Hamid Latifi, MD
My son started at the Plano studio seven years ago, when he was 5 years old. I started a year later! We both took our black belt test together in October 2007. We have had a great experience at Ahn's Tae Kwon Do Institute. Sharing this experience has brought us closer together and provided us with unforgettable memories. Master Chun Ahn is a great instructor and has provided us with valuable lessons that we'll carry throughout our lives.
My son, Matthew, is a wonderful child who has been a source of pride and inspiration to my wife, Tamara, and I. Matthew is intelligent, hard working, and has a wonderful heart. He also has learning disabilities, and has never found school work easy, particularly when it comes to reading and expressive language. Although he has always worked hard and had excellent teachers and schools who have helping him with his disabilities, he has also had times in which he has struggled, and I think it has made it difficult for him to feel confident and self-assured. A few years ago Matthew did a summer program at Shelton School, a wonderful place for students with disabilities. While doing a summer program there he became exposed to martial arts, and expressed an interest in doing more. We were delighted, because he was never gifted as an athlete, and we thought it might build self-confidence. At the time we really had no idea how to best proceed, so we looked at a variety of places throughout North Dallas. Then we found Master Ahn! What a wonderful discovery, and what a wonderful decision to proceed with his tutelage. Matthew began Tae-Kwon-Do with Master Ahn and although it was difficult for him at first, he persisted and worked hard. Although Matthew deserves some of the credit for his hard work and perseverance, we also give much of the credit to Master Ahn. He has provided a nurturing environment that has helped Matthew immeasurably with confidence, respect, and work ethic. Master Ahn has always been both respectful of Matthew's needs and at the same time has never been condescending or expected less of him. Matthew has developed improved motor skills, has become more confident in his physical movements and expressions, and has applied much of what he has learned from Master Ahn in a variety of areas in his life, including school work. Last year Matthew received his black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do, a wonderful achievement and milestone which gave all of us great joy and pride. We give our thanks and respect to Master Ahn in helping him with this achievement, and believe it will serve him as a means to achieve other goals and conquer other challenges throughout his life.
Sally M. Sammis
Our son has attended Ahn's Tae Kwon Do since the Fall of 2012 and our daughter began in the summer of 2014. My husband and I have been very impressed with the skills and attitudes our kids have learned at Ahn's. The discipline they teach at Ahn's has helped them in school; and the fighting techniques and exercises have strengthened their bodies as well as given them greater self-confidence. We have been very pleased that Master Ahn teaches all of his own classes with the assistance of black-belt students. We both highly recommend Ahn's Tae Kwon Do.
My daughter began lessons with Ahn's Tae Kwon Do over seven years ago and is now a 1st degree Black Belt working towards her 2nd degree belt. Having her take classes at THIS school has been one of the best parenting decisions we've made! It has helped her to gain confidence, develop respect for herself and others, cooperation, discipline, increased self-esteem, all while becoming more physically fit and having fun! Master Ahn teaches not only appropriate technique for age and skill levels, but also includes important life lessons and goal setting. This is a sport and part of her lifestyle she'll never outgrow.
We had our kids at another martial arts studio, when that studio began changing the number of belts required to get a black belt. We dropped that studio and the same day found Ahn's Tae Kwon Do Institute in Plano. Both of our kids received their black belts here and then my son continued to get his 2nd degree black belt. Our experience with both the Plano and Dallas studios has been fantastic. If you're looking for a martial arts studio for kids or adults this is the place to go.
My daughter started with Master Ahn in spring 2012. The benefits of Tae Kwon Do for her are overall confidence, athletic ability and discipline. As a parent, what I respect most about Master Ahn is the fact that he personally gets to know each student and provides individualized coaching. I’ve found the other parents to be a great.
I don't write a lot of reviews but I've been going to the adult class at Ahn's Tae Kwon Do for just over 2 years and I love it. It's a great workout and is a great stress reliever after a hard day at work. One thing I like about the adult class is that it's more of a size and skill level designation, than an age requirement. The ages in the class run from 13 to 60+. The skill levels run from no belt to multiple degree black belt. I find it challenging to train with the younger students and motivating to know that I can do Tae Kwon Do as a lifetime sport. I have to mention that the kids are all amazing. Master Ahn doesn't just teach Tae Kwon Do, he teaches manners, discipline, hard work, and confidence. These are the smartest, most polite, awesome young people I've ever met. Kudos to their parents and Master Ahn! Ahn's Tae Kwon Do is awesome! Seriously, you should check it out.
