Top 10 Taekwondo Schools Awards

The Top 10 Best Taekwondo Schools Awards Presented by World Martial Arts Media was established to rate and rank the very best martial arts Taekwondo schools in the country as ranked by our Voter’s Poll and the staff of World Martial Arts Magazine. If you have trained at one of these schools please feel free to leave your comments below.

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First, let us explain what is the meaning of Taekwondo. The word Taekwondo is a generic term or category of Korean striking arts made up of 9 kwans (styles) and Kukki Taekwondo the national sport version. The 9 Kwans such as MooDukKwan, ChangMooKwan, ChungDoKwan and other are martial arts that teach a mind, body and spirit system of training while the sport version is just an athletic competition.

DEFINITION OF TAEKWONDO: For the the person learning TAEKWONDO it can become a A way of life. What is the meaning of TaekwonDo?

Simply put Taekwondo is a scientific system of unarmed combat designed for the use of self-defense. It is also the scientific use of the body in the method of self-defense; a body that has gained the ultimate use of its facilities through intensive training of the mind, body and spirit.

Thank you for visiting our site. We consider all of these schools the Top of this industry. Of the 9,000 plus full time professional Taekwondo schools in the USA here are our 10 Award Winners in random order. (Editors Note: These schools teach the martial art form of Taekwondo related to one of the original 9 Kwans. No sport schools made the list since our criteria was to nominate Taekwondo “Schools” not sport Taekwondo gyms).


Taekwondo grandmaster

The Legendary Hee Il Cho

It is no surprise to anyone in this industry that Grandmaster Hee IL Cho’s Tae Kwon Do Center made the Top 10 Awards. His school is located in the Koko Marina Shopping Center 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy. Ste. C-200 Honolulu, Hawaii 96825 Ph: (808) 396-8900. Grandmaster Cho’s Tae Kwon Do approaches instruction in a traditional and respectful manner. Emphasis is placed on a three-part foundation which consists of physical, spiritual and intellectual aspects. His innovative training method provides an enjoyable and practical workout for all ages and genders! Grandmaster Cho is one of the true pioneers of traditional Taekwondo in the USA. His senior students consider him the living encyclopedia of Taekwondo knowledge and strive to follow in his footsteps. He is a rare bread of Master who truly walks his talk and sets an example for others to follow. He has starred in television and movies and even in his own instructional video series. We believe that Grandmaster Cho is arguably one of the Top 10 schools in the World.

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taekwondo classes winter garden

Grand Master Richard Hackworth, President USNTA

The American Dragon Martial Arts Academies in Winter Garden, Florida. Owned by 16 times World Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee, Grand Master Richard Hackworth. Hackworth is the host of the “World Martial Arts TV and Radio Shows” and Head Coach of the World Champions “World Martial Arts Show Team”.  Grand Master Richard Hackworth is a true leader in the martial arts industry. His teaching and writing influence tens of thousands of Taekwondo students around the world. This Taekwondo school has also been rated as one of the Top Ten Martial Arts Schools in the World by the Korean Martial Arts Instructors Association in Seoul, South Korea. They also have martial arts schools in Clermont, Orlando, Winter Garden and Sunrise, Florida.

Their international locations are in Cali, Bogota, Colombia and Cheonan, South Korea.  Visit their website for complete details. You can see the website for their Taekwondo School in Winter Garden, Florida here. Ph: 321-443-8077.



taekwondo schools atlanta georgia

Taekwondo Grand Master Gregory V. Glover

Universal School of Martial Arts Academy Atlanta, Georgia. This Taekwondo Self Defense school just outside of Atlanta, Georgia in the Conyers area teaches the Korean martial arts of Taekwondo and Hapkido. It is owned by Grand Master Gregory Glover who is well known as the Head Coach of the US National Taekwondo Association Team and his Atlanta location is home to the USNTA Team training center. Grand Master Glover is frequently featured on the “World Martial Arts TV and Radio Shows” and has appeared as a cover story on “World Martial Arts Magazine”.  You can reach his Taekwondo self defense school in the Atlanta area by calling Ph: 917-929-0078. This school offers a free trial Class to get you started.



Orlando Taekwondo instructor fred parks

Taekwondo Grand Master Fred Parks

TangSooDo MooDukKwan Taekwondo Schools of Orlando, Florida owned by Grand Master Fred Parks, the International Representative to the Korea TangSooDo MooDukKwan Society. He is the co-host of the “World Martial Arts TV and Radio Shows” and writer for “Martial Force Magazine”.  In 2007, Grand Master Parks won “The Golden Mic Award” for excellence in Radio broadcasting for his work on the “World Martial Arts Radio Show”. He has won numerous awards for his Self Defense segments on the TV show. Being the father of two girls he has a personal interest in teaching Taekwondo self defense to children and women. Grand Master Parks is a member of the Board of Directors for the US National Taekwondo Association. You can reach Grand Master Parks for information on Taekwondo classes in Orlando Florida by clicking here or by phone at: Ph: 352-638-8143.


Taekwondo Master Chris Edwards in Chattanooga, TN

Taekwondo Master Chris Edwards in Chattanooga, TN

Body Martial Arts Academy Chattanoogo, Tennessee. Owned by World Record Holder in Breaking, Master Chris Edwards.

Body Martial Arts Schools in Chattanooga offers classes in Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Hapkido and Jujitsu.

Master Edwards is the Breaking Coach for the World Martial Arts Show Team.

He is also the Tennessee State Representative for the Korean Martial Arts Instructors Association. Check out his amazing videos on the youtube channel for his Taekwondo school in Chattanooga, TN.

“LIKE” him on facebook and visit his website for traditional Taekwondo training in Chattanooga.







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One Response to Top 10 Taekwondo Schools Awards

  1. Tom says:

    I sure am glad that Giles Taekwondo University in the Tampa Bay , Fl area is not on this website. Although knowledgeable, they are very unprofessional and care more about the money than the kids. The kids are treated liked numbers, not like individuals.

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