About Our School
Welcome to 4Kicks Family Taekwondo, serving the Southeastern Minnesota and Northeastern Iowa communities. Our nationally certified instructors have been training students to be leaders at school, work, and in the community for over 20 years. We offer classes in Taekwondo for pre-school aged kids, Taekwondo for the family, community self-defense, bullying prevention, weapons, and ground fighting. All of our classes focus on learning important life skills like respect, discipline, and integrity. Come join the 4Kicks family to start on your path to becoming a leader!
Ms. Patricia Young is a nationally certified instructor in the ATA and is the owner and chief instructor of 4Kicks Family Taekwondo. She began her Taekwondo career in the spring of 1997 as a member of Little Tree Taekwondo. Ms. Young is currently a 3rd degree black belt, and is certified to teach various weapons, Ground Fighting, the ATA’s Bullying Protection Program and S.H.A.R.P. (Sexual Harassment And Rape Prevention). She was Iowa’s Triple Crown State Champ in 2006, as well as Sparring State Champ in 2007. Ms. Young lives in the La Crosse, WI area. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog, pepper.
Why Choose 4Kicks Family Taekwondo?
Confidence and self-esteem are keys to success in today’s world. Encouraging young people through Taekwondo to build confidence through setting and meeting challenging goals is central to our philosophy.
The times we live in challenge us to rise up and to be our personal best physically and mentally. We explore aspects of the Olweus Bullying Prevention system, and blend those principles with lessons on the best self-defense response in various situations.
LISTEN TO WHAT OUR HAPPY PARENTS ARE SAYING
It has been wonderful to watch as our daughter is instructed in the manner of how to identify a stranger; more importantly what to do should one try to put hands on or harm her. Through the training at 4Kicks Family Taekwondo , our daughter has gained confidence and has learned how to deal with bullies and strangers.
The increases I have noticed from my eight year old son are amazing. He is faster, has better reflexes and is no longer clumsy because his balance has improved! He really is learning as well as participating in the lessons and I’m so proud of how far he’s come in such a short time!
My son loves the helpful instructors as he has worked his way from a white belt up to now being a green belt! Now after school he has something to look forward to. Although it is challenging he is always encouraged to further his development, something ATA takes pride in. I strongly encourage you to sign up.