MARTIAL ARTS FOR BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS!

Best Martial Arts School in Carpentersville

"An amazing experience." We transform kids into leaders full of discipline and focus. We help adults get fit and safe, fast. And we do it with FUN classes, amazing community, and action-packed martial arts. Try us risk-free today. Start your journey to a better you with the best martial arts training in Carpentersville.

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Best kids and adults martial arts center in Carpentersville. See why hundreds of Carpentersville residents love our martial arts classes for their kids. You’ll love our fun, friendly community of members.

Preschool Martial Arts
(Ages 3-7)
in Carpentersville

Fun fitness builds motor skills and coordination. Group games & activities grow positive social skills. Caring instructors provide mentorship & guidance. If you have a preschool-aged child here in Carpentersville, prepare to be amazed with our martial arts classes.

Kids Martial Arts
(Ages 8-17)
in Carpentersville

Get ready to see your child grow. Our kids martial arts classes build character. Every fun, action-packed class grows focus, discipline, confidence, and respect. Watch as your child transforms, becoming their best selves. There's no other Carpentersville kids martial arts program like it.

Adult Martial Arts
(Ages 18+)
in Carpentersville

Let's get you fit, fast. And give you real-world tactics to keep you safe. Our adult martial arts classes here in Carpentersville are so fun they're addicting. Our amazing community of kind men & women welcomes you. Friendships are born in every class. And your confidence will soar as you accomplish so much, so fast.

Family Martial Arts
in Carpentersville

Our Carpentersville family martial arts classes give you the most well-rounded self-defense you can find. You'll grow stronger, faster, more agile. All while having a ton of fun and making friends in every class. Come try it now.

Summer Camp
in Carpentersville

Let’s give your child the summer of their lives. Amazing, enthusiastic staff. Action-packed games & activities. Every day here is an adventure. Click now to discover why parents and kids call us the #1 Summer Camp in Carpentersville.

After-School Program
in Carpentersville

Discover the #1 After-School Program in Carpentersville. Fun fitness & groovy games burn that extra energy. Quiet focus time lets kids put their heads down and get to it. And our amazing instructors are there for them every step of the way.

Location E-Learning Center
in Carpentersville

A safe, focused, clean space with strong Wi-Fi and amazing staff where your child can study, learn, and grow. Bring your child and their tablet or computer, we’ll take care of the rest.

why CHOOSE Blackhawk TaeKwonDo?

Martial Arts in Carpentersville

 Blackhawk Taekwondo is a student and family first traditional martial arts school that is veteran owned and operated. We pride ourselves in putting our families, students, and the art of Taekwondo first and business second. With this philosophy you will find that there are no gimmicks, no fine print, no smoke and mirrors, just real Masters and Instructors with a passion to teach, learn, and grow the art of Taekwondo in our community. 

We have over 40 years experience in Taekwondo, training and competing globally, and a training and study program that has been developed and passed down for generations. When you arrive at our school you will notice that the curriculum has not been watered down or bought from third party sources like some others, it is traditional and effective. 

We want our students to not only be confident in themselves, but to also be effective in making good choices, decisions, and being able to defend themselves. 

While many schools focus on fun and games we believe that we can have fun while training without sacrificing precious class time on games.

Martial Arts in and of itself has been known to not only help but improve students lives that have trouble paying attention, staying focused, and learning. Traditional martial arts has been doing this for decades without smoke and mirrors and without the use of so called unaccredited “Child development courses”

Here is a link to an article about The Effect of Taekwondo Practice on Cognitive Function

Here is also an article from the NY Times 

You will also find here that adults and children have separate class times for training. This is especially important for parents who need to turn off being a parent for an hour and focus on themselves. Adults will also learn to not only be more confident, but also get stronger, and let go of the stress that comes with being an adult. We believe that the stress you come in with should be left on the mat and not picked back up and carried with you when you leave. You will notice differences in training between the age groups because we create classes based on the need of the student, and the need of a 10 year old is not the same need as an adult. We believe in balance between a healthy mind and a healthy body to go along with the ability to take control of a situation at a moments notice. 

Blackhawk TaeKwonDo
brings out the good in my son!
Thank you for all that you do in helping our children become healthier body, mind and soul.
I signed both of my kids for the wonderful program about a year ago. Best decision I have made in my life!!
...you're not just a student, you're family! Master Lannone encourages, inspires, promotes a healthy & positive mind and body, and teaches all the importance of setting goals, not just in the dojang but in life.
Master Lannone works with every student to improve - meeting them where they're at and helping them move forward in their life in a positive way!

