Ranks and Advancement
"The New England Tae Kwon Do Karate Club was founded by Grand Master Ron
Bastien in 1975. Grand Master Bastien started his study of martial arts
in 1955 at the age of 10. During his martial arts career he has
studied Isshin-rye, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, and Moo Duk Kwan. He has earned
black belts in Isshin-rye, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, and Moo Duk Kwan and
received his Master's Rank in Tae Kwon Do from Professor Larry Garron in
The Tae Kwon Do Karate Club is a non-contact club following Traditional Forms and Techniques as developed by General Choi Hong Hi. We provide instruction in Tae Kwon Do for children, teens and adults. The Tae Kwon Do Karate Club has promoted over 700 black belts/masters since it opened in 1975.
Although Tae Kwon Do has its roots in Korean military training, today it is mostly practiced for fitness and self-defense. Our program utilizes a continuous enrollment and skill development system which allows you to start your training in Tae Kwon Do at any time throughout the year and progress through ranks at your own pace. We welcome beginners, as well as people with experience in Tae Kwon Do and other martial arts. All new students begin their training in a one on one instructional format with a Black Belt to learn basic skills necessary to participate in the general class. This foundation allows the student to practice at his/her own pace along with more experienced students.
The school encourages prospective students to visit, observe or try a class, so please email or visit a class if you would like to find out more about our program.
Our club is family oriented. We encourage parents and guardians to participate with their child.
We have the program that is right for you!
|1This information is from WHO'S WHO in American Martial Arts Second Edition, Copyright © 1985 by Dale Brooks.|