Tired of your kids riding the bench? | Functional Taekwondo
Get our Latest Web Special & Class Schedule
Spots are limited!

Secure your spot and get started today with our EXCLUSIVE offer!

Get our Latest Web Special & Class Schedule
Spots are limited!

Secure your spot and get started today with our EXCLUSIVE offer!

Taelor Edmisten reviewed Functional Taekwondo โ€”
5
via Facebook

Couldnโ€™t be happier with this facility. My kids love it and are learning important life and self defense skills. Master Taylor is excellent with my boys, even though one is a bit spacey at times :) So lucky to have found it! Plus we love our homeschool class we can attend in the mornings. Fits our schedule great.

Yoena Sanchez reviewed Functional Taekwondo โ€”
5
via Facebook

My son had tried other places and he didn't like any until he took a class with Master Taylor. My husband and I like how he has so much patience with the kids and the class sizes aren't overwhelming like in other places. He always shows the children new things daily and also gives them advice if they ever get into a bad situation. Thanks Master Taylor!

LaBresha L Fulmer reviewed Functional Taekwondo โ€”
5
via Facebook

My son just started a couple of weeks ago and itโ€™s truly something he enjoys! He tells all of his friends how much he likes going to his classes! Taylor is really good and what he does, you can tell this is his passion.

Aliie Gutierrez reviewed Functional Taekwondo โ€”
5
via Facebook

My son & I love this place, Master Taylor is really great with the kiddos, took us awhile to find the right place and teacher! I had went through two different karate places before I found Master Taylor's place and I'm NOT disappointed so happy that my son enjoys his class and The Master!

Kd Hyatt reviewed Functional Taekwondo โ€”
5
via Facebook

Master Kelley is a superior instructor! His teaching style is highly effective and efficient with the kids. I definitely recommend Master Kelley at Functional Taekwondo if you or your kiddo is interested in martial arts training.
I shopped around before settling on a place to put my son. I travel 40 minutes, three times a week, to bring my child to Master Kelleyโ€™s classes. There are many places much closer. I did the free trials at 3 others before I selected Master Kelleyโ€™s Functional Taekwondo place.
My son has learned so much within the last year of joining his Functional Taekwondo classes. Not only can he fight offensively and defensively, but he has grown more respectful and has become more focused than ever.
My family and I have enjoyed watching this growth and maturity in my 10year old.
We are excitedly awaiting for tournament season to come around. My child has mastered the skills to compete on a competitive level!
If youโ€™re thinking about it; just give it a try! I bet you will love it!

Functional Taekwondo Grand Prairie Martial Arts and Fitness for All Ages!
Call us today to get started 360-831-2164
Request Information

Blog

Our latest news & thoughts

Tired of your kids riding the bench?

๐—ง๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ต? (Parent’s let me know if this relates!)

As a parent, it’s a sad sight to see. Your son or daughter goes to practice, works on their skills, only to sit out for the majority of a game

You sit there wondering to yourself “Why isn’t my child playing? Does the coach not like them? How come the other kids are playing but not mine?”

๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ด๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜.

You then comfort your child, explaining to them they did a good job, ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ-๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—บ.

When a child feels inadequate and like they aren’t good enough, it leads to a myriad of other problems in the future.

๐‘ฐ๐’• ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’„๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’“๐’†๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’”๐’‰๐’Š๐’‘๐’”, ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’†๐’…๐’–๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’“๐’”.

So how do we stop this from happening?

It’s simple. You find an activity where:

โœ”๏ธThere are no sidelines or benches
โœ”๏ธ The main focus isn’t necessarily for only competition
โœ”๏ธ Kids are being lead by a mentor and role model that will push them but not in a way that crushes their confidence
โœ”๏ธ Kids are dealing with challenges incrementally to reinforce the “I can do it” mentality

I may be a little baised, but martial arts DOES boost kids confidence. It gives them value and self worth, something kids these days desperately need to do well in the world.

If you want to give your kids the head start in life, consider putting them in martial arts classes. We offer classes year-round, so there’s no “season” like there is with sports.

๐Ÿ”ป๐˜ผ๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™™๐™ค ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ซ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™  ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š:๐Ÿ”ป
http://bit.ly/ChildTransformation

Have a great day!

P.S I played sports throughout elementrary school, middle school, and high school. And I loved them! But what I found is that with my martial arts training it provided a great advantage both physically and mentally. You could put them in for that reason!