United States Taekwondo Academy
On behalf of the students, staff & family members of the United States TaeKwonDo Academy, allow us to welcome you to our site. We take great pride in the accomplishments of our students and we hope that you will decide to expand your Martial Arts journey with us. The USTA met the approval of the World TaeKwonDo Federation located in Korea and it is authorized by the United States TaeKwonDo Federation. USTA holds the privilege of being the only Martial Arts school in the city of Richardson and the city of Allen authorized by the ISD to offer PE Credits for Jr. High and High school students attending up to 15 hours of TaeKwonDo Classes a week.
Our sole purpose is to teach students from all walks of life martial arts for self defense and self improvement in a friendly and safe environment. USTA teaches self-defense for all ages, including a full training program of Japanese Jujitsu self defense, Arnis, TaeKwonDo, & Kenjitsue (Japanese Samurai Sword).
Unlike many martial artists who have only studied one discipline, Master Atoun and Master Alsharif are fortunate to have been exposed to a variety of styles and can offer an unbiased comparison. When people ask us why we teach various styles of Martial Arts, we answer, “Simply because, one style of martial arts does not work for all situations!’’. We offer a much more honest service by teaching skills that actually hold up under pressure, and we do it while sharing the physical fitness and positive character benefits for which martial arts training has become famous.
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Richardson 972 238-7073 / Allen 469 632-0828, 972 678-0449
Sending my son to USTA turned out to be one of our best decisions. He has embraced discipline and commitment and has emerged from his shell as a very confident young man. The whole staff is AMAZING and Grand master Atoun himself is personally involved with all the students. They help your kids learn courtesy, respect, discipline, self-confidence and focus…all in a fun, friendly way. No matter your age or ability, they work collectively towards you getting in shape and mastering the art of Taekwondo. They not only teach the physical aspects of the sport, but also the behavioral aspects. There is no doubt that they truly care about the kids they are teaching. My child really enjoys going to class.There are no words to explain how amazing this school is.
USTA is great for both children and adults, and especially for families. It gives us a great, safe, and kid-friendly place to go out and have some fun while learning important life lessons as well as getting some exercise and meeting new people. The instructors are all very friendly and helpful and the classes are always fun and engaging! USTA teaches self-defense for all ages, including a full training program of Japanese Jujitsu self-defense, Arnis, TaeKwonDo, & Kenjitsue (Japanese Samurai Sword).
Grand Master Atuon is very focused on each and every student in his academy to the point that remembers every single student’s names and their parents as well. Very nice and friendly instructors and staff members. I highly recommend it.
Achieving my first degree black belt in taekwondo is something I am very proud of, something I have spent many years working on, and something I can model for my daughter. We started our journey as a family 6 years ago, but my husband couldn’t keep up with classes with his work travel and dropped it at the high green belt level. I was determined that my daughter and I would make it to black belt level. It is great for everyone to learn to defend themselves, but particularly important for women and girls. It has taken a long time for us as we are a very busy family, and I had a couple of surgeries and injuries to recuperate from over the years. However, Grand Master Atoun always worked with me at my level to ensure that I continued safely, but most importantly that I continued. Grand Master Atoun has fostered an environment filled with respect and positive reinforcement that I find comfortable to work in, and that I want my daughter to learn in. This is very helpful to me as a bigger and older person to be in a place of acceptance and motivation. There is always a teacher willing to help learn and encourage you, and most importantly help you work through the frustrating parts that snag you. This positive environment is so important, as it not only helps me teach my daughter that we can accept where we are right now, but still work to improve ourselves. Now that I have achieved my first degree black belt, and my daughter is now a red belt, I am confident that not only will she achieve her black belt too, but that I will earn my second degree black belt. I am a working mom showing my daughter what it looks like to do positive things for yourself, how to accept your body for what it is and what it can do while working to improve, and how to achieve goals you set for yourself. Wow! Don’t mess with mama, she’s tough!
The journey was long and hard, but becoming a 2nd Dan black belt was worth it. On November 21, 2016, I received my 1st Dan in TKD. I had tons of fun learning the techniques of TKD. All members of this building/program inside and out are one of the most greatest friends and people I ever had. Thank you for all who help provide the most learning and fun. I recommend this program for people to either have fun or learn the interesting life of TKD. However, If you don’t have enough money, I believe that anything is possible in the near future. Can’t say enough about USTA, But thank you for the long long journey.