Best Tae Kwon Do place in Richardson?

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  1. Roger35

    Roger35 2,500+ Posts

    I'm moving to richardson in a few days and am interested in taekwondo. I'm a member of lifetime fitness but of late I've been utilizing my taekwondo classes as workout/fitness sessions as well. What is a really good taekwondo place in Richardson?

    When I say good I mean:
    - the teacher or grand master is well known and is a member of the world tkd federation
    - belt promotion tests are conducted once every 40-45 days
    - facility itself: spacious, well ventilated, clean
    - not too far away from campbell rd (5-10 miles is ideal)
    - reasonably priced

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  2. l00p

    l00p 10,000+ Posts

    Cobra Kai Dojo.
     
  3. Roger35

    Roger35 2,500+ Posts


     
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  5. HatDaddy

    HatDaddy 1,000+ Posts

    I live right by there. I'll ask around and see if anyone knows of a place.
    I think there is a place off Arapaho and Plano Rd, tucked back intp a shopping center. NE corner.
     
  6. Roger35

    Roger35 2,500+ Posts

    I'd appreciate that HadDaddy! [​IMG]
     
  7. NCAAFBALLROX

    NCAAFBALLROX 1,000+ Posts


     
  8. l00p

    l00p 10,000+ Posts

    They have expanded.
     
  9. HatDaddy

    HatDaddy 1,000+ Posts

    It is a Kung Fu/Taiji place.
    I'll keep looking around.
    I'm trying to find a good boxing gym.
     
  10. Roger35

    Roger35 2,500+ Posts


     
  11. NCAAFBALLROX

    NCAAFBALLROX 1,000+ Posts

    If you're open to the idea of Karate vs. TKD, a really good friend of mine & Sensei lives in Addison. He doesn't really teach any longer (has been Yudansha since probably 12 years old), but would probably know a good program to suggest for you.

    If I recall correctly, he's a Sandan in Shorin Ryu & Nidan in Kodokan Judo. I trained with him in Judo for about 7 years & under him in Karate for about 5.

    Again, this is for info on a Karate program & not TKD. These could be Aikido, Shotokan, Kyokushin, Shorinjiryu, Kempo, Shorinjiryu, etc.



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  12. Roger35

    Roger35 2,500+ Posts

    NCAAF, just pm'ed you with my info.
     
  13. HatDaddy

    HatDaddy 1,000+ Posts

    Sorry Roger, I was in Llano hunting piggies and gobblers all weekend. How did it go?
     
  14. mcbrett

    mcbrett 2,500+ Posts

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    Go see Rex if you want to learn self defense. Ask about the roundhouse kick to the face special.
     
  15. zzzz

    zzzz 2,500+ Posts

    This place is in Dallas, not too far from Richardson.

    Yims Tae Kwon DO Institute
    7136 Greenville Ave Dallas,TX 75231

    I figured it must be good since it takes up what looks like a two-story office building.

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  16. HatDaddy

    HatDaddy 1,000+ Posts


     
  17. NCAAFBALLROX

    NCAAFBALLROX 1,000+ Posts

    Sorry for no reply yet; was super busy with work & not checking HF.

    I'm in Austin right now & will be back up on Friday for an adjuster meeting. I'll chat with him then & even see if he's interested in taking on any private students.

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  18. Roger35

    Roger35 2,500+ Posts

    Sorry for the long delay - trying to get situated here in north dallas. I found a pretty good school - Texas Karate Institute run by Master Dave Mason. The great thing about this place is unlike other dojos, Master Mason and Master Bruce teach real life techniques.

    They've been training the local police dept folks as well and they get input from them. The emphasis is not as much on the "art" but on reality and real life techniques. [​IMG]
     

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