Taekwondo for Kids


Martial arts is so much more than just kicking and punching.  The life skills taught as a daily part of classes help children grow into responsible young adults. Parks & Recreation’s program led by instructors provided by Martial Arts USA out of Lexington. 

Martial Arts USA instructors are specialized in teaching children how to ‘focus’. Children will learn the importance of eye contact, posture, and listening skills that will benefit them not only in martial arts class but also at home, on the playing field, and in the classroom. Taekwondo participation can help give your child the skills he or she needs to succeed in school and in life.

Instructors emphasize the five codes of Grandmaster Jeon, Respect-Discipline-Perseverance-Humility-Loyalty and explore how to apply them in their daily lives with their family.

The belt system gives students mini-goals to strive for and teaches kids the power of goal setting. Special events such as belt testing give students an opportunity to perform in front of others, further enhancing their self confidence and self-esteem. And outstanding instructors consistently use praise and positive feedback in class to encourage students and motivate effort.

Please note that Parks & Recreation offers classes for ages 5 through 13, from white belt through Orange belt.  Students who would like continue their Taekwondo journey are encouraged to continue classes at one of Martial Arts USA’s two Lexington dojang’s. One is located at the corner of Meijer Way and Reynold’s Road in Lexington and the other is the St. Joe East location located on Prosperous Place. 

For more information on Martial Arts USA, please visit their website.

Classes at Falling Springs Center once a week for 6 weeks on the days listed in the table below.  A uniform is required for new students ($40, payable to Martial Arts USA the first day of class).  Register soon, space is limited! Contact Rainey with questions. 


Session 1:   Sept 10—Oct 26   (No class 10/1 or 10/5)       DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 4
Session 2:   Nov 5—Dec 21     (No class 11/26 or 11/30)   DEADLINE: OCTOBER 30 
Session 3:   Jan 14 – Feb 22                                                    DEADLINE:  JANUARY 8
Session 4:   Mar 3 – Apr 18      (No class 3/31 or 4/4)        CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Session 5:   Apr 11 – May 18   (No class 5/23)                  CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19