Martial Arts & Taekwondo Karate for Children (Age 4+)

Recent studies indicate that children are less physically fit today than in past generations.

Our martial arts classes for kids are an excellent way for your child to receive the proper exercise and fitness training they need, while also learning the art of effective self-defense and anti-bullying tips and techniques.

Your child will learn how to reach their full potential through our confidence building martial arts program. Direct but caring instructors provide expert training in a fun, safe and disciplined environment to produce positive results. We develop vital skills of focus, respect, discipline, self-esteem and responsibility.

We teach children ages 4 and up how to punch and kick... correctly! Our Taekwondo program uses children's fascination with karate and other martial arts to teach them a practical, responsible self-defense program with numerous other benefits, both physical and mental.

Students and parents report that Taekwondo is a terrific supplement to keeping the children active and fit during off seasons of baseball, basketball, football, and soccer. However, it is not just for athletes! Taekwondo will greatly improve any child's fitness and flexibility. They're having so much fun that they don't know it's work!


Check out our flexible and convenient class schedule.

For more information call us at 336-288-8399.

Both of my boys, Will 5 and Zach 8 love Taekwondo! They truly look forward to going every time! The teachers are a lot of fun and I have been really impressed with the program!
— Suzanne Stacey, Martial Arts for Kids
It doesn’t matter if you are picking up Taekwondo for fitness, personal defense, confidence, or cardio; this Taekwondo center rocks. Mr. Penn and his instructors truly care for their students and will do everything in there power to ensure that you have a fun and good learning experience.
— Jason Nance, Martial Arts for Kids
Our karate kids showing off their tournament medals. Great job and congratulations on your big win!

Our karate kids showing off their tournament medals. Great job and congratulations on your big win!

Junior Tiger Team - Leadership Program For Children

After showing dedication and a sincere desire to work hard, your child may be invited to the Tiger Team Leadership Program.

The martial arts program is designed to teach our youth how to be leaders – in our school, with their peers, and in their community. Your child will wear a special uniform and have some responsibility placed on them. This will be an opportunity for them to make some important decisions and to learn maturity. Tiger Team members are the best of the best in our school, and will receive advanced leadership training over and above our traditional class curriculum.

This program is available to all invited students and adds an incredible value to our martial arts program for Juniors.

For more information call us at 336-288-8399.

Building Strength through Board Breaking

Check out this cool board breaking video.

Here is another great video.

To the uninitiated, breaking wood seems like a ritual. More than any other activity martial artists demonstrate, breaking boards makes the public stop and take notice. The reason? Well, probably because people cannot imagine how we have trained our bodies to not only strike, but to break a solid object without injury.

What they don’t realize is that with the level of training we do, it is pretty easy. Or then again, maybe people just like to see stuff splinter into a million pieces. But whatever the reason, breaking is an integral part of rank advancement once you become a Brown Belt and provides a true objective test of technical still.

Board breaking is a part of testing used by the judging panel to measure the power and accuracy of a kicking or striking technique. Practical self defense means that the students is able to strike with enough force to stop an attacker under pressure.

For more information call us at 336-288-8399.

Self-Defense and Sparring

Video of kids learning how to block incoming strikes.

At the Green Belt level, students begin free sparring. Sparring is when two students engage against one another. Free sparring is probably the most difficult part of Taekwondo because students must throw techniques and block their partner’s attack at the same time. Your child will start sparring with light or no contact. As they get better at sparring and develop more control, they are allowed to touch their opponent’s body with different techniques.

Sparring is an exhilarating, fun and a valuable tool for each student to measure his or her own progress. Sparring is the best way for your child to learn self-defense as they need to evade or block incoming kicks and punches as, for example, it would happen if they were attacked by a bully.

Free sparring will encourage your daughter or son to implement, during a rapidly changing situation, the lessons they have learned in class and utilize many of the techniques they have developed in order to protect themselves.

For more information call us at 336-288-8399.