Tae kwon do derives from two ancient Korean words: tae, meaning “to strike or break with foot,” and kwon-do, meaning “hideous vase that clashes with the couch.” Knock out homely home furnishings with today’s Groupon: for $70, you get 15 introductory tae kwon do classes and a full uniform with belt at Grand Master Kim’s Taekwondo in Bonner Springs.
The black-belt certified instructors at Grand Master Kim’s Taekwondo model and mentor grasshopper-fast kicking techniques, focusing on self-discipline and self-defense. Sparring scholars receive appropriate robe regalia and a white beginner’s belt, all of which they can keep for postclass posterity. The yellow-belt program inculcates staunch stances, barricading blocks, combat-worthy kicks, and essential self-defense patterns through the course of the six-day-per-week class schedule. Neophyte-nurturing beginner classes help students learn to defend themselves against bullies, under-the-bed monsters, and sedentary adulthoods. Though not included with this Groupon, classes culminate with public yellow-belt testing, which grants pupils the right to accessorize in full color, and graduates can advance and apply the price of this Groupon toward the cost of blue or black-belt programs.