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Hope Tae Kwon Do was started on July 7th, 2002 and has celebrated over 10 years of working with the church community. This program is truly an example of our church demonstrating the advantages of a community outreach program. Hope Tae Kwon Do is a registered School with the International Tae Kwon Do Federation and United TaeKwon Do Federation.

Classes are taught by Mr. Rich Mullen, a seventh degree Master Instructor - He has been studying the Chan Hun style of Tae Kwon Do since 1984. The assistant instructor is Ms. Brandie Barndt, also a Seventh Degree Master and Northampton Area Middle School Teacher.

Hope Tae Kwon Do practices the Chan Hun style of Tae Kwon Do developed by General Choi Hong Hi. We are members of the United Tae Kwon Do Federation, an organization of schools which all practice the exact same style we study, which gives us access to local tournaments and other special seminars and events.

We strictly follow the Tae Kwon Do style as founded by General Choi Hong Hi. We are proud of our exciting, educational and well-structured family atmosphere.

The Art

Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art whose name means "the way of the hand and foot." True to its name, Tae Kwon Do includes many kicking and striking techniques. Practicing Tae Kwon Do has many benefits to both children and adults including:

  • Increased Strength and Flexibility
  • Better Balance and coordination
  • Improved Concentration and Self Confidence
  • Self-Defense Training

    Mission Statement

    Tae Kwon Do has something to offer every student regardless of aptitude or ability. We strive to provide an energetic, supportive, and disciplined learning environment where goals are repeatedly set and achieved. Success is measured in personal pride and accomplishment, not in tournament victories. In addition to the physical goals we help each student achieve, we will also set moral benchmarks teaching the five tenets of Tae Kwon Do:

  • Courtesy
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Self-Control
  • Indomitable Spirit

    Class Schedule - subject to change based on church events & schedule conflicts

  • Wednesday: 5:30-6:30 Beginner belts all ages
  • Wednesday: 6:30-7:30 Advanced belts all ages
  • Wednesday: 7:30-8:00 Black and Red Belt all ages

  • Sunday: 5:30-6:30 Beginner belts all ages
  • Sunday: 6:30-7:30 Advanced belts all ages
  • Sunday: 7:30-8:00 Black and Red Belt all ages

    The class schedule remains flexible to work in conjunction with the churches worship times or building use.

    All classes are held in Kuntz Hall unless - otherwise indicated.

    New members are welcome - classes run continuously.

    School Fees

    Our school charges a minimal fee to cover insurance and association dues. This school is a not for profit initiative which is strictly conducted as an outreach program. We have donated Thousands to the Church as well as other items over the past 10+ years, in appreciation for the use of the Fellowship Hall.

    The Fees for the first student in a family is $25 per month.
    The second family member is $10 per month.
    Additional family members are also $10 per month.

    All students or their guardian will be required to sign a liability waiver form.


    Here are a few links we recommend to you:
    International TaeKwon Do Federation
    United TaeKwon Do Federation