American Independent Taekwondo is a martial arts school in Springfield, Mo. and surrounding area, whose goal is to grow with you toward reaching your God given potential.
We are an opportunity to commit yourself to a constant challenge of mental, spiritual and physical growth through the practice of traditional Taekwondo.
You will practice in the spirit of Taekwondo, learning honor within yourself, loyalty to your instructors, and respect for everyone around you. We believe the value of our martial arts school is in the impact we have in our community, right here in Springfield Mo. and the surrounding area.
AIT Martial Arts School in Springfield MO
AIT offers traditional Martial Arts Instruction led by instructors Aaron Burks and Jenna Burks of Springfield Mo, 3rd Degree Black Belts, and Austin Alcorn of Nixa Mo, 4th Degree Black Belt. Teaching style of Nam Seo Kwon. These Martial arts classes develop each individual’s physical readiness and mental acuity. Our instructors regularly train win martial arts black belt conferences, and mixed martial arts trainings. This is a family friendly environment and all of the instructors have children of their own who have started training.
Through routines in physical activity, cardio, self-defense and sparring, the body is strengthened. Through the discipline of katas, techniques and focus, the mind is disciplined, and practical skills of self defense, self discipline, and confidence are cultivated.
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Our curriculum trains our students in practical techniques that enable the student to remove themselves from a dangerous situation by using techniques instead of strength. We pull from multiple martial arts to create foundational moves our students can use to defend themselves. Each maneuver is regularly drilled to give our students confidence in real-world scenarios. Our training builds on itself, increasing the student’s capacity and their confidence.
Sport karate and point sparring is an important part of our martial arts classes. Sparring builds self-confidence and mental toughness, and many of our students find that it is the most fun part of their martial arts journey.
Our school regularly attends 3 or more regional martial arts competitions each year, and multiple fight nights are held with nearby schools, providing a constant rotation of new training partners for our students to learn with in an open and mixed martial arts environment.
Our classic Taekwondo classes for Ages 10+ carry on the traditional training experience AIT is known for. Let Taekwondo add long lasting value to your weekly workout! Many adults find Taekwondo to be a great workout that is amore fun way to lose weight than lifting weights or running.
Open to all ranks, the classic session focuses on the building blocks of TKD. With self-defense, fighting, katas, and more, the classic class is essential for all students. We are a family-oriented school, and it is common to have a parent and child in class together, each on their own martial arts journey.
For Ages 6-10, Our Kids' Taekwondo classes are held once a week on Monday night from 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM. This kids’ program is designed to take 24 to 36 months. Led by our great instructors, this class introduces Children to the benefits and disciplines of martial arts.
Learning martial arts is a proven way for Children to improve their balance, learn confidence, respect for others, and drills to enhance task-oriented focus and listening to the instructors. Our children’s classes teach the foundation of healthy exercise and life skills that they can carry into the week.
In all of our classes, we seek to glorify Christ, and a moment is taken each class to honor Him. The 6 tenets of Taekwondo are lived out in our lives as we each strive to become better examples of Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self–Control, Indomitable Spirit and Victory.
While many Martial arts studios schools offer a free class or two, AIT exists to be a ministry, and there is no charge for our classes. We are committed to helping students of all walks of life learn martial arts training, while helping our students find spiritual and personal growth.
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