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Martial Arts For Responsible Students

Confidence | Leadership | Discipline | Achievements
 

Complete program for the enhancement of emotional and physical well-being

MARS Academy (Martial Arts for after school martial arts program is a collaboration of two well established businesses practices merging as one: TaeKwonDo and an Academic Learning Center for a better after school program. This collaboration exists for the betterment for our children’s growth in academia of mathematics, reading and writing; the martial arts (TaeKwonDo) to strengthen mind body and spirit; and lastly the intangibles our staff share with your child; encouragement, perseverance, confronting their fears, communications through peer discussions, and most importantly guiding them in understanding boundaries and social skill development.

For the teens and adult martial arts is a strict program emphasizing the highest standards of proper fundamentals, “quadrant rules” of maximizing in blocks, punches, kicking dexterity, fluid motions of body mechanics. MARS Academy’s martial arts is an amalgamation of Kukkiwon style World TaeKwonDo Federation (MooDukKwan, ChunDuKwan, WTF Olympic Style forms & sparring) and Muay Thai traversing from Muay Chaiya and present-day Thai boxing techniques.

All Skill Levels

All are welcome, there is no requirements to take part in any of our programs.

Get Fit & Healthy

Taekwondo offers a great way to stay in shape while learning self defensive in a practical manner.

Fully qualified

All classes are led by Black Belt certified instructors to ensure the best training possible.

Traditional Arts

We have a realistic approach to our teaching while maintaining all true traditions of Taekwondo.

What We Teach

 

Intergrity

 
Instilling the ideas of the importance of being honest and having strong moral principles
 

Honor

 
To educate the merit of positive esteem and to conduct by adhering to what is right
 

Perseverance

 
Educating our children how to move Forward in difficult times despite complication or time frame
 

Respectfulness

 
Demonstrating how to regard other people’s emotions, appearance, religion, color or race we are all equal and should emulation one’s positive reflection
 

Self-Control

 
Guiding each and every member at the moment of temptation or aggression the ability to regulate thoughts and emotions
 

Indomitable Sprit

 
Is the single most powerful tenet of TaeKwonDo we impose to our members not to be subdued by your weakness and enforce “NEVER GIVE UP” to add one more notch for every bench mark!!

What We Teach

 

Intergrity

 
Instilling the ideas of the importance of being honest and having strong moral principles
 

Honor

 
To educate the merit of positive esteem and to conduct by adhering to what is right
 

Perseverance

 
Educating our children how to move Forward in difficult times despite complication or time frame
 

Respectfulness

 
Demonstrating how to regard other people’s emotions, appearance, religion, color or race we are all equal and should emulation one’s positive reflection
 

Self-Control

 
Guiding each and every member at the moment of temptation or aggression the ability to regulate thoughts and emotions
 

Indomitable Sprit

 
Is the single most powerful tenet of TaeKwonDo we impose to our members not to be subdued by your weakness and enforce “NEVER GIVE UP” to add one more notch for every bench mark!!
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.”

–Nelson Mandela

Head Instructor

Grand Master Matthew Roh

Grand Master Matthew Roh was born in Seoul, South Korea. Receiving his first black belt under the Korean TaeKwonDo Federation (KTF) is now a member of World TaeKwonDo Federation (WTF). . Trained since the age of 5 years old, his wealth of knowledge expands over 45 years. Learning, evolving and creating, he has created an awesome Standup Striking System. Trained in MooDukKwan and ChunDoKwan style TaeKwonDo. These particular styles of martial arts stem from both old school of power blocks, power strikes, power kicks, grappling, close quarter joint maneuvers and body throws, but also, modern Olympic Style Sparring. The GM Matthew Roh’s style of solid fundamental approach of building dexterity and agility for better foot work, quicker feet/leg reaction and setting up for a maximum sets of combination kicks. Then comes along Muay Thai, certified master (Kru) and registered with the World Muay Thai Council in Thailand. Traveled throughout Thailand to train with master of their craft; Thai boxer known as “elbow king” who had over 300 fights, trainers who trained with Tony Jaa, Fairtex center in Pattaya and more importantly with Muay Thai Institute in Rangsit Thailand.

