Waupaca Taekwondo Academy is a school that is focused on the student. We recognize each student as an individual with their own strengths and weaknesses. Our students understand that the most important thing about taekwondo is RESPECT. New students come into our dojang feeling welcome. Though we teach the sport of taekwondo; kicks, punches, blocks, forms, and sparring, more importantly we teach quality Character. The Eight Points of Knowledge: RESPECT, LOYALTY, WISDOM, HONOR, COMPASSION AND FORGIVENESS are 8 characteristics we strive to meet for all of us. We have classes available for our Lil Kickers, ages 4 - 7, Beginner's ages 7 & up and Advanced students, ages 7 & up that are green belt and up. We are a USA TAEKWONDO CLUB, teaching WTF style. All our black belts are Kukkiwon Certified.
Dar Peterson is a certified 3rd degree black belt. His passion for Tae Kwon Do is evident in everything he does. He keeps his belt active by constantly attending seminars and events. Mr. Peterson will be testing for his 4th degree in the Spring of 2014. His class is fun, but productive. He is a man of detail which you will realize in his classes.
Becky Peterson is a certified 3rd degree black belt. She loves being active and training whenever she can. She has a passion for fitness and being pushed out of her comfort zone. Her favorite quote is winners never quit. She will challenge you in an encouraging way that will make you want more. Mrs. Peterson will be testing for her 4th degree in the Spring of 2014.
Mike Weigand is a certified 2nd degree black belt. He has been with Waupaca Taekwondo Academy since the beginning. He is a Pastor by day and tkd teacher by night. Mike is the father of 4 active boys, all involved in Taekwondo. He enjoyed Coaching at the USAT Nationals in Chicago for our students, two of which were his own. He's loyal, respectful, and recognizes the great impact of Taekwondo on individuals. He will be the one that picks you up when you fall, encouraging you, that you can do it!