WORLD CLASS FITNESS

The NTA Taekwondo Center has classes oriented for both children and adults. The energetic atmosphere of our programs and our personal approach to teaching are designed to give students the necessary tools to become better people through martial arts.  Whether you are interested in Taekwondo as an exercise program or are a national-level athlete who wants to train for competition, NTA Taekwondo Center has classes to help meet your goals!

TRADITIONAL PROGRAM

Traditional Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, that teaches more than physical fighting skills. It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind.

Traditional Program provides one of the highest level curriculum that students of all ages find very challenging and fun.   NTA Taekwondo offers one of the highest level World Class Team Programs.

 

 

OLYMPIC PROGRAM

Taekwondo is a traditional Korean martial art, which means “the way of kicking and punching”. In taekwondo, hands and feet can be used to overcome an opponent, but the trademark of the sport is its combination of kick movements.  Taekwondo is one of the two Asian martial arts included on the Olympic programme. Taekwondo made its debut as a demonstration Olympic sport at the 1988 Seoul Games, and became an official medal sport at the 2000 Sydney Games.

NTA’s Olympic Program delivers a path to the Olympics.  NTA has produced numerous regional, state and national champions.

Masters

  Master Sang Cha, Sa Bu Nim

Master Sang Cha is the director of the NTA Taekwondo Center. He is a 6th Degree Black Belt and has won two international competitions. As an instructor, he has produced numerous champions, and as a mentor, he has helped to develop and transform the lives of thousands of students.

Master Josh Stuckey

Master Stuckey taught taekwondo for 4 years while attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.  He additionally taught at Sang Kim’s Taekwondo Institute as the head instructor, where he was inducted into their Hall of Fame as Instructor of the Year.  He has been a coach at NTA for the last 12 years and has coached several local, state, and national champions.  He started the Hanmadang Program at NTA which has produced many champions as well.  His two biggest accomplishments have been “being married to my amazing wife Anna, and having the opportunity to raise my son, Achilles Troy Stuckey”.

 

  Master Nick Kirk

Nick Kirk has been practicing taekwondo since 2006. He is a Kukkiwon-certified 3rd Degree Black Belt and in 2019 was ranked number 2 in the US for his weight division in sparring. He has medalled at the National Collegiate Championships and competed internationally. Nick also has a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from UT Dallas and works full-time as a Physics Engineer.

 

Master Nate Putney

Nate Putney has been a taekwondo instructor at NTA since 2007. He is a Kukkiwon-certified 4th Degree Black Belt and has been practicing taekwondo since 1995.  He is a 4 time National Champion and after becoming a coach, has become NTA’s specialist in weapons and board break training.  He also coaches in the successful Hanmadang Program.

 

  Hanssel Llanos

Hanssel Llanos has been in the sport of taekwondo for 20 years.  He is a coach and active competitor.  He is a former Junior Mexican National Team Member from 2004-2006, a 4 time collegiate medalist, gold medalist at the G-1 ranked Costa Rica Open, and was a USA team member for the 2016 Rio Olympic Test. In addition to his taekwondo accomplishments, he was the varsity quarterback for his high school.

 

Joseph Aguon

Joseph Aguon is a 15 year taekwondo veteran.  He started taekwondo in Michigan under Master Shin, moved to Texas and trained under Dennis Pinaroc and Terry Stoker, then came to NTA in 2011.

He was the 2014 National Collegiate Taekwondo Association Fin Weight Champion and the NCTA Freshman of the Year.  He placed third at the 2014 USAT Team Trials, and is a certified USAT referee. Joe was also an All State high school wrestler in 2012.