Master Marr's Taekwon-do opened on the east side of Cleveland in Shaker Heights, Ohio in March 2014. All classes are taught by Master James Marr, 7th degree Black Belt, and Master Elaine Bayless, 4th Dan. Both trained under Grandmaster Suk Jun Kim, 9th Dan, a direct disciple of Taekwon-do’s founder, General Choi Hong Hi.
Master Marr and Master Bayless continue their training through Taekwon-do International, a union of professional Taekwon-do schools united under the leadership of Grandmaster Kim. After opening and running a successful school on the east coast for eleven years, the husband and wife team moved with their two Black Belt children to the Cleveland area to be closer to extended family.
Original traditional Taekwon-do Classes for Kids and Adults
Master Marr's Taekwon-do offers classes in original traditional Taekwon-do, an unarmed method of self-defense developed in Korea. It is not only a way of kicking and punching, but a way of thinking and living, with the goal of complete control of one's mind and body through continuous training.
Master Marr's Taekwon-do offers students the chance to challenge themselves and push their own limits, while enjoying the support and camaraderie of training with others.
Master Marr's Taekwon-do is not a chain or a franchise. Because of its small size, no one gets lost in the crowd. Master Marr and Master Bayless know each and every student, and the students know them. Classes are divided by age and ability. Children improve focus, perseverance, and gross motor skills. Adults increase muscular and cardiovascular strength, reduce stress, and build stamina.
Parents can choose to train with their children or in our Adults Only classes, or a combination of both.
Master Marr's Taekwon-do emphasizes more than just physical training. Students are taught the importance of respect for others, self-control, and fostering a sense of community within the school.
Guest instructor-led classes, day camp, boot camp, tournaments, and demonstrations offer additional training opportunities. An annual picnic and holiday party cultivate community spirit, and Teen Nights give older children a chance to socialize outside of class.
Master Marr's Taekwon-do keeps students and parents informed of special events and other dojang news through in-school notices, Facebook posts, limited emails, and on the school’s website, www.marrtkd.com. Master Marr and Master Bayless are always available to answer questions.
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Find out for yourself how much fun Taekwon-do is. Better yet, try it with your child! Call 216-921-KICK (5425) to schedule a free introductory lesson.
Master Marr's Taekwon-do
16706 Chagrin Blvd. Shaker Heights, OH 44120