Building a stronger community through family values & common sense.


The showing of politeness in one's attitude and behavior toward others. Treat all persons with respect.


The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. Always do what is right.


Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. Keep trying, don´t quit.

Self Con·trol

The ability to control oneself, in particular one's emotions and desires or the expression of them in one's behavior, especially in difficult situations. Choose your response.

In·dom·i·ta·ble Spir·it

A will or courage that cannot be subdued or overcome; unconquerable. Never give up on what is right.

Corona Virus

Pil-Sung, It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing the closure of the main school until March 31st. I am doing so due to the proclamation of our governor. I understand why it has come to this and I would never want anyone to fall ill from coming to one of our classes. Or pass the virus to someone in their family or friends.

Please practice at home. I will be working at posting YouTube videos of forms and one steps. I still believe that regular exercise will lower stress and boast your immune system.
The sun is shining, and it will rise again tomorrow.
I will post more information on Facebook.
Today and every day, I hope you are well and happy and have love in your life.
Mr. Bob Sledge

Special Training

During the state mandated closure, we're offering private small group training sessions for those who are able or wish to. The cost of these sessions are included in your session dues, so no extra cost to you. Visit this page to sign up with GM Sledge at the main school in Ankeny:

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Resuming Classes


This is from the state of Iowa website.
B. Fitness centers: A fitness center, health club, health spa, or gym may reopen or remain open, but only to the extent that it complies with the following requirements:
(1) Capacity limited: The establishment must limit the number of customers present to 50% of its maximum legal occupancy capacity.
(2) Social distancing: The establishment must ensure that all equipment, such as treadmills, bikes, weight machines, benches, and power racks, are spaced at least six feet apart or take other appropriate measures to ensure that more closely spaced equipment is not used.
(3) Group activities: Any group activities or classes must be limited to ten or fewer people and all people participating must maintain a distance of six feet apart at all times.

Now I know many of you still don't feel that you can work out with a group. That is completely understandable. The link to the sign up page is for the main school and Zoom online classes. Please contact your instructors about what is happening with your branch.

There will be the limits to classes held at the Dojang starting on Monday. For the time being classes at the main school will be following the social distancing and 10 person limit. So classes will be structured differently.

Pil-sung, The following is a link to a signup website to signup for online classes and now classes at the main school:

Thank you for patience and dedication during these challenging tines.I am doing deep cleaning and making preparations for training with "social distancing". And you will see brown and black belt classes. Look for Black and Brown Classes on Tuesdays and Saturdays also.

Mr Sledge

What Are The Benefits of Tae Kwon Do?

Taekwondo offers a variety of physical and mental benefits that include weight loss, core strengthening, improved balance, self defense, self confidence, endurance, rehabilitation, community, and respect.

What is Tae Kwon Do?

Taekwondo is a martial art form that originated in Korea and is practiced around the world. We practice traditional Korean TKD as it was originally taught by GM Woojin Jung.

Blackbelt Instructors

All classes at the main school and branches are led by black belt ranked instructors. You can meet the instructors here or look them up under a branch.

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