Like tightrope-walking, martial arts involve fancy footwork, intense concentration, and drop-kicking runaway circus clowns from above. Learn self-defense from ground level with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a one-month membership with unlimited classes and a uniform at Harlem Tae Kwon Do (a $135 value), located on West 116th Street.
Master Malick C. Fall and his lightning-quick battalion of martial arts masters and instructors teach both Harlem youth and adults how to maintain discipline and focus through the millennia-old martial art of tae kwon do. Perfect the aerial execution of flying and spinning kicks in the demo class (for students already familiar with tae kwon do) or spar against your fellow fist-and-foot soldier pupils. With the forms class, pupils learn predetermined attack and defense movements against imaginary opponents, ideal for taking down that trench coat-wearing unicorn that’s been following you home. Harlem Tae Kwon Do boasts a homework room with a computer, allowing students to hit the books before they hit each other. Aspiring martial-arts gurus can check out the full class schedule online.
- just a wonderful combination of exercise, focus, discipline, and of course punching, kicking and yelling. – Uptown Mom
- I leave each class feeling like I learned more about the values of TKD, that I had a moderate to hard workout, that I improved my skills, and that I had great time. – tamarindtree, Citysearch
Harlem Tae Kwon Do
Led by founder Master Malick Coulibaly dit Fall, Harlem Tae Kwon Do’s talented instructors teach both children and adults the art of tae kwon do. Despite the challenges of establishing a tae kwon do business in Harlem, Master Fall never gave up, searching relentlessly until a 4,400-square-foot space opened up in the center of the neighborhood. The persistence of Master Fall's search speaks to his character as leader as well as the spirit of his instruction, which emphasizes discipline, self-confidence, and concentration. Offering more than 25 classes each week, Harlem Tae Kwon Do instructs students of all ages and ability levels in traditional sessions, which focus on self-defense and form, as well as in Olympic classes that center on sparring techniques and the proper way to match gold medals with khaki.
236 W 116th St.
New York, New York 10026Get Directions