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About Taekwondo

Taekwondo is a nonaggressive system of self-defense and self-discipline that has become one of the world’s most popular and successful martial arts while preserving the culture and traditions of the Korean people and officially developed as a unified style of martial arts in the 1950s. The roots of Taekwondo stretch back nearly 5,000 years incorporating elements of many traditional Korean martial arts as a martial arts style Taekwondo is characterized by head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, fast kicks, and other techniques. Students recite an oath to respect their instructors and seniors, to stand up for freedom and justice, to build a more peaceful world, and to never misuse Taekwondo. Taekwondo cultivates mental strength as well as physical fitness and teaches students to use knowledge as well as internal power. Students learn the Taekwondo tenets of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit.

Free week of Martial Arts Classes!

Do you want to get in great shape, lose weight and learn self-defense? Do you want your child to have more discipline, focus, self-confidence, learn responsibility, and get better grades? If so, get enrolled in Taekwondo classes. Contact us and get 1-free week of Martial Arts classes. All parents who enroll with their children will get 50% off their monthly tuition. Make Martial Arts training part of your daily routine. We have a class for every member of the family.

Martial Arts Training will help Children and Adults Mentally, Physically and is Fun!

Adults love our training because they get in great shape, learn self-defense, learn Martial Arts, relieve stress, and we have kickboxing for men and women! All parents get 50% off monthly tuition when training with their kids.

Taekwondo classes will help your child build self-confidence and learn life skills. Your kids will get better grades while training by learning focus, concentration and self-discipline. We teach kids how to reach attainable goals through our belt system which builds self-confidence and makes kids happier and stronger. Contact us by phone or text at 920-960-2707 or email us at and get your child enrolled.

Childrens Personal Conduct Program

1. Leadership

2. Self-respect

3. Self-discipline

4. Self-control

5. Self-discipline

6. Physical Fitness

Childrens Summer Camps starting in June 2024!

Contact us to get enrolled in one of our 4-12 week Summer Camps. (Dry-fit
Cho’s T-shirt included.)

Basic Taekwondo Class

This class is for beginners ages 7-11 white belt through green stripe. This class we teach our Taekwondo curriculum which includes forms, kicking techniques, free sparring, 1-step sparring, Olympic style kicking combinations, hand combinations, falling techniques, and more. In this class we do more physical and mental training to help the children build their self-confidence. We also teach them responsibility by making them practice at home which also helps them get better grades in school. We teach them to respect their parents, teachers, masters, and friends.

Junior Black Belt Club Class

This class is for students ages 7-11 green belt and up. In this class we teach them the same as we do in the Basic class with a little more emphasis on physical and mental training along with sparring, weapons 1-step sparring, self-defense, and fitness.

Adult & Teen Beginner And Advanced Class

This class is for ages 12 and up, all belt levels. This class is really focused on fitness and strength building teaching the students how to make maximum power on all of their techniques. This class covers all aspect of Taekwondo training including weapons, self-defense, 1-step and free sparring, forms, competition drills, and more.

Adults will relieve stress, get in great shape and learn self-defense.

Adults will learn Taekwondo and Kickboxing for men and women. All adults will be working with other adults when sparring, doing self-defense, 1-step sparring, and weapons training. It will get you in the best shape of your life if you train properly.
We have a class for every member of the family! Contact us to try 2-free classes and get enrolled.

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Our Mission

Cho’s Black Belt Academy is committed to providing quality martial arts instruction to each and every student. We teach the traditional Moo Duk Kwan style of Taekwondo. This is the first style of Taekwondo that was started after Korea broke free of the occupation of Japan.

Taekwondo means “The Way of Fist and Foot Fighting.” Although an ancient and once secret Korean art of weaponless self-defense, it is now a Korean sport in which either two persons practice methods of unarmed fighting or one person can exercise for both physical fitness and self-defense. Still primarily a defensive art of self-protection, Taekwondo has in the past four decades also rapidly developed as an injury-free international competitive sport.



The Taekwondo master teaches the importance of both physical and mental conditioning by building up his student’s self-confidence, self-respect, and self-discipline. Form practice helps the student with reflex action, speed, stance, concentration, focus, power, and more, and is a pleasure to watch the beautiful movements.

Although knowing valuable self-defense skills generates a tremendous sense of security, the true martial artist should be able to walk away from a potential or threatening fight situation without a loss of self-esteem; moreover, ego gratification is never required. Ultimately, the sound mind in a sound body will succeed at its life’s calling.

Cho's Blackbelt Academy

Cho’s Black Belt Academy is headed by Supreme Grandmaster Byung Kon Cho who is a ninth-degree black belt in Taekwondo. Cho started training in Soul Korea at age 10. He later trained soldiers to get ready to go to Viet Nam. He moved to the USA and trained students in Green Bay, Wisconsin and now has a Taekwondo School in Winchester, Virginia. Cho is the founder of the Universal Martial Arts Association.

Cho’s Black Belt Academy of Fond du Lac and Ripon, Wisconsin is owned and operated by Grandmaster Paul Benish who is a seventh-degree black belt in Taekwondo and certified in the Universal Martial Arts Association. Paul has been an instructor since 1989 and also trained in Korea in 1989. Paul has a School at 331 Winnebago Dr in Fond du Lac, WI and at 404 Eureka St in Ripon, WI.

Working Hours

Fond du Lac, Wi

Tuesday & Thursday

4:25-4:55pm Lil’dragons class ages 4-6.

5:00-5:40pm Basic Taekwondo class ages 7-11 white belt through green stripe.

5:45-6:25pm Junior Black Belt Club class ages 7-11 green belt and up.

6:30-7:30pm Adult leadership class ages 12 & up green belt and up.

5:30-7:30pm Black Belt Club class and special seminars. (As scheduled)

Working Hours

Ripon, Wi

Monday & Wednesday

4:25-4:55pm Lil’dragons class ages 4-6.

5:00-5:40pm Basic Taekwondo class ages 7-11 white belt through green stripe.

5:45-6:25pm Junior Black Belt Club class ages 7-11 green belt and up.

6:30-7:30pm Adult leadership class ages 12 & up green belt and up.

Our Locations

404 Eureka St in Ripon, WI
Phone: (920) 960-2707

331 Winnebago Dr. in Fond du Lac, WI.
Phone: (920) 960-2707