What is Taekwondo?

Taekwondo means “Way of Hand and Foot", and uses a powerful system of hand strikes, blocks and kicks as a means of self-discipline, physical conditioning, and self-defense.

The FCC Martial Arts Program is intended as a family-oriented time of exploring the Martial Arts, and family participation is encouraged. Taekwondo is the Korean martial art that is used as the foundation for the Faith Community Center Martial Arts Program. 

Our Martial Arts Program is biblically based and refrains from teaching any Eastern mysticism which may be commonly associated with the martial arts. Martial Arts is a great way to get fit in all aspects of your physical and mental well-being:  flexibility, cardio-vascular, self-defense, awareness, focus, respect, honor, persistence, coordination, agility, and even weight loss.

Format and Schedule

Our program is based on an 8 to 10 week cycle.  New students are only taken at the beginning of the new cycle, and at the end of the 8 to 10 weeks, they graduate into the next level. There are usually 4 or 5 cycles per year depending on holidays and scheduling conflicts.

2017 Schedule

Session 1: January 7 – February 25

Session 2: March 4 – April 29

Session 3: May 6 – June 24

Session 4: July 1 – August 26

Session 5: September 9 – October 28

Session 6*: November 4 – December 16

*Beginning Dec. 2, for this session ONLY, classes will be held in West Lafayette for the rest of the session. 

All classes meet on Saturdays.  The Introductory/Beginner Class is 1 hour in length.  The Advanced and Black Belt Classes are approximately 2 hours in length, and have a common workout time from 10:15 to 11:15.  Ending times are approximate as class content and activities dictate when the class is over.

  • Introductory Class (White, Orange, Yellow, Camo, Green Ranks) 8:30 am to 9:30 am
  • Advanced Class (Purple, Blue, Brown, Red, Recommended Black Ranks) 9:30 am to 11:15 am
  • Black Belt Class (1st Degree and up) - 10:15 am to 12:00 noon


We meet in the Faith Community Center, either in the Main Gym, Multi-purpose Room or Preschool.

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  • Introductory Class - $125 includes first uniform
  • Basic Class - $100
  • Advanced Class - $125
  • Black Belt Class - $125

Family participation is encouraged.  There is a family discount, depending on the number of members.  Ask for details.


Questions? Contact Melissa Templeton.


Age Requirements

Students under the age of 8 need to attend with a parent or teenage brother or sister.  The minimum age requirement is 5.