Overview of Curriculum practiced at Magnum Force Tae Kwon Do


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-defense, self-confidence, self-control and to get in shape safely and efficiently.


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 students Ki-Cho IL Bo, the eight Tae Geuk  (W.T.F.) forms and from red belt and above both the I.T.F. and W.T.F. black belt forms.


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-boxing sparring rather than Olympic style sparring when tournaments are not coming up.


Self-Defense: This is the primary reason many want to learn the martial arts. Master Kaufman's self-defense teaching is more practical than most schools because Mr. Kaufman has experience in what real world situations are like. Mr. Kaufman taught self-defense techniques to his fellow soldiers while serving as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army.


One-Steps and Additionals: For prior students that know anything of traditional Karate and Tae Kwon Do, students that test for 1st dan black belt need to know about 50 of these techniques that are designed by Grandmaster Cho and Master Kaufman.