Taekwondo is a great discipline for children. It encompasses athletics, academics, and behavior. They (the children) learn to use the tenets - courtesy, integrity, perseverance, indomitable spirit, and self-control. --Melanie B.
It is so great to send (my boys) to class and know that they are learning valuable lessons in honor, discipline, and focus. -- Dr. Sarah G.
If you are considering enrolling your child look no further. J.W. Kim has been a brilliant choice for the last four years for our family. Strength, safety, respect, grace, tenacity - your child will thrive! -- Melissa S.
We are thankful to have such a wonderful place to send our children to learn, grown and respect everyone. -- Wendy G.
I have been taking Taekwondo classes at J.W. Kim's school for five years now and it has been one of the best decisions I have made. Not only do the physical accomplishments build strength and confidence, but the Taekwondo tenets that we study (courtesy, integrity, perseverance, indomitable spirit, and self-control) start to become a way of life. As a middle school teacher in the community, I also get to watch some of my students as they take TaeKwonDo classes and progress through their belts. What these students learn about respect, commitment, and focus transfers perfectly to the classroom. The entire community at J.W. Kim's is truly a community that respects and supports each other, and they make it a fun, energizing experience to come to week after week. -- Megan S.
I cannot tell you what an amazing journey (from white to black belt) the last 5 years has been. Master Matt in Highlands Ranch is amazing and Master Cody at Castle Pines has also been incredible. I feel blessed that my son Matthew has had such gifted role models in his life. JW Kim's organization has been a huge part in creating a positive in my son's life and I am so appreciative of that. -- Theresa N.
As I progressed, I quickly figured out that (Taekwondo) wasn't just a workout or a place to learn self-defense. It was so much more . The most important thing Taekwondo taught me was with the right attitude I could accomplish anything I wanted. As soon as I started to approach (school) with a different attitude, things changed. I was able to do the things I wanted to do. Whether it was sports or school I just had to have a good outlook and things would change. That is probably one of the most important lessons I have learned from Taekwondo. -- Gage M.
My family LOVES J. W. Kim Taekwondo - we have a blast and learn a ton!!! -- Roarke P.
I can hardly remember a time in our life when we didn't hang out at JW Kim! My son, Joe, started studying Taekwondo when he was 4 or 5 years old. He has studied with many beloved teachers at JW Kim: Grand Master Kim, Master Mike, Master Matt, and Master Shaw. Each instructor with his or her own style, has impacted my son in a positive way. Besides these outstanding teachers, my son has been positively influenced by STORM members who have assisted these teachers over the years. These young men and women embody the philosophy and tenets of tae kwon do. They are such wonderful examples of success: involved in school, academics, various sports and activities. They respect themselves, their bodies, their communities and their dojang. You couldn't ask for a better role model for your child!
While my son attended classes over the years, I spent many afternoons reading, knitting, and grading papers in the JW Kim lobby. One day, the idea came to me that kicking something might feel good at the end of a work day. One kick and one kiehap (yell) was all it took. I was hooked. Even though I am exhausted after teaching in DPS all day, coming to the adult class in the evenings helps me deal with the stress of teaching and parenting. I can't recommend the adult classes enough: a mental and a physical challenge, a great way to improve your strength and balance.
I won't tell you it's easy. As a parent, there are many hours of training involved as your child progresses through the ranks, so you can anticipate many hours in the lobby reading, studying, knitting, and waiting. As an adult student of Taekwondo, the challenges are sometimes huge, but never impossible. My son and I have made life-long friends through our classes. We both like to help out at the dojang and work with the lower belts and practice with the senior belts. The dojang has become such a part of our routine and our lives, that I can't imagine NOT hanging out there! -- Nina B.