Greg & Danielle E.
"Brookings Taekwondo is more than just a club it has been more like a family. Over the past 4 or 5 years of being part of Brookings Taekwondo there instructors and class members have welcomed us into their community as we commute to their club from Baltic and now Brandon. If it wasn't for the instructors and class members I feel that we would no longer be involved in Taekwondo as we would not want to participate for any other club. Mark and Kelli have become more than just instructors and leaders to our family but they have become great friends along with all other families involved in club."
Amy & Jon B.
After almost 2 years of hard work and perseverance they participated in their first testing at Brookings TKD summer of 2015 and passed to receive their red belts. I believe if it would have been any other gym the burnout would have won over and they would have quit. As children, waiting almost 2 years to advance when they are used to every 3-6 months, wasn’t easy! Mark wouldn’t let that happen. He and the other instructors are personally invested in each and every student at the gym. My kids come to respect them and honestly think of them as extended family. Looking back the only regret for joining Brookings TKD is that it took us so long to do it."
"My children joined Brookings TKD in the fall of 2013 as brown belts. Previously we had belonged to another TKD gym in town and had been for 3 years. We had heard wonderful things about Mark and his program, so decided to make the change. Mark and the other instructors welcomed us and even took Ben and Kaitlyn aside and personally showed them the changes between the programs and what would be expected of them. With the difference in programs, they were starting from the beginning with their training, but would be recognized as the brown belts they were.
"We have 2 sons who have attended classes for a year. They absolutely love going, and we as parents love everything about the school. The atmosphere is fun and encouraging, while also encouraging discipline and respect.
We held my 8 year old's birthday party there in February, and it was wonderful. It was so nice to not have to worry about a single detail - games, cake, prizes, decorations - everything was taken care of. My son and his friends had so much fun. The birthday boy said it was the best day of his life!"
"I have 2 kids in Tae Kwon Do. The boys have excelled greatly in all areas since we started in April. The instructors are knowledgeable, very patient, and really care about my kids! I tell everyone I know how awesome Brookings Tae Kwon Do is!"