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What is Taekwondo?

Taekwondo (태권도/跆拳道) is an ancient Korean form of unarmed combat dating back hundreds of years characterized by its emphasis on advanced kicking techniques. "Tae" represents the system of kicking techniques, "kwon" represents the system of hand techniques, and "do" is the art of experiencing the ultimate being through physical and metaphysical enlightenment. What's unique about Taekwondo is that it is one of the few martial arts that is constantly evolving and improving based on new understandings in science and kinesiology making it one of the safest martial arts to practice. Today, Taekwondo is an official Olympic sport with over 8 million official black belts around the world making it one of the most widely practiced martial arts.


What separates Taekwonkids from other martial art schools?

Here at Taekwonkids we take pride in offering quality programs that fit anybody and everybody. No matter your age or skill level, whether you're a fighter or performer, striker or grappler, looking to burn calories in a fitness program, or just a loving parent that wants their child involved in an activity that will benefit them both physically and mentally, Taekwonkids is the one-stop destination for YOU! Our large, world-class facility, along with our friendly yet professional staff, is ready to help you accomplish all your goals. Meet our staff here!


How will Taekwondo benefit me or my child?

There are many reasons why Taekwondo is one of the most widely practiced martial arts in the world. One of those reasons are the vast benefits outside of just getting in shape or having an afterschool activity. Here at Taekwonkids, we don't just emphasize things like "kick higher" or "run faster" - we instill the importance of hardwork, discipline, and respect towards others and ourselves. A sense of responsibility and achieving high grades in formal education is encouraged of every single student that walks through our door. It doesn't matter if your child only practices for a few months or a few years, these values will stick with them through the rest of their lives, branching off into other areas such as school and work. Giving your child the gift of Taekwondo is one of the most beneficial things you can do.


Does Taekwonkids teach any other martial arts?

Yes we do! Our grandmaster Scott Sonu, is not only a 6th degree black belt in Taekwondo, but also has experience in Judo (柔道), Aikido (合氣道) at 1st Dan and a member of Aikikai (合氣會)/a member of Kotokan (講道館) Judo institute of Japan. Contact us or drop in to learn more.


Do you offer family classes or programs?

We have always believed that a family that kicks together, sticks together! To learn more about our family programs please give us a call at 623-935-2300, drop in anytime within the hours below, or contact us here!


What are your hours of operation?

Mon. - Fri.: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sat.: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM