I intend to develop myself in a positive manner, by avoiding anything that would reduce my mental growth or physical health.
I intend to develop self discipline, in order to bring out the best in myself and others.
I intend to use what I learn in class constructively and defensively, to help myself and others, and promise to never be abusive or offensive,
I promise to be a good person- with knowledge in my mind, honesty in my heart, strength in my body, to make good friends, and to be a black belt.
Tiny tiger’s creed
I will obey my parents. I will clean my room.
I will wear my seat belt. I will brush my teeth.
I will always use good manners.
Never give up
Cultivation of exceptional attitude
Unity of theory and action
Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-control, Indomitable spirit
Three rules for concentration
Focus your eyes. Focus your mind. Focus your body.
I am a winner. I am a champion. I am a future black-belt. I will succeed in life.
Six rules for success
Know what you want, have a coach, have a plan, take continuous action, review your goals, renew your plans.
Be honest and always stand for justice, respect and help each other, be loyal and courteous, and never misuse Tae Kwon Do
Black belt’ oath
As a dedicated student of the martial arts,
I will live my life by the principles of the black belt:
Kyumson (kyum-son) - modesty.
Geehangilchi (gee-hang-ilchi)- unity of theory and action.
Hoyeonjiki (hoyeon-jiki)- revive one’s exhausted energy.
Inkwaeungbo (in-kwaeung-bo)- karma.
Lineage and brief dojang history:
CBO taekwondo is a spin off of MartialArts4Colorado: a martial arts facility in Thornton, CO. that operated a Children/Family Taekwondo program from 2010-2015. Prior to that, the dojang was owned and operated by Allstar Taekwondo Academy which is a spin off of United States Taekwondo Center(USTC). Paul Marak, attended the USTC as a color belt and continued to train at the same facility when it changed over to Allstar TKD Academy. He took over the dojang in 2010 and changed the name to MartialArts4Colorado. All of these dojangs followed the same basic curriculum, which was past down directly from the Kukkiwon, in South Korea. The Kukkiwon, Olympic Committee, and the World Taekwondo Federation work together to bring continuity to the sport of Taekwondo and to expand that sport to all reaches of the planet. In the United States, each state has it's own governing body that promotes the sport on a local level. In Colorado, it's Colorado State Taekwondo Association(COSTA). This very direct connection with the Kukkiwon and the World Taekwondo Federation, gives the student an opportunity to chase the Olympic Dream. The program that CBO follows, is this very same path, and the same basic curriculum as the Original Dojangs that operated in Colorado when Taekwondo became an official sport of the Olympics, and Colorado Springs became the home of the Olympic Taekwondo training facility. Paul Marak trained under Grandmaster Kang, one of the original founders of this facility. "It is my duty to follow this path and to offer this path to Missouri Children and their families. I am very motivated in accomplishing this. It is the Taekwondo way."
CBO taekwondo mission:
Objective: Introduce & expand Taekwondo to the Ozark region and to keep it as accessible as possible while still maintaining quality instruction.
Objective: instill the Krav Maga Do techniques & principles into every student for self defense.
Objective: build and maintain a competition segment, complete with an Olympic sparring team and demo team, which will compete and showcase at Taekwondo events.
Practicing Taekwondo, as with all martial arts, can be dangerous- proceed with caution and at one's own risk.
"The white belt represents the seed, patiently waiting in the fertile soil, just beneath the newly fallen snow. It takes a dedicated gardener with intentional movement, experience, and love for the art, to help the seed grow into all that it can be. This is the Taekwondo way."
My name is Paul Marak. I come from a military upbringing of 20 years. My father was a lifer in the us air force, and I enlisted directly out of high school. In those 20 years, I have traveled the globe many times over, spending half of my childhood in Europe and Asia. it was during that time, in Asia, that i discovered martial arts; however, my formal martial arts training didn't start until it became a fitness activity for my family.
I studied TaeKwonDo & Hapkido under the guidance of Grandmaster Kang, a 7th dan blackbelt from South Korea. during this time, I earned the rank of 3rd dan blackbelt.
In competition, I was a national qualifier in Olympic style sparring. I was also a member of the ustc demo team, where I excelled in extreme kicking.
For a number of years, i was an assistant coach, curriculum instructor, and handled daily dojang operations.
The early 2000s saw the passing of some important people in my life, so I took a break from martial arts to concentrate on raising my daughter and work.
In the late 2000s, i was experimenting with some different disciplines and discovered Krav Maga and reality-based fight training. I trained heavily, within the Krav system for 3 years, attending fight classes for 2 years, where I earned a blue-belt in Krav Maga and a yellow-belt in bjj. also at this time, i studied for a few semesters at Metro State University for Biology and teacher certificate.
However,I returned to TaeKwonDo shortly afterwards becoming an owner/operator of 'MartialArts 4 Colorado' . For 5 years, I instructed hundreds of students in the art of TaeKwonDo, many of which being recognized as blackbelts by the Kukkiwon, in South Korea.
My style of the TaeKwonDo system combines the footwork and kicks of TKD with the explosive counter measures and determination of Krav Maga.
I enjoy teaching Taeguk patterns (poomsae). It requires, of the student, a lot of focus and patience and is the heart and soul of traditional taekwondo instruction.
My martial art weapon for training is the nunchuku.
My time on the demonstration team has taught me nearly all of the high-flying spinning kicks of martial arts including bicycle kicks, tornado kicks, scissor kicks, and some really cool and powerful flying side kicks and back kicks. I am highly trained in board breaking demonstration, as well.
As far as sparring goes, I trained within the worldTtaekwondo federation, qualifying for nationals. (Sparring in Olympic style point bracket system, using electronic impact sensors. Cool stuff for sure.) I was a recognized coach and trainer with the colorado taekwondo association for 5 years, where my students excelled in sparring, earning medals at nearly all colorado meets.
Self defense is a very serious subject, and so i don't take it lightly. I know what it is like to be bullied and beat down. This is why I incorporate Krav maga into my instruction.
My classes are 50 minutes to 2.5 hours long, depending on the objective. classes are heavy on cardio and stretching, and all students get 1 on 1 training and personal attention from the instructor, in every class the energy is positive, encouraging, and compassionate. Don't be mistaken though, discipline is also a big part of training in TaeKwonDo.
To add, as part of my martial arts training, I am a student of meditation. The breath is very important in martial arts, as it is in life. Within the curriculum, the art of meditation cultivates itself in stillness and movement".