About Hansoo TaeKwondo Academy:
Hansoo Taekwondo Academy has been operating and offering exceptional and comprehensive martial art teaching and training for over 18 years in Glastonbury, CT and also serves neighboring towns of Manchester, East Hartford, Wethersfield, Marlborough, East Hampton and Portland Connecticut.
The Head Instructor and owner, Master Andrew Chasse holds a 5th degree Black Belt in the Art of Taekwondo and has been involved in the martial arts for over 30 years. Hansoo Taekwondo prides itself on the exceptional quality of its’ teaching and student body. Students who start at a young age often train all the way through to their senior year in high school preparing them to enter colleges with confidence and direction.
Adults who comprise the student body come from all walks of life and work as doctors, lawyers, engineers, town officials, tradesmen, school teachers and administrators and in many other professional capacities.
We involve ourselves in community projects and assist in the community through many offerings by our students.
Our school is located on 80 Commerce Street off Oak Street in central Glastonbury. Easy access off Route 2 Exit 8 Hebron Ave. Our space is a spacious 4300 square feet with 2 large training rooms and separate girls and boys changing rooms, bathrooms and a huge parking area.
We offer FREE trial classes for anyone interested in visiting our facility and meeting the Head Instructor and learning about our program. You are also welcome to view a class that would be appropriate to your level.
Taekwondo is the traditional Korean martial art which translates as the “art” or “way” of foot and fist fighting. Even though its translation refers to a fighting art, Taekwondo training offers a myriad of benefits to its practitioners. Through introduction to habits of fitness and gross motor skills, students evolve mentally and physically through traditional, yet progressive training methods. As students begin to grasp the forms, self- defense and kicking and punching techniques, they improve in areas of coordination, fitness, focus, self-control and self confidence. Each individual becomes involved in their own personal process of development – inevitably, the beginning path of the martial artist.
Fitness and Taekwondo:
Fitness can be more fun than you imagined and Taekwondo martial arts is one of the best ways to build all-round fitness while developing your motor skill such as agility, coordination and balance. Not only do you build confidence, focus and self-esteem, but you will learn to protect yourself too. No one is too young or old, too small or too big to start feeling good about themselves, and Hansoo Taekwondo has programs for everyone.
Why Martial Arts and not a sport?
Taekwondo is a unique activity by itself. Many people are involved in Taekwondo as well as other sports and find that it benefits them through better strength speed, endurance and determination. The leadership qualities developed in Taekwondo training often results in practitioners being leaders and sometimes captains of their sports teams. It is different than sports in that it develops the person as an individual rather than a team. Both have their place, but the Taekwondo journey is one that surpasses sports when the spikes, balls, gloves and trophies are stored away and a young adult needs to face the world with confidence, courage and good judgment.
How do I Join?
Simply give us a call to arrange an appointment to answer any questions you may have or to schedule the viewing of a class. We will also provide a lesson FREE of charge. If you just stop in we may not have adequate time to talk with you as a class may be in session and so appointments are appreciated. Once you have decide to give a try we will get you started with our 8 week Introductory Program which includes a number of Private lessons prior to inclusion in the regular classes you will be attending. As always at Hansoo Taekwondo, your tuition covers UNLIMITED classes.
Our No-Nonsense Offers and Credibility:
No other school offers the class time duration(50 minute minimum to 1 hour +), affordability, flexibility of schedule, Head Instructor guidance and teaching and UNLIMITED CLASSES by Adult Instructors that Hansoo Taekwondo offers – no one. We have been operating in Glastonbury for over 18 YEARS with the same school name, Head Instructor and owner, professional and quality instruction and an affordable no nonsense payment structure without gimmicks or increasing costs as you rise in rank. We are NOT a franchise or organization with multiple schools setting up shop in affluent communities with only one idea and goal in mind. We don’t trick or sell you into long-term contracts. After your introductory training program, you choose to pay monthly or in longer payment terms that work with your budget.