1505 Downtown West Blvd., Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

Knoxville's Leader in Martial Arts Education

Amazing Programs for Kids and Adults to Get More Focused, Fit, and Confident

Voted "Knoxville's Best Martial Arts School" Three Years in a Row: 2021, 2022, 2023 by CityView Magazine.

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Kids Martial Arts near Knoxville

Kids Martial Arts

Through our kids taekwondo programs, students will learn to develop unwavering confidence, teamwork and leadership skills, and the perseverance needed to overcome any challenge in life! Get your child started on Knoxville's favorite Taekwondo program today and discover the life-changing power of the martial arts!

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Teen and Adult Martial Arts

Our Teen and Adult Martial Arts classes offer professional instruction that doesn't leave anyone behind. We're helping people all across Knoxville find success one step at a time. All experience levels are welcome! Join us at Stephen Strouss Taekwondo Knoxville and get started on weight loss, self-defense training, and a healthier lifestyle.

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Ninja Kidz

In our Ninja Kidz program here in Knoxville, we take all the best influences from Gymnastics, Tumbling, Martial Arts, and Parkour to bring your kids a fitness program like no other!

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Preschool Martial Arts

At Stephen Strouss Taekwondo Knoxville, our Preschool Martial Arts classes combine discipline, respect, and leadership skills into one high-energy program. We offer training for students all across Knoxville. Learn more today!

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Bo Staff Weapons Training

Through traditional Martial Arts weapons training, you'll develop focus and dexterity. Join us at Stephen Strouss Taekwondo Knoxville and discover the excitement and energy that comes with learning sparring with a bo staff!

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Krav Maga

Our Krav Maga classes are designed to help men and women across Knoxville stay safe in the face of danger and react to a threat without wasting a second. We are committed to effective self-defense skills for any situation.

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Over 120+ 5 Star Reviews

Andrew Holt

Absolutely phenomenal school. The instructors make new and tenured students feel welcomed and appreciated while transferring their high levels of skill through tailored and in-depth training. I’...

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Terry Higgins

Phenomenal place for kids and adults to learn how to tap into their inner ninja through discipline, integrity, and perseverance. Mr. Strouss has a knack for bringing out the right motivation for the s...

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Amberly Capps Champion

Stephen Strouss Taekwondo is a fantastic school.   I can't begin to describe how it has helped us all as a family.  All four of our family members are students of the school and love ev...

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John Barber

Two of my kids have taken lessons here. The staff and instructors are top notch. Not only knowledgable and experienced, but also kind and patient with the students. I highly recommend them!...

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Lisa King

Knoxville Taekwondo America has been great for our child: it’s a supportive learning space, provides regular exercise and mental and physical challenges, and builds confidence....

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Drew Catha

Great workout! Very good instruction to detail. The best in Knoxville!...

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Stephen Strouss Taekwondo Knoxville

We are a Black Belt School. We’ve been dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time, through martial arts, education and coaching. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members in Knoxville. We take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve, develop and succeed in their personal goals.

We strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life. We are Knoxville’s Leader in Martial Arts Education.

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Learn About the Services Stephen Strouss TaeKwonDo Knoxville Offers

  • Self-Confidence


    By training in the martial arts, you'll develop unwavering confidence and heightened self-esteem. Taekwondo will give you the opportunity to leave fearlessly, here in West Knoxville or wherever life takes you.

  • Discipline


    Mastering each new technique and journeying from white belt to black belt requires perseverance and self-control, and the lessons you learn with us at Stephen Strouss Taekwondo Knoxville will make a difference in all aspects of life. 

  • Self-Defense


    The martial arts will prepare you to defend yourself in an emergency situation, both by giving you the fitness and techniques you'll need, but also by expanding your ability to recognize a dangerous situation.

  • Community


    When you train with us here at Stephen Strouss Taekwondo Knoxville, you're getting more than just martial arts lessons. You're connecting with our community and meeting lifelong friends and mentors. 

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Will My Child Become A Bully?

A specific part of our preschool and kids martial arts classes at Stephen Strouss TaeKwonDo Knoxville in Knoxville is teaching respect, and teaching when to use their new self defense training and when to NOT use them.  We find that our students become more confident to stand up to bullies.  And have more humility and kindness to others though their martial arts lessons.

Are Parents Allowed To Watch?

We encourage parents to watch their children in their kids martial arts lessons.  We love parents getting involved!  And so do their kids.  Even better… join into some of our martial arts classes for adults.   Your kids will love that you have something in common.  It will build a strong family bond!

