Got my camo belt!

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As some of you may know I restarted my TKD journey after not training for 3 years. Last week I tested for Camo recommended from white, so I was able to skip all the beginner belts. I am now learning the ATAs form before black belt and it has some really interesting transitions that I did not see in my previous style. I also really enjoy learning basic weapons!
 

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As some of you may know I restarted my TKD journey after not training for 3 years. Last week I tested for Camo recommended from white, so I was able to skip all the beginner belts. I am now learning the ATAs form before black belt and it has some really interesting transitions that I did not see in my previous style. I also really enjoy learning basic weapons!
Camo ? I dont know much about belts but thats new to me. What is the progression? Congrats on your new belt.
 
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What type of interesting transitions?
It's interesting because in my old style "Chung Do Kwan" the forms did not have many kicks. The Songham forms kick a lot more and from a variety of stances.
 

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I'm always a bit apprehensive when I hear about ATA. My experience with their schools has been very money hungry, nickel and dime you at every corner and borderline cultish. They even went as far as to copyright their forms. But hey, if you like it keep it up! Did you do the Kukkiwon forms in your old CDK school or was it the really old CDK style that still does the pyung ahn series?
 
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I'm always a bit apprehensive when I hear about ATA. My experience with their schools has been very money hungry, nickel and dime you at every corner and borderline cultish. They even went as far as to copyright their forms. But hey, if you like it keep it up! Did you do the Kukkiwon forms in your old CDK school or was it the really old CDK style that still does the pyung ahn series?
Its definitely expensive, my first month was like $500 between registration, tuition, uniforms, and gear. I havent been there long enough to experience anything too negative. In my old school we did chon ji - Chong Moo, kwangae etc.
 

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Its definitely expensive, my first month was like $500 between registration, tuition, uniforms, and gear. I havent been there long enough to experience anything too negative. In my old school we did chon ji - Chong Moo, kwangae etc.
Say what?!!!!!!
 

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Its definitely expensive, my first month was like $500 between registration, tuition, uniforms, and gear. I havent been there long enough to experience anything too negative. In my old school we did chon ji - Chong Moo, kwangae etc.
$500? Holy swear word!!!! As a [successful] school owner that seems very unreasonable to me. But if you see the value in that then who am I to dissuade you?

Sounds like your old school was ITF/Traditional TKD.
 
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$500? Holy swear word!!!! As a [successful] school owner that seems very unreasonable to me. But if you see the value in that then who am I to dissuade you?

Sounds like your old school was ITF/Traditional TKD.
$125 one time registration fee, $169 for the month, $25 for training shirt, $47 for training sword, $88 chest protector, and $54 face shield. I see that several are one time purchases , but I still find it obnoxiously expensive.
 

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$125 one time registration fee, $169 for the month, $25 for training shirt, $47 for training sword, $88 chest protector, and $54 face shield. I see that several are one time purchases , but I still find it obnoxiously expensive.
All of those costs make sense except for the registration fee.
 
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Keep up your training. Always nice to see a fellow ATAer on the board - welcome!
Hello Balrog, good to hear from you again. Yes, let's see what the ATA is all about!
 

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At are tkd school camo belt is for kids how in the world did you go from white belt to cammo in one turn I ask this because you'd have to know them upper belts requirement and exceed them but how do you do that as a white belt maybe pay them 500 but if you worked hard for it I apologize but most martial artist I'm sure read this post and point out the same in their heads happy new years
 

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