To produce students with a good understanding of Taekwon-Do,
who are healthy, honest citizens, with a kind human spirit, who can face their
fears and can defend themselves with proficiency and control.
New Mexico Taekwon-Do Classes
Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do offers classes
for the serious competitor, the student interested in self-defense, or those desiring
good physical exercise and fitness. Taekwon-Do programs are designed
for the beginning student to the advanced black belt. It takes approximately five
years for a mature student to achieve the rank of I Dan black belt. The Taekwon-Do
taught in this studio is a strict physical discipline and not based on Eastern
religious teachings. This school practices traditional martial arts etiquette
to develop integrity, honesty, self-control, and respect for others.
are offered for children, juniors and adults. Children start their training at
around the age of 6 years. Junior classes are for students 9 to 15 years of age.
Adult classes are for ages 16 to 90 years of age. A student is only limited by
their willingness to train.
Tots all levels:
Monday, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Juniors beginner level:
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Monday, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 7:45 - 9:15
Monday, 7:45 - 9:15 p.m.
Thursday, 7:45 - 9:15 p.m.
can be designed for the student with special needs. Please, consult your doctor
before applying to train if you have special health considerations.
In 2011 Master Blakeley advanced his 58th student to black belt to the rank of 1st Degree. (see
black belt Information and dates of promotion).
of Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do can purchase a training manual for their level
of training. The "Colored Belt Handbook" contains all testing requirements
for each of the colored belt levels up to 1st degree black belt. This handbook
may be purchased in the lobby of the studio at a cost of $10. Black belts that
are I Dan and above use a "Black Belt Handbook" which may be purchased
at the front counter at a cost of $10. This handbook contains the testing requirements
for II Dan to VII Dan black belts.
just starting their Taekwon-Do practice are not required to buy uniforms. Loose
fitting clothing such as sweats are recommended for the first few months of training.
Uniforms may be purchased at the front counter. Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do
stocks a full line of uniforms and equipment for students and instructors alike.
Students are required to attend a specified number of workouts per belt rank to be eligible to test; students testing to yellow stripe, yellow belt or green stripe the requirement is 22 workouts; students testing to green belt, blue stripe, or blue belt the requirement is 26 workouts; students testing to red stripe or red belt the requirement is 28 workouts; students testing to black stripe are required to attend 30 workouts to be eligible to test.
Fulfilling this requirement does not mean the student has permission to test. This means they have met one of the requirements for their belt rank.
Students of Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do have the opportunity to work out at one of the most modern schools in the United States at a fee of half its’ competitors. The monthly fee is $25 per individual with family rates of an additional $10 for each additional family member, for example $35 for two, $45 for three, and $55 for four family members.
are held at the end of each semester. If the student has fulfilled all the test
requirements, they are given permission to test. There is a test fee for each
belt test. The test fee includes: belt, certificate, breaking material, and professional
fees for the test board. The test fees are:
Belt Yellow Stripe $15
Yellow Stripe Yellow Belt $15
Belt Green Stripe $20
Green Stripe Green Belt $20
Belt Blue Stripe $25
Blue Stripe Blue Belt $25
Red Stripe $30
Red Stripe Red Belt $30
Red Belt Black
Black belt test fees vary according to the certification level requested. Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do certifies its black belts both Nationally (YCTA) and Internationally (ITF). If the black belt desires international certification additional fees are incurred.
Stars for Grades
Eastern New Mexico
Taekwon-Do offers several special incentive programs for its students. One of
which is the "Stars for Grades" program. At the end of each semester
school age students bring in their report cards. If a student has maintained an
"A" or "B" average for the semester they will receive a gold
start to wear on their uniform sleeve. If the student improves his or her grades,
they will receive a white star.
Black Belt Club
Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do has a program called "Future
Black Belt Club." This special program is offered to students at the rank
of 3rd Gup or blue belt with red stripe. Students at this level are offered a
contract with the school. If they sign this contract they will receive a black
belt embroidered with their name which will be displayed at the school until presented
to them after their examination. They will also receive their YCTA yearly membership
free of charge. For this the student promises to train hard, obey their parents,
and study hard at school. If the contract is broken, the student will be removed
from the club; eliminating their eligibility for special workouts, special recognition,
and free YCTA memberships
Several times per year Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do is ask to
host a demonstration at the public schools, civic organizations, and churches
of our community. Students are asked to volunteer for these events. Students helping
in the demonstration will receive attendance credits and special recognition for