My husband grew up studying martial arts and he looked into over 10 schools to put our 4 year old daughter in when we moved to Elk Grove. What we love most about Lee's Korean Martial Arts is the family atmosphere. Everyone is always greeted by a smile be it from an instructor, student, or parent.
The Elk Grove martial arts academy instructs in both traditional Tae Kwon Do and Hap Ki Do. I love the emphasis on discipline and ethics. My daughter has also become very flexible in just a few months of training!
This isn't a ""black belt factory"" school. All students regardless of age are required to successfully test in order to be promoted to their next belt color. I think testing is only once every 3 months, and the students are expected to retain EVERYTHING. I especially like that because I know my daughter is getting a solid foundation of real skills rather than just looking awesome when she kicks.
I highly recommend Lee's Korean Martial Arts for kids, teens, adults, and especially as an activity for families. I was very impressed with how many families actually train together at the academy- from those with young children like ourselves to teens, and everyone is just sincerely friendly.