Message from Carpenter’s Family Taekwondo Owner Mr Thomas Carpenter
We have been established for over 13 years serving the Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch Community’s. The owner Mr Thomas Carpenter is a 4th Degree Black Belt with 18 years experience with the American Taekwondo Association and 20 years as a Law Enforcement officer. We have been working hard to Change Lives and bring martial arts and self defense awareness to members within our community. We are a partner with Manatee County schools “Partners In Education” and extremely activate in supporting local charity events.
What a new student should look for in a martial arts school
An established history in the community for at least ten years if possible as so many schools close within the 1st few years of operation it is important to pick a school that will be here for the long run. Carpenters Family Taekwondo has been established in the Lakewood Ranch area since 2003.
Make sure the instructors are Certified as instructors not just black belts as black belt means expert practitioner you also need someone who is trained to share that expert knowledge with others. At Carpenters Family Taekwondo all of our instructors are Internationally Certified through the ATA and complete no less than 300 training hours learning instruction in addition to their curriculum to become black belts.
Make sure the school has National or International accreditation. So that when you earn a Black Belt it will carry some weight outside of your own school. Carpenters Family Taekwondo is sanctioned by the ATA, the largest martial arts organization in the US with over 1000 locations.
Make sure the school you choose focuses on the development of the individual not just competition and winning trophies. Now there is nothing wrong with competition. In fact we have several World Champions here on our staff at Carpenters Family Taekwondo, and here your goals come first whether that is developing confidence, discipline, gaining fitness, or even self defense. We are here to help you achieve your Vision of Success.
Classes designed for each age and rank groups
We offer classes separated by age and learning style
- Tigers 3-6
- Karate for Kids 7-11
- Teens, Adults and Family’s training together
- Black Belt only classes
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