Karate-belt colors correspond to levels of distinction: black indicates master, white indicates apprentice, and clear indicates vulnerability to dishonest belt salesmen. Learn a spectrum of skills with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for four weeks of tae kwon do classes with a uniform (a $119 value)
- $69 for six weeks of tae kwon do classes with a uniform (a $179 value)
In classes for ages 3 and older, martial-arts champions guide students of all experience levels through self-defense techniques. As they demonstrate the proper form for kicks, punches, dodges, and jumps, they also stress the importance of intellectual maturity. Tiny Tigers classes help children aged 3–6 hone their motor skills and confidence; Karate for Kids classes award 7 to 12 year olds with "victory stars" for model behavior; and adult classes teach blocking and striking drills to pupils ranging from teenagers to senior citizens. Click here for a class schedule.
Yee's ATA Blackbelt Academy
Under the guidance of retired Marine Corps officer Master Yee, certified instructors—many of who have won world championships for sparring and weaponry—pass along the ideology that integrity goes hand-in-hand with technique. They honor the school's membership in the American Taekwondo Association by teaching Songahm tae kwon do, a style whose kicks and blocks can be taught to students of all backgrounds. While leading classes for ages 3 and older, they aim to demonstrate the ideal balance between confidence and self-control, displaying maneuvers from brick-breaking strikes to nunchuck spins.
The trainers strive to keep the learning environment friendly and noncompetitive by focusing on each individual's progress. With "positive mental attitude" and "high goal setting" at the top of their teaching priorities, they motivate students to earn advanced belts the honorable way rather than by dipping them into squid ink.