kORYO GUMDO, THE WAY OF THE KOREAN SWORD!!!! cLASSES are HELD EVERY MONDAY AT 8:05PM!!!
our next test is: Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 10:00am
school bbq to follow
OUR DOJANG IS OPEN FOR TRAINING. WE HAVE PUT IN PLACE MANY COVID PRECAUTIONS FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS.
we offer zoom classes for those interested IN TRAINING IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME.
Master Stephen Miller
Master Stephen Miller is a 6th Degree Black Belt with the USNTF and a 5th Degree Black Belt with the Kukkiwon in the art of Taekwondo. He has been training for over 36 years.
Master Miller attained his 1st and 2nd degree black belt under Grandmaster Dae Kyu Lee, his 3rd degree under Master Luong Pham, ( a member of the 1988 Olympic Team), and his 4th, 5th, and 6th degree under Grandmaster Duk Gun Kwon. He became a Certified Master Instructor in 2012.
Master Miller has competed throughout his life at many levels of competition, winning the NJ state tournaments on multiple occasions. His most recent accomplishment was becoming an International Champion at the age of 45 when he won the 18th USNTF International Taekwondo Championships.
Master Miller has traveled to South Korea on 3 separate occasions, (1988, 2008, and 2019), to receive specialized training at the Kukkiwon and Taekwondowon in Seoul, South Korea.
He also has trained in Hapkido, (discipline of throws, takedowns, and joint locks), and in Koryo Gumdo, (the Korean sword, similar to that of the Samurai.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Business and Finance from college. He is a district manager of a local dental DSO and also works at the district office of H&R Block. Further, he is an Associate Member of the Cape Atlantic Marine Corps and an active member of his church family. Master Miller has and continues to use Tae Kwon Do to balance his work, home and family responsibilities. His current level of mastery makes him uniquely qualified to help students understand the importance of discipline, commitment, goal setting and the value of education.
History of Taekwondo
Taekwondo, which means the “way of kicking and punching” finds its roots beginning more than 2,000 years ago. It began as a style known as “Subak” or “Taekyon” and was developed as a way of training the mind and body in the ancient kingdom of Koguryo, under the name of “Sunbae.” Paintings of unarmed men using very similar techniques to those of modern day Taekwondo have been found on the ceilings of royal tombs. It was the bacbone of the Hwarangdo during the Silla Dynasty and was aimed at producing leadars of the countries.
Because of Korea’s location, Taekwondo has adapted many similarities of Karate and Kung Fu from its nearby countries of Japan and China including linear movements and circular patterns. Taekwondao seeks coordinated growth and improvements of life through its many different activities.
Training was originally intended only for the royal families and military. However, during the Yi Dynasty, (1397-1907), teaching to the general public began and the focus changed to more of a recreational and physical fitness style of the art.
The first school was started in Yong Chun, Seoul, South Korea in 1945. However, there were many different schools opening with different styles at the same time that all claimed to be of “Korean Tradition.” It wasn’t until 1957 that general Hong Hi Choi, (known as the father of Taekwondo) suggested that the name Taekwondo be the nationally accepted name of the art. On September 14, 1961 an offical decree was finally made to call it Taekwondo and the formed the Korea Taekwondo (KTA) with the general being elected as the first president.
A short time later, the art made its way to the USA and the US Taekwondo Association was formed in 1967, which was then replaced 7 years later by The US Taekwondo Federation.
In 1988 it was a demonstration event in the Olympics and became an official medal sport in 2000 for the Sydney games. It is estimated that 80 million people, spanning 210 countries currently train in the art.
Something For Everyone!
(13+ YEARS OLD)
Men and women of all ages and skill levels are able to join and will have a program to realistically achieve their physical goals. Further, CDR Taekwondo places a strong importance upon the student developing their personal character by improving their mind and body. CDR Taekwondo offers life skills, positive attitudes and good habits so that the student is better able to not only make new and exciting life goals, but to have the patience and perseverance to accomplish them. It doesn’t matter if you have ever trained in the martial arts before or if you think you are out of shape. We have a program that will fit your level and abilities.
