Our Programs & Classes

Students and enthusiasts of martial arts have many reasons for their interest in our four different martial arts styles. Some are drawn to the physical fitness and weight-loss aspects of training. Others seek to add discipline and self control to their lives. While still others are concerned about safety and self-defense.

Whether you are interested in our programs for mental or physical well being, the World Martial Arts Center offers a number of programs that will fit your developmental needs and your busy schedule.

Children's Taekwondo
At the World Martial Arts Center we offer Children's Taekwondo classes Monday through Friday, for children ages 4-8 years old. If you are looking for a safe after-school activity that help your child develop important life skills such as fitness, self confidence, focus and self defense please stop in and watch one of our children's classes.

Junior's Beginner's Taekwondo
At the World Martial Arts Center we offer Junior's Taekwondo classes Monday, Wednesday and Friday, for beginners ages 8-11 years old. Our Junior's classes are a great opportunity to burn off extra energy and help maturing children and young adults develop important life skills such as fitness, self confidence, focus and self defense please stop in and watch one of our Junior's classes.

Junior's Advanced Taekwondo
At the World Martial Arts Center we offer Junior's Taekwondo classes Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, for beginners ages 8-11 years old. Our Junior's classes are a great opportunity to burn off extra energy and help maturing children and young adults develop important life skills such as fitness, self confidence, focus and self defense please stop in and watch one of our Junior's classes.

Adult Taekwondo
At the World Martial Arts Center we offer Song Moo Kwan Taekwondo, which is a modern Korean martial art founded in 1944 by our founder, Supreme Grandmaster Byung Jick Ro.

The main art of the World Martial Arts Center is Taekwondo, which is the most commonly practiced martial art in the world, is the national sport of Korea and is an Olympic sport.

In Korean, Tae means "to strike or smash with the foot"; Kwon means "to strike or smash with the hand"; and Do means "as a way of life".

Taekwondo’s popularity has resulted in never ending evolution of the art, keeping it young and dynamic, and it is the key to it's widespread success. As with many other martial arts, taekwondo is a combination of combat technique, self-defense, sport, exercise, entertainment, and philosophy.

Taekwondo emphasizes kicks thrown from a mobile stance, using the leg's greater reach and power to disable the opponent from a distance. In sparring, roundhouse, front, axe, hook, push and side kicks are most often used; advanced kicks include jump, spinning kicks, often in combination.

Taekwondo training also includes a comprehensive system of hand strikes and blocks, but generally does not emphasize grappling.


Shaolin Kung Fu
The World Martial Arts Center offers traditional Shaolin Kung Fu, based on the curriculum practiced at the Shaolin temple, plus an International Wu Shu Compulsory Form.

Shaolin Kung Fu is an external Chinese martial art. It is one of the five major martial arts systems developed in China.

Shaolin Kung Fu developed as a "long- fist" style emphasizing kicks over hand techniques. Such a long-range system stresses full extension of the limbs so that kicks and punches are extended as far as possible without compromising balance or power.

The World Martial Arts Center Shaolin Kung Fu program also includes introductions to a number of traditional Chinese weapons, including Nunchaku, Staff, Broadsword, Tai Chi sword, 3-section staff and 7-section chain.

The World Martial Arts Center also hosts an annual training event in China known as the “Shaolin Boot Camp” during which we train directly with Shaolin monks.


Hapkido - The Art of Self Defense
The World Martial Arts Center offers instruction in traditional Korean Hapkido. The word Hapkido can be translated by parts into English as the following: Hap, which means "to combine harmony and unity", Ki, which means "the power of mind, body and spirit" and Do, which means as a way of life".

A broad definition of Hapkido is that it is a martial art centered on a person's inner strength. In other words the "way of coordinated power" or "the way of strength and harmony".

Hapkido is based on the philosophy of using minimal force to overcome a physically stronger opponent. Therefore, great strength is not needed to apply the techniques effectively and as therefore it is suitable for both men and women.

Circular motion is stressed in classes - and is used to divert the attacker's energy flow using the least amount of force.

The emphasis in Hapkido is not on hurting others but on being able to protect yourself and others around you.

Hapkido consists of kicks, punches, joint locks, throws and sweeps, emphasizing circular motion to control and defeat your opponent.


Please Contact Us if you have any questions about our programs or would like to know about other programs that may not be listed here.