Emmons’ Taekwondo Academy has been serving the community since 1990 and offers the highest level of Taekwondo training. The owners Mr. John Emmons, Mrs. Gloria Emmons, and Mrs. Lenora Emmons-Karnath are the Chief Instructors of the school in Kissimmee. We are members of Taekwondo …
Welcome to Emmons’ Taekwondo Academy! We would like to offer you our online special: 4 Weeks of Training for $49 with a membership and get Uniform for FREE Our focus is to give you the best individual- or group-training experience in Osceola County. Our …
Hello Parents and Students!You can stay updated with Emmons’ Taekwondo Academy and the current events. Our focus is to give you the best individual- or group-training experience in Osceola County. Our Certified Instructors want to help you achieve your personal goals and set you up …
TaeKwonDo is a great way to develop skills both physically and mentally. Our TaeKwonDo Curriculum consists of activities in strength training, cardio, aerobics, flexibility, and meditation that will greatly benefit your mind and body.
• Master Emmons Emmons opened his St. Cloud TaeKwonDo Training Center in Nov. of 1990 and his Kissimmee training center in Feb. 1995 and …
• Began Training: June 1994 • Invited into the Demo Team in 1996 • Became Senior Certified in 2001 • Achieve the rank of …
Level 4 Instructors are 18 years or older Senior Certified Instructors. It is signified on the uniform by a 2″ Black Striped Collar. Level 4 Instructors earn their title by testing into the Instructors Program, and after a year of training test out in front of a panel of fellow Instructors. They have to Nationally re-certify every 3 years.
Here is a list of our school’s Level 4 Instructors:
|Mr. John Emmons||Mrs. Gloria Emmons||Mrs. Lenora Emmons-Karnath|
|Mr. Raphael Rodriguez||Mr. Brian Godleski||Mr. Enrique Vergara|
Level 3 Instructors are 13+ years old Qualified Instructors. It is signified on the uniform by a 1″ Black Striped Collar. Level 3 Instructors earn their title by testing into the Instructors Program, and after a year of training, test out in front of a panel of fellow Instructors. They have to nationally re-certify every 3 years.
Here is a list of our school’s Level 3 Instructors:
|Ms. BJ Flores||Ms. Emily Bertone||Mr.Manny DeLeon
||Mr. Michael Farrell|
|Mr. Carter Harris||Mr. Nuh Elalaoui
Level 2 Instructors are 10 years or older “Instructors in Training”. It is signified on the uniform by a 2″ Red Striped Collar. Level Two Instructors earn their title by testing into the Instructors Program. They will train as an Instructor for a year by assisting in classes under the supervision of a Level Four or Level Three Instructor before they can test for their Certification.
Here is a list of our school’s Level 2 Instructors:
|Mr. Alex Velez
||Ms. Bella Flores||Mr. Charlie McCoy
||Mr. Jagger Loman
|Ms. Karla Fuentes||Mr. Wylie Godleski|
Level 1 Instructors are 8 years old or older “Instructors in Training”. It is signified on the uniform by a 1″ Red Striped Collar. Assistant Instructors earn their title by testing into the Instructors Program. They will train as an Instructor for a year by assisting in classes under the supervision of a Level 3 or Level 4 Instructor before they can test for their Certification.
Here is a list of our school’s Level 1 Instructors:
|Mr. Andrew Velez||Mr. Daniel Cordova
||Ms. Kat Abrams
Our Lil’ Dragons Program is designed for children ages 3, 4 & 5 years of age. We offer three classes per week. Our Lil’ Dragons Program is a detailed curriculum that focuses on improving preschool-age children’s basic motor and listening skills. These skills will help them enter society with a more confident and enthusiastic outlook.
They will become better students in school, better listeners at home, and more ambitious towards the future. We believe that the time between the ages of three and six are the most important years of a child’s development. Our program will enhance positive development in a fun and motivating way.
The Little Dragons curriculum consists of developing eight major skills that are necessary for participation in any sport or activity:
The curriculum also contains eight Little Dragons Personal Development Skills that are used to reinforce family values.
Upon completion of our Little Dragons Program, your child will become focused and motivated to achieve any goal they set in life.
Our Junior Program teaches self-confidence, focus, self-discipline, courtesy and teamwork in a fun environment.
During a typical class students may participate in a variety of activities such as:
• Working with an instructor to learn or improve their Form
• Practicing sparring or One-Step skills
• Working with a partner on target drills to learn to punch and kick more effectively
• Participating in a relay race
• Learning about bullies or Stranger Danger, Jumping rope, Practicing kick combinations, using the rail for support, and other fun cardio, strength and agility drills.
TaeKwonDo can also become an influential tool in a child’s personal development such as:
• having the self-confidence and strength to better deal with bullies
• developing the self-discipline and self-control to not bully others
• combating childhood obesity
• learning to focus and improve school performance
• setting and achieving short term and long term goals
• becoming role models and develop leadership qualities
Adult and Teen classes provide an excellent strength training and aerobic workout for wide range of ages and abilities. Activities are designed to allow you to work out at your pace and level as strength, flexibility and endurance improve.
In addition to learning your current belt level Form, practicing sparring or One-Steps and learning how to defend yourself, you might use targets, pushups, sit ups and the rail in a variety of fun and challenging activities to increase flexibility and improve muscle strength.
The variety and individual challenge of TaeKwonDo can also help:
• achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle
• improve endurance, strength and overall fitness
• increase the likelihood that you will exercise regularly
• develop the skills to defend yourself
At John Emmons’ TaeKwonDo Academy, we also offer our current students an Aftercare program for grades K-8!
On days when Osceola county schools are in session, we will pick your child up from their school in one of our transportation vehicles and drive them back to the Academy.
Our aftercare room is a spacious area in our school that provides that adequate learning and studying environment for your child. Our aftercare providers will check bookbags and agendas for homework and will provide educational advice if the child needs help. We aim to have your child done with all of his or her homework by the time you arrive to pick them up. So all you have to worry about is what to cook for dinner!
If a child does not have any homework for the day, they are required to read one of our many books from their grade level for 30 minutes.
If your child’s class is scheduled our aftercare providers will make sure that he or she is dressed and ready for class. Each child is provided a cubby for which they can keep things like sparring bags and uniforms so they do not have to carry to and from school/home.
Our aftercare providers will provide a snack and juice drink to help carry your child over until dinner. A vending machine is also available to your child with snacks and drinks ranging from $0.25 – $1.00.
After all homework is complete, your child has a variety of activities to keep them occupied until they are picked up:
• Coloring Books
• Giant Checker and Chess Tables
• Playing Cards
• Other Games and More
Also available to the Adult Program is the Fitness class!
This class focuses solely on working out the body and can become a great supplement for trips to the local gym. Workouts are specifically designed to focus on cardio, strength, endurance and stamina.
These classes are also available for family members of current students. A 15-30 minute mini-workout of sparring follows each Fitness class for TaeKwonDo Students.
1 Hour Lecture
Prepare yourself to be safe against attackers. Learn about practical self defense techniques.
Kids Safe Lecture
Protection for kids against child abductors.
2 part Seminar:
1 Hour Lecture for Children:
Children will learn about:
• Stranger Danger
• Park/Mall/School Safety
1 Hour Lecture for Parents/PTA/PTO:
• Creating Child ID Kits
• Helping children to identify dangerous situations
1 Hour Lecture
Learn how to apply the ancient art of TaeKwonDo in modern times.
1 Hour Course for Men and Women
Learn about safety techniques for today’s society, practical self-defenses, and ways to be safe.
Check back soon for news on upcoming events at Emmon’s Taekwondo
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