I've studied several forms of martial arts for over 15 years; Ju Jitsu, Kempo, Judo and Karate, but I never had the opportunity to study Taekwondo. When I found this dojang, the Masters and Instructors were very welcoming and accommodating. I was a little anxious because the first thing they wanted me to do was to fill out a contact information form while all I wanted to do was to observe a class. (I’ve learned from previous experience that before beginning classes at any dojang, it is important to make sure that I feel confident that the level of instruction is going to be professional and authentic.) Of course I had a lot of questions, but I was concerned that because the Masters all looked young and spoke with thick Korean accents, I might not get enough information to determine if this dojang would be worth my efforts or offer the expertise I was seeking. After taking a free introductory class, I realized that my initial concerns were completely erroneous. Once my ear adjusted to their accents, I realized the Masters were not only proficient, but extremely dedicated. The Instructor I worked with was able to identify some of the bad habits I developed from my earlier training, and he was able to help me correct my technique. As a result, I decided to begin practicing Taekwondo here, and I am very glad I did. I’ve since learned that the Masters graduated from Korean colleges with majors in Taekwondo and served in the Korean Army before they began teaching; they just look young. They follow a well planned program created by the Grand Master and founded in the official Kukkiwon Taekwondo style. I really appreciate the instruction I receive at this dojang, and if you are looking for an authentic Taekwondo dojang, I highly recommend this place. Additionally, the school has a diverse group of friendly students and although the Masters are very dedicated and serious, at heart they are good-humored and enjoyable.
Hi, My Name is Chinua Lawrence I train in Martial Arts and I had the pleasure of meeting Fabio Clemente threw a closeand dear Friend Abel Ayala. From that moment I gained the utmost respect and loyalty for Fabio. He takes the time and energy to make sure you understand the technique 110%. He is a HIGH level BJJ Black Belt. Studio X on 104W 14th Street NY Manhattan is always filled with high level atheletes with postive energy and great personalities. The Black Belt Babs is an inspiration to any Martial Arts hopeful like myself. Fabio Clemente has done more than can be explained in words for all his students. THANKYOU FABIO
I've checked out many martial arts schools in the area and I found that Professional Tae Kwon Do has some of the most qualified and accomplished instructors around. The atmosphere is welcoming to all types of students and the classes are geared to a strict WTF Tae Kwon Do standard. It isn't for individuals looking for a mixed martial arts curriculum, but more for students seeking an authentic marital arts experience and an opportunity to train with some of the most accomplished athletes in this Olympic sport style Tae Kwon Do. If you are serious about learning a traditional art form from accomplished Korean Masters, this is an excellent school!