The After School Martial Arts Program is Now Enrolling!

American Dragon Martial Arts Academies in Ocoee, FL, is enrolling for the 2019-20 school year After School Program.  We pickup students from 7 area schools for an afternoon of fun, learning, and Tae Kwon Do.

Now also serving the Winter Park, FL, area through our Winter Park location!

American Dragon Martial Arts

Although we offer martial arts training courses to adults and children that nurture the body, we also endeaver to teach character values and confidence.

Choosing the Right School

Martial Arts schools each have a distinct style and feel.  This video takes a look as 10 of the most important factors to consider when choosing the right martial arts school for your family.

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One of the things that makes our school unique is that all of our Instructors are volunteers.

This allows us to use profits from our programs to help victims of domestic violence and child abuse.

Every Instructor has completed the Instructor Training Program and is certified by our world headquarters in Korea. This means that our Instructors are not only the most qualified but they have big hearts too!



To provide the highest quality martial arts instruction.


To empower our students with valuable skills for daily life


To contribute to a safe and peaceful community.
I’ve been taking my grandson for Taekwondo lessons at American Dragon Martial Arts for a year.  During this time I watched how Grand Master Hackworth not only trains his students in Taekwondo but how he prepares them for life by teaching them to be responsible, respectful, and caring people.  

Doing martial arts was always something that I always wanted to do, but life got in the way.  I was hesitant to talk to Grand Master Hackworth about my desire since I am 62 years old, but he assured me that age does not matter and he gave me the confidence to try it.  I got my yellow belt at 62, and my goal is to get my black belt!  My fellow students and instructors have been amazing in helping me with my journey.

My daughter is also doing the classes and I’m so proud of her progress and dedication.  We are three generations of students who have deep admiration for the way Grand Master Hackworth teaches along with Grand Master Parks and Master Stone. I have even joined the Instructor Training Program and enjoy the new challenges each week. Sue Cohen

Instructor Candidate

Our Affiliations


Dojang Masters

Holder of more than a dozen Hall of Fame Awards, he is the International Director for the Korean Martial Arts Instructors Association and founder of HaeMuKwan Hapkido, the world’s most scientifically advanced self defense system. More >> Grand Master Richard Hackworth

Grand Master & Owner

Grand Master Fred Parks is the US representative for the Korea TangSooDo MooDukKwan SocietyMore >> Grand Master Fred Parks


Master Ronald W. Stone is a 5th degree (Dan) in HaeMuKwan Hapkido and a member of the Korean Martial Arts Instructors Association.  Master Stone also holds a 3rd Dan in Daehan Judo and a 2nd degree in JungdoKwan Tae Kwon doMore >> Master Stone

Master, 5th Dan

Our family had been looking for a martial arts school for a while, so when our school decided that our youngest son needed more structure (and we decided that our oldest needed some self-defense training), I really started looking.  American Dragon Martial Arts was close to us, and we took the boys for a trial class.

They loved it!  We loved it!  The other students were kind and patient, especially with my son on the Autism spectrum. The instructors were knowledgeable and made the class both fun and educational.  John and I loved that the emphasis was on character development and not on churning through ranks and competition.  We appreciated how calmly the instructors led the class and made corrections.

We loved it so much that the entire family ended up enrolling, and now my husband and I are in the Instructor Training program.  We have the opportunity to help with the classes for the younger students, as well as to train in our own program in the evening.

The Masters and other students have become some of our best friends, and we are so thankful to have found our martial arts home. John & Amanda Youngblood

Instructor Candidates

Our martial arts self defense program is a registered 501 c-3 non-profit charitable organization that benefits victims of domestic violence and child abuse.

Your class tuition is 100% tax deductible.  We are the only martial arts school in the area that meets the government’s strict requirements for this special distinction.

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