Additionally, if you wanted some ‘me-time’?  Simply drop them off, and go grab a coffee.  They will greet you with a huge smile when you return, because they had SO much fun!

Do Parents Need to Stay?

We don’t require parents to stay during classes.  However, we do find that parents who get involved with their kids martial arts lessons, truly build a solid connection as they see their child grow in confidence and skill as they progress through their belt ranks.   And building strong family units is important to us at Stephen Strouss TaeKwonDo Knoxville for our Knoxville community.

My Child is Not Athletic - Will They Feel Left Out?

Not at all.  You will find that martial arts classes are the PERFECT sport for kids who are not good at sport.  Kids martial arts classes really are an individual after school activity, that they do in a group. 

The journey from white belt to black belt is different for each student.  But what is the same…. They improve co-ordination, balance, motor skills, focus and discipline.  Plus, they makes lots of great friends!

Our Instructors are highly skilled in teaching martial arts for kids.  Really… It’s their PASSION!

What Do I Need To Bring To My First Lesson?

Make sure you wear comfortable clothes you can do sport in!  Not really suitable to practice kicks in a skirt.😳

Be sure to bring a water bottle to your martial arts classes.  You will find Stephen Strouss TaeKwonDo Knoxville in Knoxville have martial arts classes for kids and adults that are a great workout and lots of fun!  Most students are grinning from ear to ear by the end of the class.  I am sure you will be too!

My Child Is Addicted to Computer Games, Will This Be Suitable?

This is probably the BEST kids activity for children who sit a lot! 

Getting them active, without them realising they are learning, is our skill.  Kicking and punching pads is such a great stress relief, that kids blossom in all areas – because of their martial arts training.

Many Knoxville parents find that once their kids start martial arts classes, they see a happier, more social child develop right before their eyes.  You’ll be glad they started classes!

PLUS…. Most kids LOVE being ninja!

My Child Has ADHD, Will Martial Arts Help?

Yes! One of the great things about martial arts classes, is that it’s an individual sport, done in a group environment.  We find all our students improve in their focus, self control, discipline and social skills.  But the best part is…. They don’t even realise that is what our highly trained Kids Martial Arts Instructors are actually doing.  They just think they are having fun!

The best way to find out for yourself, is to take advantage of our limited time offer.  You’ll find our team so helpful and dedicated to helping your child become the best version of themselves. Book in now!  You will be glad you did!

I Hate Doing Gym Workouts, I Find Them Boring. Will This Be Similar?

Definitely not!  You will get fit, you will burn off unwanted calories, you will find it an awesome stress relief.  But BORING, it is NOT!

The variety, challenge and the feeling of accomplishment when you master a self defense skill or technique is why students love our Knoxville adult martial arts classes at Stephen Strouss TaeKwonDo Knoxville.

But we find it’s the friendships and fun that keep students coming back.  It’s like their second family.  Why not find out for yourself.  Book in for our limited time offer on this page!

How Long Until I Get A Black Belt?

Truthfully, the journey to Black Belt is an individual one.  Everyone can progress at a different pace.  There is no judgement on students for how long it does take.  What we can tell you, is that it is SO WORTHWHILE! 

The self defense skills you will master can truly be life-saving!
However, the other benefits of striving for Black Belt, like perseverance, never giving up, commitment and self discipline lead to life-long success.

You will find that your Instructors at Stephen Strouss TaeKwonDo Knoxville Knoxville are dedicated to helping you on your journey to Black Belt or whatever your personal goal may be.

I'm Not Very Sporty or Coordinated. Will That Be A Problem?

Not at all.  In fact, many students starting in our adult martial arts classes would describe themselves like that before they started.  So you will fit right in!

Give yourself some time, and you will be astounded at how much you improve!  You’ll find that our very experienced martial arts Instructors, are trained to keep their teaching simple.  So even the most uncoordinated person will develop ‘ninja-like’ skills!  Come see for yourself!

How Do I Claim Your Limited Time Offer?

We do only have a certain amount of space in our martial arts training area.  To take advantage of our limited time offer…. The fastest way is to fill in form . 

Additionally, you can always call us, we would love to chat with you about what we do, and if our Knoxville martial arts classes would be a great fit for you and your family!

Do I Need To Be Fit For This?

No, not at all!  We find that people start at varying fitness levels.  But, you will find that you do get fit by doing our Knoxville martial arts classes.  Isn’t that the point though? A fun workout that gets results!

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