Qualified and Quality Taekwondo Instruction

The first school of TG Taekwondo was established in El Cerrito, California in 2003. This Sunnyvale school opened in 2010 and has been proudly being managed by alumni of KyungHee University Dept. of Taekwondo in South Korea, Kukkiwon authorized Taekwondo masters and professional staff.

Frequently Asked Questions


What’s the minimum age to start?

We have classes for age 4. But if the student can understand and follow instruction, 3 ½ year olds can start the class for developing their focus, attitude and improving physical ability.

How can I become a Black Belt?

Your belt is a part of the Taekwondo uniform. Always wear your belt proudly with your uniform. You do not need to wash your belt.
Your sweat, blood, and dirt by training will turn your white belt into a black belt someday. After getting a black belt, it will wear out into a white belt again.
Your old belts are the history of your training. That is why TG Taekwondo requires you to keep all of your old belts to make a history frame when you get a black belt. Keep it on!

How long does it take to get a Black Belt?

It’ll take 3~4 years. It all depends on the amount of time you devote to training. Each student will progress at a speed that is equal to their personal abilities.
We have various programs to achieve your goal in Taekwondo.
Slow and steady wins the race!
If you know it, you will like it. If you like it, you will enjoy it.

What are the benefits of Taekwondo?

Taekwondo improves strength, speed, balance, flexibility, stamina, muscle tone, reflexes, concentration, and self-esteem, mental, ethical and physical discipline as well as develop the positive character traits.
My child is not good at other sports or not athletic. Can he/she do Taekwondo?
Definitely! TG Taekwondo teaches each child at his/her own pace. They are not measured against each other. There are no “second string” or “alternate” players and no one sits on the bench.
Can we come to watch? What’s minimum age to start?
You can watch the class. The minimum age to start is 4 years old but if your kid can listen and follow instructions, 3 1/2 years old can start our fun Martial Arts physical activities.

What are the classes like?

Classes consist of self-defense training, kicking, controlled step sparring, forms(routines of movement), and physical conditioning. All classes are taught by experienced Kukkiwon authorized Taekwondo Black Belt instructors.

What is the Belt Promotion Test?

Belts are goals that are set for students to meet on their road to Taekwondo training and personal improvement. Minimum attendance and qualification of the curriculum are required to take the promotion testing for the next belt. You need approved stickers of Poomsae, Kick Combinations, and Spirit of Taekwondo on the belt to list up your name.

How many students are in class?

For the quality of instructions, we strictly limit the number of students to an instructor in class. You need to make a schedule ahead to take classes.

What is the difference between Taekwondo, Karate and other Martial Arts?

Taekwondo originated from Korea, Karate is from Japan, and Kung Fu is from China.
Taekwondo as an Olympic Martial Arts Sport is well known for its kicking. However, it doesn’t mean Taekwondo only emphasizes kicking and lower body.
Taekwondo Poomsae(Form: Routines of movement) has diverse hand and entire body techniques(elbow, knee, grabbing, and more) and a symmetric-training system for both the right and left sides of your body, not like other Martial Arts have.
Students also develop the spirit of Taekwondo(courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit) by training body and mind in TG Taekwondo.

What is Sparring Class? Can I learn Self-Defense?

Olympic-style sparring has been developed as a practical contact sport that has rules and full protective gear as a game. Taekwondo sparring is known as the best of Martial Arts in its kicking skills. Because kicking is 4 times stronger than punch and can hit a target in 0. 4 seconds. You will learn practical self-defense techniques in this class.
You can control your mind more through controlling your body in the Taekwondo game, the contact sport.


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