It's the will. Not the skill.

Build Self-Discipline

Your starting fitness and skill levels don’t matter – as long as you put in the effort in every class, you’ll see results.

Gain Confidence

When you step out of your comfort zone in our classes, you allow space for unshakable confidence to grow.

Improve Focus

Mindfulness practices don’t go away when you step off the mat. The skills you gain in class flow into everything you do.

About our programs

Preschool Martial Arts
(Ages 3-7)
in Carpentersville

The earlier your child builds their balance, coordination, and motor skills -- the better. Our Carpentersville preschool kids martial arts classes are amazing for this and more. Kids also build social skills through group training, and get powerful mentorship from our amazing instructors.

Kids Martial Arts
(Ages 8-17)
in Carpentersville

Would you like your child to grow their focus, confidence, discipline, and sense of respect? Then our Carpentersville kids martial arts classes are for you. We've helped so many families in our community. We'd love to help you too. We get your child off their screens, and do powerful fitness & self-defense to make their bodies & minds as strong as can be.

Adult Martial Arts
(Ages 18+)
in Carpentersville

Amazing community? Check. Action-packed, body-toning fitness? Check. Life-saving martial arts? Check. Our Carpentersville adult martial arts classes make you stronger -- inside and out. As your body transforms, so does your mind. That's the thousands-of-years-old secret of martial arts.

Family Martial Arts
in Carpentersville

Even if you're out of shape... and have never trained in martial arts in your entire life... You will love these Carpentersville family martial arts classes. Make friends. Tone your body. Sharpen your mind. Learn life-saving self-defense. Come try it out today.

Summer Camp
in Carpentersville

The Carpentersville summer camp that kids, and parents, can’t stop raving about. Incredible, passionate staff. Ridiculously fun games & activities. An environment that gets every child opening up and making friends. Click now to learn more.

After-School Program
in Carpentersville

“I couldn’t imagine a better Carpentersville after-school program.” Parents are blown away by our amazing, enthusiastic staff… our fun fitness-focused games… and how productive our “Quiet Focus Time” is. Kids just love how fun it is, and how many friends they make.

Location E-Learning Center
in Carpentersville

Need a safe, clean space for your child to remote learn while you work? Our amazing e-learning center, here in Carpentersville, is loved by kids and parents alike. Come find out why!<

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about our martial arts programs

Bullies are rooted in insecurity and fear. But our Carpentersville kids martial arts classes grow confidence, focus, and respect. And our group training builds positive social skills and confidence. So long story short: No! Your child won’t become a bully, and there are no bullies in our classes either!

That is up to you! If you need some ‘me time’ — go grab a coffee and relax. Your child is in great hands. If you’d like to stay and observe, you’re welcome to do that as well, and make friends with the other parents. We’ve got a great community here in our Carpentersville martial arts school and can’t wait for you to become part of it.

No way! Some folks come to us who have never exercised in their lives. Others have athlete-levels of fitness. That’s the beauty of martial arts — everyone starts at the same place. And although you’re in a group setting, you’re on your own personal journey. Some people advance faster than others. Every pace is okay. There’s no ego here in our Carpentersville kids and adult martial arts classes. Just support and positivity.

There is no real answer for this! And we’d urge you to be cautious of any school that gives you one. The truth is, the path to black belt is a deeply personal and individual journey. Some folks have natural talent and practice hard every day. Other people need to spend more time building coordination and fitness. 

It’s not about getting to black belt. It’s about you becoming a better version of yourself along the way. As you train, overcome obstacles, make friends, find support — you’ll become a stronger you, inside and out. 

And our instructors here at Blackhawk TaeKwonDo Carpentersville are committed to you every step.

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For your first martial arts class here at Blackhawk TaeKwonDo of Carpentersville — you’ll only need a few things: Comfy clothes, a water bottle, and an open mind. 

It’s perfectly natural to be nervous your first time too. Happens to everyone! As soon as you see how kind and welcoming our community here is, that will disappear. 

Not at all! Carpentersville men, women, and children of all fitness levels come to us, whether it’s for kids or adult martial arts. Come as you are!

Some of our top students were unfit and uncoordinated at first. Now they’re performing techniques they never dreamed possible. The confidence they gained realizing what they were capable of is the biggest gift of the process.

All you have to do is show up. We’ll take care of the rest.