2024 Faces of NOLA Family

2024 The Face of Martial Arts

For over two decades, Yonsei Martial Arts Academy has been shaping minds and bodies through the practice of Tang Soo Do and the SKILLZ Worldwide curriculum. The academy’s philosophy centers around the Korean proverb, “the first step is half the journey,” emphasizing the importance of taking that initial stride toward personal growth.

Catering to students of all ages, its programs are meticulously crafted to meet the physical, mental, emotional, and social needs of each individual. For children, it’s not just about learning martial arts skills; it’s about fostering discipline, focus, and confidence in a fun and supportive environment. The SKILLZ program seamlessly integrates into its traditional martial arts curriculum and offers practical, measurable benefits.

For children, the benefits extend beyond martial arts skills. Shy children blossom into confident individuals, anxious ones find courage, and discouraged ones discover self-belief. The academy becomes a nurturing space for building wholesome peer connections and creating friendships that last a lifetime.

Adults stepping onto the mat at Yonsei find more than a place to learn self-defense; they discover a sanctuary for self-improvement. The adult classes focus on the practical application of Tang Soo Do techniques, challenging both body and mind to achieve physical and mental fitness. The journey towards a black belt is not just about acquiring skills; it’s about reaching one’s full potential. These classes are designed for individuals to start their journey at any age, setting personal goals for improvement under the guidance of a dedicated headmaster and instructor.

Adults, too, find a myriad of benefits, from stress reduction and improved focus to enhanced physical fitness and self-defense skills. Yonsei Martial Arts Academy is not merely a school; it’s a holistic wellness center where members embark on a journey of self-improvement.

At the core of Yonsei Martial Arts Academy are its values of family, integrity, discipline, respect, and humility. These values extend beyond the mat, shaping a welcoming and supportive community. Their mission is clear — to deliver quality instruction and exceptional student service, empowering both students and parents to become the best versions of themselves.

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