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Tae Kwon Do Juniors

Age Range: 6 - 12 |  Experience Requirement: None

This class focuses on exercises designed to take you to the athlete level, martial art techniques that lead you on the path to black belt, and how to set realistic goals appropriate for your age. Of course, the classes are designed to be challenging and fun!

Does your child face any of these challenges?

  • They are great kids but they just don’t listen, often being told to do something a hundred times.
  • They’re bright and intelligent, yet have trouble paying attention at home, in school or in any important situation.
  • You struggle to be confident in your abilities & strengths and want a healthy way to decrease stress and anxiety.

Teen/Adult Martial Arts

Age Range: 13+ |  Experience Requirement: None

This class focuses on fitness and realistic self defense techniques tested through the ages and used in actual combat.The sense of camaraderie you build makes you a part of the kung fu family right away!

Do you face any of these challenges?

  • You want to be able to defend yourself or your family.
  • You struggle to be confident in your abilities & strengths and want a healthy way to decrease stress and anxiety.
  • You want to shed extra pounds and cultivate a positive body image.

Parents Feedback

Meredith Hoover recommends Matthews Tae Kwon Do

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Love, love, love! You won’t regret it. Instructors are patient, knowledgeable, & fun! Can’t say enough good things about this place & the people. My 11 year old has social anxiety & has tried a number of different martial arts schools on the recommendation of his doctor. This is first that he really seemed to warm up to... definitely thanks to gentle, fun approach of instructors!! They really cater to the individual needs of the student & family. They really try to keep the prices reasonable & have a variety of things for the kids to do in addition to traditional classes. Master St Clair is wonderful with kids & adults alike & Master Mun really cares about the needs/schedules of his members. (Even after moving to fort mill we still drive to Matthews for classes)

Lisa Asaad recommends Matthews Tae Kwon Do

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Love that they actually teach instead of letting the kids run obstacle courses even for the trial weeks (I used Groupon)

Sofia Dimou recommends Matthews Tae Kwon Do

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My daughters love Matthews Tae Kwon Do. Master Nick St. Clair is amazing with children. They learn confidence, how to focus and have respect in such a fun and warm environment. Highly recommend.

Anna Valdez recommends Matthews Tae Kwon Do

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I can't say enough about how amazing and professional this school is, specifically Master St. Clair! I researched a few schools before enrolling when I knew I wanted to take classes and I was sold after the first class. I was nervous as a total beginner but the adult class is extremely engaging, fun and flexible for any working adult. Master St. Clair is very knowledgeable, professional and really caters to the student needs. I will also mention I make the drive from South Charlotte to Matthews in the evenings because of the quality of the class and instruction. I would recommend any adult to this school that's interested in learning TaeKwonDo, I plan to be here long term as long as Master St. Clair is teaching!

Random Rangoon recommends Matthews Tae Kwon Do

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Awesome place to take your kids. My 5 year old absolutely loves it and the instructor Nick is great with her. She's learning discipline and self defense in a fun environment and it's affordable. Transferred her from another place to this one and haven't been disappointed at all. He also has fun events for the kids which is awesome. I've only seen him with the kids classes so can't attest to his adults classes but his kid ones are always great and the kids absolutely seem to be having a blast while learning. Would and have recommended this school to everyone I've met that's looking for one.

Let's Play with Fabys toys recommends Matthews Tae Kwon Do

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Really a good place. Instructors are amazing with kids

Program & Pricing FAQs

My child isn't athletic. Can he/she still participate in martial arts?

Absolutely. Martial arts teaches kids to be coordinated, flexible and strong. Kids who don't naturally have these qualities develop them. Kids who do have these qualities develop them even more.

Are these martial arts classes fun?

Yes! After all, these are children we're dealing with here. And kids love their fun. We do a variety of games and activities that have kids laughing and smiling. We work hard here - but we play just as hard.

What's a good age for a child to start martial arts?

Honestly, practically every age is a good age to start! We have young children, as well as teenagers. We also have specific programs for adults. So no matter what age - we've got you covered.

Can martial arts cause injury?

Because we place such a huge focus on safety and injury prevention, we're proud to say that injuries are very few and far between with our program. In fact, because martial arts gets you in great shape, and makes you strong and flexible, people often see LESS injuries in their lives.

Do you have to be in good shape to take martial arts?

Not at all! In fact, many people use martial arts as a way to get in good shape. They come to us out of shape, and quickly become athletic and limber.

Is martial arts violent?

No! Because self-defense technique is taught in martial arts, it's often thought of as violent. However, the philosophies behind martial arts revolve around peace and harmony. The moves are more of a way to become connected with your body. We teach diplomacy and friendship. However, if a violent situation ever arises in your life, you'll have powerful tools to defend yourself and your loved ones.

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