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Welcome Look no further.

You've found a Central FL martial arts school on a mission empowering our community with confidence, resilience, and personal safety skills through self-defense workshops and a World Class Taekwon-Do Team 


Whether you are seeking a long-term martial arts commitment, or a one-off self-defense workshop, our expertise & training will empower YOU!

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We EMPOWER a Diverse Community!

Our programs provide opportunities to develop a strong sense of self-assurance and abilities. We utilize positive reinforcement, skill-building activities, mentorship, and create a supportive environment where individuals feel valued and capable. By uplifting confidence with impactful skills, we are all better equipped to face challenges, pursue goals, and navigate life's obstacles with resilience and determination. What are you waiting for?


& inclusive TKD

Unlock boundless potential as a member of our World Class Taekwon-Do team. Beyond physical, mental & emotional fitness, we cultivate discipline, resilience, and a sense of community. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to join our team.  Join us on a journey of personal growth and empowerment where we have been delivering taekwondo excellence for 27 years!


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Our workshops break the mold offering a scientific approach that's accessible to everyone, regardless of age or experience. Participants learn escapism, de-escalation & weapons disarmament. Your journey to empowerment begins here.

Over 2,500 Empowered

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Our commitment to community impact sets us apart. We strive to not only educate and equip individuals to create safer and more resilient communities. We emphasize physical, mental, and emotional skill-building in all our programs. Our vision is to continue educating and empowering souls to lead confident and empowered lives, ensuring a safer and more resilient society for generations to come.  

We are Seeking 24 SPONSORS in 2024 to Reach 5,000 Souls this Year

Thank You Sponsors & Donors

Without your involvement, we could not have empowered over 2,500 souls in 2023. Sponsorships and donations play a critical role in our mission to empower souls, transform lives. Help us Double Our Impact in 2024 by becoming a Sponsor Today! 1 sponsored workshop = 1 free workshop for those in need.

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Empowering Testimonials

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Beth, TKD Member

"Master G and World Class Taekwondo have made an incredible difference in our daughters life. I'm so grateful for her influence on the community."
Master G. with Jonathan

John, Inclusive TKD Member

"She made a difference in my nephew's life; bringing him joy and building his strength. I highly recommend."

Albert, Secretary General Unified International Taekwon-Do Federation

"Master G. doesn't merely teach Taekwon-Do's tenet, rather she embodies them and she enriches the lives of those who have the good fortune of having her in their orbit!"
Master G, Director of

Our Director

Master G, Michelle Golino-Crisco is a 7th-degree black belt with over 40 years taekwondo expertise who has dedicated her life to empowering others. Her  journey is more than martial arts; it's a testament to resilience and transformation. At age 50, she converted her life’s passion into a nonprofit.


Master Michelle Golino-Crisco is a Certified International Instructor, 2x World Champion and trauma survivor, turned trauma-trained professional. As one of 12 female, UITF Masters in 162 countries, her approach is a unique blend of expertise and empathy. 

Master G holds multiple certifications by the founding Father of Taekwon-Do, General Choi Hong Hi, and one of his most trusted senior ranks, Grand Master Hwang Kwang Sung. World Class Taekwon-Do is sanctioned by the Unified International Taekwon-Do Federation.

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