Our School - Harlem Tae Kwon Do
Harlem Tae Kwon Do began as a far away dream for Master Malick Coulibaly
dit Fall. With funding from friends and the BRISC, and a lot of hard work, the
dream became a reality. The result: a new, modern training facility on 125th Street. However, after 2 years of dedication to teaching children and adults of all ages the value of discipline, respect, concentration, self confidence, strength training, coordination and self defense, Harlem Tae Kwon Do had to close it's doors.
The search began for a new space that Harlem Tae Kwon Do would call home. There were many available, but not in Harlem. A lot of people said that Harlem would be the hardest place to get clients and that people couldn't afford it. But Master Fall believed that this is the best place for the school. "Success is not about making money, but about making a difference in someone's life," he says. "There are a lot of single parents out there who need that extra bit of discipline for thier children or need a role model for their children to look up to. I know how taekwondo changed and affected my life, and I want to do the same for someone else." So he remained dedicated to keeping his business in the community and held out for the perfect location.
It took 9 months to find that perfect location, but the wait paid off: 4,400 square feet to call home. Harlem Tae Kwon Do is a brand new training facility located in the center of Harlem. Over 25 classes are offered per week specializing in Traditional (self
defense, forms, basics) and Olympic (sparring techniques) styles. Classes are
specifically tailored to children, teenagers, adults and beginners. We also monitor each student's attendance and encourage progress through regular promotion tests. We strive to provide the highest quality instruction in a welcoming and supportive environment.
Harlem Tae Kwon Do also boasts two separate studios for hourly rental for anyone needing space for yoga, tai chi, fencing, meetings, dance practice, rehearsals, etc.
Principal instructor Master Fall is internationally certified through the Kukkiwon, the certifying body of taekwondo worldwide. He is
dedicated to creating a disciplined and challenging atmosphere, yet recognizes
and supports the uniqueness of each individual student.
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