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

Gotham Taekwon-do

Serving our communities for over 15 years, Gotham Taekwon-do is the longest-standing traditional martial arts school in New York City's Lenox Hill and Upper East Side, serving the community with the highest level of martial arts education. Our headmaster, William Kwok, is a 2nd generation disciple of traditional Taekwon-do with over 40 years of martial arts experience. In 2015, Headmaster Kwok received the "Community Leadership Award" by the US President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Award. His doctoral dissertation is related to implementing martial arts education and mindfulness in the US education system. Besides his responsibilities at Gotham Taekwon-do, Headmaster Kwok also serves as the co-chair of Harvard Alumni for Education in New York City.

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

At Gotham Taekwon-do, all classes are taught by Headmaster Kwok. Our associate teachers are all black belt practitioners, each under Headmaster Kwok's guidance for a minimum of five years. We take pride in the safety and peace of mind of our students and parents. Therefore, all teachers at Gotham Taekwon-do undergo background checks in order to secure a safe and professional environment for students taking part in our programs. Our students' safety is our top priority.

Our Programs
Teachers
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.