Welcome to the online home of World Martial Arts Academy-St. Louis. With Grandmaster Rho’s over 60 years of experience and the combined 70 years of experience at our centeral location, we have been coaching people of all ages in the process of practicing the martial arts as a tool for learning the way of being a more complete and empowered human being.
You see, World Martial Arts Academy, stands for something far beyond the kick, the punch, and the throw.
We consider ourselves an integral part of the village that help parents instill valuable character traits, beliefs, and habits in their children, such as: self-discipline, the ability to stay calm under pressure, the appreciation of teachers, parents and other mentors, and the value of proper diet, exercise and education in a happy and fulfilling life.
For thousands of adults and young adults, we have been, and continue to be a place to refuel, recharge, and remember the value of keeping one’s body fit, to keep the mind focused and the spirit strong.
You are cordially invited to visit and or be a part of this school; that is if you are looking for something that is fun and extraordinarily engaging, interesting and life enhancing.
You can learn more about the personal development aspects of martial arts, through our Introductory Program. We are the masters of making it easy to get started and are experts at making the learning fun and exciting. We are committed to being role models of honesty, customer service and good old-fashioned value.
World Martial Arts Academy has been serving the Crestwood and surrounding areas for over 20 years. We handle students from Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Affton, Oakville, Fenton and Valley Park as well as Maplewood. We even have students that have come from as far away as Alton, Illinois, Darden Prairie, High Ridge and Festus Missouri, to train at our location.
What is Tae Kwon Do?
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that utilizes the strength and length of the legs to provide an excellent kicking martial art. Many people ask, “what is the difference between Taekwondo and Karate, or Judo or Jiujitsu or Kung Fu”. In a nutshell Taekwondo is from Korea, whereas Karate, JiuJitsu, Judo are from Japan and Kung Fu is from China. All of these martial arts use kicking as part of their arsenal. Taekwondoin, those who practice Taekwondo, use about 80% kicking techniques where the other arts use 50% or less. Taekwondo is also an Olympic sport which we are very involved in here at World Martial Arts Academy.
Getting started is easy at World Martial Arts Academy
All new students start with our Introductory Program. The private lessons provides a one on one instruction. We cover the terms we use in class and the basic exercises and fundamental tedhniques. It allows new students to tour facilities, speak to our staff (kind of an orientation). Then participate in some exciting taekwondo classes for a whole month of training.
This introductory program consists of:
1) Two private Taekwondo Lessons 2) Official Taekwondo Uniform 3) Guaranteed Confidence, Discipline & Fun!