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Light and Shadow

We EMPOWER a Diverse Community!

At A Charity Empowered to Save Souls we empower individuals of all ages and abilities with confidence, resilience and personal safety skills with 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 (your place or ours), our authenticity, experience and non-profit commitment set us apart.


& inclusive TKD

w/Master G., VII Degree

Unlock boundless potential as a member-athlete of World Class Taekwon-Do, where we believe every individual deserves an opportunity to benefit from martial arts training. 


Beyond physical, mental & emotional fitness, we cultivate discipline, resilience, and a sense of community. Join us on a journey of personal growth and empowerment where we have been delivering taekwondo excellence for 27 years!

World Class Taekwondo

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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.

Elevate your confidence today, and be the reason others learn impactful, personal safety skills.

Over 2,500 Empowered!


We are thrilled to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Amputee Coalition, our esteemed sponsor for the month of April 2024. Their unwavering support plays a vital role in furthering our mission to empower souls, transform lives.

We invite you to join us in expressing our gratitude to the Amputee Coalition for their dedication to our cause. Together, we can continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.


Our commitment to community impact sets us apart. We strive not only to educate and equip individuals to create safer and more resilient communities. We emphasize physical, mental and emotional skill-building in our taekwondo, inclusive taekwondo and self-defense educational programs.


Our vision is to continue educating and empowering souls to lead confident and empowered lives resulting in safer, more resilient communities for generations to come.

Light and Shadow
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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