Martial arts can mean many different things depending on who you ask. For some, it's exercise. For others, it's learning to protect yourself. For the team at KTA Northwest Martial Arts, it's a way of approaching the world with clarity, self-confidence, and control of your own body. Join us today.
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As one of the founding fathers of Taekwondo in Indiana, Grand Master Yoon brought his 50+ years of experience to Indianapolis more than 40 years ago. Since then, he has promoted more than 3,500 students to Black Belt status. An 9th Degree Black Belt certified by the World Taekwondo Federation, Grand Master Yoon conducts all promotion tests only for KTA students. His goals include continuing the growth of Taekwondo among the young and young at heart.
As Indiana State Taekwondo President from 1974-94, Grand Master Yoon promoted and developed Taekwondo in our state to its current Olympic status. In 1990, he was named “Coach of the Year” by the United States Taekwondo Union for leading several outstanding National Champions and World medalists.
When Indianapolis hosted the Pan American Games in 1987, Grand Master Yoon successfully arranged adding Taekwondo as a new sport in the Games. As Technical Director, he coordinated this event and spectator seating sold out before any other sport on the Pan-AM Games.
Head Instructor and 7th Degree Black Belt, Master Donald Cottee brings over 40 years of his competitive experience and instruction to KTA students six days a week. Under the direction of Grand Master Yoon, Master Cottee has not only achieved great success as an instructor, he has also found that same success throughout his years as a national and state competitor. Master Cottee was Indiana State Champion and 1980 national sparring bronze medalist. He was named the 1980 Indiana AAU Taekwondo athlete of the year. Master Cottee was also been a member of the 2018 and 2109 US National Poomsae Teams.
Master Cottee is a graduate of Indiana State University and holds a degree in Life Sciences. He also retired from Eli Lilly and Co. after 39 years of service.
Led by Master Cottee, KTA Northwest has a number of experienced Black Belt instructors, which enables us to give students the individual attention they need. We also provide special classes just for instructors and Black Belts to insure that your instruction is consistent and top-notch!
Because the world of martial arts is quite varied, we have a diverse course offering that gives you plenty
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Taekwondo is an ancient Korean art of self-defense. Translated literally, this means
art of hand
Hapkido is a highly eclectic Korean martial art. It is a form of self-defense that employs joint locks, grappling, and throwing techniques similar to those of other martial arts, as well as kicks, punches, and other striking attacks.
Beginners are welcome to our school of physical fitness that teaches us the ancient and scientific art of Taekwondo. In this age of turmoil, it is important that we maintain strength within ourselves (mental strength as well as physical strength) in order to cope with obstacles and difficulties in life more successfully. We sincerely believe that this school will serve as an important institution where you will learn various virtues of martials arts that include self-discipline, respect, concentration and competition. Finally, the instruction at KTANW is constantly directed toward the attainment of inner peace and tranquility within ourselves, which helps us to develop harmony and peace with our fellow man.
Kids Classes are special kids classes that are tailored for their shorter attention span. These classes offer special instruction that combines teaching the kids Taekwondo and self-defense skills with Taekwondo games. This, in turn, makes learning even more fun.
Adult Classes this is the ultimate in self-defense and physical fitness for men and women.
Exercising with others is the perfect motivation to take your personal fitness to the next level. Explore our class selection, complete with positive instructors ready to help you get the most from every training session.
Color Belt Test Schedule for 2020
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