Our school is located in the historical district in Downtown Manitowoc on the corner of 9th and Jay Street ( 823 Jay). The building itself is over 120 years old. We have been there for the past 20. Of course our space has undergone many improvements in those years.
Our instructors understand that each student’s individual progress should be the main focus of their attention. That's why our instructors continue to be students themselves. They take classes, attend seminars and continually work to improve their ability to help our students reach their goals.
Family Martial Arts Training At Lakeshore Tae Kwon Do.
Lakeshore Tae Kwon Do is a Martial Arts Education Center that specializes in providing the best martial arts and character building programs for children and families from ages 4 years old and older. We have been proudly serving the Manitowoc and surrounding areas for over 40 years.
Our school teaches not only the skills of physical self-defense, but seeks to broaden the definition of what self-defense is and make it more relevant to today’s world. Presentations on diabetes awareness, picking good roles models, healthy diets, environmental projects and bullying prevention are examples of some of the areas our school considers relevant self-defense topics.
Although our students and instructors practice the physical skills of martial arts daily, Lakeshore Tae Kwon Do isn’t just about kicking and punching. It’s about millions of acts of kindness, of leadership and patience, of community, friendship, and everything our teachers at the school share with our students.
Mr. Mark Weber is the founder and instructor of Lakeshore Tae Kwon Do. He holds a 7th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, has attained Certified Instructor Levels in four different styles of Inayan Eskrima (a Philippine martial art), and is a Ni Dan (2nd Degree Black Belt) Instructor in Japanese Style of Kodenkan Danzan Ryu JuJitsu.
In 2018 he was awarded Master Instructor of the Year by the United Taekwondo Alliance.
He runs the school with his wife, Erica, who teaches the 4-6 year old class, and they employ one long time student (of 25 years) as an assistant instructor. Together our instructors have over 90 years combined experience.
Our school has been at its current location at 823B Jay Street for the last 22 years. The facility has undergone many improvements in recent years. Our facility features two classrooms, a nice seating area for spectators, top quality matted floor, an extensive assortment of targets and training equipment for classes, and a new audio/video system capable of larger presentations.
Lakeshore Tae Kwon Do’s longevity is due to our instructors’ commitment, the schools and its students dedication to serving the community, and a whole lot of students during the last three decades.
In 2016, Lakeshore Tae Kwon Do was awarded the Lake Michigan Champions of Conservation Community Organization Award for their community-minded assistance with beach clean ups with the Friends of the Manitowoc River Watershed.
The school has also participated in many local and national fundraising, educational, and charitable events including: The United Way Kickoff, Red Cross, shoe drives for Soles4Souls and Think Kindness, Salvation Army Bell Ringing and food drives, St Jude Children’s Hospital, Crime Prevention Day and National Night Out, Tom Drill’s Showtime, Lakeshore Weekend for Kids benefiting the Children’s Hospital, and hundreds of demonstrations for local events and organizations. Mr. Weber also volunteers many hours in area schools in physical education programs and after school programs like the Jefferson Elementary Community Learning Center Grant Program. The school has raised 1000’s of dollars for the charities and received many awards.
Lakeshore Tae Kwon Do is an institution in the community, and a school with a whole lot of experience under its belt.
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