• COVID-19 Update!

    In-Person and Online Classes

    Online classes are held twice a week via Zoom to facilitate training for students quarantining due to Covid-19 exposure.

    In person classes are held in the studio at 5253 Chicago Ave. Students have their temperature taken on arrival, wash and sanitize hands on arrival, and are required to wear masks at all times.

     

    After School Enrollment Still Open

    We are still accepting applications for our after school program, but space is limited so please make sure to contact us. We pick up from Richfield Stem, Richfield Dual Language, Hale, Field, Bancroft, Northrup, Sanford, and Clara Barton.

  • 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.

    After School, Distance Learning, and All Day Camp

    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.

     

  • COVID Update!

    After school program is available! Please contact us for information on COVID changes.

    Children are picked up from school and dropped of at the Dojang (Studio).

    Upon arriving at the Dojang, student 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 students participate in 4:30 class and are ready for pick up when class ends at 5:20.

  • 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

    Lunch is usually eaten at our field trip location.

    TaeKwonDo Class

    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.

  • About Us

    Our Mission

    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.

    The Dojang

    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.

    Head Instructor

    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.

    Instructor

    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.

    Recent Updates

    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

    Terri D.

  • Hours,Location, & Fees

    Class Hours

    In-person TaeKwonDo classes are held in the Dojang at 5253 Chicago Ave.

    Online classes are accessible via a zoom link sent to our active-student email link.

    Monday

    4:30-5:20 After School

    5:30-6:20 All Belts

    6:30-7:20 Online*

    Tuesday

    4:30-5:20 After School

    5:30-6:20 Advanced

    6:30-7:20 Beginner

    Wednesday 

    4:30-5:20 After School

    5:30-6:20 All Belts

    6:30-7:20 Online*

    Thursday

    4:30-5:20 After School

    5:30-6:20 Advanced

    6:30-7:20 Beginner

    Friday

    4:30-6:00 All Belts

    Saturday

    9:30-10:30am All Belts (Indoors)

     

    *Zoom Classes are available to facilitate training for individuals quarantining due to Covid-19 exposure. The studio is also open at this time for in person classes.

    Attending Class

    Masks are still required to attend classes. Temperature is taken on arrival, hands are washed and sanitized.

     

    After School
    These classes are reserved for After School program participants and families.
    Beginners
    Beginner classes will be geared toward beginner level belts (White, Yellow, Orange). While advanced belts may attend beginner class, they will either stay with basics or work independently.
    Advanced
    Advanced classes are structured for advanced belts with a solid grasp of basics (Green belt and up). Beginners will not be turned away, but these classes will move quickly and may be frustrating.
    All Belt
    All belt classes are open to all ranks

    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

     

    612-810-2051

     

    Please stop by, call or email

    classictkd@aol.com any time for more information.

    Pricing

    New Student

    3 Month Introduction

    Includes

    • 3 months of unlimited classes
    • Uniform
    • 4 Introductory lessons

    1st Family Member - $240

    Additional Family Members 50% off - $120

    Monthly Fees

    After 3 Month Intro

    UNLIMITED Classes

     

    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

    COVID-19 UPDATE

    Youth programs are OPEN! We are limiting numbers. Participants are required to wear masks, and bringwater bottles.

    Please contact us with any questions.

    After School

     

    $15/day

     

    Includes

    • Pick up from school 
    • Homework help / Reading time
    • Organic, natural snack

    All Day/Summer Camp

     

    $50/day

     

    Includes

     

    • Admission to daily field trip location
    • Organic, natural snack

    Cancellation policy

    48+ hours notice - No Charge

    24 hours notice - 50% charge*

    Less than 24 hours notice - Full charge*

     

    *Exceptions made for fever/illness

     

  • Location & Contact

    Classic TaeKwonDo

    5253 Chicago Ave S,
    Minneapolis, MN 55417
    612-810-2051