Hansoo Taekwondo Academy • 80 Commerce St. Glastonbury, CT 06033 • 860.659.4556

Hansoo Taekwondo Academy

Choosing a school is and should be a serious decision. For a child , the early childhood and adolescent years are vitally important to good mental and physical health. A well run and maintained program will help a child in their growth and development as a person where a parents guidance leaves off or falls short of the reality of today's world.

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Our Programs

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    Adult Program

    Adult Program

    Our Adult program allows any age adults who have always had curiosity about the martial arts to experience a traditional Taekwondo training program that offers
    a comprehensive regimen of technical and practical skills blended with the traditional Taekwondo practices.





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    Kids Program

    Junior Program

    Besides the basic elements of self-control, discipline, focus and respect that any quality martial arts program should teach, our young children’s program teaches and promotes good decision making, proper disposition and attitude, and leadership.






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    Family Program

    Family Program

    At Hansoo Taekwondo we provide classes where parents and children can train together. Hansoo Taekwondo offers the unique opportunity for parents to train along with their children in specific classes and establish a lasting connection on a new level. They watch each other improve, struggle and develop thus strengthening family bonds and supporting each other along the way. We have many families currently involved in this program.

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    ASD Program

    TKD for ASD Program

    Our specialized TKD for ASD Program has been empowering children on the Autism spectrum for over 6 years with incredible results! Through our unique approach to relating to each student individually, these specialized classes are geared towards the specific learning style of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.



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Instructors

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    Master Andrew Chasse

    Master Andrew Chasse

    Position: Head Instructor Hansoo Taekwondo Academy for 18 years
    Rank: 5th dan Black Belt
    Professional: Member National Honor Society Academic Scholarship School of Mechanical Engineering of Dayton, University of Connecticut Grad

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    Marc Hoyland

    Marc Hoyland

    Position: Assistant Instructor
    Rank: 4th dan Black Belt
    Professional: Project Engineer, American Design and Manufacturing

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    Ann Marie Colebrook

    Ann Marie Colebrook

    Position: Assistant Instructor
    Rank: 3rd dan Black Belt
    Professional: Director of Health and Education, Glastonbury Public Schools

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    Donald Colebrook

    Donald Colebrook

    Position: Assistant Instructor
    Rank: 3rd dan Black Belt
    Professional: Student Central CT State University School, Major in Secondary Education/Physics and Science

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    Dr. Jarrod Post

    Dr. Jarrod Post

    Position: Assistant Instructor
    Rank: 3rd dan Black Belt
    Professional: Chief Executive Officer CT Multispecialty Group

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    McKenna Szolomayer

    Makenna Szolomayer

    Position: Assistant Instructor TKD for ASD Program
    Rank: 3rd dan Black Belt
    Professional: Student University of Connecticut Special Needs Program

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    John Caron

    Jon Caron

    Position: Assistant Instructor
    Rank: 2nd dan Black Belt
    Professional: IT Application Developer

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    Stanley Cipkas

    Stanley Cipkas

    Position: Assistant Instructor
    Rank: 2nd dan Black Belt

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    Dan Morris

    Dan Morris

    Position: Assistant Instructor
    Rank: 2nd dan Black Belt

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    Jason Post

    Jason Post

    Position: Assistant Instructor
    Rank: 2nd dan Black Belt

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    Hannah Rossman

    Hannah Rossman

    Position: Assistant Instructor
    Rank: 2nd dan Black Belt

 

 

Events

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    Camp

    Camps

    Hansoo Taekwondo holds it's own training and team building Camp annually. Call us for details!

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    Tournament

    Tournaments

    We hold an Annual Invitational Tournament to test the skills of Taekwondo practitioners in Board breaking, traditional Poomse and in Competition sparring. Medals are awarded for Gold, Silver and Bronze winners.

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    Testing

    Instructor Training and Certification

    Potential and aspiring Black Belt students able to assist in classes and propertly guide other students are included in workshops to improve teaching abd student guiding skills.

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    CPR Certification for Instructors and Assistants

    We peridocally offer CPR training for assisting instructors.

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    ASD Program

    Self-defense Workshops

    Master Chasse has been offering Self-defense workshops to the community for over 18 years. He contributes to schools, corporations, Women's groups, and civic organizations such as CTAHPERD(Connecticut Assoc. of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Eastern District Assoc.(AAPHERD), ESPN, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, Glastonbury Public Schools, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Mothers/Daughters Group, Jaycees, Civil Preparedness of Glastonbury - Manchester and Vernon, Healthtrax Fitness and Wellness Centers and the University of Connecticut. Please contact us for more information on our next workshop or to organize a workshop for your group.

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    ASD Program

    Meditation & Stress Reduction Seminars & Mindful Movement Meditation Workshops

    Hansoo Taekwondo offers various Meditation workshops and seminars teaching meditation and stress reduction techniques. We now offer the highly acclaimed MBX-12 Mindful Movement Meditation techniques designed and created by the world renowned Dr. Sang H. Kim. Please contact us for more information on our next workshop or to organize a workshop for your group.

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What our Students have to say...

