EDGE Martial Arts – Taekwondo 2017-12-29T10:17:09+00:00

Taekwondo (4 Yrs +)

Children need a structured program to channel their energy sometimes, improve their focus and listening skills, and aid their physical development. YOU need a program that’s going to reinforce the discipline and life skills you’re trying to teach at home.

Register your child for our action-packed 45 minute classes once per week. Our certified Black Belt instructors guarantee improvements in focus, active-listening, self-control, and physical abilities in as little as 45 days or 6 classes.

Children advance in rank as well as develop a sense of accomplishment through earning different Life Skill and Safety Skill patches for their uniforms. Nothing prepares children better for the long road to becoming a black belt!

Beginners & White Belts

This class is 60 Minutes Long. Ages 4+

We have bumped this class from 45 minutes to 6 minutes for Sept 2017.

Monthly Tuition:
1 class per week = $82
2 classes per week = $123

Color Belts (testing required)

This class is 60 Minutes Long.

Monthly Tuition:
1 class per week = $82
2 classes per week = $123

Program Curriculum

Children will work on Gross/Fine Motor Coordination, Strength / Flexibility, How to Stand Still, How to Form Lines, How to Share, Take Turns, How to Get Along with Others, Teamwork, How to Listen and Watch Instructors and How to Talk to Strangers

Life Skills Kicks Strikes Blocks Stances
Respect Front Heelpalm Upper Ready
Courtesy Axe Knifehand (to the neck and to the solarplexes) Lower Long
Honesty Side Punches (single, double and triple) Outside Short
Communication Roundhouse Elbow strikes Scoop & Across the body Horse

Our Program Leader

masterdanMaster Dan is the program director of EDGE Martial Arts, and is both a Classically Trained Black-Belt, and Traditional Sah-bu-nim [Master-level Instructor]. He has a history of passionate dedication; with over 15 years of experience in the martial arts.

He leads the curriculum of the EDGE Martial Arts program; and sets the standard high with each and every class in order to assure the best progressions for his students. Having trained in Korean Tae Kwon Do, his abilities are as versatile as they are precise.

Master Dan began his teaching career in East Longmeadow; instructing students in the art of Tae Kwon Do at the very same school he was taught in. After working and training in multiple schools–under the influences of various Masters–he eventually had a vision to create a special and unique program. One geared towards inspiring kids to excel in all aspects of the martial arts– ultimately, helping to launch the EDGE program.


Do you offer discounts? 2016-11-11T05:00:32+00:00

Yes!  If you have a second child enrolled at the same time (gymnastics, tumbling or Taekwondo), the second child will receive 10% off monthly tuition. A 15% discount will be applied to every child after the 2nd. If one child is enrolled in multiple classes in a single session, the second class is 50% off. Please note: discounts are applied to the lowest tuition.

How do students earn a new belt? 2016-11-11T04:59:31+00:00

Each belt has a set of curriculum, after successfully practicing that curriculum our instructors will invite students to our monthly belt testing days.

Do I have to buy a uniform? 2016-11-11T04:59:02+00:00

Yes. It is a requirement of our program and the cost of a uniform can be found in our Pro-shop!

Does martial arts training make a child aggressive? 2016-11-11T04:57:56+00:00

Throughout their training students are reminded that being physically and mentally tough doesn’t allow one to be tough with others. Instead, TaeKwonDo students are expected to be humble, courteous, respectful and careful about when and where they practice their skills. The instructors continuously remind students that TaeKwonDo is a form of exercise and self improvement not a tool for bullying.

What is the difference between Taekwondo and karate? 2016-11-11T04:57:24+00:00

The different martial arts all originated in different countries thousands of years ago, as forms of self-defense. Karate comes from Japan and Kung Fu from China. TaeKwonDo is native to Korea. In terms of techniques, TaeKwonDo is known as the kicking art and emphasizes kicks more than other martial arts. it is ideal for improving balance, flexibility, coordination and endurance. Besides the physical benefits many people practice TaeKwonDo to improve self-confidence and to gain valuable discipline. In addition, TaeKwonDo is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and is the only of these martial arts that is a sport in the Olympic Games. Currently more people study the art of TaeKwonDo than all other forms of martial arts combined.