Student Center-United Tae Kwon Do

United Tae Kwon Do

Student Center

Welcome to the United Tae Kwon Do Student Center!  This is special place where you can find all sorts of resources for you or your child's Taekwondo journey! Feel free to look around. As you progress in rank, we recommend printing and storing these documents in your own Taekwondo Binder! This will make it easy to reference and study for tests. Each time you go up in rank, you should come back here and print the newest guides.


*** Fri Nov 20: Effective Immediately, we will be changing to ONLINE-ONLY classes again. ***

Today, the state announced new restrictions for sports, including martial arts.  Here is a summary of the changes that affect us: (a) They moved martial arts back to a "high risk activity", after previously classifying it as a medium risk; (b) They defined a Team as "a group of more than 4 people jointly engaged in an organized or recreational athletic activity on a court, field, etc." By this definition, we are a team and should not train in groups larger than 4 indoors; (c) They specifically stated that for martial arts instruction, "Masks now required, no exceptions" whereas previously we had been instructed to not wear masks for vigorous training when separated 12' or non-vigorous when separated 6'.

Due to these changes, we are moving back to ONLINE-ONLY Taekwondo Instruction, until further notice.  We trained brilliantly online for 5 months (March through July) and made really terrific progress.  We'll continue to do the same again until we're allowed to train in-person at the school again.  Perhaps we'll even have the January test online, too.  I always feel we're much better off safe than sorry!  Thank you for understanding - YOUR CONTINUED MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING IS ESSENTIAL AT THIS TIME!

I am here for you!  If you would like to spend a few minutes working on something after class anytime, just let me know.  If you would like to schedule a private zoom session to work on some specific element of your Taekwondo training, just let us know.  If you would like to just "Say Hi" and have a friendly conversation, just call.  You can Email us at or call anytime at 860-289-8008.  I'll miss seeing you in-person but know that we're still Taekwondo Family online, just as we were at the school, as we advance our martial arts training together!

By the way, since we're online again, I'll offer an online class the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (we had previously planned to close).  So the only day we'll be closed is Thursday Thanksgiving Day.


Upcoming Events

Black Belt Promotion Presentation: TO BE DETERMINED (Likely December/January/February)

Student Information
School Flyer
School Rules
How to tie your belt [Video]
How to apply your School Patch
Test Etiquette
How to Practice Poomse
• Online Classes Zoom Login Procedure:

    1. Click this link:   The password is: 8008
         (If you are asked, the Meeting ID is: 694 449 1080)
    2. MUTE your microphone & ENABLE your Video

Children's Curriculum & Test Requirements (Ages 5-8)
Current RankCurriculumPoomse/LessonsSparring
 • White Belt10th Gub CurriculumChildren's Lesson 1 [Video] +
Children's Lesson 2 [Video]
 • High-White Belt9th Gub CurriculumChildren's Lesson 3 [Video]
 • Yellow Belt8th Gub CurriculumTae-Geuk Il (1st) Jang - 1st Half [Video]
 • High-Yellow Belt7th Gub CurriculumTae-Geuk Il (1st) Jang - Whole [Video]
 • Green Belt6th Gub CurriculumTae-Geuk Ee (2nd) Jang - 1st Half [Video][Introduction to 1-Steps] +
One-Steps A (1-3) [Video]
 • High-Green Belt5th Gub CurriculumTae-Geuk Ee (2nd) Jang - Whole [Video]One-Steps A (4-6) [Video]
 • Blue Belt4th Gub CurriculumTae-Geuk Sam (3rd) Jang [Video]One-Steps A (7-10) [Video]
 • High-Blue Belt3rd Gub CurriculumTae-Geuk Sah (4th) Jang [Video]One-Steps A1 (1-10) [Video]
 • Red Belt2nd Gub CurriculumTae-Geuk Oh (5th) Jang [Video]Three-Steps (1-10) [Video]
 • High-Red Belt1st Gub CurriculumTae-Geuk Yuk (6th) Jang [Video]One-Steps B (1-9) [Video]
 • Bo-DanBo-Dan CurriculumTae-Geuk Chil (7th) Jang [Video] +
Tae-Geuk Pahl (8th) Jang
One-Steps B1 (1-5) [Video] +
One-Steps Advanced (1-5)

Juniors and Adults Curriculum & Test Requirements (Ages 9 - Adult)
Current RankCurriculumPoomse/LessonsSparring
 • White Belt10th Gub CurriculumLesson 1 [Video] +
Lesson 2 (1st half) [Video]
[Introduction to 1-Steps] +
One-Steps A (1-3) [Video]
 • High-White Belt9th Gub CurriculumLesson 2 (2nd half) [Video]One-Steps A (4-6) [Video]
 • Yellow Belt8th Gub CurriculumTae-Geuk Il (1st) Jang [Alt1] [Alt2] [Video]One-Steps A (7-10) [Video]
 • High-Yellow Belt7th Gub CurriculumTae-Geuk Ee (2nd) Jang [Alt] [Alt2] [Video]One-Steps A1 (1-5) [Video]
 • Green Belt6th Gub CurriculumTae-Geuk Sam (3rd) Jang [Alt1] [Video]One-Steps A1 (6-10) [Video]
 • High-Green Belt5th Gub CurriculumTae-Geuk Sah (4th) Jang [Alt1] [Video]Three-Steps (1-3) [Video]
 • Blue Belt4th Gub CurriculumTae-Geuk Oh (5th) Jang [Alt1] [Video]Three-Steps (4-6) [Video] +
One-Steps B (1-5) [Video]
 • High-Blue Belt3rd Gub CurriculumTae-Geuk Yuk (6th) Jang [Alt1] [Video]Three-Steps (7-10) [Video]
 • Red Belt2nd Gub CurriculumTae-Geuk Chil (7th) Jang [Alt1] [Video]One-Steps B (6-9) [Video]
 • High-Red Belt1st Gub CurriculumTae-Geuk Pahl (8th) Jang [Alt1] [Video]One-Steps B1 (1-5) [Video]
 • Bo-DanBo-Dan CurriculumReview ALL Poomse, ensuring:
1. Proper Pattern
2. Quality Technique and Focus
3. Impeccable Speed and Power 
One-Steps Advanced (1-5)

