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BAD (Bad A** Dads) Taekwondo

BAD is a unique program designed for men who want to earn, at a minimum, the rank of Black Belt in Taekwondo, plus learn realistic self defense and mixed martial arts, get in shape, and work out with like-minded individuals.

You don’t have to be a dad to take part!

Students will learn traditional poomsae, stances, blocks, kicks and punches, as well as sparring and board breaking techniques.

Special guest instructors participate in this program to enhance the realistic self defense curriculum that includes ground fighting, grappling, joint locks, weapon defense, stand-up striking, and more.

THE STUDIO is a member of the United Taekwondo Association (UWTA) and teaches Kukkiwon-style poomsae. Visit our “What is Taekwondo?” page to learn more about taekwondo.

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It has been 6 months since we visited THE STUDIO for our two boys’ first TaeKwonDo class at THE STUDIO. I had no intention of participating — this was just something my wife and I felt would be good for our sons (ages: 4 and 6). After Master P “suggested” I give it a try, I soon learned that I had just found something that I didn’t even know that I needed. I found that this art form, and Master Pourarian, had so much to offer and on so many different levels. Besides being such an incredible mental challenge getting into shape is a very cool side benefit to TKD. After just 4 weeks I found myself bouncing up our stairs for the first time in years! After 4 months I had lost 20 lbs, with huge core and leg strength improvement. One of my sons loves it so much he swears that he is sticking with it until he is a 9th degree black belt! Kudos to Master P and the entire STUDIO family for creating such a fun place to get in shape both physically and mentally. My family is staying right here!”
– David R.


BAD is Mixed Martial Arts at its best. The heavy emphasis is on Tae Kwon Do, but it also incorporates a lot of the ground fighting arts of Jujitsu. We’ve trained in techniques I recognize from Judo and Hapkido as well. We continually have guest instructors from other disciplines come in to teach the class in their particular styles & techniques. We’ve even had a Martial Arts instructor from the US Marines come in to teach a class which was based on Middle Eastern disciplines. I’ve studied a variety of martial arts since the early seventies and from coast to coast and I can tell you, BAD is about as good as it gets!
– Frank N.