True Athletics

Empowering the mind, Strengthening the body [email protected]

Operating as usual

Photos from True Athletics's post 05/06/2024

So much to be grateful for as we reflect on making it through our second year. A couple highlights include:

-qualified our first group (5) of athletes for National Championships this summer
-hosted community and private group women’s self defense classes
-won a and grant which allowed us to hire Master Devin as an instructor
-purchased mirrors for our walls (bye bye indoor soccer)
-led intro to Taekwondo classes in the community

Thank you to our students and families that have helped us with projects inside and outside of our space. You are appreciated beyond measure.

Thank you to the one and only members for always stepping in to help us and the greater Taekwondo community in AZ.

Thank you to and .jiujitsu for sharing your crafts in our space.

Bring on the next year, we’re ready! 💪🏽🥋


Limited Time Only! 2nd Anniversary Sale!

If you’re interested in learning a martial art, wanting to stay active, or looking for community, this is a perfect time to experience what True Taekwondo has to offer!

Find more information about True at


Celebrate our 2nd Birthday with us this Friday, May 3rd at 5:30pm! We’ll have a piñata again this year since it was a big hit last year. We’ll also have tacos and music! 🎉🪅🌮🥳

Photos from True Athletics's post 04/08/2024

Building community, one class at a time! It’s not easy to show up to try something new. Creating a safe space for all is a priority. The smiles, strikes and movement are byproducts.


Photos from True Athletics's post 02/25/2024

Our goal today was for our 5 competitors to qualify for Nationals this summer and that’s exactly what we did! 🥋👊🏽🥇

Photos from True Athletics's post 02/17/2024

Galentine’s night with our girls!

Last night, our True ladies got to experience the beauty of being around other strong women by spending quality time with the team ladies. They listened to explanations of college majors being studied and learned what type of work those degrees often lead to. Friendship bracelets were made and cookies were decorated. But most importantly, we hope everyone felt the feminine power when a room full of girls is supportive of one another.

Special shout-out to Coach Sara for inspiring such a meaningful connection between one generation of Taekwondo females to an up and coming one. We’re here for it and we’re bringing all of our feminine beauty into any space we enter. Get used to it.


True Taekwondo girls, join us for a Galentine’s party with the girls from on 2/16! 💕💕

Photos from True Athletics's post 01/04/2024

Attention women/women-identifying folk ✨
Join us on Sat 2/10 for our first level 1 basic self-defense class of the year!

No fitness level or martial arts experience is required. This is class which will walk students through basic strikes and releases. This is led by women to empower women 💪🏽

Cost: $30
Time: 10am-12pm
Age: 13+
Location: True Athletics (1801 W. Van Buren St. Phoenix 85007)

RSVP link in bio. Share with a friend or family member you know would benefit from this!

DM us with any questions and yes we offer private group self-defense classes as well. 👊🏽

Photos from True Athletics's post 12/31/2023

Posada part two! 💕

Photos from True Athletics's post 12/31/2023

Posada fun part one.🎄


Photos from True Athletics's post 09/28/2023

We believe Taekwondo should be accessible to all.

Thank you for ensuring that children in foster care have the same opportunities to enjoy their childhoods just like every other child. We are excited for this partnership and know that this is just the start of partnerships to come with other organizations in Arizona. We believe in meaningful partnerships and collaborations. Connect us with anyone that might be interested in talking about either. 💪🏽

Photos from True Athletics's post 09/14/2023

📣 We heard your feedback.

You asked for a Level 2 self-defense seminar and we are making it happen.

Same place. Same time on 9/30/23. You must have taken one of our L1 classes to participate in L2.

Link in bio to sign-up. DM us with any questions. See you soon!


Releasing the power within! 💥


Congratulations to our student of the month, Sayuri! She has gone from coming into True and sitting in a chair quietly until training begins to walking into the studio with confidence and engaging with her teammates. Sayuri smiles through every class and just might be our most flexible student. Be proud of your growth so far, you shining star! 💫

Photos from True Athletics's post 08/04/2023

Wishing all of our students and educators a great start to another school year! Share our back to school promotion of 2 free classes with anyone you know who would benefit from:

-improving listening skills
-increasing confidence
-boosting self-discipline
-meeting new friends


Imagine if you had been taught and encouraged to sit with yourself and just be as a child. To breathe. To feel. To close your eyes and tune in. This is our student Angel and he gets it. 🧠


We are excited for another powerhouse of a woman to join our team! Help us give a warm welcome to our Office Manager, Maria Chavez! She already has ideas for how we can better manage our behind the scenes at True Taekwondo.

