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Location & Hours


335 Water Street, Top Floor 

Augusta, Maine


Map available on "Contact us" page


Tuesday evenings:

-Beginner 5:45 p.m.

-Advanced 7:00 p.m.


Thursday evenings:

-Beginner 5:45 p.m.

-Advanced 7:00 p.m.


Saturday Classes:

-Advanced Class - Time/Location varies


Self defense and

private lessons

also available.


Please contact

the school for details.








T a e k w o n d o

It's time to work out and meet some new people! The best way to enjoy the evenings is to have a hobby to keep you occupied, make new friends and get in shape.  

We invite you to see why people of all ages are interested in our traditional martial arts program.  Augusta Taekwondo Center is a place where individuals can reach their fitness goals, learn practical self-defense, gain confidence, and have fun.

Visit us at 335 Water Street or call 623-5380, mention you saw our page, and you'll get two weeks free!

Our no-obligation offer to try class will give you a chance to come in, see how well you like it, and experience instruction from Central Maine's finest.  Now's the time to challenge yourself and do something that you've always wanted to do! 



Augusta Taekwondo Center is Central Maine's leading martial arts center offering traditional-style training in Taekwondo and TangSooDo.   


Our instructors have decades of experience, are nationally and internationally certified, challenge our students, and incorporate traditional values that have inspired great martial artists throughout the generations.  See our Black Belts page.

Our training is an excellent aerobic workout through instruction in blocking/striking, kicking, self-defense, falling, free-sparring and forms.  In addition to the physical aspects of the art, our students follow the tenets of Taekwondo - courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit.

Services we offer: 

  • Professional instruction in a safe environment
  • No contracts 
  • Affordable tuition (rates listed on FAQ page)
  • Family rates available (same household) 
  • Self-defense seminars
  • Private Lessons/private introductory classes available
  • All classes are taught by the Master Instructor





Our Instructor:

Master Joel Gilbert, 4th Dan Taekwondo/4rd Dan Tang Soo Do, nationally and internationally certified, teaching Korean Martial Arts since 1989.  

Our Affiliates: 

Master Dana R. Vaillancourt,

7th Dan Taekwondo/8th Dan Tang Soo Do

Vaillancourt's Korean Martial Arts, Huron, SD

   Visit  Master Vaillancourt's web page at:


Master George Manlove, 4th Dan Taekwondo/4th Dan Tang Soo Do  

Black Bear Tae Kwon Do, University of Maine Student Rec. & Fitness Center, Orono, ME 




Pictured above: Master Gilbert, Master Manlove, Mr. Thompson, Master Vaillancourt