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Programs

Ages 3-6

The Shadow Moogi was created by award winning children’s content developers, professional teachers, and world champion martial arts instructors.  This GTMA program aims to teach young children the importance of martial arts alongside crucial life skills focusing on communication and personal responsibility.  From out of the shadows, new martial artists train alongside young dragons needing skills to become real! Fun, energetic, and immersive, your child will fall in love with the Shadow Moogis AND Taekwondo along the way!

Ages 7-12

After the Shadow Moogi student learns the basics of becoming a martial artist, their dragons become “real” as they both graduate into the Dragon Squad.  This GTMA program is a stepping-stone towards the Teen/Adult Program.  The dragon characters from the Shadow Moogis grow up with your child, continuing the bond they share and remaining by their sides as they train to adolescence.  Your child will be introduced to more complex physical training and more in-depth life skills as their ability to comprehend increases.

Teens & Adults

STUDENTS IN THE GTMA ATHLETE PROGRAM CONCENTRATE ON LEARNING THE PHYSICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL PRINCIPLES OF GSHIM TAEKWONDO.  AT ITS CORE, TAEKWONDO IS PRACTICED FOR BOTH SPORT AND SELF-DEFENSE.  AS STUDENTS RANK UP THROUGH THE COLOR BELT SYSTEM, GTMA ATHLETES GAIN SELF-CONFIDENCE, RESPECT, AND DISCIPLINE ALONG THEIR JOURNEY TO BLACK BELT.  THIS PROGRAM IS APPROPRIATE FOR MARTIAL ARTISTS OF ALL AGES FROM YOUNG TEENS TO SENIORS. SIBLINGS, PARENTS, AND FULL FAMILIES CAN ALL TRAIN TOGETHER.

Mentor & Apprentice Programs

OUR MENTOR PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE WANTING TO LEARN HOW TO BE A MENTOR TO NEWER STUDENTS.  IN THE MENTOR PROGRAM WE WILL DIVE A LITTLE DEEPER INTO THE LIFE SKILLS WE TEACH, AND HELP STUDENTS GAIN MORE SELF-ESTEEM AND CONFIDENCE IN THEMSELVES AND THEIR ABILITIES.  AS A MENTOR YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ASSIST THE INSTRUCTORS DURING REGULAR CLASS, AND LEARN TO LEAD THE WARM-UP DURING THE MENTOR CLASS.

OUR APPRENTICE PROGRAM IS OUR TOP TIER PROGRAM WHERE WE DEVELOP STUDENTS TO BECOME OUR FUTURE INSTRUCTORS.  INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT IS THE PRIMARY FOCUS.  IN THIS PROGRAM STUDENTS WILL LEARN MORE DETAILS IN HOW TO ASSIST IN CLASSES AND ALSO LEARN HOW TO TEACH CLASSES.  THE POSSIBILITY OF TEACHING CLASSES BECOME AVAILABLE TO STUDENDTS AS THEY DEVELOP THROUGH THE APPRENTICE PROGRAM.  IF YOUR GOAL IS TO TEACH CLASS OR OPERATE YOUR OWN SCHOOL ONE DAY, THIS IS THE PROGRAM FOR YOU!

Birthday Parties & Events

Celebrate your birthday with us at Aspire Martial Arts.  We will take care of the set-up and clean-up for you.  Your birthday consist of two parts: first is the exciting intro into marital arts.  Second is the fun of all the food after working up your appetite.

Don’t want to wait for your birthday?  you can schedule another event for you and your friends, co-workers, or anyone you know.  This could be a team-building event or personal safety.  Ask our staff for more details. 

About

Mr. McDonald is a 3rd degree black belt and certified instructor in Taekwondo. His passion is teaching others that through hard-work, commitment, and FUN you can set and achieve goals.

Mr. McDonald’s journey in martial arts started later in life proving it is never too late to start.  After watching his son for months sitting in the back of classes as a parent, decided to give it a try.  soon enough what started as a hobby, became a passion, with a goal to one day open his own school.  He has won a world title in traditional forms, as well as state, and district titles in forms, weapons, sparring, and stick sparring. 

At ASPIRE martial arts, it is our goal to instill productive behavior, listening skills, disclipline, respect and courtesy in our students.  Whether your goal is to compete in tournaments, own your own school, earn a black belt, or simply to get in shape in a family friendly, community environment then Aspire is for you.  a proud member of the GTMA Organization #TheJourneyContinues

AT ASPIRE MARTIAL ARTS WE WANT OUR STUDENTS TO ASPIRE TO BE BETTER TODAY THAN THEY WERE YESTERDAY.

Let's Train Together!

Address

123 E Court Street

Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Across from Tarpon Springs Library

Phone

727-940-3469

Current Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

5:30pm – 7:30pm

CLOSED 1ST FRIDAY EACH MONTH