National Taekwondo Center-Pasadena in Pasadena
Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem and Leadership Skills
Martial Arts for Adults
We all know that we SHOULD exercise, but the problem with most exercise programs is that they are just too BORING!
Our innovative adult martial arts program is totally different. Every movement has a purpose – a purpose that might one day save your life! Some of our students have actually been able to defend themselves from dangerous attacks, while most are grateful just knowing how to avoid trouble.
I’m very proud to say that HUNDREDS of adults in the Pasadena area have a BLAST in every class while learning awesome self-defense skills and watching the pounds melt away.
Students from 18 to 80 also tell us they use the benefits of improved concentration, self-discipline, and confidence every day at home, at work, and in social situations.
Martial Arts for Kids
Our innovative martial arts program for kids can develop your child’s focus, self-esteem, self-confidence, and overall sense of purpose the way NO OTHER sport, hobby, “activity,” or program can.
We’re very PROUD to say that HUNDREDS of parents and families in the Pasadena area are singing the praises of our program, and telling other parents about it every day, because they’ve seen it for themselves, too.
If you want your child to be more confident, more focused, happier, and healthier, then you owe it to yourself to come and see the difference innovative martial arts for children can make in your child.
Martial Arts for Families
Our innovative martial arts program is fun for all Pasadena families!
Normally, when you enroll your child in an activity like soccer or basketball, your children participate while you are stuck on the sidelines as a spectator or maybe – if you’re lucky — as a coach. On top of that, your child might not even get to play as some of the team members get to “ride the bench.”
In our innovative martial arts program for Families, everyone participates: children, parents, and even grandparents can attend classes and progress at their own pace. In our action-packed family classes, no one sits on the bench! Children practice with other children, and adults practice with other adults. Martial arts classes are one of the only family programs where children and their parents get the same kind of healthy exercise at the same time.
The nicest part is that each member learns to RESPECT the other member’s strengths and efforts, and SUPPORT the other member’s weaknesses. They help each other when things get tough, and they celebrate each other’s victories.
After School Program
In our innovative After School Martial Arts program, children become part of our proven character development system that is LIKE NO OTHER in the Pasadena area. The kids actually ENJOY learning discipline, respect, and cooperation as part of learning AWESOME martial arts skills. I know it sounds hard to believe, but our kids actually love it! They not only have found a program they don’t want to quit, they actually get upset if you take them out of class early one day!
Our parents love it, too, because their children are INSPIRED to set and achieve goals, which creates a virtual ROADMAP for a successful life!
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
In our Applied BJJ classes you will develop some awesome self-defense skills. You’ll know how to handle yourself in any situation. Not only will you be able to do some of the devastating techniques you see on TV, you’ll learn some easy ways to slip out of trouble before it gets started. You see, part of learning HOW to defend yourself is learning WHEN to defend yourself, and when to walk away without hurting someone – not out of fear, but out of compassion.
Each class involves learning and refining these exciting techniques with a great group of like minded “warriors” who live in the Pasadena area, so it’s never boring. You will get into the best shape of your life, meet positive friends, and you will look and feel better than ever.
The Israeli military needed a systematic way to turn ordinary citizens into warriors very quickly when they were drafted into the army. The national leaders developed Krav Maga as just that self-defense system. It is not a traditional martial art like Karate, Taekwondo, or Kung-Fu. It does not practice a system of rituals that focus on discipline and respect over a lifetime of training.
Real-World Krav Maga teaches average Pasadena people like you the skills to use your body as a weapon of destruction very quickly. It was designed from the beginning to teach the most effective techniques, to some of the least dangerous people, in the shortest amount of time.
Mixed Martial Arts
Our Precision Mixed Martial Arts classes combine strength and endurance training to develop lean, powerful muscles and a slim waistline. It is a self-defense based fitness program that you will actually stick with because you enjoy the classes and you enjoy the results.
HUNDREDS of men and women in the Pasadena area are safely getting into hard-hitting, “fighting shape” in record time by practicing Precision Mixed Martial Arts at our school — without all the blood and bruises you see on TV.
While other people drop out of their gym or quit their jogging program after the first week, you’ll still be going strong in a program that will keep you excited about learning effective new skills for years to come!
Martial Arts for Men
Men are naturally aggressive – it is a normal result of testosterone.
Innovative Martial Arts for Men provides a safe outlet in Pasadena that allows you to express your aggression while developing your self-control. After a stressful day at work, it just feels good to punch some pads or kick a bag. You’ll sweat out all kinds of physical and mental toxins, including those nasty aggressive hormones. No other exercise program offers that kind of stress release.
In addition, you will develop awesome self-defense skills. A man needs to feel like he can handle himself when things get tough. You shouldn’t be afraid of anyone! Our innovative martial arts classes will give you the quiet confidence that comes with knowing how to defend yourself.
Martial Arts for Women
As you know, beauty is more than skin deep. It comes from within and expresses itself through your looks and your actions. How you FEEL affects how you LOOK.
Our Innovative Martial Arts Program for Women empowers women in the Pasadena area from the inside out. You will be emotionally stronger, to better handle the tough times in life. You will develop a winning attitude. You will learn to bounce back when you are thrown down by life. You will learn to escape from the problems that seem like they have a death grip on you. You will be able to strike back with confidence, asserting your strength and independence.