At CDR Taekwondo you will gain the following benefits:
- Wellness and better health
- Lose weight
- Higher level of concentration and flexibility
- Reduced stressed
- Higher levels of confidence
- Gain self-esteem
- Perseverance and patience
- Fun way to exercise
- Make new friends
You will take joy in improving your flexibility, strength, and endurance while learning how to deal with stressful situations in a friendly atmosphere filled with support and the encouragement of your peers.
(5 TO 12 YRS OLD)
For most kids, every aspect of Taekwondo that they will experience in class will be completely new to them. However, after a very short time studying the art at CDR Taekwondo, they will begin to feel, and you will begin to see, a real difference in them. They will be more confident in their daily life and they may begin to become the first in their class to raise their hand when question is asked, or the first to stand up when someone asks for help. They will be able to perform at a higher level and with more confidence when under pressure. If they are shy you will tend to see them start to come out of their shells. Your child will learn valuable life lessons in every class.
At CDR Taekwondo your child will learn the following benefits:
- Focus and concentration
- Respect and courtesy
- Higher level of concentration
- Self-control and discipline
- Perseverance and patience
- How to resist peer pressure
- Make new friends
At CDR Taekowndo, your child will learn in a friendly and supportive group, free from being judged or bullied. They will learn to support and encourage each other as they advance through the program.
Press of Atlantic City
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — At the end of September and into early October, master Stephen Miller, a 6th dan, or degree, black belt, and Robin Miller of CDR Taekwondo, a local taekwondo school in the Galloway-Absecon area, traveled to South Korea for specialized training in the martial art along with a delegation of 39 other taekwondo students from across the U.S. This trip was by invitation only and was organized by the United States National Taekwondo Federation and its director, grandmaster Duk Gun Kwon from Chicago, a 9th dan Kukkiwon.
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Stance - Seogi - suh gee
Horseriding Stance - chachoomseogi - cha choom suh gee
Walking Stance - Apseogi - Ahp Suh gee
Low Front Stance - Apkubi - Ahp Koo Bee
Back Stance - Dwikobi - Dwee Koe Bee
Tiger Stance - Beom Seogi - Bee ohm Suh gee
Fighting Stance - Kyorugi seogi - Kie yo rue gee suh gee
Block - Mahki - Mah key
Low block - Ahrae mahki - Ah rae mah key
Middle block - Mahngtong mahki - Mong tong mah key
High block - Eolgul mahki - Ool gool mah key
In-Out middle block - Bakat mahki - Bah cot Mah kee
Out-in middle block - An mahki - Ahn Mah kee
Knife hand strike - Han sonal chigi - Hahn Sahnahl cheegee
Double knife low - Ju Sonal ahrae mahki - Joo Sahnahl Ah rae mah key
Double knife middle - Ju Sonal Mahngton mahki - Joo Sahnahl mong tong mah key
Kick - Chagi - Chah gee
Front Kick - Ap chagi - Ahp chah gee
Front stretch kick - Apbola chagi - Ahp bowl ah chah gee
Roundhouse kick - Dulya chagi - Dool ya chah gee
Side kick - Yup chagi - Yup chah gee
Back kick - Dwi yup chagi - Dwee yup chah gee
ARTICLES OF FAITH
- Be loyal to your country
- Be obedient to your parents
- Be loving to your family
- Be cooperative between brothers and sisters
- Be faithful to your friends
- Be respectful to your elders
- Establish trust between teacher and student
- Use good judgement in daily affairs
- Never retreat from obstacles
- Always finish what you start
- Always do good in school 11 ½ Always do your homework
- Always pay attention
1 – Hanah - Hah nah
2 – Dul - dool
3 – Saet - set
