The Authentic Grandmaster's School
- Building Sound Minds, Strong Bodies & Traditional Values Since 1971 -
Our children's martial arts program teaches self-discipline, respect for others - especially parents - and encourages academic achievement. We also have special daytime karate classes for homeschoolers.
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Morehead City's only full-time martial arts school offers more than 35 day and evening classes each week in a fun, family atmosphere for children and adults. You can experience our program by taking advantage of one of our no obligation, trial programs. Start Now!
Want more family time? Our special family classes are one of the few activities that adults and children can participate together in reaching their goals. Enjoy quality time with your family, get fit, achieve together, and create memories that will last a lifetime!
Does your teen:
Our Tae Grr Cub's karate program teaches younger children (age 4-6) coordination, balance, respect,, and cooperation. Students' attention span and body coordination will be developed through their increased ability to concentrate.
You will be in good hands with our experienced instructors. They will work with you individually to make sure you get the most from our program. Phillip and Shannon Henry are the owners of the Morehead City karate school.
Phillip is a master of 3 styles of Korean martial arts, certified personal trainer, and holds specialized certifications in Youth Exercise, Behavioral Change, Fitness Nutrition and more.
Master Shannon is a 5th degree black belt, Early Childhood Education Specialist, board member for Carteret Smart Start, and published illustrator.
Safe, fun, and family-oriented atmosphere. Traditional values of discipline and respect with practical training.
Good thinking makes good actions; good actions make good habits; good habits make good character; good character makes good destiny.
Thinking Before Acting
The instructors are so caring and patient with all the students. They take their time to make sure each student feels welcome and respected. I have noticed a change in my sons as they continue to learn about respect, honesty and the tradition of Tae Kwon Do.
- Susan (mother)
They are patient with the kids. They do more than teach them; they truly mentor them in all aspects of the kids lives. The instructors reward good behavior and puts a strong emphasis on school and succeeding in their lives. They go above and beyond for the kids.
- Janice (grandmother)
Jacob has shown tremendous growth in self confidence and respect since he started at Grandmaster Dong's Martial Arts. It's a great family atmosphere and the school values they teach compliment the rules we follow at home.
- Erika (mother)
I never dreamed a man my age could accomplish what I have done, and I now feel more confident in my ability to defend myself, thanks to Master Henry. He has changed my life.
- Antonio M.
The change in the three of them has been incredible. Although they are still quiet, their self-confidence has increased dramatically. Master Henry and Mrs. Shannon are sensitive to their fears and never fail to provide encouragement, guidance, or tough love when necessary.
- Arlene (mother)
The instructors are incredibly approachable and have an unending well of patience. There is a genuine desire to see each of their students not only to meet those goals, but to exceed them. It isn’t just about meeting the minimum standards, its about putting forth your maximum efforts to achieve your maximum results.
- Wes D.
5270 US 70, Morehead City, NC 28557
The Morehead City school is a full-time school offering more than 30 Day & Evening classes each week. Our office hours are:
Monday & Wednesday: 3pm - 8pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 11:30am - 8pm
Friday: 3pm - 6pm
Saturday: TBA on monthly schedule
Cedar Point class times:
Monday 4:00 and 5:00
Tuesday: 4:00 only
Wednesday: 4:00 and 5:00
Thursday: 4:00 only