We are open on Tues. January 29th for classes, we are closed on Weds. Jan 30th due to the extreme cold.
Based in Palatine, Illinois, Grand Masters John and Jan Wood have been educating kids, teens, and adults for over 30 years!
We focus on providing top notch instruction in a family atmosphere. Come train with us to grow your confidence, fitness, and discipline while learning all about martial arts and self-defense.
To learn more about us and our instructors, click below.
Tae Kwon Do
Preschool - Kindergarten
Find our why Tiny Tigers and Flying Dragons are awesome! Your child will have fun, be active, and learn martial arts and agility skills along with important traits of respect, confidence, and focus. We have session classes for our Tigers, and year round classes for our Dragons.
Taekwondo 1st grade - Adults
Come see how exciting classes can be as you learn the most popular martial art in America. You or your child will grow physically strong and mentally tough while training to learn kicks, strikes, self-defense, forms, sparring, agility and more along with our structured character building program! We have both all age "family" classes for 1st grade through adults, and teen/adult only classes for ages 13 and older.
Want to learn the coolest martial art while wielding a sword? Come join this full martial art and train in sword drills and skills, self-defense, padded soft sword sparring, forms, and target cutting taught by Grand Master John P. Wood, president of Koryo Gumdo International! These classes are for ages 11+.
What Our Members Are Saying
I have been here for almost 14 years, and could not even think of going to another place. The school is family owned and has supported the community since they started. They are able to teach adults to kids and make it as challenging as you need it. They provide more than just martial arts. They stress fitness, leadership, and nutrition to name a few. Come in and see for yourself.
"Best Decision of My Life"
“Before I started in the martial arts, I was a self- proclaimed couch potato. Joining J P Wood’s was one of the best decisions of my life (second only to asking my wife to marry me). Grandmaster Wood and the staff at the school make all the exercises and training fun so it doesn’t feel like a chore and I actually look forward to going to class. The health benefits and discipline I have gained by being a part of the school not to mention all the friends I have made has made my experience so enjoyable.”
“The Woods are really great people and great instructors. They get you working and push you to achieve your best with encouragement and positive feedback. No matter what your level of fitness or coordination or skill, they will help you become better.”