Karate North Tae Kwon Do

Affordable martial arts training for everyone.

about us

There are literally hundreds of martial arts styles, but above all, Korea's Tae Kwon Do is the most widely practiced martial art in the world. In Korean, tae means "to trample," kwon means "fist," and do means "way" or "path." Loosely translated, Tae Kwon Do means "the art of kicking and punching" or "the way of the hand and foot."

Physically, Grand Rapids Karate North Tae Kwon Do students develop strength, speed, balance, flexibility, and stamina. Our students will experience the following during a nine-week instruction period:

  • anaerobic and aerobic workout
  • camaraderie
  • techniques and curriculum
  • self-defense techniques
  • poomse [forms] a demonstration of fighting several imaginary opponents
  • relaxation techniques
  • exams to progress to the next belt rank
  • sparring: includes one-step and/or freestyle sparring for gold belt and above
  • focus on mental and ethical discipline, justice, etiquette, respect, and self-confidence.

At Karate North, a belt awarded is truly earned. We don't have promotional "black belt clubs" or offfer incentives for students to bring in more students [ie: more money with more tests]. That's why Karate North's class sizes are smaller than other martial arts dojos. Check out what another Karate North instructor has to say about earning a black belt by following this link. NOTE: when you click this link you will leave this web site. Click your browser back button to return to this site. http://www.karatenorth.com/kn.blackbelt_article.html

We take great pride in our students because they are a direct reflection of our instructors. Very few students fail a test because our instructors are vigilant in properly preparing our students. We won't allow a student to test if he or she is not ready.

Classes are held at the Cohasset Community Center, 305 NW First Avenue, Cohasset, Minn. All classes are held on Monday and Thursday evenings. Please contact us for specific class times.