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This is not family style or sport Taekwondo.  This is Taekwondo designed to develop elite kicking skills to be used in kickboxing, MMA, and self defense.

This class focuses on transitioning techniques to directly apply them to liveness.  We start with a technique in isolation, such as working an evade and kick counter to a jab, then apply it in situational drills, and finally apply it in live sparring.  

We also work on Bunseog, by taking traditional techniques from forms, and showing the way they are meant to be applied rather than the direct implementation often incorrectly taught in most Taekwondo schools.  

In short, this is a class that teaches you how to use a power kicking game, not the foot fencing of modern Taekwondo.

Taekwondo classes

Other Class Information

Physical Prerequisite:  None
Physical Challenge Level:  2-4
Equipment Requirements:  Water Bottle. 
Uniform Requirement:  Uniform required (provided by school after 1 month training)
Ages:  12+

Our Lineage

Grandmaster Moo Hwan Kim
UMBA Taekwondo
Grandmaster Moo Hwan Kim

In Loving Memory of our Beloved Teacher

October 1941 - June 2020
Grandmaster Kim, an 8th Degree Taekwondo Grandmaster, an 8th Degree Judo Black Belt, and a 7th Degree Hapkido Black Belt, has imparted his wisdom to thousands of students and family members for several decades.   

Inspiring anyone to ever train under him, Grandmaster Moo Hwan Kim has taught Taekwondo as a system of self betterment through Action Philosophy and Self Discipline.  Grandmaster Kim was a force for good in the world as a Minister and as a Martial Arts instructor.  We, the students of Grandmaster Kim were greatly shaped by his wisdom, leadership, and philosophical code of action.  


Master Kim's lessons continue on through us,  and it is our sincerest desire to pass on this great legacy .

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