Black Belt Curriculum & Test Requirements
Current RankCurriculumPoomse/LessonsSparring
 • Bo-DanBo-Dan CurriculumReview ALL PoomseOne-Steps Advanced (1-5)
 • Il (1st) DanIl-Dan CurriculumKoryo [Video]One-Steps Advanced (6-11)
 • Ee (2nd) DanEe-Dan CurriculumGeum Gong [Video]
 • Sam (3rd) DanSam-Dan CurriculumTae Baek
 • Sah (4th) DanPyong Won

Taekwondo Essays & Books
The Art of Taekwondo: Adventure in Self-Discovery by Grandmaster Moo Yong Lee
For the Love of Taekwondo by Mr. Reiss
A Respectful Approach to Taekwondo Training by Mr. Reiss

Bounce! 101 Essential Life Lessons by Mr. Reiss

We hope you like this page!  Please let us know your comments, suggestions, and thoughts!!  If you have any questions or notice anything that doesn't look right, please let me know immediately. 

Thank you!!
Mr. Reiss.

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East Hartford was put on Red Alert on Friday, October 23


Thu Nov 12: The state continues to remain in Phase 2.1 and we follow their restrictions very carefully.  Accordingly, we continue to offer classes at the school AND online for ALL students.  (Saturday's class is ONLINE-ONLY).  As the state rates continue to rise, please consider training online.  Using Zoom, I broadcast the classes online and Mrs. Reiss keeps a watchful eye on the classes and jumps in wherever necessary to answer your online questions and give specific guidance for all online students.  As long as the state restrictions allow us to train at the school and students continue to come to the school, I'll continue to teach classes at the school, while simultaneously broadcasting them online, too.  I'm here for you!!

If the rates continue to climb and the state reverts back to phase 2 (phase 2.0) or phase 1, we will return to online-only for all students and all classes.  Be sure to check this student center regularly before coming to the school each day, as this information may be provided on short notice. 

By the way, if you are experiencing any symptoms of the common cold or flu, please STAY HOME and train online.

An archive of past updates is listed at the bottom of this page, for your reference.

Mon Nov 2: The entire State of Connecticut is returning back to Phase 2.1 effective this Friday, November 6.  This doesn't affect us, because we re-opened in August under Phase 2.1 rules and we never enacted Phase 3.  We stayed at Phase 2.1 the entire time so far.  Most notably, we will continue to limit classes to a maximum of 25 students.  Of course, feel free to join classes ONLINE if you prefer not attending the school.  If only a handful of students attend the school, we'll switch to online-only for a few weeks.


Tue Oct 27: We have received no new information, so we will continue with classes as normal.  To reiterate, we fully support each family's decision to train at the school or online.  In no way will either choice affect your training.  IF we only have a handful of people at tonight's class at the school, we will switch to online-only for the remainder of the week or longer, as we always want to support our students.

Mon Oct 26: The East Hartford board of education has NOT closed schools, even though they cite students who have tested positive.  Since they are not closing and East Hartford is not reverting back to phase 2, but staying in phase 3, we are going to continue classes as we have been since August. 

This means each family should make their own choice.  We will continue to PROVIDE ONLINE CLASES FOR EVERYONE at the same, regular class times.  (Scroll down for the Zoom login).  You may attend in person, but we ask each family to consider training online for the next few weeks.


Sat Oct 24: The town of East Hartford voted unanimously to NOT revert back to phase 2, leaving all restrcitions as they are currently, citing that the levels are equivalent to June, but asked that everyone remain vigilant.

We will watch to see what the East Hartford Schools do on Monday. If they shut down, we will switch to online-only classes. If they remain open, we will continue to offer classes both online and at the school, and ask that each student consider attending online for a week or two.


Fri Oct 23: We received word that East Hartford was put on Red Alert on Friday, October 23.  Since this is just developing and there is contradictory information regarding how we should proceed, I'll watch for additional clarification and guidance from the Town and State over the weekend.  Check the Student Center for updates or email us ( with your questions.

Here's what we're planning at this point:
 - CONTINUE WITH Saturday's ONLINE class as normal (10:00-11:15)
 - CONTINUE WITH Saturday's parking lot promotion presentation as normal (noon) - STAY IN CARS
 - All students CONSIDER attending our classes ONLINE for the next week or two (normal times)
 - We MIGHT change all classes to ONLINE-ONLY (no classes at the school) for the next week or two

Check the student center ( periodically for updates.


Restricted Student Rules for In-Person Classes --- READ CAREFULLY - STRICT ADHERANCE IS REQUIRED
State of CT Re-Open CT Guidelines