The J is pleased to offer Taekwondo for all ages. Taekwondo is a non-aggressive, ethical system of self-defense that has become one of the world’s most successful and popular martial arts. Its practitioners enjoy physical and mental discipline, as well as fitness benefits and the ability to defend themselves if necessary. The word Taekwondo itself is made up of three Chinese/Korean words: Tae, meaning to kick or jump; Kwon, meaning fist or hand; and Do, which means “the way.”
Taekwondo – Beginners, Advanced, Adults
Instructors determine the appropriate class level for students. Training uses a combination of combat techniques, self-defense, sport, exercise, meditation, entertainment and philosophy. Students will develop and refine skill and build and acquire strength, self-confidence, knowledge and control.
Taekwondo for Adults (16 years+)
Training continues using a combination of combat technique, self-defense, sport, exercise, meditation, entertainment and philosophy. Students will further their skill development and acquire strength, self-confidence, knowledge and control.
Yong Shins (SFC)/Little Ninjas (Fox)
Ages four to seven. Yong Shins/Little Ninjas is an introductory class into the world of Taekwondo. This nationally-accredited program introduces discipline and respect with a focus on fitness, control and technique. Little ones will have fun learning and training while building confidence and coordination.
Classes in Creve Coeur/Staenberg Family Complex
Instructor: Joe Barnard, 6th-degree black belt – more than 37 years Taekwondo experience, 17 years as an instructor.
Mondays – 6:30-7:15pm
Taekwondo – Beginners
Taekwondo – Advanced
Classes in Chesterfield/Marilyn Fox Building
Instructor & Assistant: Philip Hardin, 2nd-degree black belt – more than 21 years of experience, more than five years as an instructor. He is Safe Sport Certified by the United States Olympic Committee, as well as CPR/First Aid certified. Ross Marquart is a 1st Dan (1st-degree black belt in both Taekwondo and Hapkido). He has been training in martial arts for eight years. Click here to learn more about the instructors and Twin Dragons Taekwondo.
- $46 members/monthly
- $69 public/monthly
6 years and older
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a grappling art that was used to defend against bigger opponents. Grappling uses submission holds such as joint locks and chocks to render opponents helpless. Training helps to stay in shape and learn an art that is great for self-defense. Train with Coach Kirk Huff, Brown Belt under Mike Roger, Veteran MMA fighter and has competed professionally in promotions such as Shamrock FC. Learn more about Coach Huff here.
Chesterfield/Marilyn Fox Building
Class Sessions (6 – adult)
- $60 members/monthly
- $80 public/monthly