Youth Programs

We teach our students using a basic philosophy of positive reinforcement to build self esteem, confidence, discipline, positive attitude, and strong values.

After School

Quality care that develops body, mind, and spirit. Learn more >>

Summer Camp

Each summer we offer full-day camp while parents work, as an alternative to daycare or babysitting.

TaeKwonDo Class

Offered multiple times a week, students develop self-discipline and skill.


Martial arts is more than a course in kicks and punches. It can be a catalyst to promote better health, self confidence, goal orientation, calmness, and concentration. With greater health and confidence, martial arts students are more alert and better able to focus, thus increasing attentiveness and allowing students to absorb more of what the teachers at school say.


“All children should study martial arts because it is a practical course in assertiveness. They learn how not to be bullied, but also why not to be a bully. A child’s confidence from self defense training also gives them a more secure sense of identity and helps them become leaders.” 

Nick Cokinas

Child Developmental Psychiatrist

Our carefully designed programs for children of all ages will improve your child’s performance in other sports as well as improving study habits and increasing overall concentration. In addition to this, by building self confidence, self respect, and self discipline, we are helping young people learn to deal with the many problems they face growing up in today’s world; including drugs, peer pressure and gangs.

Goals for Students in Our Program

Our Goals for Students

The chart below shows the connections between skills, what we teach, and how those things lead to success in life.  We believe that martial arts training is more than just an athletic activity. It encompasses all areas of life.

Daily Goals for Children

At American Dragon Martial Arts Academies we emphasize the importance of personal character and responsibility.  Students learn their daily goals, reciting them in class and giving examples of how they’ve put these goals into practice during the week.

What Our Students Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our students do the talking!

We Love Training at American Dragon Martial Arts!

“We all love training! My boys and I will all be getting our black belts together. We’ve been to other karate schools in the past, but this is the best school we’ve ever seen. We all love training, because the instructors are not only great teachers, but also amazing motivators.

“I’ve also noticed a positive change in all my children. They no longer fight with me about doing homework.

“This has been a great investment in their future health, safety, and happiness.”

Sue Feliciano

Feliciano Family, Clermont, Florida

Taekwondo Class is the Best Thing We’ve Ever Done for Our Daughter!

“Su-Yung was so shy and timid; now she is confident! Taekwondo class at American Dragon Martial Arts Academy is the best thing we’ve done for her.

“I was worried that she may be too young for the class, but she loves your summer camp program and wakes me up early every morning to make sure I am taking her to camp (even on the weekends – LOL!).

Jane Park

Mom, Winter Garden, Florida

Improved Self-Esteem and Confidence

“Jacob has been in therapy for years for anger issues and social anxiety disorder. The six months at Taekwondo classes has done more for his self-esteem and confidence than all the therapy has done.

“He is no longer dependent on medication to keep his anger in check. Just thought you should know that I think you’re doing a wonderful job!”

Amanda Jackson

Mom, Ocoee, Florida

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose American Dragon Martial Arts?
Founded in 1955, we have been serving families in Florida and Texas since 1984.

We are the official branch of the Dragon Martial Arts Academy of Korea, giving us the longest martial arts school history in the USA.

We were the first Taekwondo and Hapkido school in America to be awarded the prestigious “School of the Year Award” from the Korean Martial Arts Instructors Association world headquarters in Korea, and are the only school in the world to have earned this award three times!

Our instructors are often featured contributors to leading martial arts magazines, martial arts radio shows, and martial arts shows and movies.

Additionally, each school director in our organization is a martial arts hall of fame award winner.

How are you different from other Martial Arts schools?
Over the years, more families bring their kids to our martial art school for so many other benefits totally unrelated to kicking and punching. The sad part is that there are too many karate schools out there who claim they can deliver what parents really want but fail miserably at actually making it happen!

We teach our students using a basic philosophy of positive reinforcement to build self esteem, self confidence, self discipline, positive attitude, and values. We realize that although the ability to defend oneself is important, there are many additional benefits to be gained from involving your child in a martial arts program. Our unique method of training is fun and is designed to:

  • Instill A Positive “Yes I Can!” Attitude
  • Build Self Confidence & Self Esteem
  • Teach the Importance of Strong Values & Good Character
  • Promote the Desire to Learn
  • Improve Effort & Motivation
  • Improve Concentration
  • Teach Self Discipline
  • Instill Respect for Themselves & for Others
Are your programs affordable?
At American Dragon Martial Arts we really try to make sure that all families can afford to take advantage of our programs.  We offer whole-family discounts because we believe that getting the whole family involved is the best way to ensure success.

Our prices are low, and all proceeds above what is needed to run the school go to helping local shelters that support women and children.

Ready to Enroll? Need More Info?

If you’re ready to enroll, or if we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.