About CWTKD

 

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Members of the adult program after a promotion test at our school in Central Square, Cambridge

 A group of martial artists arrived in Boston in the late 1990s with a common feeling – we all missed the warm, friendly environment of C.W. Tae Kwon Do in Ithaca and the Cornell Sport Taekwondo Club. Thus the 501(c)3 non-profit Boston Taekwondo Project, C.W. Taekwondo at Boston, was founded to bring that same atmosphere here to Boston.

C.W. Taekwondo at Boston took its name from the instructor of the founders, Grandmaster Han Don Cho, head instructor of C.W. Taekwondo Headquarters (http://www.cwtkdhq.cmasdirect.com/) and head coach of Cornell University Sport Taekwondo (http://orgsync.rso.cornell.edu/org/taekwondo). “C” and “W” stand for “Cho” and “Whang”, last names of the founders of the Cornell Sport Taekwondo program (Han Don Cho, Sung Chul Whang and Jun Chul Whang).

If three words were to describe C.W. Taekwondo at Boston, it would be community, wellness and excellence. We foster an inclusive group that genuinely cares about each others’ well being. We pursue strong, flexible and healthy bodies through the practice of martial arts. We strive to stay abreast of the cutting edge of Taekwondo and propagate that knowledge to our beginner students and advanced competitors alike.

The club holds classes for youths and adults of all levels at our location in Central Square in Cambridge, MA. We offer our taekwondo and cardiokickboxing programs directly through our school as well as through the occasional partner organization. We also offer yoga and zumba during the day time.

youth taekwondoYouth Taekwondo program instructors and students after a belt promotion ceremony

C.W. at Boston teaches World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) style Taekwondo (Tae Kwon Do). We emphasize forms, Olympic-style sparring, basic self-defense and fitness in our classes.  We strive to create a supportive and fun atmosphere for adults to learn and have fun in a cooperative atmosphere.

Many of our instructors are active coaches and competitors at the local, national and international levels of WTF competition. Part of the school’s mission is to support these elite athletes as they pursue their competition goals.

carissaCW Athlete Carissa Fu (2nd from right) earns a bronze medal at the 2014 World Poomsae Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico

On October 1, 1999, C.W. at Boston was officially organized as non-profit corporation under Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 180. The name of the corporation is officially The Boston Taekwondo Project, Inc., but we will continue to do business as C.W. Taekwondo at Boston. The founding instructors at the time of incorporation were: Dan Chuang, Kristian Cibulskis, Gil Irizzary, Adrian Johnson, Melinda Minear, Mai Le, Chris Tuozzolo, and Ben Watrous.

Some of our original instructors at the one of the school’s original sites, the Old Cambridge Baptist Church in Harvard Square, in 2003

On September 15th, 2003, The Boston Taekwondo Project, Inc. became officially recognized by the Internal Revenue Services as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. This status retroactively applies to the organization’s activites since its inception. Proof of 501(c)3 recognition is available on request.

Please consider donating to the Boston Taekwondo Project through our donation page.

Taekwondo, Martial Arts, Cardio, Aerobics, Community