(Disclaimer: The testimonials listed and presented here are actual testimonials written by students and un-altered in any way. They are not contrived or made up for marketing purposes)

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    Thomas P. (12 years old & currently training for over 7½ years)

     

    Having Master Chasse as an instructor is a great and hard working experience. I have had the opportunity to have two classes where I worked one on one class with Master Chasse. I was extremely lucky to be taught with him by myself. He is an inspirational person who helps people with problems they may not be able to fix alone. Master Chasse quickly analyzes people’s troubles and helps them improve. For instance he has helped me improve my posture, attitude, good manners and overall level of skill. Master Chasse’s guidance can help you recognize noticeable improvements in form and technique. People can always look up to Master Chasse for help and inspiration.
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    Jay S. (• Taekwondo black belt • Voracious reader • Basketball & chess player • Pokemon & Minecraft fan • Budding programmer and a kid ). 11 years old and currently training over 6 ½ years.

     

    Taekwondo has taught me many things. It has taught me to be healthy, serious, and most of all respectful. Daily training has made me active and prepared. Not only that, at Hansoo TaeKwonDo, I feel as if I am part of a community, or something bigger. And I am.
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    Joan S. ( 12 years old and currently training).

     

    The TKD for ASD program has had an extremely positive impact on my son. Over the 18 months he has participated in the program, not only has his strength and overall physical condition significantly improved, his tactile sensitivity has diminished (he can tolerate his feet being bare), and some of his repetitive behaviors have diminished as well. The structured progression of TKD really appeals to his need for order and the mental challenges are exciting for him to master. The desire to live up to Master Chasse's expectations have also led to improved focus on school work. I'm very glad to have this added positive influence as my son enters the critical middle school years. The travel from out of town to participate in this great program is well worth it.
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    Kim S. (Currently training over 2 years).

     

    As an adult over 40 with a learning disability, I have benefited tremendously from my experience at Hansoo Taekwondo Academy. Starting to learn something new in an environment where traditional learning aids, such as note taking, are not allowed required me to exercise my mental capabilities far more than I ever expected. I'm now finding my ability to recall information improve at work and at home as well. As expected, my physical strength and flexibility has also increased as training has advanced.
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    David W. (15 years old and currently training over 10 years).

     

    Master Chasse is a passionate instructor who is very involved with his students and has a dynamic way of teaching the art of Taekwondo. Over the course of my training at Hansoo Taekwondo, I have become a more disciplined and patient student. These attributes have helped me in school by allowing me to concentrate and to assist other students. I choose to train at Hansoo Taekwondo Academy because of Master Chasse’s dedication to his teaching of the art of Taekwondo. Making this decision to train with Master Chasse has been one of the best choices of my life.
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    Austin J. (17 years old and currently training over 10 years).

     

    I could not imagine how different of a person I would be had I not started taking Taekwondo. The difference in my discipline, attention span, respect, and self control was extremely apparent. Hansoo Taekwondo has also moved me to improve myself constantly and in any situation. Master Chasse is very knowledgeable and has been a role model to me ever since I was a white belt.
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    Holly J. ( 52 years old and currently training over 10 years).

     

    HanSoo Taekwondo has been our home for over 10 years. We’ve been so lucky to be able to have trained together as a family of 4 – training together allows us to keep each other committed. The school is great for adults, teens, and children. The TKD for ASD program which I have assisted in has grown so much in the past 6 years, and it is exceptional! It has helped me improve as a student and I’ve been able to share my knowledge with others as I learn from them. I never stop learning.
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    Makenna S. (21 years old and currently training over 15 years. Enrolled as Special Needs Program Major in University).

     

    Hansoo Tae Kwon Do has given me the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and emotionally since the age of 6. Now entering my senior year in college, I am grateful to have had the support and influence of Master Chasse as well as the camaraderie of my peers at Hansoo. I have grown to be a much more self-confident and focused person thanks to the dedication and perseverance required of me during my training.
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    Hannah R. ( 13 years old and currently training over 5 years).

     

    Seven years ago I was interested in learning martial arts. I chose Hansoo Taekwondo because it was not only about advancing to new belts; it was about developing as a person. I soon became part of a community that tested my physical strengths and helped me believe in myself. Taekwondo gave me the courage to raise my hand in class and challenge myself on the soccer field. I learned the qualities of bravery, respect, and humbleness. I come in to every class with a smile on my face because I know that I will either learn something new or teach a skill. As well as learning Taekwondo techniques, I have also matured as a person.
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    Logan P. (14 years old and currently training over 9 years).

     

    Over my time in taekwondo, I have grown in several ways. One is physically. Over 9 years, of course I’m going to grow, but taekwondo has made me much more athletic than I would have been otherwise. I have also become much more mature and in my view of taekwondo as well as in school and social relations. Taekwondo has also become more important as a part of my life rather than as an extra activity. This has caused me to take other things, like school, as seriously as I take Taekwondo. I don’t know where I’d be now without Taekwondo.
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    Nathaniel P. (10 years and currently training over 6 years).

     

    Master Chasse has humour in his classes. This makes it interesting and helps engage me in the class. He also applies the techniques we learn in class to real life situations.
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    Jason P. (17 years old and currently training over 9 years).

     

    Training for 9 years have given me the responsibility of someone of a much greater age. By putting me in situations where I am either not comfortable in or where I need to be more mature and responsible, I have grown through training. Master Chasse has helped with this change by slowly edging me in to these new situations. His guidance has brought me from an immature 7 year old to a mature and responsible young adult. Training under Master Chasse has excelled and pushed my growth into a young adult.