Sign Up Now and Get a
FREE Introductory Class!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

After School
Grow, Develop,
Learn, Thrive
Age appropriate programs aimed
at developing physical and
mental capabilities
For Kids
Respect, Self-Esteem &
Confidence Building
Children can learn
martial arts in a safe and
stress free environment.
Martial Arts
Mind and Body
Learn self-confidence, weight loss,
better bodies, sharper minds, and
valuable life skills
Gain, Endurance, Strength
and Confidence
A serious way to keep
in shape and learn to
defend yourself
Martial arts are not just for kids
Testimonial 17 75x75 Home

After working my desk job for eighteen years, I managed to put on some extra pounds. A friend of mine suggested that I start taking martial arts instead of hitting the gym 6 days a week. I gave it a shot and a year and a half later I feel healthie...

Mark G.
Lost 40 pounds
Great for Self-Confidence
Testimonial 13 75x75 Home

For our daughter, we always want the best and thats is something we feel she is getting with her martial arts training. She enjoys it for the friends she’s made through it and we love it because of the life skills she is learning. Great for self...

Maggie T.
Satisfied Parent
Karate Classes Gave My Son Confidence
Testimonial 11 75x75 Home

My 4 year old son has always been a little shy and slow to get comfortable around kids his age. Knowing school was approaching I wanted him to gain more self confidence so I enrolled him in karate classes. He was shy and unresponsive to the staff ...

Mike R.
Proud Father
Kickboxing to get in Shape
Testimonial 6 75x75 Home

I was looking for a place to take kickboxing classes and found the perfect place at Carpenter’s Family Taekwondo! It is not a gym so people are not filtering in and out weekly. It’s a kickboxing class with a curriculum to cert...

Lorna H.
New Kickboxing Enthusiast

Read More Testimonials »

Enter Your Email Address to Download Now!

Karate For Kids Black Belt2 Home

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
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Teens, Adults and Family’s training together
  • Black Belt only classes

Visit us on Facebook

Focus on the Present to Achieve your Goals

Many of us want to accomplish great things. However, often we fail to reach our goals. This happens not due to lack of trying, but rather due to us not working smartly. We often have the ultimate goal in mind, but we do not pay attention to the steps involved in achieving that goal. Focusing […]

Continue Reading

Martial Arts, Never Too Late To Learn!

As we get older we seem to lose the edge we used to have, be it in speed, focus and sometimes even memory. Seniors can be more active as compared to their juniors if health permits. In fact, many seniors have reported that the sole thing holding them back is physical discomfort. This is where martial arts […]

Continue Reading

Why Children Should Learn Martial Arts

It is a known fact that martial arts provide children with a good dose of self-respect and self-esteem. Besides increasing their self-worth, martial arts training will also help children to learn important lessons in life. What your children learn now will help them throughout their lifetime. Here are some reasons why you should enroll your […]

Continue Reading


Welcome to Carpenter’s Family Taekwondo

(941) 727-2883

Thank you for visiting our martial arts website home page. We have included a short video for you to view. Our academy has several unique offers to Get You Started! Please complete any form on our site and our staff will get in touch with you with more information on the features and benefits of our programs and how we can Get You Started.

Benefits of Martial Arts Training

Benefits of Martial Arts Training

Carpenter’s Family Taekwondo

Lakewood Ranch, FL

Developing Self-Esteem at Carpenter’s Family Taekwondo in Lakewood Ranch, FL – With confidence comes enhanced self-esteem. We utilize a series of multiple goals that boost self-esteem levels. This builds greater self-respect and self-esteem in our martial arts students. Please note: Our martial arts instructors turn most quiet, shy and doubtful beginners into strong outgoing leaders that become powerful practitioners.

Learning Self-Discipline at Carpenter’s Family Taekwondo in Lakewood Ranch, FL – The foundation of martial arts is the focus of self-discipline incorporated into a students training. Instant gratification, the I want it now, and lessons in self-restraint and discipline are learned traits for both children and adults. To succeed in life…this is one of many goals we have for our students. Our Instructors are here to serve.

Making Habits of Physical Fitness – Tired of the boring mundane and repetitive workouts? Carpenter’s Family Taekwondo in Lakewood Ranch, FL is more than a lifestyle change when it comes to fitness. It is a synergized martial arts training program that our students enhance their level of fitness. Our training facility incorporates fun and exciting training concepts that are unique to Lakewood Ranch. Get fit by taking the right steps to creating good habits.

Developing a Sense of Respect – As a student of Carpenter’s Family Taekwondo in Lakewood Ranch, FL our students learn to show attention and respect to themselves and others. In this modern and fast paced world too often we see the lack of self-respect for oneself or others. We are proud of our Martial Arts students and the respect shown within the community. Through quality training our students carry on a high level of respect.