e-Learning Portal

 Professional film and video producer/director Michael
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VTA e-learning Portal - A First in the United States

In the past year, several members of our school have been building something one of a kind - something  no other martial arts school in the United States has.

We are very excited to announce our web based e-learning portal. This is a computer system that can be accessed by any web browser, and provides computer based instruction on our entire curriculum - up to 4th degree black belt - for Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do, Hapkido  and Haidong Gumdo (Korean Sword Art).

The system has over 400 individual videos, and 400 picture diagrams of all our forms, one-steps, breaking holds, breaks, sword forms, weapons forms, techniques, kicking drills - etc. VTA has a school wide curriculum that comprises what would be a full program for 4 different styles: Taekwondo, Hapdiko, Tang Soo Do, and Haidong Gumdo. To achieve 4th Dan Blackbelt in our programs, there are:
  • 40 short sword forms
  • 20 kicking techniques
  • 30 sword techniques
  • 30 empty hand forms
  • 67 sword forms
  • 90 Hapkido breaking holds
  • 90 one-steps defenses
  • 40 weapons defenses
  • 15 board and concrete breaks, and
  • 10 sword breaking cuts.

We pride ourselves on having one of the most comprehensive curriculums of any martial school, but that is a lot of material for anyone to learn. The traditional method of handing down this material verbally, while adequate, can be time consuming as you have to always be in the gym to learn it. To augment our classes we have built a web based system to help you learn. 

The following are the features of our e-Learning portal.

  • Over 400 separate videos on our entire curriculum of kicks, punches, blocks, forms, one-steps, breaking holds, forms, breaks, sparring, etc up to 4th dan.
  • Over 400 instructional step by step instructions with pictures on that same curriculum
  • A Korean language instruction system with audio instruction
  • Kickbook - a social network similar to Facebook where all our students can post photos, videos, and exchange posts and messages.
  • See your detailed attendance by program (Olympic sparring, Haidong Gumdo, Takewondo), and see how many classes you have yet to take before you achieve your minimum standards for testing
  • Personalized schedule based on your belt rank
  • Personalized testing material based on your belt rank
  • On-line belt test report cards after each test
  • Operates in any browser.
  • NEW for 2012 - Support for IPAD and Android Tablet. 

Every applicable student and parent will get their own unique user ID and password. Parents will be able to see all the material for each of their children for their next test, as well as monitor attendance, send messages to instructors or other parents, and get personalize schedules for all their kids they can even download to their Blackberry or iPhone.

While no one has ever learned martial arts solely over the Internet, we believe that this tool will be invaluable for supplementing class instruction and helping you or your child become the best martial artist possible.