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1159 NE Rice Rd. Lees Summit, MO 64086

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General Questions

Children will learn two sets of skills from Taekwondo. The physical skills like kicking, punching, blocking, and the mental skills like focus, self control, confidence, and listening.

Students take class with an expectation that the first rule is listening and being respectful. But students learn best when they WANT to be in class. Our classes are designed to keep children both engaged and learning, giving them the best of both worlds.

Yes! The three priorities for every class are Safe, Engaging, and Challenging. With safety being the number one priority.

Why would this be any different? Experienced teachers, engaging material, and recognition for success. Martial Arts helps students WANT to build skills, which makes a world of difference.

Students starting at youth Beginner take 4-5 years to earn a Black-Belt. Building the skills for lifelong excellence takes time and effort. Black-Belt is an Incredible achievement and the time it takes reflects that.

Maybe. Sometimes finding the right sport takes a few trys. Many times students who dislike organized, or team sports enjoy Taekwondo more than other sports because its a sport when you get to improve individually instead of being sidelined or punished for not being the top of the team.

We offer classes for every age Monday - Saturday to provide a flexible schedule for busy parents. You can find the exact class times here.

You can schedule your first free lesson here. Or you can reach out to us at 816-500-1197 or email us at

Classes cost between $39 and $49 a week depending on commitment level.

Yes, self control is one of the core tenets of Taekwondo. Learning to control their minds and bodies is KEY is what we do here at Vertical Taekwondo.

Cost - Free
Event Time- 45 Min
Size 5-15 
For more information contact us at or give us a call at 8165001197


"Vertical Taekwondo Parents say"

“Mr. Catana is an excellent instructor and is so patient with all of the kids. He does a great job of making sure that his students understand the tenets behind the practice, teaching them to practice respect and self-control in addition to the physical practice. He keeps things moving while still letting everyone have fun. My kids have really enjoyed the lessons and we plan to stick with Vertical Taekwondo!”

Beth Google Reviews

“I've been taking my son to Vertical Taekwondo for several months now and it's been a fantastic experience. The instructor is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about teaching Taekwondo. The classes are well-structured and provide a challenging workout while also teaching self-defense skills. I highly recommend Vertical Taekwondo”

Dakota Google Reviews

“My daughter has been attending classes for about six months now and loves it. She's always excited to go and to demonstrate her forms afterwards. We also see a real improvement in her self-control, especially with other groups/classes”

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We understand that life is busy, so we’ve designed our class schedule to accommodate busy lives while providing dedicated time for growth, training, and self-improvement.