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UTA : FAQs

Q: Who is the Unified Taekwondo Alliance?

A: The UTA was formed in 2010 under the supervision of Grandmaster Park Seung-Hyun of Daegu, South Korea. The UTA is not an Association or Federation, but a private academy providing personal and private instruction in the martial art of Tae Kwon Do with a heavy emphasis in the style of Chung Do Kwan.

Q: As a UTA student, will I be provided rank certification?

A: Yes. The Unified Taekwondo Alliance approaches Rank Certification with the utmost seriousness and responsiblity. The UTA provides Dan Certification and an Official Dan Registry providing rank certification which has been undeniably proven, verified and recorded.

Q: If I already hold a dan rank from another organization, can I apply for a UTA Dan Certificate and if so, what are the fees?

A: No. Dan certifications under the UTA are provided to UTA members only, who have completed the required training.

 

Q: What are the major principles of the UTA?

A: The Unified Taekwondo Alliance was founded on the principles of true and dedicated instruction in the art of Tae Kwon Do. The UTA is not interested in politics, self-promotion or personal glorification. The UTA focuses on training which remains true to the traditional roots of the martial art.

Q: Who heads the Florida UTA facility?

A: Master Steven Coyle, 6th Dan, is the Chief Instructor and teaches out of Pensacola, Florida. Currently, UTA instructors offer services in Escambia, Indian River, Hamilton and Citrus counties upon available openings. Instructors rank from 3rd to 6th Dan with the UTA recognizing 4th Dan as Master Certification. UTA instructors who are 6th Dan and above, all test onsite under the direct supervision of GM Park in Daegu, South Korea.

Q: What is the procedure for UTA Belt Gradings?

A: Promotion tests for UTA students will be posted on the UTA Upcoming Events page listing all pertinent information. Testing is conducted under the authority of the appropriate UTA instructor. Students are offered the opportunity to test with other UTA members at the Pensacola location or per a one-on-one basis as this is the primary operation of the UTA. High Dan Promotional tests, 6th to 8th dan, are conducted only under the direct supervision of Grandmaster Park and is held in Daegu, South Korea at a date and time specified by GM Park.

Q: What is the cost for UTA private instruction?

A: Investment for personal, private Chung Do Kwan Taekwondo instruction through the UTA is $149.00 per week or $500.00 per month.

Q: How long is each lesson?

A: Lessons range from 2 to 2.5 hours in length and 3 days per week of training is recommended.

Q: How long can a beginner expect to reach black belt status under this personal and private style of training?

A: This is one of the major benefits of private instruction under the UTA. In the United States, factual, authentic Taekwondo training averages 4-5 years to reach 1st dan black belt. Although an exact time is not possible to attain due to one's individual skills, learning ability, conditioning etc., through personalized training and dedication by the individual, it is possible to reach this level within 2 to 3 years. However, this is based on the UTA student training in-class 3 days per week, as well as continued practice during UTA off-time. It is important to note that attaining black belt status should not be the sole goal of the student, but instead, reaching all levels within training as it pertains to the philosophy of Taekwondo as a "Way of Life."

Q: Can it be assumed that private training is also more relaxed and easy-going?

A: Private training under the UTA is more personalized. Their is no change in the intensity of training that is offered through other established dojangs. The UTA training curriculum is based on the Traditional Founding Principles of Chung Do Kwan and the strict guidelines established by Grandmaster Park.

Q: What if I only want to take 20 private lessons to learn a little self defense. Does the UTA provide this?

A: No. The UTA instructors are available only for those who wish to reach the full understanding of the art of Taekwondo. Twenty lessons will serve no purpose in real-life self defense. The UTA recommends contacting any of the many available self defense schools across the State of Florida which offer such classes in the form of seminars and training events.

Q: I am a female concerned about safety issues regarding private instruction in my home. How does the UTA handle situations such as this?

A: The UTA does not provide private at-home instruction and does not accept students of adolescents age (13-19). Training is provided via each individual instructor's location with established video communication of the entire session. These videos are also maintained by the UTA as a means of training verification.

Q: Are there any long-term contracts to sign?

A: No.

Q: What about gear, equipment, etc?

A: The UTA advises not to purchase any such equipment until the student decides for certain that they wish to continue with training. Should one continue, the student is responsible for purchasing the uniform and belt only. All other needed training equipment will be provided by the UTA instructor.

Q: Will the UTA ever give out any additional information of its students to those who request verification or other such inquiries?

A: No. The Unified Taekwondo Alliance follows a strict "Privacy Policy" in regards to all of its members. Only member status and registered certified rank will be provided through the UTA Verification Process.

 

 
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