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Studio Certifications

Kukkiwon & World Taekwondo

Hard Work Martial Arts Instructors are all ranked directly within the Kukkiwon & World Taekwondo Organization, as well as the USATaekwondo Organization, allowing them to coach in competitions up to and including the Olympics.

World Taekwondo is the original International Federation governing the sport of Taekwondo and is a member of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations and International Paralympic Committee. Kukkiwon is the Korean Headquarters for Taekwondo as a whole, and overseeing the development of Olympic Style taekwondo throughout the world. Without the Kukkiwon & World Taekwondo, the martial art as it is now would not exist, nor be as widespread and accepted as it is. The goal of this organization is to help spread the physical, mental, and cultural skills of taekwondo by helping to train students to become the best version of themselves.


Team USA & USATaekwondo

Hard Work Martial Arts is a certified Club within the USATaekwondo Organization, meaning all students, staff, and coaches can qualify for the US Olympic Trials as well as providing coaching and on the floor services for these events.

USATaekwondo is part of Team USA & the US Olympic Team.​ USATaekwondo overseeing training, sets rules, guidelines, safety, ranking, weight divisions, coaching requirements, certifications, and oversight for all US Olympic and Paralympic members, coaches, and staff.

To become a member of USATaekwondo, you must be a ranked member of the Kukkiwon & World Taekwondo Organizations. Pass reoccurring background checks and become certified by the U.S. Center for Safesport. The studio itself must be a registered club with the organization, and must apply for recertification every year. Hard Work Martial Arts has been a sanctioned club by the USATaekwondo & Team USA organizations since it began development in 2017.


The U.S Center for SafeSport

All staff at Hard Work Martial Arts members are certified by the U.S. Center for Safesport. The Center is the National Governing body on safety for the Olympic and Paralympic Movements.

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is an independent nonprofit committed to ending all forms of abuse in sport. This includes bullying, harassment, hazing, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual misconduct and abuse. The Center is the first and only national organization of its kind. The Center provides services to sport entities on abuse prevention techniques, policies and programs and provides a safe, professional and confidential place for individual athletes.

Their mission is to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation’s sports culture. All athletes deserve to participate in sports free from bullying, hazing, sexual misconduct or any form of emotional or physical abuse.

Their vision is that every athlete will be safe, supported, and strengthened through sport.

To qualify as a member, individuals must go through yearly training and certification, as well as pass annual background checks at the Federal, State, & Local levels.


National Academy of Sports Medicine

The senior staff of Hard Work Martial Arts are all NASM Certified. Instructors wishing become coaches for HWMA competitors or to run our Strength & Conditioning program must also become NASM certified personal trainers.

The National Academy of Sports Medicine has been world-renowned for the quality of their personal trainers and the scientific rigor of their program for over 30 years, as well as taking personal training to a whole new level.

Courses are developed using an Optimum Performance Training model, a system based on scientific, evidence-based research.

NASM is part of Ascend Learning, the leader in providing technology-based education and certification solutions and is also a partner of the Athletics and Fitness Association of America and Premier Global in the United Kingdom.


Child Care Aware of America

Child Care Aware® of America works with more than 400 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies nationwide. To achieve our mission, our organization leads projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, undertakes research, and advocates child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families.

Their Vision
Every family in the United States has access to a high-quality, affordable child care system. The child care system supports children’s growth, development and educational advancement and creates a positive economic impact for families and communities.

Their Mission
They advance a child care system that effectively serves all children and families.

Our work is strengthened by a national network of child care resource and referral agencies and diverse members and partners.

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