Smith Tae Kwon-Do Inc
45-934 Kamehameha Hwy Ste D1, Kaneohe, HI 96744
(808) 247-3114Add Hours
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06/09/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I have been to many schools and most of them were Taekwondo schools. The reason I have been to so many was because of the military.
So I have been to all types of schools and this is one of the best schools. I earned my black belt with this school which was one of the most amazing experiences in my life. All the other schools I have came close to earning it but I had to be transferred before hand.
If I was living in Hawaii, I would enroll my daughter and myself into his program. I have seen young kids grow to become responsible adults and courage to stand up for what is right.
He instills the tenets of Taekwondo and has always told us that ""An excuse is a reason for failure"" This is a great school and it is hard to find any other school like it.
He was there for me and my family from the time I was a white belt, all the way to blackbelt. Sadly enough I had to get transferred again to San Antonio, Tx.
Check his school out, go to their belt tests and see what the kids and adults are doing. Compare that to other schools.
He has the kick boxing record which shows knows how to fight. He has the credential from the Kukkiwon HQ, the official Taekwondo Headquarters in South Korea, to be the Grandmaster that he is. Vice what some others schools do which is by promoting themselves to a high rank and getting the certificate made online.
06/08/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Four years ago I became a single mother of a daughter who was 3 at the time. I started kickboxing at Smith Taekwondo to learn self defense and to exercise. My experience there has completely changed my life for the better. My confidence improved almost instantly as well as my health and fitness. Master Smith and the other representatives at Smith Taekwondo are so motivating, supportive, and caring. I'm so thankful I walked in to such a place four years ago.
Parents, coming from a very overprotective mom, Smith Taekwondo is the only place I would send my daughter and feel confident she is learning from the best, taken care of, and safe.
06/05/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Master Smith thank you so much for your kindness and your teaching us a new and better way to live. We wish you had a school here in Fl. There is not anything even close to your school here. I miss the kickboxing classes and Kaylee misses her taekwondo classes. Not really sure what that person was talking about parking? If you come on time you will find parking no problem. Maybe they should take a class with there child. Where you will learn Patience, Discipline and the importance of not just being on time but early. This is a way of life not soccer game that ends when your done. I have always felt safe there. Thanks again, We miss you
10/19/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Honestly, the way he teaches is great. You learn respect and responsibility. It's great to enroll your kids so they can learn that at an early age.
I don't recommend taking classes at Smith Taekwondo only because Master Smith gets involved in students' personal lifes. He had said something that was so demeaning to me as a woman. I am not the only victim that has went through this. My friends have gone through this as well (different stories though)
Parents, please be aware of what your children do in their class. Always ask questions.
03/03/2010Provided by Citysearch -
the training at smith is good but the hours are long and the parking is unsafe and terrible. there is no parking on site and only street parking is available...it creates a hazards and unsafe environment for the children enrolled at smith...If your gonna go there just know that you'll have a headache most days over the parking situation.
02/08/2010Provided by Citysearch -
great school! i trained there for years back in the day in both the taekwondo class and kickboxinb class. in my time spent there i built great friendships, vastly improved my skills, strengthend my mind, and HAD FUN!.. i just wish my work schedule would change so i could get back to training!
07/23/2009Provided by Citysearch -
If your looking for a great place to get a work out, this is it. Master Smith and intructors take good care of all thier students, and treat them as family. Always happy to see us, always ready to teach.
Come in and see for yourself, you get a week for free.
Kickboxing or Tae kwon do, this is the place to go!
06/06/2009Provided by Citysearch -
While we attended Smith Taekwondo there was always one thing we knew, and that is that you know what your doing when it comes to teaching people taekwondo. I fear that their new taekwondo school baby’s their students to such a degree that if faced with a dilemma in the real world they could be injured. The kids realized that Smith Taekwondo was harder than ATA but they had to work very hard to earn what they got, Sable and Chas have never went to practice and sweat...not one drop! We would just like to thank you again for all that you have done for them and would love it if you could share this letter with some of the parents. Thanks for being tough on the kids I truly believe you made them stronger people because of your teaching skills.
05/23/2009Provided by Citysearch -
You may not remember me, I was a student of yours back in 1991. I was stationed in the Marine Corps at K-bay and began taking TKD lessons from you shortly after arriving in Hawaii. I found your web site and was very pleased to find you and your school doing well and growing.
As a Marine I learned a lot about honor, pride and respect, but I wanted to take a moment to tell you that the lessons and training I received at Smith Tae Kwon Do were invaluable. I have always been involved in martial arts starting as a young boy, but it was not until I began training at your school that my martial arts ability truly began to blossom. I have carried your teachings with me over the years through the remaining time I served in the Marines, my career as a Police Officer and currently as an Investigator for the Federal Government. Tae Kwon Do has saved my life on more than one occasion and I just wanted to take a moment and say Thanks. I am happy to say at 40 years old I am still heavily involved in the martial arts as well as my wife and three sons. The strenuous workout routines, beautiful kicks and the strict discipline mixed with compassion and a sense of humor are a few of the traits I learned from you and use them in the training and the raising of my children to this day.
God Bless and take care,