South Hills Karate Academy

South Hills Karate Academy

Personal TSD Coaching!

One of the exciting programs that I will be working on over the next couple of weeks is a personal TSD coaching program. This will be one-on-one coaching and will be made available free to those students who are members of the Independent Tang Soo Do Association. This is an ITA member benefit program and I am putting this together to help those students and parents who want to get the most out of their Tang Soo Do experience or for parents who want to make the most of their children's training in traditional Tang Soo Do. At this time the program will be available for students at the Gup level and will be available for students at both locations.

What the program will entail is a step by step guide, including personal meetings with me to help students stay on track and focused on their training. The program will utilize a shared online document that will detail milestones and accomplishments between testings, coaching dates and meetings with me, as well as assignments that will help students stay on track. Additionally, the program will involve the student being assigned a Yu Dan Ja (Black Belt) or senior red belt mentor who will help to assist the student meeting their goals and staying focused and on track.

For the younger students this program will obviously need the parents to be more involved with their child's training, which I strongly feel will be a good thing for all involved.

Program Highlights
  • Detailed outline via a shared document on rank specific requirements for individual students
  • Tracking of milestones (when a student has practiced and grasped their rank requirements)
  • Personal on-one-one consultations with Master Garbowsky with students or parents and student
  • Personal assessment of students development in Tang Soo Do and other physical goals (such as weight loss)
  • Assigning of a senior mentor to help students achieve their goals
  • I am very excited about being able to offer this to our ITA members.

In order to help me get the program started I am looking for 5 students/parents that want to help me get the program started! I will take the first 5 students/parents (regardless of age) who reply email and let me know that they want to get the most of their Tang Soo Do experience for either themselves or their child. Please for family's, I am asking that only one family member participate for the first five initial students at this time, although I believe there would be a positive trickle down effect for family members. We will then work over the next couple of weeks to solidify the program before it gets rolled out to everyone.

Sa Bom Nim Gene Garbowsky