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I always feel great after taking the martial arts… Kickside Martial Arts is a great way to practice focus and get fit!” Maria Thompson [ Black Belt ]
All school closings are posted to the class schedule page and/or the home page. Closings occur only when there is national holiday, inclement weather or an unforeseen accident Monday: 3:30 – 10:00pm Tuesday: 3:30 – 9:30pm Wednesday: 3:30 – 10:00pm … Continue reading
Kickside Martial Arts Ms. Elise Reed, Chief Instructor 378 South Branch Road, Building 1 Suite 4 Hillsborough, NJ 08844 Phone: 908-336-8409 // E-mail
The positive reinforcement and encouragement provided by the instructors motivates me to push myself to the next level! Kelly Parenti [ Sr 1st Dan Black Belt ]
Training at Kickside has given me an identity… I have a way to describe myself and I take pride in it. Taekwondo has become part of my life and will always be part of my life. Juhi Kapadia [ … Continue reading
I like to train at Kickside Martial Arts because there is always a sense of healthy respect between students and teachers, hard work and a balance of body and mind. I always get a great workout when I go to … Continue reading
We have two locations. One in Montgomery Township and the other in Hillsborough. MONTGOMERY LOCATION: We are located on Route 206 in Skillman, NJ — in the Village Shopper strip mall. We are near the main entrance – directly next … Continue reading
For students of all ages, who are beginners, we offer traditional martial arts classes. Once the student has accomplished a more advanced level of training we incorporate weapons and techniques from a variety of different styles. For teens/adults and juniors, … Continue reading
To find out more information on our prices we urge you to try out a free class. This will give you the chance to evaluate our instructors, the facility, and the quality of our classes. We offer a number of … Continue reading
We currently do not offer any special group classes for learning disabled children. If your child has ADD or AD/HD, our regular classes can be the perfect thing to help him or her get focused. We can offer private lessons … Continue reading
There is no age that is too old to train. This being said, we do advise students to consult a doctor before starting training if concerned about health risks. The instructors will also be able to help you more with … Continue reading
We offer “Pee-Wee” classes for toddlers, starting at age three. The age at which your child can begin black belt credit classes will depend on his or her level of ability. Usually kids do not start in the regular children’s … Continue reading
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New Jersey Martial Arts Alliance (NJMAA) www.newjerseymaa.com
All school closings are posted to the class schedule page and the home page. Closings occur only when there is national holiday, inclement weather or an unforseen accident Monday: 3:30 – 10:00pm Tuesday: 3:30 – 9:30pm Wednesday: 3:30 – 10:00pm … Continue reading
Kickside Martial Arts Mr. John M. Kanabay, Chief Instructor 1340 Route 206 Skillman, NJ 08558 Phone: 609-430-0513 // E-mail
Your mental approach to class will have a large impact on you as a martial artist. A student with a negative approach tends to “second guess” why the instructor requires a specific drill. This attitude becomes an obstacle that may cause a … Continue reading
First, understand that not all martial arts schools are the same. You should identify what you would like to gain from your training. Physical Fitness Spiritual Connection to Your Body Self Defense Stress Relief Confidence Mental Challenge Flexibility A Personal … Continue reading
Kickside Martial Arts strikes a good balance between a rigorous and disciplined curriculum in martial arts training. Mark McClintock [ Senior Yellow Belt ]
Training at Kickside Martial Arts increases the focus and energy I bring to other areas of my life.” Jeff Salton [ Senior Brown Belt ]
Please see an instructor for board breaking requirements for testing. Breaks must be pre-approved by your instructor upon submission of a testing application. There may be a limit placed on how many stations use cinderblocks to hold boards/bricks at testing. Probationary … Continue reading
Complete Senior Red Belt Information Senior Red Belt Forms: All forms and belt knowledge, White Belt through Red Belt, is required to test for Black. Senior red belts must break boards at testing. Two breaks are required, one hand and … Continue reading
Complete Red Belt Information Meaning of Chung-Moo: CHUNG-MOO was the name given to the great Korean naval leader Admiral Yi Soon-shin of the Joseon Dynasty. He was reputed to have invented the first armoured battleship (Kobukson, or “turtle ship”) in … Continue reading
Complete Senior Brown Belt Information Meaning of Hwa-Rang: Hwa-Rang literally means ‘flowering manhood” and was the name of the youth group that originated in the Silla Kingdom. This group was credited with the unification of the three kingdoms of Korea; … Continue reading
Complete Brown Belt Information Meaning of Kwang-Ho: Kwang-Ho Lee was one of the key figures in bringing TaeKwonDo to America in the early seventies. Brown Belt represents, the earth from which the plant has spouted and develop the strong root … Continue reading
Complete Senior Blue Belt Information Meaning of Toi-Gae: Toi-Gae was the pen name of Yi Hwang an authority on neo-Confucianism. The thirty-seven movements of this pattern represent the latitude of his birthplace.
Complete Blue Belt Information Meaning of Joon Gun: An-Joon-Gun was the Korean patriot who assassinated the first Japanese governor-general of Korea, Hiru-Bumi-Ito. Blue Belt represents the sky that the plant is growing towards as it matures into a towering tree, … Continue reading
Complete Senior Green Belt Information Meaning of Yul-Guk: Yul-Guk was the pseudonym (pen name) of the philosopher and scholar Yi-I (1536–1584 AD), who is known as the Confucius of Korea.
Complete Green Belt Information Meaning of Won-Hyo: Won-Hyo was known as the monk that introduced Buddhism to Korea in the year 686 AD. Green Belt represents the leaves on the plant as it begins to grow, just as a student’s … Continue reading
Complete Senior Yellow Belt Information Meaning of Do-San: Do-San was known as the educator of Korea. The 24 movements in the form represent the 24 years he spent furthering the education of Korea.
Complete Yellow Belt Information Meaning of Dan-Gun: This form was named after the legendary founder of Korea in 2333 BC. The Color Yellow represents the sun that is needed for the plant to grow.
Complete White Belt Information Meaning of Chun Ji: The form means Heaven and Earth, the low blocks in the form represent “Earth” (dirt); the inner forearm blocks represent Heaven (sky). Literal translation is Dirt and Sky. The Color White represents … Continue reading
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