Our next Session of Classes Begins the Week of October 10th, 2022 We are scheduling appointments for trial classes. Email us at info@HilliardTKD.com or message us through our Hilliard Taekwondo Academy Facebook page for more information about scheduling your trail class.

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  • October 2022 Introductory Special

    October 2022 Introductory Special

    9 Weeks for only $199.00 includes your 1st belt rank testing and we provide a uniform! Every visitor schedules an appointment to try one class at no charge. Once your appointment is scheduled, we’ll send you additional details about what time to arrive, what to wear, what to expect and more. This initial trial class helps us see if the visitor can participate safely in our class and also helps the visitor decide if they feel comfortable in our program, are having fun, and enjoy what we teach as well as the way we teach. After you, or your child tries a class, you can head home to talk about the experience and then contact us to sign up for our ....

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  • Class Schedule effective August 8, 2022

    All visits are by scheduled appointment only during this time. Only instructors and students are inside the school. We allow ONE person per family of students in the current class to be inside the lobby (and that one person must be a parent/adult guardian). Other family members, friends, etc (even when arriving for the trial class) stay outside and watch class from outside. If a belt rank has 2 class options in one day, they may choose one OR the other class. ....

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  • Moments that catch you off guard

    Moments that catch you off guard

    Moments that catch you off-guard (aka "that wasn't the plan, but ...") Yesterday's Little Ninjas class (our 5-year-olds) is still on my mind. At the end of class we sat in a circle and I asked what they thought of the new drill we had just done. I usually say "activity" or "game" but today I said "drill" and that changed the conversation. Apparently yesterday was a day Hilliard schools practiced drills to hide from active shooters and they wanted to talk about that drill. Some described a fun game they had wanted to win by being the most quiet and still. Some explained the mechanics of how jamming a door worked and who could and couldn't get the door open. And some ....

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  • Bullying: let's work together to stop bullying

    Bullying: let's work together to stop bullying

    Together we can stop bullying! And, parents, that means we need your help. Our goal is for every one of our students to develop the confidence to stand up to a bully, and for none of our students to ever BE a bully. The reality, though, is that every successful martial arts school - just like all aspects of life - is made up of many students, who all have different personalities, backgrounds, experiences, behaviors, and reasons for choosing to learn martial arts. One of the statements in our student oath is: "I shall never misuse taekwondo." And one of our tenets is: Integrity (which means that a person will do the right thing even when no one is watching). We want ....

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  • HTA Instructors - Who is Who at HTA

    HTA Instructors - Who is Who at HTA

    Who is Who at HTA? Ms. Thompson owns Hilliard Taekwondo Academy, is a Master Level Instructor, a 6th Degree Black and the Chief Instructor of the school. We have staff instructors, volunteer instructors and instructors-trainees who help make our classes so successful. Instructor Levels are: Level 1 (narrow red ribbon around uniform jacket collar): the first instructor collar earned by passing a written test and demonstrating all the forms from White Belt up to and including 1st Decided Black Belt. Level 2 (wide red ribbon around collar): after 6 months of teaching as a Level 1 an instructor may test to earn their Level 2 collar earned by passing a written test and demonstrating teaching ....

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  • Whose goals & dreams are they ... yours or your child's?

    Whose goals & dreams are they ... yours or your child's?

    Is your #1 goal to have your child to end up on an Olympic podium, with an eye to fame and fortune? We can save you time ... we are not the school for you. Do you want your child to become a more confident, focused, respectful, disciplined, kind person who learns to persevere through challenges while also developing excellent martial arts skills and leadership qualities? You are our kind of family! Our martial arts skill standards are high. Our character development standards are even higher. In any sport, the number of participants who end up on an Olympic podium is very small compared to the number of kids who start in that sport. EVERY child can learn to focus, set & achieve ....

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  • Current calendar

    Current calendar

    Watch for updates. Weather can impact our class schedule. Updates are posted on our business Facebook page and typically we are able to change our phone's outgoing message if we need to close due to the weather. If we plan in advance to be closed on a day we would normally be open for classes, there will be a "NO CLASSES" note on those days. Other notations on the calendar are informational. ....

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  • How to get your kids to listen (and have a happier homelife)!

    How to get your kids to listen (and have a happier homelife)!

    How to get your kids to listen more and argue less! Thank them for the behaviors you want more of and give less attention to the behaviors you don't want. Kids want attention (well ... don't we all?). When they sit quietly, play nicely together, hang up their jacket, don't make a mess ... do you thank them? When they say "NO!" or argue, do you give them all your attention and try to reason with them, engage in the argument, try to find out what will make them do what you want, threaten, etc. If behaving well doesn't get recognized, but being the class clown or refusing to cooperate brings everything to a halt and wins them all the attention, they will continue to show off, disrupt, ....

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  • "How do you get kids to behave so quickly!?!"

    "How do you get kids to behave so quickly!?!"

    "How do you get kids to behave so quickly!?!" This is one of the most frequent questions/comments we get from parents when their child tries a class at Hilliard Taekwondo Academy. It's really not magic, and our strategies will work for you at home ... yes, really! First, we understand: - kids really do want to please us - boundaries make kids feel safer - we get more of the behavior we focus on most Second, we are consistent in terms of: - expectations -recognition - consequences Third: - planning ahead helps avoid reacting based on emotions, especially anger - consequences tend to be more fair when applied based on a rule that's broken rather than how we feel in that moment - ....

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  • Integrity ... doing what's right even when no one (or our kids) may be watching us

    Integrity ... doing what's right even when no one (or our kids) may be watching us

    We want our kids to be confident, to learn to focus, to have self-control and to demonstrate a character of integrity. Integrity - doing the right thing even when no one is watching - is my favorite of the Taekwondo Tenets. It means: To be trustworthy. To keep your word and do what you said you would. To be honest about finishing chores and doing homework. To own up to mistakes rather than trying to blame others, and accepting consequences. You may wonder: Isn't it normal for kids to tell "little white lies" and to try to avoid getting in trouble? Won't they outgrow it on their own? How do we help our children develop trustworthiness & integrity? As uncomfortable as it can be, we ....

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