My daughter has attended Master Ahn's Tae Kwon Do for two years. Master Ahn's expert instruction and training has improved her mental, emotional, and physical strength. Her confidence, discipline, and respect have all improved. Thank you Master Ahn!
I started at Ahn's Tae Kwon Do in 2004, and it's been an incredible experience. Master Ahn is an amazing teacher who instills respect and discipline in all his students, and it's very clear that he cares about each and every one by getting to know each student and his or her family. I know that, at the end of the day, I can always trust Master Ahn for help and guidance, both in taekwondo and in life. Training under Master Ahn has not only helped hone my martial arts abilities, but also given me the confidence, self-esteem, courage, and discipline that I've needed throughout my daily life. Master Ahn and the other students at Ahn's Tae Kwon Do have become my second family, and I strongly encourage everyone to try it out, whether for your child or yourself. I can assure you that you won't regret it.
I trained and attended Ahn's Tae Kwon Do for 17 years. I have zero doubt that Master Ahn is the best taedwondo instructor in the area. Master Ahn is first and foremost my taekwondo instructor, but over the years, he's become a second father to me. I began his classes when I was 7 simply to learn martial arts, and - for my parents - to improve my health (I was sickly). As I am now, I can say that I've come away with much more than I had hoped for. Master Ahn's teaching style is not like other schools you'll find. Master Ahn is tough on his students, and by that I mean is he has expectation for each and every one of them. Many times, I would be pushed to my limits only to find myself surprised. I would be surprised by doing things I never knew or thought I would be able to do. Master Ahn not only built me into a martial artist and athlete, but he also helped me build my own confidence that I still carry proudly today. The things that I've gained from Ahn's Tae Kwon Do are more than my words can express, but I will say that everything that I've gained has shaped me into the person I am and has helped me get as far as I've gotten today. Years later, I still keep in touch with Master Ahn.
I have taken classes from Ahn's for over 6 years. I took classes as a teen and returned to take classes as an adult. My children and husband also take classes. Aside from the exceptional workout, Ahn's also provides a great environment to learn self defense, build confidence, and develop leadership skills. My kids have improved focus and better grades. This is a great school to take classes as a kid or an adult. I highly recommend it.
I want to take a moment to recognize the Ahn brothers' Tae Kwon Do schools in Dallas and Plano. These classes have changed the life of my son forever. My son was afraid of his own shadow when he started attending Ahn's Tae Kwon Do at age 4. My son is now 8 and just got his red belt. Kaleb is now outgoing, very communicative, confident and mentally strong from taking these Tae Kwon Do classes. He was the MVP of his baseball team this last spring and gets fantastic grades at school. I contribute all this to the confidence he has obtained from Tae Kwon Do. I am most impressed with the fact that Master Ahn will only advance a student if they earn it. Nothing is given at this dojo, unlike other dojo's that seem only interested in making money and processing students through like cattle. I highly recommend any child at any age, male or female, to take these courses for their mental and physical growth which will permeate every aspect of their lives going forward.
I have been a student of Master Ahn’s for 10 years and have a third degree black belt. Master Ahn is by far the best instructor in the area. I’ve visited some of my friend’s studios and can clearly see that Master Ahn instills confidence and discipline in his students not only for the period of a class but also in his student’s lives. Everything is earned by the student, not given. Without Taekwondo I would not be the person that I am today. I’ve learned leadership skills that I apply to my daily life, confidence in my own skills as well as in others, and discipline that I apply to any and every situation. Although I currently attend college in Austin, I still maintain contact with Master Ahn on a regular basis. I know that I can trust him for help with Taekwondo and life. Although what we practice in the studio is all on a hypothetical basis and to prepare us for any situation, I have had to use these skills in the real world (nothing too scary). And I can say that without a doubt, the skills that Master Ahn teaches his students are effective and he has our best interests at heart. I encourage anyone to try Taekwondo. It is well worth the investment of your time.