4 – Naet - net
5 – Dasut - Dah sut
6 – Yasut - Yah sut
7 – Ilgup - Ill gup
8 – Yadup - you dupe
9 – Ahop - ah hope
10 – Yul - Yool
11 – Yul hanah - Yool hah nah
12 – Yul dool - Yool dool
13 – Yul set - Yool set
14 – Yul net - Yool net
15 – Yul dasut - Yool dah sut
16 – Yul yasut - Yool yah sut
17 – Yul ilgup - Yool ill gup
18 – Yul yadup - Yool you dupe
19 – Yul ahop - Yool ah hope
20 – Samul - Sah mool
30 – Soreun - Sore ee un
40 – Maheun - Mah hee un
50 – Sheen - She un
First - Il - Ill
Second - Ee - Eee
Third - Sam - Sahm
Fourth - Sah - Sah
Fifth - Oh - Oh
Sixth - Yook - Yuke
Seventh - Chil - Chill
Eighth - Pal - Pahl
Ninth - Koo - Koo
Tenth - Ship - Ship
Master Steve Miller is a 6th Degree Black Belt with the USNTF and a 5th Degree Black Belt with the Kukkiwon in the art of Taekwondo. He has been training for over 36 years. Master Miller attained his 1st and 2nd-degree black belt under Grandmaster Dae Kyu Lee, his 3rd degree under Master Luong Pham, ( a member of the 1988 Olympic Team), and his 4th, 5th, and 6th degree under Grandmaster Duk Gun Kwon. He became a Certified Master Instructor in 2012. Master Miller has competed throughout his life at many levels of competition, winning the NJ state tournaments on multiple occasions. His most recent accomplishment was becoming an International Champion at the age of 45 when he won the 18th USNTF International Taekwondo Championships in 2012. Master Miller has traveled to South Korea on 3 separate occasions, (1988, 2008, and 2019), to receive specialized training at both the Kukkiwon and Taekwondowon in Seoul, South Korea. He also has trained in Hapkido, (discipline of throws, takedowns, and joint locks), and in Koryo Gumdo, (the Korean sword, similar to that of the Samurai. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor's Degree in Business and Finance from college. He is an office manager of a local dental office and also works at the district office of H&R Block. Further, he is an Associate Member of the Cape Atlantic Marine Corps and an active member of his church family. Master Miller has and continues to use Taekwondo to balance his work, home, and family responsibilities. His current level of mastery makes him uniquely qualified to help students understand the importance of discipline, commitment, goal setting, and the value of education.
Master James Dunbar is a 6th Dan Black Belt registered with US Chung Do Kwan. Additionally, he is registered as a 5th Dan Black Belt with Kukkiwon. Master Instructor Dunbar has been training in the Martial Arts for 35 plus years.
Jim owns J.E.Dunbar Realtors and is a Notary Public for 40 years. He is a former New Jersey State Trooper, US Marine, and retired Casino Control Commission Inspector. Jim is an honor graduate of the Atlantic Community College with an AS in Law Enforcement and Business. With additional studies at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He is active in his community through the Cape Atlantic Detachment of the Marine Corps League, the Toy for Tots Program, the Absecon American Legion, the Absecon Kiwanis, and the Inlet Athletic and Social Club.
Mr. James Snyder - 3rd Degree Black Belt. Mr. Snyder has been training in the martial arts for over 12 years. He has studied in the arts of Wado Ryu, Karate, Tang Soo Do, Hap Ki Do, and Taekwondo. It is in Taekwondo where Mr Snyder has truly begun to fine tune his art. He attained his first and second degree black belt under US Chung Do Kwon Association of Taekwondo. He was awarded his Third Degree in 2019. In 2003 he became a certified Instructor. Throughout his career, he has competed, judged, and referee'd at various tournaments. He also has training in the weaponry of Bo Staff, Cain, and Knife.
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