TKD Wellness   |   Olympic Sport Taekwondo & Fitness for Kids, Teens & Adults in Tucson


Our mission is to improve the mental, physical, social, and emotional health of our community through teaching Taekwondo, fitness and psychological education from toddlers to olympic athletes and to everyone in-between.

Affiliations & Memberships


Kukkiwon is the World Taekwondo Headquarters for instructor education and dan certification. Kukkiwon sets black belt promotion test regulations and dan certificates are recognized internationally & required for Olympic competition. We strive to have all of our coaches certified by Kukkiwon.

World Taekwondo

World Taekwondo (WT) is the international federation governing body for the sport of Taekwondo and it reports that a total of 188 member nations are part of this federation. WT oversees the rules of the sport, which include sparring, poomsae, and board breaking. Our coaches know and follow the sport rules and ethics and receive annual SafeSport training.

USA Taekwondo

USA Taekwondo is the national governing body of Taekwondo for the United States Olympic Committee and thus an official member of World Taekwondo. Taekwondo Wellness is a local member of USA Taekwondo that is committed to promoting healthy, active, and joyful lives among youth, adults, and families through training in traditional and sport Taekwon

US High School Taekwondo is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of bringing Taekwondo to high schools across the United States. This would allow high school Taekwondo athletes to continue to practice the sport they love with the peers and earn their varsity letters just like any other sport. TKD Wellness is seeking opportunities to start high school Taekwondo programs because every child should experience the benefits of Taekwondo.

Taekwondo Values

Frequently Asked Questions

This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions and misconceptions about martial arts. In short, martial arts can actually reduce aggression. However, research has shown that training in a martial arts school that solely focuses on competition does increase aggression while training in a martial arts school that incorporates philosophy, forms, sparring, meditation in addition to competition actually lower aggression. TKD Wellness does participate in competition/sport Taekwondo but our curriculum includes many of those key components.

No, new students are not required to have previous martial arts experience.

Children classes at TKD Wellness start at age 7 and up.

No, we don’t do contracts because we also value flexibility and we are confident that our students will want to be apart of our community. We offer month to month memberships as well as discounted memberships for multi-month memberships paid in advance.

TKD Wellness membership fees are affordable compared to other programs that can cost over $200/month. We also want to encourage families to train together and give large discounts as a result.

Our prices are:

$125 Monthly Membership

$85 Monthly Addition Family Member

$230 Monthly Family (2 or More Members) Membership

TKD Wellness strives to be transparent with students about fees. Like many sports there are equipment, association and tournament costs and fees.


  • monthly membership tuition
  • quarterly promotion test material fees

Optional Fees:

  • sparring gear set
  • tournament registration fees
  • USA Taekwondo Membership fee
  • extra uniforms

Students at TKD Wellness can expect to test for a belt stripe every month with a rotating block schedule that resets every three months with a promotion test. Here is the gist of the curriculum: 

The first month of the curriculum focuses on basics. At then end of the month, students are tested on basic techniques and terminology as well as sport and psychology concepts.

The second month of the curriculum focuses on poomsae. At the end of the month students are tested on their current and any past poomsae.

The third month of the curriculum focuses on application of what has been learned through one-steps, self defense, sparring and board breaking. At the end of the month, students are tested on the above areas and then are invited to test for promotion to higher rank.

For more detailed curriculum, please visit our TKD Belt System Curriculum page

No, students are not required to compete in tournaments.

Beginning students (white, yellow & orange belt) are not expected nor required to spar. Intermediate (green to purple belt) and advanced students (Brown and higher) are expected to participate in in-class sparring drills but are not required to participate in free-sparring nor sparring competitions.  

Yes. TKD Wellness was initially developed by Dr. Torres, clinical psychologist, as a therapy group for children, teens and adults with mental health diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger and Autism. Students are encouraged to go at their own pace and training drills can be modified as needed. Thus all students with and without special needs are welcomed. 

Focused Curriculum

Competition & Demo Team

USA Taekwondo

Take your training to the next level by joining the Competition & Demo Team. Team members get extra training focused on deliberate practice of key skills to enhance their competitive edge. Learn goal setting, mental skills and get ready to compete at your best. Team members will also train towards annual state, national tournaments and perhaps even international Taekwondo competitions.

Team members must be established students yellow belt or above who are interested in sport Taekwondo competition & performing public demonstrations.

Types of Competition


(Individual, Pairs, Teams)


(Individual, Teams)

Board Breaking

(Individual, Team Demonstrations)

TKD Wellness Belt System

Get A Free Class Pass

Enter your info below to get your FREE pass and to schedule your first class!

Martial Arts management software

[ Contact ]

TKD Wellness
5669 N Oracle Rd
Suite 2105
Tucson, AZ 85704

[ Join The Conversation ]