About us

Concord Taekwondo America

martial arts school in Concord, NC

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What do we do?

We build leaders with..






Self Defense

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We’re a full time martial arts school

Taekwondo has been our full time job since we opened in the summer of 1995. We’ve grown a lot in the following two decades. And have been changing lives through martial arts ever since.

Our school has over 160 students and we have classes every single weekday!  We couldn’t be more proud of the work that we do. And just like you, we are always trying to improve and grow a little bit each and every day.

We’re in Concord

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2353 Concord Lake Rd, Concord, NC

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Our core values

At the core of everything we teach here at Concord Taekwondo America, these tenets of taekwondo are in the spotlight.

We recite these tenets at the beginning of class. Students are expected to demonstrate them wherever they go – during class, in school, and at home.

Tenets of Taekwondo





Indomitable Spirit

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Master Taekwondo Instructor, Sean Baxter

Meet our chief instructor

Sean Baxter

“I couldn’t be more proud to be chief instructor and owner of Concord Taekwondo America.  We’ve been changing lives with Taekwondo for over 25 years. With many more years ahead of us, I can say it has been a truly grand experience. And one I wouldn’t trade for anything.”

A little about me…

In 1984, The Karate Kid was released in movie theaters.  That fall, I found myself in karate class, wearing a white belt, ready to learn everything there was to know about it.

11 years later, and many belts later, I founded Concord Taekwondo America.  Over the past 25+ years my instructor team and I have taught over 2,800 students. 

In 2016 in was awarded the rank of 7th degree master instructor with Taekwondo America.

In my younger years, I served in the US Army as a 11B rifleman and anti-armor specialist in the 113th Mechanized Infantry Company at Fort Dix. In college I studied computer science, and spent many years in the IT industry.

And when I’m not teaching Taekwondo, I can often be found training people in proper firearms handling as a Certified NRA, USCCA, and SC/NC DOJ Concealed Carry Instructor.

“It’s not the years of training that define us, but the minds we help guide that make us who we are”

Meet the Concord Taekwondo team

we’re here to help you succeed!

Jonathan Moyes, Instructor at Concord Taekwondo America
Leo Rivas Montoya
4th Degree Black Belt
Tom Heafey, Instructor at Concord Taekwondo America
Kori Chitty
3rd Degree Black Belt
Jennifer Foster, Instructor at Concord Taekwondo America
Jennifer Foster
3rd Degree Black Belt
Jonah Santos
Jonah Santos
3rd Degree Black Belt
Taekwondo Instructor Ashley Montoya on grey background
Logan Mayhew
1st Degree Black Belt
Jonathan Dolan
Jonathan Dolan
1st Degree Black Belt
Ashley Montoya, Instructor at Concord Taekwondo America
Evelin Bermudez Villa
2nd Degree Black Belt
Jonah Santos
Eric Bermudez Villa
2nd Degree Black Belt 
Leo Rivas Montoya, Instructor at Concord Taekwondo America
Cole Smith
2nd Degree Black Belt
Leo Rivas Montoya, Instructor at Concord Taekwondo America
Tripp Burrage
1st Degree Black Belt

Proud member of Taekwondo America

We are one of over 40 Taekwondo America schools across the country. Each school is independently owned and operates following the same guidelines of excellence.

We’re a community of real people – passionate Taekwondo school owners and students who all love martial arts as much as we do.

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Kevin Kirks
Kevin Kirks

left us a 5 star review

We could not be any happier with our experience here. Great people, great atmosphere.

I have had a relationship with Concord TaeKwonDo America for the past 22 years. I have gained invaluable self defense and empowerment skills. Come try it out.....and you too may find a new sport that provides you a lifelong outlet for fitness.

We started our 5, almost 6, year old son at Concord Taekwondo about 3 months ago and can’t say enough good things about it. We wanted him in an environment where he could have fun, but also and most importantly, we wanted a boost in his self-confidence. In just 3 short months, he is now bursting with pride and self-confidence! That’s just the top of the iceberg, though, as we’ve also noticed a positive change in behavior and increased attention span! All of these things make for one happy mom! Definitely money well spent! Thank you, Concord Taekwondo!

Excellent people and environment. Everyone is very friendly and are very effective at teaching. My son loves to go to class and learn!

