FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do you rank students in?
Our training root is in the South Korean Arts. We have been Blessed to be taught by and ranked by a Grandmaster that is ranked in multiple Korean Martial Arts. This gives us the ability to rank in The World HoKwondo Federation system, Kukkiwon World Taekwondo System, and International Muhak Hapkido system. The primary structure of the classes are based on the Hokwondo System as the primary ranking and testing. An individual can receive ranking in the other arts as long as they can show proficiency at the given level in the requirements for that Art at the appropriate scheduled Testing for that material.
We share our experience in the Okinawan Ryu Kyu Kempo System and Tai Chi but do not offer ranking in these systems at this time.
If I am ranked in a system listed above do I start at white belt again?
No! We just ask you to stay at your rank until you fill all the requirements in our CMF curriculum material. We want the school to be unified as best as possible.
IF I HAVE A RANK IN ANOTHER SYSTEM NOT LISTED ABOVE DO I HAVE TO START AT WHITE BELT AGAIN?
We do ask you to start at white belt again, but respect your experience and keep in mind your skillset when partnering you up with others. In our opinion, life is a prayerful journey, not how many belts you have or what rank you are. We adhere to the World HoKwonDo federation age brackets for Rank promotions that are the same as the World Taekwondo Federations standards. Refer to the Black Belt rung under Martial Fitness Ladder Page.
Do you teach the Martial Arts listed above as religion?
No we do not. We just teach that like many sports they condition your mind, body, and spirit. We just give the Glory to the Holy Spirit for blessing our training efforts and strive to grow closer to Him everyday. We teach the physical martial arts is a specific sport and training hard in this specific sport enhances faith.
do I need to be Orthodox to be a member?
No we welcome all of God’s Children. We do teach from a Greek Orthodox Perspective. We have trained with many people that do not even believe there is a God.