How do I begin classes?
Contact Master Heather Breiting to ask any questions
about the class, and arrange a meeting in the lobby of
the recreation center to go over the new student
information paperwork. This can be obtained from the
instructor or printed out from the .pdf files
above. Please ask about getting a Foothills Recreation
Center ID card when you come to the class.
How much are the dues?
Dues for residents of the Foothills Recreation
District are $90.00/month. Out of district resident
dues are $80.00/month. You will need to obtain a
Foothills Recreation District ID card, as we need your
ID card number for your monthly participation in
Are there extra costs as well as class dues?
Extra costs will include purchasing equipment,
testings, and tournaments. Testings will occur once
every 3-4 months, and start at $40.00 per testing. The
cost rises nominally as you go up in rank to cover
breaking materials for your test, belts, etc.
Tournaments occur several times a year, and cost
between $20.00, and $60.00, depending on what
activities you participate in.
What kind of equipment do I need and when do I need
After you decide you are interested in continuing
Taekwon-Do classes, the first thing you will need is a
uniform. Later, you will need protective gear for
sparring. In order to spar in tournaments, every
tournament requires a mouth guard, a cup, head gear,
as well as acceptable hand and foot pads. The
instructors of CHK TKD also recommend head gear
to protect the head in case of a fall.
How do I get uniforms and equipment?
You can get an idea of the type of
equipment you will need from the instructors after you
decide you are interested in continuing Taekwon-Do
classes. Until that time, you will only need to come
dressed in the appropriate attire mentioned
What do I wear on my first day of
For your first few classes, you would want loose
fitting clothing like sweat pants and a t-shirt. You
do not need a uniform until you are sure that this is
something you would like to do for a
What do I learn on my first day of
The first day of class, you will have an introduction
to Taekwon-Do that includes a definition, a short
history, and what it is used for. An assistant
instructor will inform you of the class rules, and how
students and instructors behave within the class
structure. After this brief orientation, you will
begin to learn the physical aspects of Taekwon-Do.
Do I need to know anything before I begin
Many students are concerned about their first day of
class, and want to be as prepared as possible. All
that is really necessary is to bring an open mind, a
courteous attitude, and a willingness to learn.
We will help you with anything else you need to
How do I tie the belt
on a Taekwon-Do uniform?
The ceremony at the
beginning and end of class is so unusual, what is going on?
Go to What is Taekwon-Do ?
CHK Taekwon-Do Main Page