Grandson moving to Madison Wisconsin needs good school

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  1. Bruce7

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    He is 11 and has been taking taekwondo for a year. He is a serious hard working student.
    I will miss my grandson, but I am happy he might find a better school.
    Do you have any recommendations for schools in Madison Wisconsin?
     
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    I am from that area and consider it to me part of my old stomping grounds, but I’ve been away for a long time and was never connected to the martial arts schools there that would cater to his age group. Wish I could help, but I just don’t know any schools well enough. There are a lot of TDK schools though, I am sure he will find a good one.
     
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    Ill find a Taekwondo in Madison i got u
     
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    5708 Raymond Rd b, Madison, WI 53711 Ata Madison west their Taekwondo

    1304 S Midvale Blvd, Madison, WI 53711 Madison Taekwondo School
     
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    Sure, there is plenty of TKD there, it won’t be hard to find a school. But do you know these two schools well enough to know that they are good schools? Do you personally recommend them? What is your experience with them, or did you just find them on google?
     
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    I find them in google
     
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    I guess I should explain in more detail.
    My grandson was taught by the 8th black belt in the tiger rock system. He was good teacher.
    My grandson has very good front, side, round, and hook kicks.
    Even though his teacher knows how to walk properly and punch property.
    Correct walking is not taught and very little work is done in proper hand technique.
    They only learn one form!

    I want him to learn traditional forms and hand technique,
    one might learn from a TSD, karate, or long fist school.
    IMO the teacher of the school is the important factor
    Tiger rock did a great job giving him a love for MA arts.
    I just felt it was a dead end of advancement without quality skills.
    All the little things that make a big difference were not there.

    I just think he needs a tradition education.
    I maybe wrong, maybe you need to be older to do traditional MA.
    I was 16 when I started MA and was willing to endure the hard work and pain.
     
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    There are a bunch of ATA schools available. Here are the top 3 on the list:
    ATA MADISON WEST
    4.8 miles
    5708 RAYMOND RD.
    SUITE B
    MADISON WI 53711
    Phone: 6082128473
    Contact: STEVEN G. ALLISON
    Email: steve@atamadison.com
    Website: www.atamadison.com

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    MOH'S MARTIAL ARTS
    8.3 miles
    1100 FRANK H ST, STE 8
    WAUNAKEE WI 53597
    USA
    Phone: 608-850-7094
    Contact: MICHAEL MOH
    Email: info@mohsmartialarts.com
    Website: www.mohsmartialarts.c…

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    INTEGRITY ATA MARTIAL ARTS
    31.4 miles
    237 PARKVIEW DRIVE
    MILTON WI 53563
    USA
    Phone: 608-561-1190
    Contact: MICHAEL D. PLESSEL
    Email: MASTERPLESSEL@GMAIL.COM
    Website: WWW.KICKWITHINTEGRITY…

    I know all three instructors and recommend them heartily. If you want to see the rest, you can visit locations, then tyoe in Madison, WI.
     
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    Thank you. Where do you train in Houston?
     
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    I am the chief instructor at West Houston ATA Martial Arts. We are at 11030 Westheimer, at the Wilcrest intersection.
     
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    Did you want him to stay with Tae Kwon Do or is he open to other Korean systems?
     
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    He is open to learning other MA. They will not be in Madison Wisconsin until sometime in Aug.
     
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    Then another option is Master David Kijek. He is a 5th degree Black Sash in Hwa Rang Do and is the Upper Midwest Regional Master. He's not running a full academy currently because he has taken on a mentorship position to help other schools and clubs grow in the region, however he's always open to taking on new students and he lives in Sun Prairie. If you want, I can message you his contact information and you can pass it on to your grandson's parents.
     
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    I am not that formalar with that MA, but what I have read sounds good to me.
    send me the information and I will forward it to my daughter
     
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    Paik’s academy might be worth checking out. They have been around for a long time, I remember seeing the school when I was a kid.

    Paik's Traditional Martial Arts Center | Instructors

    Also: the Madison capoeira group is where I began training capoeira on the UW campus. I doubt anyone is still there who was part of the group when I was there. But it might be worth checking out.

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    Balrog, I'll be in Houston this weekend =)
     
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