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To keep things interesting and exciting, no two classes are the same which makes sure all martial art elements are covered with the beginner in mind, while gradually building strong minds and bodies. Descriptions of the different classes in the schedule are below. You can book a class in the member area once you have signed up on a membership plan.
CURRENT TIME ZONE 2023: GMT/UTC-3h ADT
All class times listed below are based on ADT/AST time zone.
(Halifax, Canada = +1 hr EST Toronto, Montreal, New York)
Changing Nov. 5, 2023 -> UTC-4h AST
*Schedule is subject to change. We will provide as much notice as possible.
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How does training with Tough Monkey help build confidence?Did you know… Your regular and consistent class attendance helps you become more coordinated physically building confidence? Your hands and feet placement will feel more comfortable and accurate Things won't feel as awkward And the snap in your moves and blood pumping through your muscles as your strength improves will feel great! Did you know… As your abilities improve, building on each new level, your confidence to be able to move your body also improves? You will get more physically out of each movement. Each class will help you to gain more strength, flexibility and cardio. Did you know… As your physical skill improves, so does the mental health benefits from the neuromotor pathways you are building (aka the brain-body connections)? These new brain pathways created use brain areas impacted by anxiety, stress, and depression. This helps to disrupt unhealthy brain patterns and develop new ones. Stress relief and mood boosting affects comes from each class. You are just going to feel better - physically and mentally. Your improved agility and coordination flows into other sports and daily activities, improving your performance there too! Did you know… As you learn how to protect and defend yourself (Taekwon-Do is a martial arts after all), the discipline and self-control you learn also increase your confidence? When you have self-defence skills... Feel confident in your ability to perform them... and have increased awareness... This confidence flows into your ability to be assertive, stand tall, look someone in the eyes (instead of at the ground), and speak up (instead of being a silent bystander) Did you know… When you deal with a stressful situation (being bullied, harassed, or even having to speak in public) your brain subconsciously takes over the "fight-flight-freeze" response? You can learn strategies to mitigate and reduce these affects. This will allow you to think more clearly and respond to situations better. Sounds great right? This doesn't happen overnight, though, and everyone's journey is different. We can help.
What will I learn in a live virtual Tough Monkey Program?Our programs are for companies looking for innovative ways to help attract and engage with employees (especially remote and hybrid situations), adults who are looking for a new way to get in shape at home and save on time and rising costs, and families (parents and youth) looking for a new way to build confidence and awareness together at home. Burn calories and stress while you have fun learning Taekwon-Do skills with Tough Monkey! Classes are 45 minutes in length and includes: A 5-minute lobby before and after start-end times. A warm-up prepares the body to move to reduce chance for injury. Finish with some cool down stretches, breathing, and a body-scan. The skills you will learn are from the martial art of Taekwon-Do: Taekwon-Do is the art of self-defence using the hands and feet. Literally and very basic, Tae = feet/kick, Kwon = hand/fist, and Do = the way. The "Do" is the aspect where you learn discipline, control, and perseverance. You will learn lots of different striking, blocking, and kicking combinations. At Tough Monkey, self-defence means using physical skills as a last resort: Improving awareness and having options/strategies can help avoid this. New ways to block and evade, using your hands, arms and even your feet! Stances, patterns, and fundamental movements build hand-eye coordination. Self-defence concepts Calisthenic-style fitness exercises are part of the class: These are scaled for different fitness levels and mobility. No matter what fitness level you start, everyone benefit differently. These help build strength, endurance, improve range of motion, and function.
How does it work?It's pretty simple actually. Submit your application for a spot in one of our programs today (Adult or Youth). Each friend needs to fill out their own application. We'll review it to make sure you didn't miss any important details. Then we'll send you the link to register for a program. Click the link, choose your option, submit your payment, and you're done! You will then receive some emails with more details. You will receive an email reminder each day with the class Zoom link. Prep your space, grab your water, and set up your laptop or TV/camera. Click the Zoom link a couple minutes before start time and you're all set! Let us know with an email if you have any questions. We're happy to help!
I am out of shape and nervousWe understand how that can feel and have experienced that ourselves. That is why we have designed our programs to make it easy for beginners and those new to getting in shape to enjoy learning personal defence and martial arts, gradually build their confidence, and empower them with practical skills. Our mission is to help make personal defence and martial arts more accessible. If you are more comfortable turning your video off once the class begins, that is entirely ok. Being "out of shape" will mean something different for each person. Improving your health and wellness is one of the main reasons people get involved.
What is the minimum age to sign up?The minimum age for the live virtual Taekwon-Do programs is 10. The age requirements for the Personal Safety & Defence Courses vary. We are also developing an online beginner program for younger children. *If your child is younger, but mature for their age and able to do a live virtual class at home with minimal supervision, send in a application and we can chat about it. Or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you locked into a long-term contract with your programs?No. You may cancel programs at any time and you will not be billed at the next cycle. Click here to learn more about our Terms and Conditions and other policies. If you have any questions please reach out to email@example.com and we'd be happy to help.
"My family has known Marc Gaudet for many years and fully endorse the training and education you get from being involved with Tough Monkey. We got to know Marc as our martial arts instructor and found him to have a unique way of engaging children and adults to keep us motivated toward achieving our goals. As a result, we have a house full of healthy habits. If you are looking for someone to train with who genuinely cares for your well-being and goals, you will not be disappointed."
"I began my journey into martial arts, not knowing how much of an impact it would have on my life. I didn't know much about it, but I thought it could be fun. I was interested in the exercise aspect and learning some self-defense techniques. I began training with Marc and gradually fell in love with the program. With his knowledge and guidance, I reached goals I never dreamed I'd achieve. My self-confidence greatly improved while training. Marc's love and passion for martial arts were very apparent, and he always encouraged me to reach my best potential. This was one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. I am incredibly excited about this new virtual program, as I’m sure it will be great!"
“I signed up to be a student of Marc’s with just a desire to get some exercise and maybe have some fun doing it, but his passion and attention to detail were contagious, and it became a cherished activity. I can say that it’s been one of the most valuable experiences I’ve had in my life. I learned so much - not just about martial arts, but also confidence, leadership and ‘indomitable spirit’ that have helped me in many other aspects of my life.”