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What We Do

Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art known for its graceful and powerful kicks, punches, blocks, and footwork. At River Valley Tae Kwon Do we train in the Ji Do Kwan style as practiced by the late Master Choi Bong Young. This is a technically rigorous but noncompetitive interpretation of training in Tae Kwon Do.

Ji Do Kwan is challenging, beautiful, and can be used as an effective form of self-defense. Workouts are physically demanding, but because teaching starts slowly and gains intensity gradually, beginners develop the necessary strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance over time.

You can find our school in the Florence Community Center, the large brick building up the hill from the Great Wall restaurant. New students are welcome to attend any class for free. Please feel free to introduce yourself, ask questions, or try one of our martial arts classes in the Florence neighborhood of Northampton, Massachusetts.

Try a Class, Join Us

Starting Tae Kwon Do training is easy! Just stop by one of our locations in clothes that won’t restrict your movement, and introduce yourself.

Your first week of classes is free. No hard feelings if you don’t want to come back—but you just might discover something that will be challenging and satisfying for years.

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