Our Martial Arts Programs
We currently offer dynamic martial arts education for people of all ages - from pre-school to adult. We have classes dedicated to teaching children and adults, and we also offer Family classes for adults and kids who prefer to train together. "The family that kicks together, sticks together!"
Most of our programs are designed to be attended two days a week and are offered at a variety of times to fit your busy lives. Whether you work or live in Charlotte, Denver, Lincolnton, Maiden, Mount Holly, or Huntersville - we hope to help you find a convenient training schedule at either our Denver or North Charlotte location.
- Grasshoppers (available at our Denver location only) - This fun program is designed for pre-schoolers who want to get an early start with all of the lifelong benefits that martial arts offer.
- Tiny Tigers & Little Dragons - This program is for children from 5 to 8 years old. Students are introduced to the traditional art of Tang Soo Do through a variety of games and drills. Fitness and self-discipline are key focal points.
- Youth, Adult, & Family Classes - Students learn the 2,000 year-old art of Tang Soo Do through our highly structured curriculum. Strikes, blocks, kicks, and grab-escapes are highly emphasized for self-defense purposes. Youth-only classes are for students ages 8-14. Adult-only classes are for students ages 14 and up. Family classes are available for both Youth and Adult students to attend.
At our Denver location, classes are offered Monday through Friday afternoons and evenings, with class times starting as early as 3:50 pm and as late as 7:20 pm. Our Denver location also offers mid-morning classes for adults and early-afternoon classes for pre-schoolers. (Regular Denver weekly schedule is shown below.)
To check on specific class availability, and to learn how you can get a uniform and start your training for just $49, use this form to request more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: “Is there a risk for injury with martial arts?”
Any sport or form of exercise comes with a risk of injury. However, there are a few things that make our program very safe. It's because of these few things that we barely see any injuries with our program.
- Stretching: At the beginning of every class we go through a series of stretches. These stretches get your muscles and joints ready and warmed up for exercise.
- Supervision: Every class is supervised by trained, licensed professionals. We watch carefully to make sure no student is doing anything in a dangerous or unsafe way.
In short, we place a tremendous amount of focus on fun and safety. It's because of this that we feel confident telling you that while there is risk for injury with our program - it's a very small risk.
Q: “What level of fitness is required for martial arts?”
People come to us of all fitness levels. We get natural-born athletes, and we get people who have a harder time with athletic endeavors. However, everyone gets the same focus and attention.
If you're not in great shape, don't worry. Go at your own pace, and we'll do everything we can to help you learn each and every technique. Soon enough, your physical fitness will improve, and you'll be in better shape than ever! Don't wait to "get in shape" before you start - martial arts will help you get in shape
Q: “Is martial arts violent?”
No! Because self-defense technique is taught in martial arts, it's often thought of as violent. However, the philosophies behind martial arts revolve around peace and harmony. The moves are more of a way to become connected with your body. We teach diplomacy and friendship. However, if a violent situation ever arises in your life, you'll have powerful tools to defend yourself and your loved ones.
Q: “Will martial arts teach my child to be hostile and aggressive?”
Absolutely not. Children learn a lot about what it means to be respectful and polite here. As a result, kids who weren't violent in the first place become even more respectful and kind. Kids with behavior problems often become very respectful an calm.
Q: “Do kids get injured in martial arts?”
Sometimes. But the truth is, injuries are very, very rare here. We have a lot of measures in place to keep your child perfectly safe. In fact, safety is our #1 concern.
Q: “My child isn't athletic. Can he/she still participate in martial arts?”
Absolutely. Martial arts teaches kids to be coordinated, flexible and strong. Kids who don't naturally have these qualities develop them. Kids who do have these qualities grow them even more.
Q: “Do kids enjoy martial arts? Do they stick with it for a while?”
Kids have a blast here. There's smiling and laughter throughout every class. We have our moments of intense concentration and focus... but we always balance things out with fun and games to keep everything alive and light.
Q: “Is martial arts a skill/talent that will give my child pride and confidence?”
Yes! A lot of kids perform their martial arts moves in talent shows and other things. Their friends are always blown away. The positive feedback children receive helps build their self-esteem and confidence. Kids feel good knowing they can do something that's "cool and special.