In-Person group and private lessons are available for children and adults, please contact us.

Gotham Taekwon-do

Serving our communities for over 17 years, Gotham Taekwon-do is the longest-standing traditional martial arts school in New York City's Lenox Hill and Upper East Side. Our Headmaster William Kwok is a 2nd generation direct student for traditional Taekwon-do who has over 45 years of martial arts experience.

At Gotham Taekwon-do, classes are taught by Headmaster Kwok. Besides his achievements in martial arts, he holds a Doctorate in Education; his research topic was "Strategies for Integrating Martial Arts-based Mindfulness into Educational Settings." In 2015, Headmaster Kwok received the "Community Leadership Award" from the U.S. President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition. In addition to his responsibilities at Gotham Taekwon-do, Headmaster Kwok also serves as the co-chair of the Harvard Alumni for Education in New York City.

As a world-class martial arts school in a versatile city, we aim to equip our students with the skills required to accommodate a fast-paced environment. Our programs emphasize mental acuity through physical training. Students will learn self-defense while developing a strong sense of awareness, focus, and cultural intelligence in our traditional, fun, and structured program.

Our Programs
At Gotham Taekwon-do, all teachers are personally trained by Headmaster Kwok. Our students' growth and safety are our top priorities.
Teaching Philosophy
Our evidence-based curriculum consists of practices that have been examined through rigorous research.
Little Heroes
Little Heroes (Ages 4-5) program is designed to enhance children's developing mental and physical skills in a fun and motivating way.
Martial Mind
Martial Mind (Ages 5-7) is an integrated self-defense and social-emotional learning program.
Juniors Program
Juniors Taekwon-do (Ages 8-12) is a traditional martial arts program with the emphasis of appropriate social behaviors.
Teens & Adults
Our Teens & Adults Program (Ages 13 and up) focuses on traditional Taekwon-do training with a practical, non-competitive and scientific approach.

In-Person group and private lessons are available for children and adults, please contact us.