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

Mission Statement

The personal success of our students are the credentials that are most important to us as instructors in the art of Taekwondo. Within the context of learning this martial art, we search to develop ourselves mentally and physically. The skills and benefits we attain help us to navigate through the many peaks and valleys of our lives.

At HanSoo Taekwondo you will learn valuable lessons and create positive habits that will benefit you or your children for many years to come .

Hansoo TKD

About Hansoo TaeKwondo Academy:

about Hansoo TKD 

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 Facility:

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.

Special Offers:

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.

About Taekwondo:

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.



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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.