The Art of a Lifetime
The Art of a Lifetime
Muskegon Taekwondo has provided high-quality instruction in traditional taekwondo, fitness, and self-defense since 1963. If you wish to boost your self-confidence and improve your health, our instructors are here to help you reach your potential by sharing with you the art of excellence.
Our 3000 square foot matted training area provides plenty of room to practice (and air conditioning helps us train comfortably even in the summer months).
Seek perfection of character.
Live the way of truth.
Refrain from violent behavior.
Take two weeks to work out with our instructors, try different classes and class times, sample instruction in traditional taekwondo, sport taekwondo, self-defense, and fitness. Once you do, we're confident you'll want to join our taekwondo family on the training floor.
All ranks, ages 7-11
All ranks, ages 6+.
Women ages 14+.
All ranks, ages 12 and up.
Choose the program that best suits you.
Students ages 6–12 learn the basic skills of both traditional and sport taekwondo, with emphasis placed on developing the proper mechanics that make up the foundation of our art. Patient and dedicated instructors lead classes that are fun and energetic, yet maintain proper respect and discipline. Training helps students build the character to stand up to bullying and the physical skills to keep them safe in any situation. This leads to success on the training floor and in the classroom.
Gain balance, focus, strength, and flexibility by perfecting the techniques, forms and drills of traditional taekwondo. Modern taekwondo sparring increases speed, stamina, and explosiveness. This makes taekwondo an excellent addition to an athlete's training regimen. Another benefit is in the concentration and mental strength employed in perfecting techniques and forms. Practice becomes a type of “moving meditation” that helps you relieve some of the stresses of modern life.
Self-defense training at Muskegon Taekwondo is designed to provide everyone, regardless of size, age, or gender, with the ability to use their bodies most effectively to defend themselves from physical assault. It is based on simple, devastating techniques employed explosively and repeatedly to overwhelm an attacker. Consistent practice leads to the confidence necessary to avoid physical conflict when possible, and come out on top when there is no other choice but to fight.
Our youngest students learn the basic movements of taekwondo along with dojang protocol. There is a greater emphasis on physical skills such as balance and timing through activities and games.
Why sit and watch when you can be training? Our Family class gives parents the opportunity to grow and improve alongside their children. Families that kick together, stick together!
Between them, Master Instructors Scott Baker (7th Dan) and Jeff Young (6th Dan) have over 70 years of experience to share. They are both members of the International Chayon Ryu Martial Arts Association and the International Kangduk-Won Martial Art Society. They continue to learn under Grandmaster Kim Soo, Founder of the Chayon Ryu system. and Muskegon Taekwondo is the headquarters of Michigan Chayon-Ryu.
Q - What is the difference between karate and taekwondo?
A - Though both taekwondo and karate feature blocks, strikes, punches, and kicks, taekwondo generally places greater emphasis on kicking techniques over hand techniques. Our particular style, KangDukWon, also includes many of the long, flowing moves of Chinese quan fa (kung fu).
Q - At what age may a child begin training?
A - We have found most students age 6-7 on up can be successful in our Junior/Family classes. Due to a number of requests, we now provide a separate Minjas course for students age 4-6.
Q - What is the cost to train after the two-week trial period?
A - Training at Muskegon Taekwondo is very affordable. In keeping with Grandmaster Stolberg's beliefs, we don't want a serious student's financial situation to keep them from training, and we will work with you to create a payment plan to fit your budget. We have a variety of plans available, including auto-pay and pre-pay options, and family pricing.
Q - I have health limitations. Can I still train?
A - We all have health limitations (or will someday). The point of training is to make the best use of the capabilities we have, so aside from the usual admonishment to seek the advice of your physician before starting any new exercise program, we can usually find a way for you to train around most health issues.
Q - How do I get started?
A - Feel free to come in and watch a class first if you like, or just show up, sign the waiver, and jump right in. Remember, the first two weeks are free!
Q - What should I wear to my first class?
A - Shorts and a T-shirt are fine for your first two weeks. Afterward, a dobok (uniform) is included free with a 6- or 12-month membership.
Q - Do you offer private lessons?
A- Yes, we do. Though it's often possible to find one-on-one time before class or during a small class, many students benefit from having a longer, dedicated block. Whether you're an adult working toward that promotion test or a junior just getting started, we can arrange something. Just give us a call at (231) 301-4124 or email us at email@example.com to get started.
Q - When will I "own the night?"
A - Never. All the training in the world can't make you invincible. That's the bad news. The good news is that nobody else out there is invincible either. That's why it just makes sense for us to all get along as best we can without having to resort to violence.