returned to give glory to God, except this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go your way: your faith has made you whole."
How does one practice spiritual Tae Kwon Do? As Christians, it is through the daily practice of our faith and by increasing our awareness of the parallels between the teachings Tae Kwon Do and the teachings of Christ.