What people ask us – FAQs

Children (Age 5-12)

My child is out of control. Can Taekwondo help? 

Yes. Self-control is essential to the study of Taekwondo, and our students learn that they must be the masters of their actions and emotions.

What skills will my child learn to help themselves do better in school? 

Taekwondo training teaches focus, discipline, self-control, and respect. These traits help children let go of petty grievances and learn to pay attention to the things that are most important to their future success.

I don’t want my child getting into fights. Won’t Taekwondo make them want to fight? 

No. Taekwondo has its roots in self-defense, but we teach children that violence is not the answer to their problems.

My child isn’t physically coordinated. Will they get hurt? 

No. Our instructors are experienced working with children of all abilities and ages. Your child will learn at a pace that is comfortable for them, and in environment that puts their physical safety first.

My child hates sports – won’t they hate Taekwondo too? 

Some kids who come to us are resistant at first, but Taekwondo instruction is both fun and active. Many kids think that Taekwondo is cool and that can help them stick with it even if it’s hard at first.

Can Taekwondo help my child have faith in their abilities? 

Yes. Kids who study Taekwondo learn that hard and persistent work pays off. Each small success helps children believe in themselves and have faith they can achieve their next goal.

Teen (Age 13 & Up)

My teen doesn’t respect me at all. Can studying Taekwondo change that? 

Yes. Respect is a core value in our Taekwondo school, and all students learn to respect their instructors, fellow students, and their parents.

My teenager feels like they have a target on their back. How can studying martial arts help? 

Teens who study Taekwondo learn to carry themselves with strength and confidence, and that makes them less likely to be targeted by bullies. They also learn how to defend themselves if necessary.

I can’t believe how poor my teen’s judgment is. Can studying Taekwondo make a difference? 

Yes. Taekwondo classes require teens to learn and then apply lessons to decisions in real time in our martial arts school. That’s a skill that they will carry with them everywhere they go.

My teenager spends all day playing video games – won’t they resist the idea of taking a Taekwondo class? 

They might – but Taekwondo classes are fun and social, and kids also see them as cool. We’re used to a little resistance, but we also know how to get teens interested in what we teach, and keep them interested.

Will taking Taekwondo classes make my teenager less prone to making careless and thoughtless decisions? 

We teach teenagers the value of respect, discipline, and judgment, and they learn that knee-jerk decisions are often not the right ones.

My teenager starts things and gives them up all the time. Why should I expect Taekwondo to be different? 

Teens who want to excel in Taekwondo must make a commitment to continued study. We can’t guarantee that your teen will stick to it, but we can tell you that our instructors encourage persistence and teach teens that they can’t achieve their goals if they give up.


I don’t feel good about myself. Can studying Taekwondo make me feel better? 

Yes. Taekwondo instruction combines physical fitness with mental strength, and people who feel fit and strong are also confident.

Do people really study Taekwondo to make friends? 

Yes, it happens all the time. Everyone in the class has an interest in Taekwondo and fitness, and that gives people a good starting place to build new friendships.

I don’t think of myself as an athlete and I was never good at sports. Can I do Taekwondo? 

Yes. Taekwondo instruction is tailored to each student’s capabilities and goals, so anybody – at any fitness level – can benefit from studying Taekwondo.

I do better with workouts when I have a friend with me. Can my friend and I take classes together? 

Yes, we love it when friends come in together. Working out together can help strengthen your friendship and help both of you meet new people, too.

I live in a tough neighborhood and I don’t feel safe at night. Can studying Taekwondo help me feel better? 

Yes. Studying Taekwondo builds physical strength and mental resilience, and makes many people feel confident about their ability to defend themselves.

I’ve always thought of myself as clumsy and un-athletic. Can Taekwondo make me more graceful? 

Yes. Taekwondo instruction focuses on building core strength and improving balance. As you become more aware of your body and its capabilities, you will feel less clumsy.


My kids don’t want to learn during the summer, they want to have fun. Will they like your camp? 

Yes. We work hard to make sure that our summer camp is both fun and educational. Kids learn core skills and values, but we also provide them with tons of activities and opportunities to socialize.

My child has never attended a summer camp before – can they still attend your camp? 

Absolutely! We cater to kids of all ages and experience levels. We have beginners attend our camps and then transition to regular classes when the school year starts, and experienced young students attend our camps too.

I want my child to stay mentally active during the summer. How will summer camp help? 

Our summer camps are both intellectual and physical. Our summer camp activities emphasizes the mind-body connection and teaches kids to focus, memorize, and use discipline to achieve their goals – all skills that require them to use their brains.

My child had a hard time in school this year. Will attending your camp help them prepare for next year? 

Yes. A lot of kids with behavioral or attention issues benefit from attending our camp. We build key skills and teach kids to pay attention, respect themselves and others, and work toward achievable goals, all of which can help them in the classroom.

Will my child make new friends at Kid’s Fun Camp? 

Many children do. Kids of all ages attend our camps, and many of them start friendships that will last the rest of their lives.