Welcome to Taekwondo at The Marsh
Our ATA Certified program is open to children as young as age 4 and adults of all ages. Train as an individual, a couple or a family.
What is Taekwondo?
Taekwondo is a non-aggressive and ethical system of self-defense. Training involves a variety of techniques, including punching, kicking, dodging, jumping, parrying, blocking, sparring and learning formal patterns of movement called forms.
Who can practice Taekwondo?
Taekwondo offers benefits to individuals of all ages, sizes and fitness levels. All you need is a willingness to try.
What are the benefits of practicing Taekwondo?
In addition to improving your fitness and equipping you with self-defense skills, Taekwondo promotes self-confidence and teaches important life skills: courtesy, manners, respect, confidence, discipline, self-control, honesty, integrity, commitment, perseverance and goal setting.
What is ATA Certification?
Certification means that our program has met the standards set by the American Taekwondo Association (ATA), the premier North American organization dedicated to the martial arts discipline of Taekwondo. We are identified as ATA School #535, Region #114.
Why take Taekwondo at The Marsh?
- Our team of instructors has a passion for teaching and more than 16 years of experience
- Our lead instructor, Candy Swanson, has a particular talent for teaching 4 - 13 year olds
- In our intergenerational setting, parents can take Taekwondo classes along with their children
From the white belts worn by beginners to the black belts worn by the instructors and masters, an individual’s proven level of competence in Taekwondo is measured through belt testing. Each belt achieved is an accomplishment worthy of respect, reflecting a student’s inner journey as well as his or her technical proficiency. We test students when they are ready to advance to the next belt.
Who leads the classes?
Candy Swanson and John Monnens, Certified Fourth Degree Black Belts and 2006 ATA Regional Instructors of the Year. Candy and John are assisted by a team of ATA Certified trainee instructors.
- White, Orange, Yellow, Camo, Green and Purple Belts (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. and Saturdays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
- Blue, Brown, Red & Black Belts (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:15 - 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
For a monthly fee of $110 for the general public or $90 for Marsh members, each student may attend all of the classes offered in a given month. There is an additional charge for tournaments.
How do I get started?
Here’s What Students and Parents are Saying
“Taekwondo at The Marsh has the best teachers and training opportunities as I advance in rank to become a well-rounded martial artist. I just love everything about it.” - Josie Powers, Age 11
“Taekwondo is awesome!” - Andrew Weigel, Age 10
“Andrew always looks forward to coming to Taekwondo at The Marsh. I have found it to be a very well run program and participating has been excellent for his self-discipline and self esteem as well as good for him physically.” - Sandra Weigel, Parent