Martial Arts & Taekwondo Karate for Teens (age 11+)

After looking at several schools in Greensboro, I signed my son Robert up at Greensboro Taekwondo America. My goal for this shy 7-year old boy was to improve his self-confidence. Nearly 3 years later, I would have to say “mission accomplished”. Robert’s confidence level has sky-rocketed over this period. I can also confirm it has helped him in school and in the other sports he enjoys (football, baseball, and basketball). Mr. Penn as well as other talented instructors do not only teach Taekwondo, they give children skills they will use for the rest of their lives.
— Bob Dewar, Martial Arts for Teens

It is more challenging than ever to be a teenager in America. 

We have the ultimate way for your teenager to build confidence, self-esteem, develop self-discipline, self-control, and athletic skills, while having lots of fun!

We have great teenagers training in our martial arts center. Our goal for your child is to receive a Black Belt along with their High School Diploma! Being a Black Belt, or even a martial arts Instructor, looks great on your college application! Both parents and students report to us that the discipline and confidence they learn in our center helps them do better in school and increases their chances on receiving scholarships. Your teenager could be one of them!

We will also help your child develop skills to overcome their fears and successfully deal with life challenges such as bullying in High School.

Our program strives to provide your teenager with the self-confidence and focus they need to make it in today's world while teaching them how to be respectful. Greensboro Taekwondo America martial arts center is a safe and positive environment, providing a fun activity-driven atmosphere where those with common interests can join together in physically rewarding and mentally challenging activities.

 Teens perform better in school thanks to our martial arts and karate program.

Teens perform better in school thanks to our martial arts and karate program.

Teens training in our martial arts program also develop positive character traits such as perseverance, goal-setting, honor and discipline. Your child will find that our martial arts program is high energyexcitingmotivating, and they will enjoy the workout as well as the life long friendships that are built exercising and training with people who have similar goals.


Check out our flexible and convenient class schedule.

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

Self-Defense and Sparring

Check out this sparring video.

At the Senior Orange Belt level our teenage 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 teenager will start sparring with light contact. As they get better at sparring and develop more control, they are allowed to touch their opponent’s body with different techniques.

Teen sparring is an exhilarating, fun and a valuable tool for each student to measure his or her own progress. It is a high intensity workout and many students tell us that sparring is the most electrifying as well as a fantastic body toning exerciseSparring is also the best way for your teen daughter or son 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.

Building Strength through Board Breaking

Awesome board breaking 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.