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

Gotham Taekwon-do

Serving our communities for more than 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 direct student for traditional Taekwon-do who has over 40 years of martial arts experience. In 2015, Headmaster Kwok received the "Community Leadership Award" by the U.S. President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition. His doctoral dissertation is related to implementing martial arts education and mindfulness in the U.S. 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 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.

At Gotham Taekwon-do, classes are taught by Headmaster Kwok and our assistant instructors who are all black belt practitioners. They all have a minimum of 10 years of guidance under Headmaster Kwok.

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.