RDM Class – Dan Members Only

Saturdays – Noon til 1:00pm

Our RDM Class is a new program.  RDM is actually an acronym for Rusty Dan Member.  This is an hour long work out in a fun, safe environment, where safety of all members is of the utmost concern.  This class will pretty-much run on a similar platform so to speak as the intermediate/ Advanced class. Less time is spent on the core set and drills than in the earlier classes.  Emphasis being GM Baird has an opportunity to work with both active dan members and those that may have been out for some time, spending time addressing advanced hyung and working out and mastering these, in a class that is limited to dans and Masters only. Great class for our advanced members.
Why do most people sign up for a Martial Arts? There are numerous reasons.  Most People associate Martial Arts training with getting stronger, staying fit, improving self-defense skills. These are all valid reasons. However, does Martial Arts Training help you cope with everyday life’s challenges?  Regular training in a well- rounded martial Arts program does so in many ways. Here are just a few.

Boost Confidence – It this a known fact that members who train in martial arts classes typically exude a boost in self–esteem and confidence. This most definitely transfers to their everyday activities and relationships.

​​Improve Overall Health –This is a no-brainer. Regular Martial Arts training helps improve both strength and cardio endurance and improves muscle tone and weight control. This means you are less likely to experience aches and pains, become out from everyday activities, or suffer from obesity-related illnesses and conditions.

Improve FlexibilityAnother known fact! As we get older, we lose that range of movement. Sad but true. At TBTSDC, we strive every class to improve with  flexibility-based exercises. Regular stretching is so important.

Improving Cognitive SkillsIs this important? Have you ever had trouble remembering things? Sometimes, even remembering what you did the day before? Our systematic approach addresses this ten-fold through a multitude of activity based exercises ( forms or hyungs, as we call them) and terminology practice. I have never told a student this will get easier. It will indeed challenge you, but in a fun and meaningful way. ​Even a new member, starting off slowly and methodically learning the basic forms, which consist of 21 or so movements will reap so many benefits. You are memorizing the movements and learning to breathe properly. These patterns alone help one to develop strength, stability, power, focus, balance, and coordination!

Make New Friends – When enrolling in our program, you will have the opportunity to meet a whole new group of people who share your interests in the Martial Arts. These relationships and friendships can certainly have a lifelong impact. Is this important? For me it has been. TBTSDC members are well known and respected for helping each other in the programs.