Concord Taekwondo America is bar none the best Dojo. My grandson started classes in late December. His statement to me on February 1, 2016 was how much he enjoyed going to these classes. He stated to me that since he began the classes his temper was not as bad and he did not feel as angry. Taekwondo in itself is excellent. When Taekwondo is married up to a more than superb Dojo Master, Master Baxter, and exceptional Instructor's it is a win/win for any student. My grandson is learning more than martial arts as he is progressively overcoming inward issues. Thank you Master Baxter and your entire staff for pouring yourself into your students. What my grandson is learning he will carry through out his entire life. Anyone considering a Dojo will not make a mistake by enrolling at Concord Taekwondo America!! I salute Concord Taekwondo America!! Elaine M Simpson

If you are looking for a martial arts school with instructors that care about you and your progress, I highly recommend Concord Taekwondo! I started Taekwondo here in the summer of 2018 and I have shown so much personal growth since then. I've become happier, and my social skills have improved. The instructors are so friendly and supportive of everyone who walks through the door. I feel like I'm part of a big family! I am really enjoying my time here at Concord Taekwondo.

The entire staff, students and parents have made our transition from Chicago a very welcoming experience. We are glad to be a part of the family!

I go here! I've been here for 7 years, the instructors are amazing with everyone. They even stay back to help whoever wants and needs it.

Super friendly. Works very well with children and special needs. Amazing staff.

Great place, I highly recommend!! Staff are friendly, and always there if you need help. People of all ages and exspirience are welcome; they are patient, and kind if you make a mistake. The facility is clean, and everything is kept in order. I've really enjoyed my time here. 👍👍

Awesome staff and atmosphere, instructors are great with the kids. My baby looks forward to coming to class.The location is always neat and clean. Mr. Baxter is a great 👍 👌 person to do business with.

What an awesome experience!! Top shelf instructors with the skills and knowledge to take your body to the next level. It’s a beneficial and educational environment for men and women and children to grow mentally and physically!! Highly recommended.

We love Concord TKD! My son’s instructor is so wonderful with the kids and he has learned a lot and really enjoys it.

I can't say enough great things about this place. My 5yr old Daughter, formerly shy, continues to progress in her overall confidence. She loves going to martial arts classes! The Instructors are thorough & attentive with all the Students. The Families are inviting and the atmosphere is supportive of every Kid to excel. I highly recommend scheduling a consultation with Mr. Baxter & his Team to discuss enrollment for You & Your entire Family!!

Great team of instructors, really care about the students no matter of age, or gender. They definitely respect the traditions of taekwondo.

Great experience

Attending as an adult. The teachers are attentive and patient. They care just as much about learning the art themselves as they do about teaching you. Highly recommended.

Love Concord Taekwondo. I've been a student here for over a decade from my adolescence to adulthood. Mr. Baxter has taught me lessons that has gone beyond the workout floor. A great place for children and adults as well. Recommend anyone to go.

Great people, truly care about the students and take pride in what they do.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our experience with all of the teachers at Concord Taekwondo. Mr Baxter presented Jacob with his yellow strip after less than 10 lessons! We look forward to classes three nights a week.

My son signed up 4 months ago and absolutely loves it! Mr. B and staff are phenomenal!

The teachers at Concord TKD are top-notch. This is a great school for children and adults alike. They nurture confidence in their students while also providing an appropriately challenging curriculum.

This is a great place where children can learn Taekwando and good life skills. The instructors have infinite patience and are so good with the children.

We love everything about Concord Taekwondo! All of the instructors are patient and work with our son to meet the expectations so he can be successful.

My son has thrived at Mr.Baxter’s school! He started at 6 year old. He will soon be achieving his first degree black belt as a disciplined, fit, and dedicated nine year old. Wonderful facility, caring and well trained staff, no contracts, flexible class schedules, and optional National and Regional tournaments.

Great place, all the instructors have done really well with our kids

The school is always buzzing with positivity. From the moment you're greeted at the door to the moment you leave. You can hold your head up high when you tell others you go here. You learn something new about yourself and what you're capable of every day.

I am 48 and just started back after many years off. These sessions are a great workout. Mr Baxter and all of the other instructors take their time to teach you as an individual and not just another student in the class.