Job experience: Aeronautical Engineer degree from Embry-Riddle University work as an Engineer Analyst with an automotive consultant firm, joined product development team at a major satellite telecommunication, Government Oversight IT Project Manager with a non-disclosed agency, Sunday school teacher and coached baseball and softball teams, Director at an Academic Learning Center, former PTA president, Director and Vice-President with a non-profit organization in Montgomery County and lastly a Referee / Stroke & Turn judge with Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL).

Children’s Programs

After School Program

The MARS Academy’s After School program is an enrich program that offers to our student members the ability to achieve higher standards. After School program provides not only transportation from school to MARS Academy facility, but ensures each and every…

Summer Camp

The Summer Camp sessions are meant to trigger each member’s creative mind and harness their physical agility through exciting programs set forth in each theme week. Every week is a new week by which is tied into our field trip for that week: Spy Week, “Come Fly..

Parent’s Night

MARS Academy gears towards parents to enjoy time out without worrying about your children by offering Parent’s night out, Shopping day and many other occasions requiring some time alone and away from our God’s …

“The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.”

–Walt Disney

Martial Arts Classes

Childrens Taekwondo

MARS Academy is martial arts after school which instills the old traditional Tae Kwon Do with 20th century Olympic style sparring and movements. The Grand Master and staff at MARS Academy are constantly guiding our students in understanding…

Adult taekwondo

Confidence, Ability to Defend, Athleticism, Hand Eye Coordination, Mobility, Dexterity, Kick, Punch, Block, Explosive vs Steady Cardio, Muscle Memory, and most importantly to Feel Stronger and lose some weight along the way!…

Muay Thai

Muay Thai martial arts is 300 years in the making. Muay Thai, literal English translation “Thai Boxing.” But the people of Siam, wanted to make it their own style of Martial Art, and hence Muay Chiaya was formed at its earliest inception prior…

Weekly Schedule

MONDAY

Monday Classes

5pm ~ 5:45pm

PRIVATE LESSONS CLASS

6:30pm ~ 8pm

PRIVATE LESSONS CLASS

TUESDAY

Tuesday Classes

5pm ~ 5:45pm

PRIVATE LESSONS CLASS

6:30pm ~ 8pm

PRIVATE LESSONS CLASS

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday Class

5pm ~ 5:45pm

PRIVATE LESSONS CLASS

6:30pm ~ 8pm

PRIVATE LESSONS CLASS

THURSDAY

Thursday Class

5pm ~ 5:45pm

PRIVATE LESSONS CLASS

6:30pm ~ 8pm

PRIVATE LESSONS CLASS

FRIDAY

Friday Classes

5pm ~ 5:45pm

PRIVATE LESSONS CLASS

6:30pm ~ 8pm

PRIVATE LESSONS CLASS

Mon

Monday Classes

5pm ~ 5:45pm

PRIVATE LESSONS CLASS

6:30pm ~ 8pm

PRIVATE LESSONS CLASS

Tues

Tuesday Classes

5pm ~ 5:45pm

PRIVATE LESSONS CLASS

6:30pm ~ 8pm

PRIVATE LESSONS CLASS

Wed

Wednesday Classes

5pm ~ 5:45pm

PRIVATE LESSONS CLASS

6:30pm ~ 8pm

PRIVATE LESSONS CLASS

Thur

Thursday Class

5pm ~ 5:45pm

PRIVATE LESSONS CLASS

6:30pm ~ 8pm

PRIVATE LESSONS CLASS

Fri

Friday Class

5pm ~ 5:45pm

PRIVATE LESSONS CLASS

6:30pm ~ 8pm

PRIVATE LESSONS CLASS

“We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, therefore is not an action but a habit.”

– Aristotle

Imagine The Possibilities

There is nothing better than watching all our children grow each passing day. Watching them exceed their self-imagined limitations makes us smile. Come see what your child can do.