At Asheville Academy of TaeKwonDo we offer martial arts classes for women, men, and children of all ages. Martial arts practice is a great way to get in shape while learning self defense, self discipline and building confidence.

We have been Asheville’s premier martial arts school since 1991. We teach TaeKwondo, Hapkido (self-defense), Tai Chi, Qigong and boxing basics in a supportive and encouraging environment.

We are convienently located in Asheville at 237 Sardis Road and offer classes in the afternoon, evenings, and weekends.

Please contact us and come in for a free class.

Are you ready to learn Taekwondo? Contact us today for your free trial class!



At the Asheville Academy of Taekwondo we offer classes 5 days per week to accomodate all ages and stages of life. Our classes are for children ages 5-12, teens, and adults. Every class is planned to include aspects of traditional martial arts training, self defense, physical fitness, and fun!

We can help you improve your mental, emotional, and physical health!


After studying Taekwondo as a teenager through college, I took about a 20-year break. Both of my boys had been taking classes with Master Tener, and he encouraged me to give the adult class a try. I enjoy the classes because they are a great form of exercise that I look forward to. The time flies by, unlike when I am watching the clock at the gym while on a stationary bike or cross trainer. I have lost weight and found Taekwondo to be a great form of stress relief. Working in the investment business, with 2008 the second worst year in stock-market history, I needed all the stress relief that I could get. I feel better both physically and mentally, and look forward to training for many more years. I wish that I had never stopped! It has also been a good experience for my sons to improve their discipline and self-control, and rewarding for my wife and I to see them progress to different ranks. Our older son Jack is 6 and recently earned his light green belt. Our younger boy, Ian, is in the Little Dragons class and just earned his yellow belt at age 4.

My husband started Taekwondo about 1 year ago and I am amazed at the changes in his health. He has a very stressful job, so I was always concerned about his health. He just had his annual physical and his weight and blood pressure are both down. I know that Tae Kwon Do has done this for him!

Bill and Danelle Hansen

My name is Frank Bradshaw and I started taking classes at the Asheville Academy of Taekwondo in May of 2008. At age 57, I was concerned about this due to my age and health conditions. In 1985, I had a spinal fusion of my 3rd,4th and 5th vertabrae, due to a work accident. A tumor in my right lung was removed in 2002 which was non-cancerous; however, my thyroid was removed in 2004 due to thyroid cancer. I have been cancer free since my radioactive iodine treatments. A stroke in 2006 affected my left side.  All this history was explained to Master Tener. He listened carefully, suggested that I give Taekwondo a try and assured me that he and the staff would watch me carefully.

They have kept their word. They have been helpful and supportive, always encouraging me to try to do just a little more. Since starting Taekwondo my balance, flexibility and strength have improved dramatic- ally, including my emotional health, feeling and living better. I would encourage anyone to try Taekwondo. It is never too late or too early to start improving your life.

Frank Bradshaw

Executive Men ATF National Champion