About Us

About Our School

Gotham Martial Arts is a world-class martial arts education facility located in the Lenox Hill/Upper East Side area of Manhattan. The aim of our Taekwon-do program is to enhance each student's education by emphasizing both physical development and character. Through our quality instruction, students will not only learn self-defense and improve their physical fitness but will also experience enhanced mental focus, discipline, and an appreciation for traditional values. We believe that through consistent training, individuals will foster an enlightened mindset that can be applied to other facets of their lives.

Headmaster William Kwok also serves as a safety training facilitator for the Asian American Federation (AAF)'s Hope Against Hate Campaign. Alongside his students, he is deeply committed to giving back to our communities and effecting positive change. Our dedication to community safety and well-being is evident not only in our training roles but also in our creative endeavors. In 2021, we collaborated on a comedy short titled Kung Fu Grandma, centered on themes of anti-bullying and anti-hate crime. Our hope is that this film will inspire viewers to contribute to a safer, more peaceful environment for all. Ultimately, our primary message is "Standing Strong Together," underscoring the importance of fortifying community bonds through understanding and communication.

Established in 2007, our community has flourished under the guidance of Headmaster Kwok, who brings over 40 years of experience to his teachings. We are proud members of Taekwon-do International. Everyone with a desire to grow both as a martial artist and an individual is warmly welcomed! We look forward to meeting you soon.

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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.