I love Concord Taekwondo America! All the instructors have the patience of a saint working with young kids! I’m thankful for this program!

I love everything about this facility...we recently relocated from another state and finding my son an after school activity was key...we shopped around, but Concord Taekwondo America was the best fit...all of the staff are super nice and all of the students are very respectful...my son absolutely LOVES it...and the price is VERY reasonable...couldn't ask for anything more!!!!!

My daughter and I totally enjoy Taekwondo classes! The trainers, front desk and Mr.Baxter are all amazing! In addition to the classes this feels more like family. My daughter is learning so many defense mechanism and discipline as well. I am truly thankful to have found Concord Taekwondo America! My daughter looks forward to being an instructor some day! How exciting!

Amazing place. Mr. Baxter and his team care about what they do and it shows how much they care about the kids. My kids are happy coming here and so am I.

It’s been a fun experience so far. Able to learn in a supportive environment.

My daughter started there first a little over 3 years ago, she has been very successful in her journey thanks to great instructors who take the time with kids to help them get over hurdles they may face on their journey. The classes at Concord TKD helped her improve her fitness level and it has also helped her in other activities as well. She is more focused due to TKD. My husband and I started attended class as well after a free trial class. It is something we can all do together and helps our family remain active. Concord TKD students are successful at regional and national tournaments due to the high level instruction we receive in class.

Great way to get fit and learn new skills! Also builds confidence and character.

Just as magnificent as I remember... My brother was a member of Concord TKD many years ago, and I only just recently joined myself. Engaging training sessions throughout the week are taught by well-versed and friendly instructors. There is always a goal to improve, no matter where you are physically, with consideration given by the instructors to never work you beyond your limits. The facility is clean and the sign-up process is hassle-free. I highly recommend Concord TKD for the excellent martial arts education it offers in a welcoming community anyone can find their place in!

Concord TKD isn't only for children, but for adults too! That’s just one of the many things I love about this school. They have caring instructors, respectful students. They have fun activity’s that also help you improve.

Mr. Baxter and his team of instructors are the best! Their teaching style helps to challenge students of all ages mentally as well as physically, all while letting them advance at their own pace and have fun! Their facility is always clean and the staff are always friendly. I would highly recommend to anyone who would like to learn self defense, or anyone just looking for a fun way to get some exercise.

Concord TKD is a first rate Martial Arts school. Of you are willing to work for each belt you will have earned it with a sense of pride. The instructors teach serious martial arts, but still manage to make it very fun! Mr. Baxter has devoted himself to being the best Master instructor he can be. High standards and integrity are the norm. I earned my black belt there and made the school an integral part of raising my kids and it has carried them well into adulthood.

Our son is 6 and all of the instructors take a lot of patience and time to ensure the little ones have a good class each week. I've recommended Concord Taekwando to several other parents. Classes for the beginners are every night so chosing one easily fits into your schedule. All staff is helpful and approachable and it has been an overall excellent experince.

Choosing Concord TKD for our daughter has been one of the best decisions we've made. The moment we walked through the doors we felt welcomed and the atmosphere was that of a close knit family. All the instructors do an outstanding job teaching and working with children. They not only teach but lead by example, which is awesome! I would recommend Concord Taekwondo America to anyone, of any age who is looking to be trained in the field of martial arts!

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Amazing instructors who truly care about your child. My son loves it here and his self esteem is getting better and better everyday. We have been coming for one month now and what a different. I highly recommend this facility for boys and girls of all ages!!

Best place for youngsters to learn disepline and respect as well as self defense skill.

Very knowledgeable instructors. And very patient. I would highly recommend.

My daughter has learned so much here. She enjoys taekwondo and looks forward to going to learn. She has made wonderful friends too. And the instructors work hard with the students to make sure they learn their forms the correct way. Everyone is really friendly.

It feels like family here.

This place is amazing so is the teachers it has helped my daughter and my son so much and has me and my husband as we do it as a family we highly recommend this place to any one .

My 6 year old son has been going here for a month and loves it. Something about Taekwondo brings out discipline and coordination from him that I didn't know was there. One thing to note: the level of difficulty on the adult classes is quite a bit higher (I don't know why that surprised me), so if you go to those, be ready for a more demanding experience. Still very enjoyable, but prepare to sweat.