Taekwondo is an integral component of The Weiss School educational experience! All 1st-5th grade students participate in Taekwondo classes twice a week and 6th-8th grade students can choose to take Taekwondo as one of their elective courses.
Student participation in Taekwondo helps to develop physical strength, self-control, flexibility, coordination, and self-defense skills. It also builds a strong sense of self-discipline, self-esteem, responsibility and perseverance, as well as the values and standards of excellence. Tenants and Student Oath are core principles of the Taekwondo Center of Excellence. Elective courses offered for middle school students include Beginning Taekwondo, Intermediate Taekwondo, Advanced Belts Taekwondo, and Taekwondo Mentoring/Leadership.
Weiss School students participate in Taekwondo competitions including the Florida Sunshine State Games, Taekwondo Winter Games, Florida State Taekwondo Championships, and the U.S. National Taekwondo Championships. More than 100 Black Belt Certifications have been issued to Weiss School students by the Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters. Weiss School students have won over 60 U.S. National and International Level Champion Titles. The Taekwondo Center of Excellence is led by a faculty member who is a sixth degree Black Belt, a Kukkiwon, and USAT certified International Master Instructor.