513 West Jefferson St. #180, Grand Prairie, TX 75051
(360) 831-2164

Who We Are

About Functional Taekwondo DFW in Grand Prairie, TX

Taylor Kelley

Owner and Chief Instructor at Functional Taekwondo DFW in Grand Prairie, 4th Degree Blackbelt Taekwondo

Welcome to Functional Taekwondo DFW! If you’re looking for a world-class martial arts and fitness center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, look no further. We dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders, one punch and kick at a time, and we have built an outstanding reputation as a result.

Functional Taekwondo is a hybrid martial art that combines Western Boxing, Muay Thai (Thai Kickboxing) and Olympic-style Taekwondo to give you an exceptional workout and well-rounded experience. 

Our school is suitable for children, teens, adults and families, as well as beginners and professional fighters alike. Our outstanding curriculum is divided into separate age groups and skill levels to ensure a safe, effective martial arts practice that’s filled with lots of FUN!

What separates us from other, more traditional Taekwondo schools is that we emphasize self-defense as the overarching theme and we only teach techniques that can be applied against progressive resistance.

We award our students with new rank based on how well they can defend themselves. This includes a wide variety of sparring, conditioning and knowing the necessary steps to take when in a hostile situation.

For children, we teach the fundamentals of stranger awareness, positive character development, and how to deal with bullying through their martial arts training.

We focus a lot on realistic self-defense, as well as combat sports training for kids. We also teach character lessons in every class and have “mat chats” to promote good behaviors at home and on the mat. Even though that’s all serious business, every class is taught in a way that makes it a BLAST for kids to learn. 

Studies show that kids who engage in martial arts have higher self-esteem and FOCUS, they’re healthier and become more studious in their academics. Imagine how much easier your life would be if you didn’t have to constantly tell your child to do their homework… and check up on them every 10 minutes to make sure they’re still doing it. What a huge stress reliever for you, as a parent!    

Our adult program will give you some of the funnest high-energy workouts of your life! What's more is that not only will you burn fat, tone muscle, gain strength, have more energy and improve cardio performance, you’ll also learn highly effective self-defense skills. And if you get to the point where you’d like to compete, we can train you for that, too.

Our adult programs are designed for “average Janes” or “average Joes” who want to learn realistic martial arts and, most of the time, it’s the parents of our young students who sign up for classes. What a FANTASTIC way for your whole family to learn, play, laugh and get fit together all in one place!

After all, Martial Arts + Fitness Fun = A Winning Combination! 

Be sure to check out the CRAZY-LOW Web Special going on right now or stop by for a tour of our state-of-the-art facility, see what we’re all about and feel the good energy here! Classes fill up fast because it’s such a great deal, so reserve your spot today! 

No matter what age you are, you’ll gain life skills for your growth and success with every class you take. As you become more aware of the connection between your body, mind and spirit, you’ll get…

  • Increased self-control and confidence
  • Killer concentration and listening skills
  • Total body fitness, flexibility and coordination
  • Safety, strength and empowerment
  • A calm, peaceful mind with less stress

Those are PRICELESS benefits that you can’t find anywhere else. In fact, we like to call it “affordable excellence.”

Functional Taekwondo is not a quick and easy discipline to learn, but it’s incredibly fun, REWARDING, and a great way to get fit… and stay fit… for life! You'll learn new things about yourself, challenge your body and mind and feel proud of your many accomplishments along the way.

And, of course, we do all that and more in super FUN ways with plenty of high fives and fist bumps! We firmly believe in being upbeat and encouraging at all times and reinforcing positive behavior as often as possible.

Are you ready to improve your life, your child’s life and the lives of your whole family in amazing ways? In ways that will make you stand head and shoulders above the rest in school, at work and in every endeavor you take on.

We’d love for you to become part of our growing family of martial arts enthusiasts. The moment you walk through our doors, you’ll feel our positive vibe, see how caring and professional we are and be welcomed with open arms. See you soon! 

Head Instructor

Taylor Kelley is the owner and chief instructor at Functional Taekwondo DFW. He is a 4th Degree Blackbelt Taekwondo and has been teaching martial arts for over seven years.

How to Get Started

Come join our Grand Prairie, TX Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, and Kickboxing. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (360) 831-2164 if you have any further questions. Functional Taekwondo DFW hopes to speak with you soon!