Self-esteem & Martial Arts
From the introduction of the bow-in protocol, stances, kicks, and punches to ground engagement and stand up fighting, our students learn self-defense while embracing the essential philosophy of TaeKwonDo; courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit.
Expectations & Commitment
A Dobok or uniform will be worn during every student’s training. A student’s first class is an introduction of bow-in protocol, a very important tradition in martial arts. Students will learn various stances used in TaeKwonDo.
Students are assessed on their individual abilities and dedication to the basic beliefs of our sport before they progress to the more demanding aspects of TaeKwonDo. As each student progresses in their training, blocks, kicks, and punches will be taught.
Once proficient in their training, the student will be introduced to the Moo Duk Kwan system, learning advanced self-defense or battle techniques. Moo Duk Kwan is very physical training with sparring and hands-on moves including ground engagement and stand-up fighting.
TRAIN TODAY FOR FREE
We encourage you to observe our students and teachers as we bow-in and practice. Ask questions and expand your awareness.
When you are ready, join us for a FREE LESSON. Complete the form and we will contact you or drop-in to one of our beginner classes. Awaken the warrior that lives within you!
Check out the class schedule and make the commitment to expand your abilities, enjoy self-confidence, and awaken your warrior spirit!
Little Tigers: Ages 4 to 6
Youth: Ages 7 to 15
Adult: Ages 16 +
Class Color Key
Little Tigers: Gold
Intermediate: Green & Blue
Fitness classes by ClaRoFitness: Gray
New Training Equipment
The Punch King punching bag helps increase stamina and efficiency with improved targeting punching points that help prevent injury. We are excited to have two Punch King bags in the Dojang for our students to enjoy training with.
St. Clair’s School of Tae Kwon Do is committed to fostering confidence and developing positive attitudes in our students. Self-confidence, self-esteem, and empowerment translate into many aspects of life. From home to the playground, to the office and the boardroom, we are committed to helping our students achieve personal success in life.
Our primary focus is on developing each student’s skills by nurturing their individual abilities. We will teach our students both physical skills as well as positive mental skills that they will carry with them to work, play, or family, with a confident and enthusiastic outlook.
Master St. Clair
Master St Clair started his Martial Arts training at the age of twelve, training in Moo Duk Kwan and TaeKwonDo in San Mateo and San Francisco. He worked hard, training and entering local and state tournaments. Master St Clair received his first Black Belt on May 21, 1981. This was just the beginning! Master St Clair now holds an 7th Degree in MDK/TKD.
In 1993, he opened his dojang in San Francisco, California. His dojang recently celebrated twenty-five years of awakening the “Warrior Spirit” in his students and teaching the tenets of TaeKwonDo.
Master St Clair has been inducted seven times into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He continues to share his love of the martial arts and his joy in teaching. Master St Clair believes that the practice of TaeKwonDo opens paths to courtesy, leadership, courage, and perseverance.
We offer quality, traditional uniforms for training and practice, belts of color as training and skills progress, school t-shirts and hoodies, sparring equipment, martial art hats, stickers for kids of all ages, water bottles and other items.
The Pro Shop is open
Monday – Friday, 4pm – 7pm
Saturday, 10am – 11am
Dragon Traditionz Activewear
We are proud to carry Dragon Traditionz Activewear in our pro shop. Dragon Traditionz reflects the respect, honor, pride, and spirit of all the different styles of martial arts.
387 Ashton Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
Monday - Friday: 4pm - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 11am