Posted By: Roeder Family
Comments: If you are looking for a belt factory then this isn't the place for you. On the other hand, if you are looking for a place that feels like home then you've found the right place. Northwest Taekwon-Do is where families gather to build a better relationship with their children while exercising and learning invaluable skills. Although the classes can get large at times, the instructors are so skilled and creative that the size of the class doesn't matter. There's no place like Northwest Taekwon-Do!!!
Posted By: Kim Smith
Comments: My daughter started lessons back in November and is now an orange belt. She went into it with a low self-esteem. She wasn't great at sports like her brother and needed to find her own niche. TKD is it for her. She has stuck with it and now loves going. She always gives 100% which impresses her Dad and I. She is more confident now and is becoming much more fit! The instructors are awesome! My ONLY complaint is the class size can get very large sometimes which makes it harder for the instructors to work one on one. We love NWA TKD!
Posted By: Robin Hunter
Comments: Our 5 year old grandson started lessons last July. He just moved up into the next group and was So Proud to be able to break a board with his foot at the belt test. He has learned a great deal under Brenda Myers. He has improved a in focusing, listening, and following directions. He gets so excited and proud of himself each time that he earns a new stripe or belt. Great program!
Posted By: Jerome
Comments: All of the instructors are extremely nice and friendly. I wouldn't have joined if they were not. This makes it very easy to want to come in and work out with any of them. Taekwondo Martial arts is something that I have been wanting to do for a very long time and just never committed myself to doing it. Now that I have, my son and I are having a blast doing it! Come have some fun with the team!! :) Thank you NWA TKD!!!
Posted By: Jack M.
Posted : 7/29/2010
Comments : Mr. D. runs an incredible Taekwon-Do program! I can't say enough about it--talk about an activity that builds self-confidence, motivation, focus and discipline in a child! I have two sons who have gained so much through Mr. D's programs. I see a difference in both of them. They both hope to get their black belts some day. Thank you Mr. D!!
Posted By: Chris & Dave
Comments: Our son began at Northwest Taekwon-Do 1 1/2 years ago. Our intent was to help gain some confidence. He has gained much more than that! He's found that confidence he had buried. He's no longer picked on at school, not that he's used TKD, but the way he carries himself has changed. The instructors are outstanding with the children as well as the adults. The students are encouraged to help each other. Robbie just tested for High Red belt. He can't seem to get enough, not to mention the muscle and stamina he's built along the way. He's even talking about being an instructor as an adult.
Posted By : Chris Koerner
Posted : 9/22/2009
Comments : Joshua began taking lessons a few years ago and is very close to attaining his black belt thanks to the fantastic teaching and great learning environment that Mr. DeSousa has provided. Mr. D. is extremely creative and every session is different which keeps everything fresh. He is also very positive and knows his students well enough to know what motivates each of them individually and collectively. Mr. D. teaches respect for others in a very fun environment and is a very skilled TKD teacher and we are glad we found NW TKD!
Posted By: Jim Brooks Jr.
Posted : 8/23/2009
Comments : I started taking TaeKwon-Do at the end of April of this year. My father talked to me about joining with him. He had been going for a few months then. I had some past martial arts experience, but I no idea that TaeKwon-Do would test my body and mind like it has. It's been great. Since I started I have slimed my waist and have re-gained some muscle that I once had. The stretching and cardio have been great for my Arthritis. My father and I know we will get a good workout with each class. Everyone is so friendly, helpful, and respectful of each other. We are one big extended family. Mr DeSousa and Mr. Meyer are two of the nicest guys who really do care about their students.
Posted By : Steve Blakeley
Posted : 8/20/2009
Comments : When my family relocated to North West Arkansas from the UK three years ago, one of our first tasks was to find a new TaeKwon-Do School. Our Instructor in the UK run a very family friendly school, with strong values and a focus on students setting the highest standards for themselves. We came to the US hoping to find a school with a similar approach, and were delighted when we found North West TaeKwon-Do. We had found a great club, full of new friends, waiting to be made. The vast experience and teaching skills of Mr DeSousa have found an excellent compliment with the energy, enthusiasm and technical strengths of Mr. Meyer. Classes here are high energy, fun and I know that I will always leave class having learned something new - whether that is about martial arts, my instructors or fellow students, or my body's otherwise hidden ability to continue to develop and grow. Way to go, NW TaeKwon-Do!!
Posted By : Scott Taylor
Posted : 8/16/2009
Comments : My daughter and I study Taekwon-Do here and I can't say enough about what a privilege it is to be a part of a school that is so well run. We looked at many schools and many martial arts taught in the area before choosing Northwest Taekwon-Do. We did so because of the family atmosphere and the attitude of the students and instructors here. I was an avid martial artist in my youth earning my first black-belt in Taekwon-Do in 1987 and a black-belt in the martial arts system of Kwon Chi Chuan in 1989. Between the years of 1982 and 1992 I also participated in activities and studies at many different martial arts schools and events running the gambit of styles: Shito-Ryu, Okinawan Kenpo Karate, Judo, Kendo, Tae Soo Do and Muy Thai. I can tell you from my experience if you are looking for a martial art to study for healthy activity, self-defense, mental discipline, or social exercise you will not find a better foundation style than Taekwon-Do and you will have a very hard time finding a better more enjoyable school where ever you may look. -Scott
Posted By: Rose
Comments : My daughters began taking Taekwon-Do three years ago. They should be ready to test for their first black belt at the beginning of next year. I really enjoyed watching them in class their first year, and decided to join two years ago. My husband then joined six months later. It is really cool to be able to work out together as a family! Our instructors are AWESOME, and we have met the nicest people in our class, including several other families where everyone participates. We're like one big family. It is great exercise both physically and mentally; I love the challenge! I'm hooked for life! :-)