Instructor Bryan Norton grew up in Alabama and moved to Texas shortly after he graduated. He has been involved in karate and tae kwon do for over 15 years. He is currently a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a black belt in Shito-Ryo. He is also currently training in Gracie Jujitsu.
Our school offers Traditional Tae Kwon Do, Olympic Tae Kwon Do, Karate, and Self Defense. Also, we offer three different classes: little ninja classes for ages 4-5, kid classes for ages 6-12, and adult classes. We offer Birthday parties for your child's special day. Family is very important to us and we like to stress that this is a great family activity that allows you to spend time with each other in todays very busy world.
Eclipse Tae Kwon Do History:
Eclipse Tae Kwon Do was originally established in Brenham by Master Pennison in 1992 at the Old Pacific Train Depot where it still resides today. It began originally as Unified Tae Kwon Do, we strive to continue teaching traditional Tae Kwon Do as it was established many years ago.
We continue to train with distinct detail of each technique, from proper stances for balance to the physics involved in executing each punch and kick. We train with ITF (International Taekwondo Federation) forms and methods so that our students can continue to practice at their leisure outside of the do-jang.
The class structure will resume to integrate drills and numerous exercises with training, as well as self-defense techniques and their properties. Sparring is also another component for Tae Kwon Do training in which we have expanded to include the competition styles. While “point sparring” is more controlled and places more emphasis on precision, rather than excessive contact, the “Olympic sparring,” (full-contact sparring) is a sport that is fast paced and more intense. When sparring in “regular” classes, we place more emphasis on proper techniques that are characteristic of point sparring, which includes balance, timing, execution, and focus. We have reserved additional classes for full-contact sparring for those who like additional practice with endurance, speed, and timing. Full contact-competitional sparring is by no means required for Tea Kwon Do training, however, regular sparring is a useful tool for testing one’s abilities and is encouraged to participate in point sparring tournaments to test their skills in a different environment. Sparring has always been a favorite pastime to challenge ourselves even further.
At the present, Eclipse Tae Kwon Do has eight schools here in Texas. We are locally and nationally known competitively and we sponsor our own tournaments annually. We are actively competing in both Olympic and Point style sparring in AAU tournaments and have been participating in the national level for over six years. We also compete in open style tournaments and are still expanding our tournament experience.