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Adult Martial Arts

Whether you're looking for powerful self-defense to protect you from harm... or an action-packed workout to get fitter and stronger... our Wilmington Fitness Kickboxing classes are sure to hit the spot. Get all of this and more in every single class.

Plus, our instructors are some of the most dedicated men and women you'll ever find. This isn't their "hobby". It's their life. Click now to check out our amazing web special!

Kids Martial Arts

For literally thousands of years, Martial Arts have been taught to children around the world. But it's not for the self-defense. It's because Martial Arts help kids grow into great adults. They gain focus, discipline, and confidence in every class.

LIMITED TIME ONLY! We're running an amazing web special on our Wilmington Kids Martial Arts classes. Click here to grab the special while it lasts. Fair warning: We're in demand! Hurry before we're all filled up!

Birthday Parties

Martial Arts Birthday Parties are loved not only by kids... but by parents, too. Why? Because we do a lot of work to ensure your child has an AMAZING time - while you get to relax! You're welcome to help out as much as you'd like, but you can also hang back and enjoy the company of your friends and family.

Your child will love the party, too. In fact, kids rave about these things for months after they happen. But because of this our martial arts birthday party schedule fills up fast! Call now to secure your spot.

Hapkido

Wilmington Hapkido Classes are a combination of old-school training and modern-style self-defense! It combines combat techniques, self-defense, sport, exercise, as well as meditation and philosophy. Our Hapkido training gets you in shape...fast! These Hapkido classes will teach you both armed and unarmed methods of combat.

Our Hapkido classes are taught to teens and adults of all ages in Wilmington, Delaware. So if you've always been fascinated with Hapkido, Karate or just Martial Arts in general, this is the Wilmington class for you!

Family Martial Arts

Martial arts is a powerful tool for self-defense... but it's also a powerful tool for family bonding! Introducing: Our Wilmington family martial arts class - where moms, dads, and kids train alongside one another to learn self-defense, get great fitness, and strengthen their bonds, too.

No experience required! Children 2nd Grade+ train right alongside their parents. Children under 2nd Grade perform their own curriculum on the same mat that's slightly different, and more suited for them. Click now to learn more and get started today!

About Wilmington, DE

Wilmington, DE. Wilmington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Delaware. The city was built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. It is at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine River, near where the Christina flows into the Delaware River. It is the county seat of New Castle County and one of the major cities in the Delaware Valley metropolitan area. Wilmington was named by Proprietor Thomas Penn after his friend Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, who was prime minister in the reign of George II of Great Britain. As of the 2017 United States Census estimate, the city's population is 72,846. It is the fifth least populous city in the U.S. to be the most populous in its state. The Wilmington Metropolitan Division, comprising New Castle County, DE, Cecil County, MD and Salem County, NJ, had an estimated 2016 population of 719,876. The Delaware Valley metropolitan area, which includes the cities of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Camden, New Jersey, had a 2016 population of 6,070,500, and a combined statistical area of 7,179,357.

Wilmington, DE, with surrounding areas in Stanton, Newport, Pike Creek, Elsemere, Newark, NewCastle or New Castle County, is home to Korean Martial Arts Institute, a Martial Arts facility focusing on programs in Adult Martial Arts, Kids Martial Arts, Birthday Parties, Hapkido, and Family Martial Arts.

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Master Watters is a 5th Degree Master with the World Tang Soo Do Association and also holds a 6th Dan in Sin Moo/Tang Soo Hapkido. He is also an internationally certified Judge for the World Tang Soo Do Association and is a Regional coach and trainer of Champions for more than 20 years.

Master Watters is the Director of one of the Region 8 youth Dan Camps, which facilitates an average of four hundred students every summer.

He is adept in the fitness industry, as well. Master Watters always strives to be a top-notch athlete and also holds his students to an extremely high standard. He believes that physical fitness plays a huge role in martial arts.

Master Watters began his training in Shotokan Karate in Wilmington. He then began training in Tang Soo Do under the instruction of Master John Godwin in 1986. Soon after graduating high school in 1990, Master Watters (then known as Mr. E) tested and received his 1st Dan in World Tang Soo Do.

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He demands hard work and respect for all individuals and all things in life.

Master Watters knows how to get the best out of people. No matter how enormous the task or minimal the issue, everyone would greatly benefit from training and studying the martial arts under Master Watters.

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