The Journey to better health!

This journey has been an exciting one. It all began one chilly Saturday in November of 2016. My husband (Willis Russell) and I walked into TaeKwonDo America in Concord North Carolina and this day has forever changed both our lives. We were your typical couch potatoes, working out here and there, but nothing as serious as this journey we were about to take. In my life, I have had some major health problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes, and taking an average of five pills per day as well as a daily diabetes injection, I knew that I was on a road that would eventually lead to a long life of complications or even death. My husband and I had always talked about doing TaeKwonDo but figured; at the age of 50, we were too old. How wrong we were! Since we have made TaeKwonDo, a part of our life my life has taken on a drastic change, not only in weight and confidence, but in my health as well. Since beginning this program, I have dropped my average blood pressure number from 180/90 to an all-time low of 130/70! I have dropped my A1C numbers from 8.5% in May of 2016 to 6.3% in May of 2017. A normal range for not having diabetes is 4.1% – 6.2%. I am well on my way! Glucose levels from 147 in 2016 to 95 in 2017. A normal range for glucose levels are 74 – 118! I know that I have a ways to go, as I continue to change my diet and through my participating in TaeKwonDo, I am getting there one-step at a time.

Thanks to Mr. Sean Baxter and all of the TaeKwonDo instructors, for not ever letting me give up!

Courtney McBride
Courtney McBride

left us a 5 star review

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 experience

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

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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. 👍👍

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Amazing, patient, and knowledgeable instructors. They are passionate about teaching and helping kids learn all their techniques to succeed with every color belt their earn. But it isn’t just about learning techniques...kids also learn confidence, disciple, focus and so much more! The classes are engaging and fun. It has been great for my son to be able to participate and continue learning with their online class options this year. I highly recommend this school for all ages!

Sabom Baxter has to be one of the most engaging and encouraging teacher I have met, more encouraging than some parents than I know. I am thankful for his heart, and passion he gives the kids at Concord Taekwondo.

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.

I am a student at Concord Taekwondo, and have been enjoying every minute of it. Nice atmosphere, kind and disciplined environment. Detailed and thorough guidance. Works well for kids and for older folks like myself. What I like the most is that it is not a "mac-dojo". Also, you can try a free practice before you commit.

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

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.

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.

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!!

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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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!

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 .

Awesome Instructors!! The whole family attends CTA and we have learned so much.

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.

My daughter has been here for 3 years and has grown so much. She was very shy and timid and Mr. Baxter’s school , instructors and students have all helped her become a confident young woman!

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

My 2 sons and my daughter absolutely love it here!

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!

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.

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

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

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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've been going to classes at Concord Taekwondo America for almost 2 years now. They are professional and strive for excellence. The instructors are always encouraging and helpful. I recommend them to anyone I know who might want to improve their physical activity level and do something rewarding and fun!