Martial Arts Educator Mardo Muralles teaches Tae Kwon Do in Portsmouth RI. He has studied Martial Arts for over twenty five years, and holds a 5th Degree Black Belt.
 
He is the owner and head instructor of Mardo’s Tae Kwon Do academy where he personally teaches both beginning and advanced level classes.
 
Mr. Muralles enjoys teaching, and makes every effort to help each individual student to succeed in Tae Kwon Do, regardless of any physical or mental disability present.
 
The school features a fine staff of assistant instructors who have studied under Mardo. This offers each student further individual attention when it is required. Please view the schedule for class times.

Tae Kwon Do as a Sport
 
  As a sport, Tae Kwon Do has rapidly taken its place in the world’s sporting arenas. It is now an official Olympic Sporting event. A great amount of skill, control and discipline is required in the art and sport of Tae Kwon Do. The control-contact philosophy of Mardo’s Tae Kwon Do Academy (MTKDA) makes it safe for everyone to enjoy.
   


Tae Kwon Do for Self Defense


Tae Kwon Do is considered an extremely effective form of unarmed self-defense due to the specific techniques that the system teaches. Because of this, one does not need to be a tall muscular male to successfully use Tae Kwon Do in self-defense. Many females have attained black belt level and are highly proficient in the practice.

 

 
 
Tae Kwon Do for Physical Fitness
   

Many mistakenly believe that Tae Kwon Do focuses on the breaking of boards and bricks and therefore, is not safe or healthy. The breaking of bricks and boards is but a small part of Tae Kwon Do, and it is done only to demonstrate power and focus of a specific technique. Tae Kwon Do is a comprehensive discipline that utilizes all the muscles of the body. Because of this, it is a natural weight regulator, taking pounds off where appropriate, putting them on, or redistributing them as required.