SAFETY: Each student's safety is our primary concern. This is a family oriented class
and we are looking for people that want to learn self-
Values: This program is centered on traditional martial art values and discipline which often dismisses those that would misuse the art.
Forms Currently Practiced: Although the organization Master Kaufman is affiliated
with (A.I.M.A.A.) practices primarily the I.T.F. forms, Master Kaufman teaches his
Literary Knowledge: Master Kaufman's students study the A.I.M.A.A. (Action International Martial Arts Association) student handbook written by Grandmaster Hee IL Cho.
Exercises/Training for Everyone: Mr. Kaufman looks at each student's ability of what they can perform when it relates to age, physique and handicaps. Although his training program is one of the hardest in discipline, endurance and artistic dexterity, Master Kaufman also has had a number of senior adults and a few students with handicaps that have successfully managed well in the training with the abilities they have without any problems.
Kicking: Basic kicking to extremely advanced kicking is taught using shields and kicking mitts. After some time, most of the young people are encouraged to try some of the most difficult kicking and somewhat acrobatic movements. AGAIN, Mr. Kaufman looks at each student's ability of what they can perform when it relates to age, physique and handicaps.
Hand Techniques: Although Mr. Kaufman's competitors attend Olympic Style tournaments
which focus chiefly on kicking, Mr. Kaufman teaches numerous hand techniques and
some of the competitors practice kick-