Eagleville Taekwondo Academy was founded in 1983. In 1989, Master Giamo left the active duty with the US Army and took over the Eagleville dojang. Master Giamo developed a curriculum for the Eagleville Taekwondo Academy incorporating Traditional Taekwondo, self-defense training, and Olympic-style Taekwondo sparring into a comprehensive program.
Every student is given a free introductory class to become familiarized with the atmosphere at Eagleville Taekwondo Academy. The introductory lesson covers basic warm-ups, stances, kicking, blocking and punching. Once a person becomes a member of Eagleville Taekwondo Academy, they may attend as many classes per week as they wish (a minimum of two is suggested). Each student is encouraged to train to their maximum potential and may choose to stay with the Traditional Program or incorporate Olympic-style sparring into their training. Competition is never mandatory, but it is highly recommended that everyone experience some form of competition (forms or sparring) at least once during their martial arts career. Competition sparring may be either the USA Taekwondo (USAT) or AAU Olympic-style sparring. Forms training consists of both the Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters) Tae Guek forms and the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) Chang Hon forms.
The training at Eagleville Taekwondo Academy also includes special guest instructors from other Taekwondo schools and other martial arts such as Aikido and jiu-jitsu. There are also specialty classes offered each month such as our Flexibility & Stretching Class, Fitness & Endurance Class and our weekly Competition Poomsae (forms) Training. These seminars and classes are offered to all students. We encourage parents to become involved in their children's training through the OnMat Now smart phone app. Partents can follw their child’s techincal progress, number of classes, and special events on the calendar. Eagleville Taekwondo is affiliated with USA Taekwondo, the Kukkiwon-World Taekwondo Headquaters, Chang Moo Kwan and World Taekwondo (Olympic Competition Federation).
In addition to our regular Taekwondo Program, we have a Little Ninjas Program for the 3 to 5 year old set. The Little Ninjas is a skill based program incorporating martial arts and growth skills into a bi-weekly half-hour class. Many of our Little Ninjas have continues into the children’s program and gone on to achieve their Black Belts.