The Secret to Success is Sweat
Grand Master Philip Ameris' Cho's Taekwondo Center is a family owned and operated Martial Arts school that has been proudly serving the AK Valley for over three decades. Our goal is to build self confidence and optimum health through the traditional teachings of Martial Arts and Real World Self Defense to both Children and Adults.
Our Dojang (School) is a clean, fully matted 5,000 square foot facility - complete with any and all equipment necessary for Martial Arts training. However, do not be fooled by some of the modern amenities - the principles and foundation of instruction for all of our students is rooted in 'Old School' ethics and the Traditional Martial Arts teachings of discipline, respect, and hard work.
The standards of our students have been cultivated over the years and are quite high If you are expected to learn the latest Martial Arts of fitness fad and expect to "just get a Black Belt" - then our Dojang is probably not the place for you.
On the contrary, if you are looking to build authentic self confidence and develop the non quitting spirit of Real Martial Arts by consistently challenging yourself - feel free to stop by, we offer programs for both children and adults, private and group instruction.
What should I expect from my first class? The first class for students, as with any 'first', may seem overwhelming. That's ok - we've literally been there before. Remember that all of our instructors have a wealth of experience in practicing and instructing Martial Arts to people of all ages and needs.
On your first day, your instructor will teach you Taekwondo basics featuring our code of conduct while being sure to give you a great workout. Children will be sure to experience a wide range of agility drills, exercise games, and basic technique.
How long are classes? Children's classes are 45 minutes. Adult class is 1 hour.
What do I need to bring? Nothing. We suggest that students initially wear something comfortable to work out in - fitness pants or shorts and a T-shirt will work just fine. We also encourage students to bring a towel to keep clean after class but it is not required.
As a student progresses, they will be required to purchase a Dobuk (uniform) and their own sparring equipment. Those items can be purchased through our office.
What is the AIMAA Student Handbook & Why is it Important? The AIMAA Student Handbook is basically your roadmap to success in our system of Taekwondo. The handbook is an all inclusive, comprehensive manual featuring belt requirements, history, Martial Arts conduct, and even a nutritional manual.
When can I start? Immediately. All new students must take a free introductory lesson to go over basic techniques and etiquette to give them and idea of what to expect.