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  • Family Class
     
  • Family Fun
     
  • Date Night
     
  • Women's Self-Empowerment
     
  • Self-Defense Workshop
     
Family Class

Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons, children and parents are invited to practice their Taekwondo skills together in a fun, energetic atmosphere.

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Family Fun

Kick off your weekend and join us the first Friday of every month for some true community time with food, drinks, music, games and more.

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Date Night

Saturday evenings have your children join us for Taekwondo, dinner, movies, music, surprises, treats and more. They'll have so much fun they will never want to leave!

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Women's Self-Empowerment

Learn the basics of urban self-defense in this invaluable seminar for women. This two hour session includes the teaching, demonstration and hands-on practice of physical skills to help women react quickly, retreat to safety and protect themselves.

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Self-Defense Workshop

Students of all ages learn practical self-defense techniques to stay safe in our urban environment. Open to all, basic and advanced physical skills are taught to protect members from unforeseen events.

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Meet the MastersOur certified instructors have years of experience teaching students of all ages. Stop by to meet everyone.
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  • Teresa Throckmorton Certified 6th Degree Black Belt
     
  • Master An Certified 6th Degree Black Belt
     
  • Master Rommel Certified 5th Degree Black Belt
     
  • Master Richard Certified 4th Degree Black Belt
     
  • Dong Keun Park Certified 9th Degree Black Belt
     
Teresa Throckmorton Certified 6th Degree Black Belt

Master Teresa Throckmorton is the owner and Head Master Instructor of Central Park Taekwondo, located on Manhattan's upper west side in New York City and in Delray Beach, Florida. CPTKD opened its doors in NYC, August 2011 with now 400 active students starting at 3 years old. The Delray Beach Studio opens May 2019 and a 2nd NYC location is slated to open July 2019 on 77th and Broadway.
Master Teresa is certified at many levels through the Kukkiwon, the world headquarters for Taekwondo in Seoul Korea, including 6th degree Black Belt and International Master Instructor. She has been teaching for over 20 years and began her Taekwondo training in the early 1990's in New York City. She is also certified in Krav-Maga (fighting skills), as well as other self-defense disciplines. She provides training for necessary skills to master the art and discipline of Taekwondo and self-defense skills to protect lives.
The mission of Central Park Taekwondo is to provide a special community that focuses on empowering each individual who commits to training in martial arts and self-defense under the leadership of its instructors. We are devoted to inspiring and supporting our students in a lifetime journey of self-awareness, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit.
Master Teresa has developed a team of talented instructors and staff members who are devoting their lives in helping others overcome obstacles and challenges faced throughout life while also teaching responsibility for oneself and leadership skills.
Another very important mission of CPTKD is to help local animal rescue organizations in NYC and Florida in their mission of saving lives of rescue dogs and other animals. We are dedicated in helping to raise funds that will support these rescues and help to give these animals loving homes.
Master Teresa resides in New York City and Delray Beach, Florida with her husband, three children, 5 rescue dogs and cat.

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Master An Certified 6th Degree Black Belt

Born and raised in Korea, Master An currently holds a 6th degree black belt. Master An is certified by the WTF and the Kukkiwon. He has been training and teaching Taekwondo for over 40 years. Prior to coming to the Untied States in 2012, Master An was a Taekwondo champion in Sparring and Forms. Master An has dedicated his life to the study of Taekwondo.

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Master Richard Certified 4th Degree Black Belt

Originally from Bethesda, Maryland, Richard started training Taekwondo at the age of 12 and has been hooked ever since! He competed on the nationally ranked Texas A&M Taekwondo Sparring Team, as well as, trained with the Mixed Martial Arts Team and competed in several Jujitsu tournaments. Richard recently received his 4th Degree Black Belt at CPTKD and the rank of Master. Master Richard is now our General Manager and one of our top instructors.

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Dong Keun Park Certified 9th Degree Black Belt

Grandmaster Park, 9th Degree Black Belt, has over 60 years teaching Taekwondo. He was the Head coach for the Olympic Team in Barcelona, Spain in 1992, the U.S. World Championship Team in 1993, Head Coach for the U.S. World Championship Team in 1993 and Head Coach for the Goodwill Games in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1994. Grandmaster Park retired into the Korean Amateur Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 1966 as the only undefeated Taekwondo champion with over 6 1/2 years of international competition. In 1966 on the personal request from the King of Thailand, he taught Taekwondo to the Royal Family and U.S. Military and became the Father of Taekwondo In Thailand. He now owns and operates D.K. Park Taekwondo in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Master Rommel Certified 5th Degree Black Belt

Also known as, "Master Oatmeal", Master Rommel is a 5th degree black belt from the Philippines. He has been training for over 25 years and has competed locally, in the states and nationally. He trains our children and adults and is lead on our summer camps. The kids love him!

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Just for KidsStart the journey. Our children classes run from Mommy & Me through the teen years.
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  • Mommy & Me 18 Months-2 Years Old
     
  • Pea Pods 3-4 Years Old
     
  • Pee Wees 4-5 Years Old
     
  • Children 6-12 Years Old
     
  • Teens 12 Years Old and Up
     
  • Children's Self-DefenseAll Ages
     
Mommy & Me 18 months-2 Years Old

Moms, dads and caregivers can bring their toddlers for Taekwondo basics, bonding time and plenty of fun and games.

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Pea Pods 3-4 Years Old

The journey begins here. Kids get a chance to hone basic physical skills, be a part of a dynamic group and learn discipline and respect in a fun, safe setting.

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Pee Wees 4-5 Years Old

Children further develop their gross and fine motor skills in classes that combine discipline with compassion and fun. Kids learn to stay focused, persevere and never give up.

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Children 6-12 Years Old

Our program trains kids in all areas of Taekwondo from techniques and forms to sparring. Students test for each belt level under the guidance of a Master Instructor.

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Teens 12 Years Old and Up

Older children and adults train together in classes open to all levels. Classes are designed to help students advance toward obtaining their black belt.

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Children's Self-Defense All Ages

Children learn basic and advanced self-defense techniques to combat 'bullies' and to protect themselves from our urban environment.

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Upcoming Events

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Summer Camp

June 16th - August 22nd
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

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TKD Yoga Tune Up®

Wednesday
11:45 am - 12:45 pm

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Women's Self Defense

Dates will be announced soon!

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TKD Yoga Tune Up

Wednesday
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
with Laurel Beversdorf

(www.laurelyoga.com)

Yoga Tune Up® is a head-to-toe health and fitness system combining Yoga, Calisthenics, Corrective Exercise and Body Therapy in a way that heals damaged muscle tissue, increases overall strength, and bolsters the immune system. This creative approach to yoga challenges the body to think, react and restructure itself to maximize flexibility, strength and power. Reclaim mobility and improve stability in each of your body�s joints and micro regions. Learn more about your own anatomy, get relief from old and new injuries, and refine your sense of spatial awareness.

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