Welcome to SRMA
South River Martial Arts is located at 20 Mayo Road and occupies two floors of the building. The first floor hosts the “Dojang” workout area which features state of the art training equipment. The second floor is utilized by the child care and features several rooms divided by age and interest.
Why Choose Us
When you choose South River Martial Arts, you are getting a Master Instructor with credentials certified by Kukkiwon and a Dojang that is very proud to follow the curriculum and guidelines of the Kukkiwon.
Our Taekwondo curriculum includes: philosophy, meditation, basics, forms, self-defense, sparring, breaking, stretching, leadership skills and fitness.
Our uniforms are white. Traditional Taekwondo uses a white uniform called a dobok. The white uniform symbolizes purity and perfection of character that Taekwondo students are expected to strive for. It is common for schools that do not understand the philosophy or history of Taekwondo to utilize lots of colorful uniforms, stripes and patches.
SRMA teaches self-defense and sparring. Physical fitness is a pre-requisite for self-defense. Limited contact sparring is also an essential step to learning adequate self-defense skills. Beware of Taekwondo schools that do not practice sparring, use only non-contact sparring or avoid competitions altogether. Competition, not isolation, breeds excellence.
SRMA is registered as an individual member of the Kukkiwon Membership System, Registration# R01-8412.
Master Instructor’s Credentials
Let’s See What Some Have To Say about SRMA
- Patricia Card
- The McCaffrey Family
- Gerry Robertson
- Matt Christopher
- John L. Edwards
- The Neun Family
- The Lopez Family
- The Solly Family
Discipline of the mind: Both grandsons have ADD and the 7 year old is developmentally behind. They are made to pay attention during TKD class and to learn the forms needed to advance to the next belt level and Master Seo and his staff makes TKD fun while they learn. I have seen a noticeable difference in my grandsons within our family demographic as well as in school. Master Seo also encourages education and rewards the children when do well in school.
Discipline of body: My grandsons learn to make their bodies move in different ways. They learn different kicking and punching skills as they advance. They run, stretch and sometime play dodge ball or other games that provides dexterity as well as balance. I also enjoy the exercise I get for my body. Master Seo also teaches everyone to take care of their bodies by having good hygiene, eating the right foods and not using drugs or alcohol.
Discipline of Soul: My grandsons learn to be kind, helpful, courteous and have good manners, they learn respect toward others by bowing and saying “Yes Sir/Ma’am”. They learn not to bully. They see children and adults help each other to learn their forms during class and in so doing they see how working together helps others reach their goal. My grandsons have become better citizens of our community because they have been taught to be good to others. Master Seo and his staff through their actions of kindness such as visiting a sick child in the hospital or visiting a SRMA mother who has cancer teaches my family how concern and love for one another is important in this life.
At SRMA the staff are always courteous, kind and organized. My grand-boys have attended SRMA summer camps, Friday fun nights and overnights. I feel that they are safe with Master Seo and his staff.
As Master Seo presented me with my white belt, he said “Welcome, Patsy, you are now a member of our family at South River Martial Arts.” I do feel that my family is part of the TKD family we call South River Martial Arts.
Thank you SRMA Staff, Master Seo, Master Kim and Jack Her for all you have done for others and my grand-sons.
- Patricia (Patsy) Card, SRMA Grandmother and TKD student
Not only does SRMA have awesome instructors they also have an awesome Manager,- Mr. Jack. Mr. Jack was the first person I talked to when they opened in 2008 – his warm caring attitude was the reason we initially joined. He truly cares about the members and is the behind the scenes pulse of the organization!
The McCaffrey Family
First, the leadership is extraordinary: Masters Seo, Kim and the entire team live their beliefs and care deeply for their pupils. I’m impressed at how instinctively they plumb each student’s personality to effectively motivate, challenge and inspire them to succeed. As they progress, students emerge as poised leaders, with a calm, respectful and thoughtful disposition. It is wonderful to see the higher-belt students helping those coming up…
Tae Kwon Do may be considered an elite sport, but at the SRMA school, I also see a distinctive life philosophy that I truly appreciate. What an incredible experience to see my son rise from his tentative days as a novice white belt to a confident young black belt candidate with such an indomitable spirit. The SRMA way has become an integral part of his emerging belief system and I’m very grateful we found them. The SRMA family rocks!
- Gerry Robertson, Collen’s Dad
South River Martial Arts ROCKS!
- Matt Christopher, Cams Daddy
It sure doesn’t hurt that he loves coming out for it too.
- John L. Edwards, Sean’s Dad
- The Neun Family
- Melanie Lopez, The Lopez Family
- The Solly Family