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Marla BB's Tae Kwon Do Studio

The new Tae Kwon Do Studio at Spirit of the Heart Martial Arts & Self-Defense Center is run by Marla BB, 3rd Degree Black Belt - certified by the World Tae Kwon Do Federation "Kukkiwon" headquarters in Seoul, Korea. Recently relocated from New York City, Ms. BB has been involved in the Martial Arts since 1987. She teaches a traditional style of Korean Karate with lots of jumping, kicking, blocking, & punching techniques.

TAE KWON DO is a Korean kicking & punching Martial Art.

  • TAE means Foot
  • KWON stands for Fist
  • DO is The Way

The Way of Kicking & Punching through physical, mental, & spiritual discipline. This Martial Art which today is an Olympic Sport is traditionally known for it's jumping, flying kicks. In addition, students will learn self defense techniques with blocks & counter attacks, and forms that work the whole body as if responding to an imaginary fight sequence. Specific cardio conditioning & dynamic stretching exercises are also a part of each 75 minute class.

Free Trial Class For All Ages

Teens & Adults meet Wednesday evenings 6:00 - 7:30pm and Saturday afternoons 12:30 - 2:00pm

* NEW * Kids' Class meets Thursdays 5:00 - 5:45pm

Come by Spirit of the Heart or call 413-296-0187 for further info...

Children Learn:

  • Proper posture
  • Good breathing
  • Fine-tuned listening & responding skills
  • Working cooperatively & competitively in a positive way with a group
  • Mutual respect
  • Form fun new friendships!
"Tae Kwon Do power comes from an explosive force that anyone regardless of sex or size can achieve!"

Students Experience:

  • Sparring with safety gear, Olympic-style
  • Self Defense practice
  • Board Breaking
  • Forms memorization of movement to an imaginary fight sequence expressing their own part of the martial art...
"My belief is the more Martial Arts I know the less I will ever have to use it."

Come In, Call or Email

Spirit of the Heart Martial Arts & Self-Defense Center
47 Market Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Phone: 413-296-0187

or Come by during class time!

Marla BB is also a nationally touring Blues/Rock singer.

"She's no angel, she's a gutsy woman in a man's world trying to succeed at what she loves best - Bombshell blues queen Marla BB kicks butt!" Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, MA 2000