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.

Our 2015 schedule is as follows:

  • January 10 to March 7
  • March 14 to May 2
  • May 9 to June 27
  • July 11 to September 12
  • September 19 to November 21

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 Multi-purpose Room or the Main Gym.


  • 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.  See Dr. Hoskins for that information.


Questions? Contact Dr. Dwayne Hoskins.


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.


Dwayne Hoskins

Dwayne Hoskins

  • Deacon - Faith Church
  • Taekwondo Instructor - Community Ministries East

Dwayne Hoskins is a Chiropractor at Hoskins Chiropractic in Lafayette.  He and his wife, Julie, have been members since 2001.  Dwayne is also the Chief Instructor for the Faith TaeKwonDo Martial Arts program in the Community Center on Saturdays.  Dwayne serves as a small group leader and on the Technology team at Faith.

Dr. Hoskins has been teaching Taekwondo since 1998, and received his 3rd Degree Black Belt in 2002.  He is a Certified Chief Instructor in the American Taekwondo Association, completing that certification in 2000. He started the Black Belt Academy of Lafayette in 2000, and is the Sr. Instructor for that Academy

Dr. Hoskins graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in December of 1992, and has practiced in Danville, IL, Rossville, IN and Lafayette, IN.

Contact Dwayne Hoskins