Programs




Adult Program

Attitude is everything in the martial arts, and the way you view your training will directly affect the martial artist you will become. Often students will have to make time for their martial arts. If you wait until you have the time to study, you will never begin.

Some new students have the opposite reaction and go overboard with their training. This is not advisable either, as it causes one to "burn out" and eventually have to give up training anyway.

New students are asked to come at least two times a week, and this usually produces satisfying progress. Intermediate students are encourged to attend two to three times a week, and advanced students three to four. The higher up you go in rank, the more imperative it is to maintain your training. If a student consistently misses class, they may be temporarily reduced in rank until they catch up with their classmates.

Promotions

Every six to eight weeks, there is a belt test to determine who is ready to move on to the next level. Students will be tested on the curriculum for their current belt, and depending how they do, will be promoted to the next rank. In order to participate in testings, students must ask permission from the Instructor no more than a week preceding the test. Testings are usually all day affairs, starting with a general cleaning of the school.

If a student expects to get the most out of this program, then focusing on the individual meaning for their belt level would be advisable. Students who try to get ahead will be left behind. If you stay with the program, you WILL BE SUCCESSFUL.

Belt Levels

Child in rising block


Youth Program

Quantum's youth program is designed to provide an atmosphere for developing physical as well as mental and spiritual strength without competition.

What are the benefits of the martial arts?

In addition to self-defense, there are many other benefits to participating in the Martial Arts. The curriculum develops flexibility, endurance, body awareness, coordination, balance, focus and self-confidence. Some parents may fear that the study of Martial Arts may make their child into a "bully," when in fact the opposite is true. Bullies tend to be children with low self-esteem, an issue that Tae Kwon Do addresses directly. When your child becomes engaged in the study of Martial Arts, many changes become very apparent. Grades may improve, he/she will become more aware of potentially dangerous situations (i.e. strangers, etc.) and children are exposed to a healthy attitude toward physical fitness, health and nutrition.

What is Tae Kwon Do?

Tae Kwon Do comes from Korea, and literally means "hand/foot/art," or Korean Karate. In many TKD schools, tournaments are the main focus for the students. This is not the case at Martial Arts in the Public Interest. We provide a place for young people to learn about discipline while having fun and releasing energy.

Promotions

Every six to eight weeks, there is a belt test to determine who is ready to move on to the next level. Students will be tested on the curriculum for their current belt, and depending how they do, will be promoted to the next rank. In order to participate in testings, students must ask permission from the Instructor no more than a week preceding the test. Testings are usually all day affairs, starting with a general cleaning of the school.

Youth Program Belt Levels

In the youth program there are two ranks in white belt and four ranks in each of the other belts. The higher rank is signified by a stripe of the color of the belt that follows. a High White Belt would be identified by a yellow stripe on the belt.

Eleventh gup -- White Belt

Tenth and Ninth gup -- Yellow Belt

Eighth and Seventh -- Green Belt

Sixth and Fifth gup -- Blue Belt

Fourth and Third gup -- Red Belt

Second and First gup -- Black Belt

  • The color black represents the embodiment of the basics, or the universe. A Black Belt understands that they know nothing, having progressed through all the colored belts and coming full circle. The rank of a Black Belt is denoted by white stripes, showing that their next belt is white. There are ranks of Black Belt all the way up to 9th dan.


Lowell Elementary Before School Program

Quantum Martial Arts is pleased to be partnering with the PTA of Lowell Elementary to offer before school martial arts classes for kids ages 5 and up 

What will my child be learning?

Quantum Martial Arts is a 501c3 organization that serves adults and kids of all backgrounds. The Quantum style blends a number of martial arts styles including Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, and Judo. The kid’s program generally focuses on the Tae Kwon Do tradition. 

Generally children that participate in martial arts programs gain confidence in themselves, self-control, courtesy, self respect, and self-improvement. Our goal is to give kids new skills that are fun, fulfilling, and grow with the child. We expect that your child will enjoy this opportunity to work out and learn. 

Who is teaching the class?

This class is taught by Mr. Joel Schomberg. Joel has been training at Quantum since 2000 and has been teaching kids at the Quantum dojo and various outreach programs since 2004. Mr. Schomberg dedicates most of his free time to training and to teaching adults and kids. He particularly enjoys working with young people and seeing them have fun and learn new skills through the martial arts.

Occasionally, assistant teachers may participate.  All Quantum kid’s teachers are passionate about working with young martial artists to help them enjoy their classes and grow as athletes and people.

How much does it cost?

The cost for the program is $135 per student and includes a white uniform, a white belt, and two classes per week at Lowell as well as unlimited optional classes at our Jackson Street dojo.  If you already own a uniform, or can obtain a used uniform, please be sure it does not have another school’s name on it.

There are two sessions per year: fall/winter and winter/spring. Returning students may pay $100 and reuse their uniform. Extra uniforms are $35 each. New belts are $5 each.

How do I sign up?

Please contact the Lowell PTA for sign up information.

You may send payment in by check, or we can contact you about paying with a credit/debit card. Our mailing address is on the form.

Other information:

Each student will start as a white belt. All students will have an opportunity to perform the skills they learned at the end of each session in a formal test for rank advancement. Visit our curriculum page for more information regarding the specific curriculum and rank requirements.

We’d like students who sign up to participate in all classes (barring travel or illness), to arrive on time and in uniform, to follow all teacher’s instructions, and to try their best each class. 

For questions, please feel free to email outreach@quantumseattle.org.  Emails are often returned faster than phone calls, but you may request a phone call via email.

Lake Washington Girls Middle School Physical Education

Quantum Martial Arts has offered a physical education program at LWGMS for many years. This is our longest-running outreach program and connects two non-profits with missions to help individuals develop strength in mind, body and spirit. click here to read an article written by our board president, Dr. Meleo about a special breakthrough for a 6th grade student.