By Chris Bavender
Master Yoo’s Tae Kwon Do will open a third location in May in the Village of WestClay at 2470 Harleston St. The school has locations in Noblesville and Fishers.
“We realized there was a huge demand for a good martial arts school in the Carmel area while we were attending many local community and school events,” said Jin Park, director of Master Yoo’s Tae Kwan Do. “Our mission statement is to empower our students with valuable skills for their daily life by providing them the highest quality martial arts instruction, and we feel that our mission statement will meet the expectation of these Carmel families.”
Tae Kwon Do is a form of self-defense training that originated in Korea and is recognized as one of the oldest forms of martial arts in the world. It became a full-medal Olympic sport at the 2000 Games in Sydney.
“Tae Kwon Do is also a great way to build up one’s character. Children gain focus, confidence, self-discipline and respect while learning Tae Kwon Do, and adults improve their physical fitness, relieve stress and learn self-defense in a positive, encouraging environment,” Park said. “Families get to spend quality time together in an activity that everyone can participate in and enjoy.”
Master Yoo’s offers classes for students as young as 4 to adults.
“Our Little Tiger classes are for ages 4 and 5, and we also offer classes for children ages 6 to 12, teenagers and adults,” Park said. “Our popular family classes are for family members who like to train side-by-side, and this helps increase their family bonding and respect for each other.”
As part of its mission, Master Yoo’s students will participate in the school’s sixth annual Board Break-A-Thon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 at the Carmel High School gym. The event will benefit Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital.
“Since 2013, Master Yoo’s Board Break-A-Thon has successfully raised over $120,000 for Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent to assist in providing the best possible healing environment for children and young adults,” Park said.
This year, Master Yoo’s students are preparing to break 5,000 boards to reach their goal of raising $35,000 for the hospital.