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Our studio is certified to offer competitive Tae Kwon Do
training. SMA is the home and choice of numerous state
and national champions!
1. Recreational Sparring Classes. Our sparring classes
introduce the concepts of sparring safely with other
children and adults. Students learn basic footwork and
kicking drills while being introduced to full contact
Olympic Sparring. Once students understand the basics of
sparring safely, they may be invited to join the
intermediate sparring program.
2. Intermediate Sparring Classes.
Once students have
shown a strong work ethic in recreational classes, and
have developed an understanding of the concepts taught,
they will be ready for our intermediate sparring program.
Here athletes start to take sparring more seriously. They
are invited to join the “Silva Team” at local tournaments
and become exposed to more advanced concepts such as
ring control, advanced footwork, high section contact, etc.
At this level, students also have the opportunity, once a
week, to train with more seasoned athletes and are in a
mixed class with our advanced Black Belt Sparring
3. Advanced Sparring Program. This program is
reserved for athletes that are willing to dedicate
themselves to an unrelenting pursuit of excellence in
Olympic Tae Kwon Do competition. This elite group puts
in countless hours of training and practices full contact
sparring weekly. They learn advanced ring management,
advanced kicks and combinations, timing drills, advanced
fakes and much more. They may take a provincial referee
course to better understand how the game is scored and
why. This also enables the athlete to better understand how
warnings, penalties and points are awarded during a
With hard work and dedication to the sport, they can earn
the opportunity to represent Silva Martial Arts and
California in Tae Kwon Do competitions (nationally and
internationally). This program has produced a large group
of high calibre athletes including State and National
Champions. The success of this program speaks for itself.
Our Sparring Programs are the only programs of their kind
in the area and we are a member of the USA Tae Kwon Do Association (officially recognized by the Olympics Committee). All
of our black belts also receive International Black Belt Certification through Kukkiwon.
This is important to consider when searching for a local Taekwondo program for your child, as only Kukkiwon
registered Black Belts can compete at the National, International and Olympic levels of Olympic recognized Taekwondo
in the world. This is also the only acceptable certification to qualify to compete in the Olympics !!
If you're looking for Taekwondo sparring programs in the Bay Area, this is the place to be !!