Finally, we will teach you simple techniques to defend yourself, and give you the confidence to use them if you need to.
Our one of a kind “Lean and Mean” Kickboxing fitness program is different for two reasons:
1. The exercise is FUN, so you’ll actually do it, and
2. We exercise your mind so you’ll be mentally stronger.
Each class involves learning and refining exciting martial arts techniques with a great group of friends, so it’s never boring. Our unique combination of aerobic and anaerobic exercise will melt away the pounds. You’ll look leaner, feel lighter, and gain some impressive new skills.
Another important benefit of martial arts fitness is that you progress at your own pace. Young elite athletes will be challenged by the goals they set and the skills required to achieve mastery, while grandmothers and grandfathers can train with folks just like themselves to regain their energy and balance.
Martial Arts for Pre-School Children
Is there really an Almost Magical Formula for Creating More Confident, More Focused, Happier, Healthier Kids in the Pasadena area?
Yes! But we don’t blame you for being skeptical.
Frankly, if we didn’t see it for ourselves (nearly every day), we wouldn’t believe it either.
Our Innovative Pre-School Martial Arts Program can develop your child’s balance, coordination, focus, and self-confidence the way NO OTHER sport, hobby, “activity,” or program can.
Martial Arts Summer Camp
Our martial arts summer camp in Pasadena is a safe place – your children will be PROTECTED from the kind of bad influences they might get in other places that can get them into trouble now, and may even ruin their future.
Second, they will be EMPOWERED with physical skills, but more importantly with the confidence to choose right over wrong. As they grow into those dangerous teenage years, you can rest assured that you have helped them form the strength of character needed to resist peer pressure.
Third, they’ll have FUN! We take our students out into the community on martial arts adventures to local attractions like swimming pools, parks, skating rinks, and more!
Martial Arts Stop the Bully Program
Bullying has become a major issue these days. There are bullies terrorizing kids in every school, in every neighborhood, and even on the Internet.
Bullied children can be afraid to go to school, afraid to leave the house, and can even develop lifelong neuroses and anxieties.
What can YOU do about it?
HUNDREDS of parents and families in the Pasadena area feel more secure now that their children have gone through our Stop the Bully training in our innovative martial arts program.
Martial Arts Birthday Parties
Give Your Child the Coolest, Most Memorable Birthday Party in the Pasadena area!
A party that ALL YOUR FRIENDS will be talking about the rest of the year!
Our Martial Arts Birthday Parties are like nothing you’ve seen!
Your child and every guest get an introductory lesson in the martial arts where they learn some of the exciting kicks and moves they see their favorite characters perform on TV. They also get a taste of some of the important life lessons that true martial artists practice, like focus and respect.
Best of all, YOUR CHILD becomes a STAR. He or she gets to perform a brief demo in front of all the guests and even break a board!
We all know that competition makes us stronger, and the bigger the competition, the stronger you get. When you train with Olympic training methods, you get the best training in the world.
In our Olympic Taekwondo Program you’ll get the same training as many local, state, national, and even Olympic champions. If you want to be your best, you must train with the best, using the best PROVEN methods.
When you or your child trains at our school in Pasadena, you will face many challenges and learn to overcome them. You will develop a winning spirit, which will become a habit, and help you overcome ANY challenge in your life.
Welcome to The Best Taekwondo Lessons
Hi, my name is Kun(Sean) Yi,
and I’m very PROUD that hundreds of families all over the Pasadena area are singing the praises of our programs and telling their friends and neighbors how much of a positive impact it’s having on their lives.
National Taekwondo Center-Pasadena has become a landmark of Pasadena martial arts!
Get started now and find out how you can be healthier, happier, and more confident with National Taekwondo Center-Pasadena training!
Physical and Mental Development
Our members tell us that they feel our school is more of an institution of self-improvement, physically and mentally, rather than “just” a gym or some “activity”.
I pride myself on helping our adult members safely build muscle, quickly burn fat, gain flexibility, and release stress in a FUN, positive, and injury-free environment! And for the children, parents all over the Pasadena area give my martial arts classes credit for increasing their child’s ability to focus, building their self-esteem, and igniting a passion for self improvement they never would have expected.
Much More than “Kicking & Punching”
Although many people think the martial arts are just about fighting, the truth is that the physical “kicking and punching” are really just the “tools” that I use to teach the more important, and MUCH more valuable lessons about “yourself”.
When you train in our Pasadena martial arts program (which also serves Altadena, Kinneloa Mesa), you take advantage of the best self-improvement system in the world.
Through the practice of physical self-defense skills, you will follow a blueprint for a successful life based on discipline, focus, and perseverance. Please take a few moments to browse this website, get familiar with us, then, take me up on my “No Strings Attached” offer, and see the benefits of my Pasadena martial arts program for yourself!
See for Yourself
Give me a call at: (626) 797-2900 Or click the program (above) that you’re most interested in!
I sincerely look forward to meeting you, and helping you and your family accomplish your goals!
National Taekwondo Center-Pasadena
1324 N. Lake ave
Pasadena, CA 91104
P.S. If you’re like me, you’d rather “see it for yourself”, rather than just take my word for it. So simply select the program you’re most interested in on this page, and take advantage of our Special Trial Offer!