Albuquerque TaeKwon-Do

Albuquerque TaeKwon-Do


Congratulations Mr. James on an excellent testing and promotion to 1st Dan Blackbelt! Tae Kwon!
Happy Birthday Taekwon-Do April 11, 1955! Thank you General Choi Hong Hi!
Fabian鈥檚 Break!
Taekwon to both our beautiful Lilly鈥檚! Both tested very well! Both made their breaks! Our yellow belt Lilly is expecting very soon! Congratulations ladies!!
Way to go Eli, Zoe, Avi and Sheldon! We have new yellow stripes, green stripes, and a green belt! Great testing! Taekwon!
Congratulations and Taekwon to our students that tested on Monday evening! Three new yellow stripes and our dedicated black stripes student! They have worked very hard!
Yes Students! There are classes tonight!
Congratulations To Miss Virginia! She鈥檚 officially certified as a First Dan Blackbelt! Tae Kwon!
master chucky it wont let me post pics :'(

Traditional Korean Martial Art (ITF) -
2121 San Mateo NE (San Mateo/Indian School)

Operating as usual


Congratulations to Brennen who tested and was promoted to blue stripes! 馃檶


Master McGinnis demonstrates a 180 Reverse Hook break with suspended board held by Mr. Anthony. Tae Kwon!


Congratulations to Angel! He tested and promoted to Blue belt!


Great job Chyler!


Way to go Gabriel!

Photos from Albuquerque TaeKwon-Do's post 06/28/2023

Congratulations to our newly promoted yellow stripes, yellow belts, green stripes, green belt, blue stripe, and blue belt! Keep up the great progress!


Happy Father鈥檚 Day! 鉂わ笍馃檹馃徎

Happy Father鈥檚 Day to all the Dad鈥檚 out there! Especially our very own Mr. Winsor


The year 1953 was an eventful one for the General, in both his military career and in the progress of the new martial art. He became the author of the first authoritative book on military intelligence in Korea. He organized and activated the crack 29th Infantry Division at Cheju Island, which eventually became the spearhead of Taekwon-Do in the military and established the Oh Do Kwan (Gym of My Way) where he succeeded not only in training the cadre instructors for the entire military but also developing the Taek Kyon and Karate techniques into a modern system of Taekwon-Do, with the help of Mr. Nam Tae Hi, his right hand man in 1954.

In the latter part of that year, he commanded Chong Do Kwan (Gym of the Blue Wave), the largest civilian gym in Korea; Choi was also promoted to major general.


In 1937, Choi was sent to Japan to further his education. Shortly before leaving , however, the youth had the misfortune to engage in a rather heated argument with a massive professional wrestler who promised to literally tear the youth limb from limb at their next encounter. This threat seemed to give a new impetus to young Choi鈥檚 training in the martial arts.

In Kyoto, Choi met a fellow Korean, Mr. Him, who was engaged in teaching the Japanese martial art, Karate. With two years of concentrated training, Choi attained the rank of first degree black belt. These techniques, together with Taek Kyon (foot techniques), were the forerunners of modern Taekwon-Do.

There followed a period of both mental and physical training, preparatory school, high school, and finally the University in Tokyo. During this time, training and experimentation in his new fighting techniques were intensified until, with attainment of his second degree black belt, he began teaching at a YMCA in Tokyo, Japan.

Choi recounts a particular experience from this period of time. There was no lamp-post in the city that he didn't strike or kick to see if the copper wires ahead were vibrating in protest.

"I would imagine that these were the techniques I would use to defend myself against the wrestler, Mr. Hu if he did attempt to carry out his promise to tear me limb from limb when I eventually returned to Korea."


Congratulations to Mr. Alan who is now an officially certified 4th Dan! Tae Kwon! 馃檶


Master McGinnis

Photos from Albuquerque TaeKwon-Do's post 06/04/2023

Albuquerque Taekwon Do had a challenging and stressful testing with FGMR Rhee KI Ha. Master McGinnis made all his breaking with a 180 back piercing of 5 boards and 3 boards with a knife hand, patterns, self defense, and sparring. The testing had many unexpected twists! Congratulations and Taekwon to you Sir! You have over 200 plus Blackbelts that you have trained with heart and dedication!


Congratulations to Master McGinnis! Taekwon!

Congratulations to those who promoted today. 7th Dan Master. Charles McGinnis, 7th Dan Master Chris Howes and 6th Dan Mrs. Sonya Howes.


An unbelievable honor to meet First Grandmaster of Taekwon Do 鈥擲oo-Suk Sa-Sung Nim Rhee Ki Ha. Mr. McGinnis (Sir) presented him with Navajo pottery for his birthday celebration. A modest gift in comparison to what this First Grandmaster has given the world of Taekwon Do. Traditional Authentic Original. Thank you FGMR!

Photos from Albuquerque TaeKwon-Do's post 06/04/2023

Happy 85th Birthday First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha!

Photos from Albuquerque TaeKwon-Do's post 06/03/2023

First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha Seminar in Oakville, Canada. We were honored to attend and look forward to 7th Dan Master testing for Sir and 5th Dan testing for Ms. Shannon.


We are excited for the seminar!

鈥ll set and ready to go for the FGMR Seminar today!


Albuquerque Taekwon Do will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2023 in honor of Memorial Day. God bless our veterans living and deceased.


鈥inner tonight with FGMR. Looking forward to next weeks seminar and banquet!

Photos from Albuquerque TaeKwon-Do's post 05/22/2023

Congratulations to Mr. Joey high school Class of 2023!

Photos from Albuquerque TaeKwon-Do's post 03/30/2023

A few more photos from testing! Nice job Chyler!


Emily鈥檚 flying side! She tested for black stripes!


Brennen鈥檚 foot break!

Photos from Albuquerque TaeKwon-Do's post 03/30/2023

Congratulations to all our students that tested this week! Keep up the perseverance!


Congratulations Ms. Sally on becoming an officially certified 5th Dan! Tae Kwon!


Special Happy Birthday wishes today to FGMaster Rhee Ki Ha. Taekwon.


Great sparring Mr. Alan!

Photos from Albuquerque TaeKwon-Do's post 02/26/2023

Congratulations to Mr. Alan on a fantastic 4th Dan testing after recovering from an injury!!


We will be having classes today! 馃嚭馃嚫


Three boards on your flying side kick! Nice work Mr. Carlos!


Great job on your hand break Mr. Carlos!

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Two school locations. West Side located near Paradise and Unser NW and East Side location near San Mateo and Indian School NE.

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Nice sparring Mr. Zsolt!
Step sparring clip.  Taryn and Elle!
Fabian鈥檚 Break!
Way to go Lily!  Your first break!
Gabriel made his flying side kick break for his Black Stripes! Tae Kwon!!




2123 San Mateo NE
Albuquerque, NM

Opening Hours

Monday 4pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday 4pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday 4pm - 7:30pm
Thursday 4pm - 7:30pm
Saturday 8am - 9:30am

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