Black Belt Classes

You Did It!

Proudly tied around your waist is that ultimate of martial arts goals — the black belt.

Your family and friends slap you on the back as they offer you congratulations. Your instructors bow in respect and give words of well-deserved praise. Capture the moment. You will remember it for the rest of your life.

But then you stop and consider — “Now what? Is this it? What does having this black belt mean for me?”

A Word from the Black Belts at Golden Dragon

“Since in many styles a black belt takes approximately three to six years of training to achieve, a good intuitive analogy would be a bachelor’s degree: the student has a good understanding of concepts and ability to use them but has not yet perfected their skills. In this analogy, a master’s degree and a doctorate would represent advancement past the first degree.”

In simple words, a black belt means you have mastered the fundamentals of Tae Kwon Do. You should be very proud of your accomplishment. Only a few ever manage to reach the level of black belt, and even fewer go on to become a “master” of Tae Kwon Do as an art.

Children can achieve black belt status.This is because a black belt does NOT mean that the student can beat everyone in a fight. Even though kids are taught to spar, there is a point where size takes over. Having a black belt DOES mean they have acquired the mental and physical skills needed to teach others, and to take Tae Kwon Do from a “sport” to an “art”.

“I believe that there are three main points to what it means to be a black belt. The one I think is the most important is for a black belt to live by the 5 tenets of taekwondo: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit. Being a black belt also means that you value your experience as a martial artist and demand respect for your efforts, especially those in your journey going from white to black belt. Last but not least, a black belt has pride in his/her self as martial artist.”

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  • Tulsa Special Class (Elite Team)

    September 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2022

    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

    at Golden Dragon Tulsa Location
  • Tulsa Special Class (Black Belts)

    September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until February 11, 2022

    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 11, 2022

    at Golden Dragon Tulsa Location
  • Tulsa Special Class (Elite Team)

    September 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2022

    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

    at Golden Dragon Tulsa Location

  • Owasso Special Class (Black Belt)

    September 26 @ 10:25 am - 11:15 am
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    An event every week that begins at 5:45 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until January 1, 2022

    An event every week that begins at 10:25 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

    at Golden Dragon Owasso Location
  • Owasso Special Class (Elite Team)

    September 26 @ 11:15 am - 12:05 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

    at Golden Dragon Owasso Location
  • Owasso Special Class (Black Belt)

    September 28 @ 5:45 am - 6:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:45 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until January 1, 2022

    An event every week that begins at 10:25 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

    at Golden Dragon Owasso Location