In person classes are held at 4:00 PM. In person classes are at Todd Park (56th St. & Chicago Ave.), following social distancing practices. Students are required to wear masks and keep at least 6' between each other.
Online Zoom Classes will be held at 5:45.
We offer all day care for students distance learning. We open every morning at 8:45 AM for drop off. We provide fiber-optic WiFi, and can facilitate connecting to the internet to access assignments, meetings, etc.
We can offer some assistance, but it is expected that students are mostly self directed.
Space is limited. Please contact us if you wish to enroll your child or have any other questions.
What We Do
Work out together
All of our classes are age and gender inclusive. We offer a unique environment emphasizing families working out together as equals while learning self defense skills in the traditional art of TaeKwonDo.
We offer an after school program, distance learning facilitation, and all day camp for school break days and during the summer. These programs are completely flexible in scheduling. Students may attend as needed from 1-5 days a week.
Participants MUST be registered TaeKwonDo students.
Classes at our school are not separated by age. This makes our dojang a unique environment for a family to learn together as equals.
Children are picked up from school and dropped of at the Dojang (Studio).
Upon arriving at the Dojang, children either start on homework, or if they don't have homework they read books.
After homework we provide an organic, healthy snack.
After snack, the children participate in 4:00 class and are ready for pick up when class ends at 5:00.
Distance Learning Facilitation
Children are dropped of at the Dojang (Studio) any time after 8:45.
Upon arriving at the Dojang, children set up their work stations at distanced tables with opaque separators between students.
Between 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM we have outdoor time and lunch.
We return to the studio and students finish any work they have left and attend closing meetings/classes.
Between classes and/or when work is finished, children participate in projects, read books, or have unstructured play time
We provide a healthy organic/natural snack before the children participate in 4:00 class. Children are ready for pick up when class ends at 5:00.
Day Camp available all summer long AND on school release days
The Day Starts
Children are dropped off at the Dojang (Studio) between 9:00-9:30 AM.
Morning activities vary. Sometimes we do crafts, sometimes they spend a couple hours of unstructured play time.
Daily Field Trips
Once all participants for the day arrive, we leave the studio for daily field trips to parks, lakes, playgrounds, museums, etc.
Lunch is usually eaten at our field trip location.
After returning from our daily activity, we provide a healthy, organic snack before the children participate in 4:00 class. Children are ready for pick up when class ends at 5:00.
To teach the traditions of the Korean Martial Art of TaeKwonDo and strengthen confidence, self-discipline, and respect for others, through the physical, mental, and spiritual challenges faced and overcome in TaeKwonDo training.
Classic TaeKwonDo Studios
At Classic TaeKwonDo Studios, we offer traditional TaeKwonDo training passed on to Mrs. Carolyn Boston from Grand Master Moon Kyu Kim. Our TaeKwonDo instruction emphasizes attitudes of respect and discipline while giving students positive feedback and technical support. Training will result in increased self discipline, self control, and respect for others.
Mrs. Carolyn Boston
Classic TaeKwonDo studios is owned and operated by Mrs. Carolyn Boston. Mrs. Boston has been teaching TaeKwonDo for over 40 years and has had a full time TaeKwonDo school in South Minneapolis during that time. Mrs. Boston remains passionate about the Art of TaeKwonDo and committed to providing her students excellent instruction in TaeKwonDo techniques as well as instilling a sense of pride in their accomplishments. Mrs. Boston has been a student of Grand Master Moon Kyu Kim for 40 years and has trained under his Master Instructor in Munich, Germany.
Ms. Mikaela Boston
Mikaela (left) has been at the dojang since she was 1 week old. She began training at age 5.
She earned her 1st Dan black belt under Mrs. Boston and Grand Master Moon Kim in 2014.
Mikaela is an integral business partner and co-instructor. She develops the programming for the youth summer camp and day camps.
Solar Energy & Air Purification
Classic TaeKwonDo Studios has installed solar panels to help move towards cleaner, more renewable energy solutions.
We emphasize recycling and composting with our youth programs and encourage youth to minimize waste.
To keep our students as safe as possible on the days we hold class indoors, we have UV Sanitation installed in our air filtration system.
Press and Reviews
Classic TaeKwonDo - A true family business
A true family business
Organized sports have never really been an option for Carolyn and Kirt Boston's three children -- Jarydd, Mikaela, and Liam, -- but they definitely haven't lacked activities since the family has always been committed to spending time together in a variety of ways, including hiking, camping, backpacking and practicing taekwondo.
As owner of the Classic TaeKwonDo Studios in Minneapolis for more than 15 years, Carolyn Boston said the demands of teaching taekwondo after school every day and into the evening led to a "no sports" policy for her kids, although Jarydd and Mikaela (who were home-schooled, as is Liam) did participate on a cross-country ski team with South High School once they could get themselves to practice. Boston, of Minneapolis, has no regrets about their family's organized-sports decision because she believes her kids thrived in their pursuits of many different interests.
"I really believe kids need free time to come up with their own ideas," she said. "If they are completely overscheduled, they don't know what they are supposed to do if you don't tell them."
With the beginning of the school year approaching, many families will be registering their children for sports, music or dance classes; some parents may also plan to volunteer as coaches or committee members.
While all of these activities can be worthwhile, parents should be careful not to over-commit their kids (or themselves) since more often than not, the tradeoff will be family time.
Boston has incorporated her perspective about the value of kids and parents spending time together into her taekwondo classes; parents of the children who participate in her daily 4:30 p.m. classes often take the class, as well. "You know, your kids really aren't at home with you for very long," said Boston, whose son Jaryyd is hoping to attend law school out-of-state next year. "I'm just a big believer in doing everything you can do to be together."
Julie Pfitzinger for the Minneapolis Star Tribune August, 2011
How lucky we are to have this gem in our neighborhood. My whole family has just started studying TaeKwonDo at this studio. We so appreciate the community, instruction and teachings we are receiving there.
Terri D. 10/7/2017
Hours,Location, & Fees
TaeKwonDo in person classes at 5253 Chicago Ave.
Online classes via Zoom
4:00-4:50 All Belts
9:30-10:30am All Belts
In Person classes are on hold until further notice
Zoom classes are split into beginner and advanced classes. Beginner classes are geared toward newer students with a focus on developing best techniques and practices. Advanced classes are for green belts and higher, or by instructor invitation. Advanced classes move faster since our advanced ranks have a solid training in basics.
Breakout rooms will be utilized to facilitate rank specific training.
5253 Chicago Ave. So, Mpls.
We are on Bus Line 5 and only 3 blocks from the Parkview Kowalski's. There is plenty of parking which makes for easy pick up and drop off.
Our Dojang (school) is located at:
5253 Chicago Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Please stop by, call or email
firstname.lastname@example.org any time for more information.
3 Month Introduction
1st Family Member - $240
Additional Family Members 50% off - $120
After 3 Month Intro
1st Family Member - $80/month
2nd Family Member 30% off - $56/month
3rd Family Member 50% off - $40/month
4th+ Family Members FREE
Pay only for the days you need!
In order to participate in youth programs, youth MUST be registered students
Youth programs are OPEN! We are limiting numbers to no more than 10 participants per day. Participants are required to wear masks, and bring their own lunch and water bottles.
48+ hours notice - No Charge
24 hours notice - 50% charge*
Less than 24 hours notice - Full charge*
*Exceptions made for fever/illness