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Bartow Martial Arts

Lose Weight. Develop Inner-Focus. Learn Self-Defense.

About Our School

5 Life-Changing Benefits of
Martial Arts – for kids and adults!

Thank you for visiting our Bartow martial arts school site!

We’re passionate about martial arts because we have seen firsthand the life changing benefits of the craft.

Most people think of martial arts as fighting or simply self-defense. It’s so much more than fitness and combat... it makes people better on the inside, too.

If you’re interested in developing a stronger sense of character, having more joy in life, and learning powerful self-defense while becoming very physically fit - then martial arts is definitely for you.

In addition to all of those wonderful benefits, below are 5 more things you can expect from our classes that you may have not realized before today...

#1: Hello, Confidence Boost!

Martial arts is challenging, just like learning or perfecting any new task or hobby.

The techniques themselves are "new" and "different" than anything you're likely used to. You might even get frustrated at times when you can't do them “perfectly” from the start.

Don’t worry, no one can. We have dedicated instructors to help you through the growing pains and encourage you though. And you know what…

With practice, you WILL master those techniques! You'll look back and realize how much you've accomplished and your confidence will soar!

In fact, this often happens within just a couple of weeks after starting class! It's truly great to see.

#2: Talk About Focus…

Learning new techniques requires a lot of concentration; and mastering those techniques, if you’re not a beginner, is actually harder than starting from scratch!

When the instructors guide you and teach you how to focus in a whole new way, you’ll start to see something amazing happen.

Your new ability to concentrate will pour into all areas of your life.

Kids often start focusing better in school very quickly. Andadults find themselves being more productive and focused at work too.

You’ll be able to get more done, with less mental strain, and absolutely wow your family and friends at how “together” you are under stress.

#3: You’ll Get in Great Shape!

Being physically fit definitely has its perks. But did you know that studies show it impacts happiness too?

No matter what physical condition you’re in right now. Martial arts training will bring you into next level fitness…for you. When you're fit, you have more energy, can think more clearly, and feel happier overall.

A big portion of our classes is spent on improving your fitness. But we do it in a "functional" way that helps you in your everyday life. As you get fitter, you also get more coordinated, balanced, and flexible.

Never done a pushup before? You WILL be able to in a short time. Even if it’s on your knees at first. Can’t touch your toes? We’ll work on that too and never compare you to your other classmates.

Even rock star athletes find that they improve greatly during training. This is because those functional movements we spoke about up there train you in a totally different way than traditional American Team Sports.

#4: Make New Friends & Join a Community!

A big part of our martial arts school is our community. We've created an environment here that fosters friendships and support.

Members, both children and adults, make friends, form bonds, and help each other learn and grow.

For example, if you need help with a technique, a more experienced fellow member is as likely to help you as our instructors are. That's just how we do things here.

Our instructors are super helpful and encouraging as they're the backbone of our amazing community, but, they encourage others to step into leadership roles in class and in the community as well.

#5: You’ll Have FUN!

Most people don’t equate fun with going to the gym or working out. That couldn’t be further from the truth in our classes! They’re a blast!

All work and no play never served anyone – and it doesn't serve us either.

Every class is injected with fun and excitement. You'll laugh, smile, and toss around high fives like they’re going out of style! The time will fly by, class will be over before you know it, and you’ll be chomping at the bit to do it all over again.

Ready improve your life, make new friends, and learn amazing skills? We'd love to have you!

Simply scroll up and click the program that you feel is the best fit for you or your children.

Don’t forget to register for one of our amazing web specials right on the site after you are on your chosen program page!

Having trouble or still have questions? Don't hesitate to give us a call: (863)537-6182

We're here to help. See you in class soon!

Mark Begley, Founder
Grandmaster Begley's Taekwondo Academy

  • Adult Taekwondo
  • After School
  • Camp
  • Kids Taekwondo

Our Bartow Adult Martial Arts Classes offer a different type of martial arts, self-defense, combat techniques, exercise and sport to those who have been interested in martial arts, karate, or taekwondo. We offer the best way to learn martial arts through traditional / old-school training and modern-style training using the latest innovations and practices. Take advantage of our training to get in shape fast, too!

Our classes have been catering to adults of all ages in Bartow with great results. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner either, you're more than welcome here. Join our classes today and learn both armed and unarmed combat techniques from the most popular martial arts in the world.

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Our Bartow kids martial arts after school program gives you a safe, fun, and learning environment to leave your kids until you get off of work. And because we pick your child up from school, you know he/she is in great hands from the moment the bell rings until the moment you take them home.

In our program, kids get a great mixture of martial arts, healthy exercise, fun activities, focused lessons on life such as respect, discipline, and paying attention, and time to study and get homework done. It's truly the most enriching and fun program out there.

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So you're looking for the coolest camp around to send your kid to, right? We've got you covered with our Martial Arts Camp. Every day your child will experience super fun games and activities... learn powerful self-defense skills... get a healthy dose of fitness... make friends…

... and learn all about important life lessons like discipline, goal setting, focus & concentration, and more. We give kids the perfect blend of structure and “running free”. Call us now to learn more. But hurry! We sell out fast, and I'd hate for you to miss out.

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You can call our Bartow kids martial arts classes "family classes" because the parents of our students love these classes as much as their kids. And why not when the end-result is discipline and great sense of respect for kids of all ages! We focus on a well-rounded student; well behaved everywhere and a good performer in school.

Kids love our martial arts classes because we blend fun activities and games, and still dedicate pure focus time to learn new techniques while perfecting the old ones.

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