Fun facts about Maria: she is an ASU alum (go Devils!), is bilingual and adores her 4 boys (2 of which are already training at True, another who we’re sure will be on the mats once he can walk and her husband).

Welcome to the familia, Maria!


* En Español Abajo*

We are excited to present our first bilingual self-defense seminar.

It is in our core values to empower and we are dedicated to helping our communities to feel safe. We will offer this as a bilingual class (English and Spanish) to ensure we are inclusive of everyone in our neighborhood.

This class is women-led and will exclusively be for women/women-identifying folks ages 13 and up. We hope you will join us on Saturday, June 24th, from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. Cost is $25. Please bring comfortable clothes you can move in and a water bottle.

Any questions feel free to send us a message here or email us at [email protected]. Sign-up link in bio.


Estamos emocionadas de presentar nuestro primer seminario bilingüe de defensa personal.

Está en nuestros valores centrales empoderar a nuestras comunidades para que se sientan seguras y protegidas. Ofreceremos esta clase bilingüe (inglés y español) para asegurarnos de que todos en nuestro vecindario pueda asistir.

Esta clase será dirigida por mujeres y será exclusivamente para mujeres/personas que se identifican como mujeres de 13 años en adelante. Esperamos que nos acompañe el sábado, 24 de junio de 10:30 am a 12:00 pm. Por favor traiga ropa cómoda en la que pueda moverse y una botella de agua.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en enviarnos un mensaje aquí o envíenos un correo electrónico a [email protected]. Puede inscribirse en el link en nuestra biografía arriba.

Photos from True Athletics's post 05/07/2023

Today is True Athletics 1 year anniversary!

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate this special day with us. We feel all of the love and support from our friends and family and we’re incredibly grateful for each of you!

One year, many more to come!

Photos from True Athletics's post 05/07/2023

One year later, we’re still kicking with our friends and family 👊

Happy Anniversary True!

Photos from True Athletics's post 04/20/2023

Coaching the same team side by side supporting the very circuit they met through in 2011. The National Collegiate Taekwondo Association.

Master Jenny was the middleweight Summer World University Games team member. Coach Danielle, the heavyweight SWUG team member.

One living in Rhode Island. The other in Arizona. Both wishing they lived in the same state to train together.

The shared goal has changed. The love for the art of Taekwondo has not.

Enjoy the throwback picture on the team bus from 2011. Summer World University Games in Shenzhen, China.


Congratulations to our ASU Taekwondo team for their hard work at NCTA Collegiate National Championships in Boulder, CO.

The team took home 1 gold medal, 1 silver medal, and 4 bronze medals.

This was the first tournament for a couple of our athletes, and the first nationals for more than half of our athletes. We are so proud of them and the way they represented and True TKd. We are eager to continue to improve as coaches and athletes!


Taekwondo has no age cap. It’s a practice that becomes a lifestyle. Are you ready to step on the mats with us? 👊🏽

Photos from True Athletics's post 03/08/2023

Celebrating International Women’s Day at True Taekwondo today and every day!

“Don't mess with her, she isn’t delicate like a daffodil, she is delicate like dynamite.” -Amit Kalantri

Photos from True Athletics's post 02/04/2023

AZ State Championships ✅

🥉 Poomsae: Isaac
🥇 Sparring: Regina
🥇 Board Breaking: Regina

Thank you to our True family that came to support!

Photos from True Athletics's post 01/28/2023

Vision Board Night at True Taekwondo!

Photos from True Athletics's post 01/24/2023

Congratulations to our students that were promoted to their new belt! Keep up the great work!

White belt/ yellow stripe
- Adriana
- Sophia
- Will

Yellow belt
- Joan
- Jair
- Regina
- Isaac
- Thania


Hello friends and family!

Our December calendar is here with some important updates and new events. Don't forget we have Belt Testing this Friday starting at 6PM!

See you all tonight at tomorrow 🙂

Join our family:
¡Hola amigos y familia!

Nuestro calendario de Diciembre está aquí con algunas actualizaciones importantes y nuevos eventos. ¡No olviden que tenemos nuestra prueba de cinturón este viernes a partir de las 6 p.m.!

Nos vemos mañana en el entrenamiento.


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