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249 E Northwest Hwy

 Palatine, IL 60067

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Monday: 11am - 9pm 

Tuesday: 11am - 8pm

Wednesday: 11am - 9pm

Thursday: 11am - 8pm

​​Saturday: 9am - 1pm

Sunday: 12noon - 2pm


Upcoming Events at JP Wood

Palatine Business Expo & Community Showcase

Saturday November 9th from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Come join us and check out the Business Expo & Community Showcase presented by the Palatine Area
Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, November 9th at the Falcon Park Recreation Center from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  There is stage entertainment planned all day along with a children’s area, 50+ vendor booths, giveaways, raffles, concessions & more. We will have a booth at the expo so come out and see us! Free event, see flyers at the school for all the details.

Total Warrior Games Twilight In House Tournament

Saturday November 9th from 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Total Warrior Games is for kids ages 4 through 8th grade. Students can compete in forms (Taekwondo, Gumdo, or open weapons (light saber, bo, nunchucks etc), Gumdo foam sword sparring, as well as some very fun festival events such as Breaking Contests, Kicking Contests, Cutting, and Thrusting. This is a tournament for dragons and juniors only, with a few other schools participating. One price for all events. Competitors will receive awards in each event, including a school tshirt.

REGISTRATION: Forms will be available at the school, passed out in classes and sent by email. Advance
registration only please.

Holiday Sale

Monday to Friday, Nov. 18th through Nov. 22nd from 4:00 – 8:00 pm

This is your chance to buy martial arts gifts, statues, daggers and more you rarely find at any other
location! Want to shop during the day? Just call ahead and make sure we are in.

Christmas & Holiday Party

December 7th from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

It’s not too early to mark your calendar for . . . our school Christmas / Holiday party which will be Saturday, December 7th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm . For our new students, this is our annual party for all school members and their families with fun things to do for kids, juniors, teens and adults. We play cards, games and have different activities, and then have a great ethnic feast with multicultural food from all our families while our demonstration team performs!

We’ll be handing out flyers with all details in November, but please mark your calendar now for this fun event.

Testing News:

Gumdo main test

Taekwondo early test – all ages, all ranks
Dragon test – yellow and higher
Taekwondo yellow belt through purple belt
Taekwondo brown belt through black belt

Wednesday, November 21 at 7:00

Wednesday, December 11 at 6:00
Thursday, December 12 at 6:00
Saturday, December 14 at 11:30
Saturday, December 14 at 12:45

  1. Test forms are due in advance.

  2. Test at the main test if at all possible. Make up testing is only for those students who definitely cannot make the main test.

  3. If testing for black belt rank (not a phase), you must test at the main test. If thisis absolutely not possible, see Master Wood about testing.

  4. Graduation to a new black belt rank needs to be at the main test (not make up test). If you cannot make the main test, please see Mr. or Mrs. Wood to schedule an alternate time to graduate.

Black Belt Workout Classes

1st Tuesday of Every Month

We will continue with our monthly black belt workout classes.  These are for 1st degree black belts and higher, juniors through adults.   These will be the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00 pm  to 8:30 pm. Grade school black belts can be dismissed at 8:00 pm.

Holiday Closings

Thanksgiving Holiday

Christmas Holiday

New Year Holiday

Thursday, October 31st
Thurs through Sunday, Nov. 28th -Dec. 1
Tues through Thurs, Dec. 24 – Dec. 26th
Tues through Thurs, Dec. 30 – Jan. 2nd