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Originating in Korea, taekwondo is made up of 60% kicking and 40% blocking and strikes, and literally translates to "way (or discipline) of hand and foot."  The five tenants of taekwondo, which play an important role in training, are courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit. Students of taekwondo learn how to control their bodies and minds through practice in correct poses (poomsae) and also learn how to defend themselves from attack. But it's more than just kicking, blocking, and punching, or even learning important values like discipline and respect. As defines it, taekwondo "is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind." It is a way of life, and offers a combination of physical and mental strengthening which touches all aspects of your life. 

While taekwondo is a lot of fun, it can also be very challenging. So why put yourself, or your kids, through it? The short answer:
The prize is worth the fight! 


Our owner and operator Master Won Lee has truly made taekwondo his way of life, and is passionate about helping others succeed. With over 25 years experience in taekwondo and extensive competition experience, Master Lee offers nothing short of expert instruction to all his students.  


As a native of Korea, where he received his degree in taekwondo at Tamna University, Master Lee's background makes Won's Taekwondo Acedemy a truly authentic and unique school.  Master Lee has 10 years of experience teaching in America, where he was Master at Bally Total Fitness Martial Arts, and Head Master of Chung's TaeKwonDo Academy.  He is a 5th degree black belt in taekwondo and 4th degree black belt in hapkido. After moving to Connecticut, he opened Won's Taekwondo Academy in November 2015.


Master Lee is excellent with both children and adults, and has earned loyalty and admiration of parents and students of all ages with his patience, sense of humor, knowledge, and respect for everyone.  Whatever your age, fitness level, and personal goals, Master Lee will motivate you and help you become your best.

Master Wonsang Lee



5th Degree Black Belt Kukkiwon

4th Degree Black Belt Korea Hapkido Federation

See what our parents and students say about Master Lee and Won's Taekwondo!

Benefits for Kids:
  • Builds self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Creates good habits like goal-setting, perseverance, respect, and courtesy that will last for life
  • Develops better concentration, a more disciplined mindset, and sharper listening skills
  • Teaches fitness while fostering a healthy and active lifestyle
  • Enhances coordination, strength, balance, and flexibility 
  • Fosters positive attitudes - "Yes I can" and "I can do it"
  • Eliminates negative behavior and attitude
  • Alleviates shyness
  • Creates a brighter future - mentally, physically, and emotionally
Benefits for Adults:
  • Promotes a healthy and active lifestyle
  • Burns fat
  • Builds muscle and endurance
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion
  • Reduces stress and improves mood 
  • Increases integrity, willpower, and perseverance
  • Teaches about overcoming setbacks to accomplish personal goals and achieve success in life
  • Sharpens the mind and increases self-awareness 
  • Teaches practical skills to protect yourself and loved ones
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