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.

After School Martial Arts Now Enrolling!

American Dragon Martial Arts Academies in Ocoee, FL, is enrolling for the 2020-21 school year After School Program.  We pickup students from 7 area schools for an afternoon of fun, learning, and Tae Kwon Do.

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.

We make our community’s children
Safer, Stronger & More Confident!

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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 proceeds 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.

During our time in the leadership program, we have learned the true meaning of what it means to be a good leader. Being a leader is so much more than just telling others what to do. It’s about leading others to make the right choices in their lives. It is also about helping them grow to be the best versions of themselves. In this program, we have learned that not every day’s the same day. Some days will be challenging in others will be less challenging. Although we have these challenges at the end of the day the best reward is when a student comes to us to tell us that they are grateful for us. To know that we can Inspire young minds means a lot to us because we are hoping that they will keep true to the path of happiness and success in the future. This concludes our brief reflection on leadership.

Ashlee & Rylee Osborn

Hapkido Students & Leadership Program Graduates

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.  We 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 Youngblood & Family

Instructor Candidates