Mission: One World Taekwondo supports the Harlem community through giving children and adults the opportunity to change their lives by experiencing the discipline and power that come from practicing a martial art.
Results: Around the World in 1,000 Kicks!
A fundraiser to beneift the Harlem community through taekwondo.
Around the World in 1,000 Kicks is a bi-annual event that joins students and non-students of all ages each doing 1,000 kicks to raise money for people in the Harlem community to study Taekwondo. The money raised goes to scholarships and tuition assistance for anyone interested in taking Taekwondo but unable to afford the full membership fee.
June 6, 2007 - About 35 people participated in our Inaugural event which raised over $11,000 and funded scholarships for 10 children and one adult.
June 7, 2008 - 40 people joined the fun and raised over $6,200, even in the hard economic time, showing the committment the students and community have to our mission.
September 2010 - Our goal is to raise $10,000.
The Penguin Event is an annual black tie, cocktails and dinner event that includes an auction, both silent and live, and a recognition ceremony of the past years contributors.
December 14, 2007 - Our 1st Annual Penguin Event was held at Lasker Rink and enjoyed by all who attended, despite the threat of a severe snow storm and temperatures in the 20’s.
December 2010 - Our goal is to raise $5,000.
Target demographics: Low-income children and adults in the Harlem, NY community.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 20 and growing
Geographic areas served: Harlem, NY
Programs: The corporation is a non profit corporation which has been able to achieve thru martial arts a pathway to physical , social and mental health.
Master Fall's spirit and dedication to his students is unsurpassed. As a returnee to martial arts I was in search of a class where I could rediscover the spiritual connection I once had with the sport. Master Fall has gently coaxed me back to form with humor and persistence - I'm pretty sure I am one of his clumsiest students :-) The camaraderie in the dojang makes every class worth going to no matter the day I've had or the weather outside.
Should you come and join us? Yes! Aside from the benefits physical exercise you will have a great time at Harlem TKD. Robin N
There are few places where you can receive true value in the things you learn while maintaining an environment where everyone recognizes they have equal value. Harlem Taekwondo has proven to be such a place in my eyes. The attention to each student and the open, honest feel of the staff make this more than just a place to workout. It approaches the intimacy of a family.
One World TKD has become a family for me. The people are supportive - every class/test you feel the energy of the students - knowing they want you to succeee. When you work hard you can feel their smiles, and when you have a tough patch they are there to cheer you on.
This feel of family and support comes from the top down - the management and staff recognize that there is strength in groups - but each individual plays an important role. People are not comapared by their physical strength or flexibility - but by their spirit, openess, eagerness and ability to laugh at ourselves.