McClellan's Taekwondo Academy

We were going through old pictures today and stumbled across some of these baby faces of our current students (6 of whom are Black Belts!)

Miss Palmquist and Miss McClellan are all set up and ready to meet everyone at the Gahanna Kids Fest! Make sure you stop by and say hi!

Community Self-Defense Seminar

Community Self-Defense Seminar

February 2020 Testing & January National Tournament in Plano, TX

February 2020 Testing & January National Tournament in Plano, TX

We’re ready to kick off class #1 of self defense & stranger danger tonight!!

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We are so proud of all of our testers!

It takes guts to get in front of a large crowd and perform at your best. Whether you passed or got a no change, you should’ve gotten your “mandatory” ice cream/special treat from your family because YOU had guts!

“It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it.” - Jimmy Dugan, A League of Their Own

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." - Colin Powell

🥋 Testing Time 🥋

Belt Testings are meant to be motivational! Passing or No Changing are both learning experiences that you can grow from.

#tkdamerica #martialarts #motivation #success

Make up testing crew tonight rocked it!! We are excited to get back to regular classes tomorrow with our self-defense & stranger danger buddy day!

Today is National Pizza Day!! If you know the McClellans, you know that we LOVE pizza. What is your favorite pizza and where from??

We’re all set for tomorrow’s Belt Ceremony!! Congratulations to all of our students who advanced in rank. #mtafamily #proudinstructor #mystudentsareawesome #taekwondo #tkdamerica

We had a great time teaching classes at Gahanna High Point Elementary’s Super Saturday this morning!!

Our Little Ninjas did a fantastic job at testing yesterday!! #preschoolers #kindergarteners #martialartsforkids #selfcontrol #confidencebuilding #lifeskillsforkids #followingdirections

A great reminder with testing this week!!

We have make up testing next Tuesday for anyone who doesn’t make it to testing this week.

With testing coming up next weekend it's extra important to make sure you are getting extra rest and keeping kids home if they show any sign of illness (spiked temperature, cough, runny nose, more tired than usual, or different bathroom habits).

We have some students with compromised immune systems so what may feel like just a case of sniffles for you can leave them seriously sick to the point of needing to be hospitalized. Remember, when in doubt, sit it out!
#fluseason #vrtkd #testingweektips

Don't forget that we have our February Belt Testing this week! Here is the schedule for the week. :)

Don’t forget that we are closed today and tomorrow while we are in Dallas, TX for the National Tournament!

Remember - if you send us a video of you practicing your form, you will receive a special colored stripe on your belt next week!

We are open for our regularly scheduled classes today, Monday, January 20!

Remember that we will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the National Tournament, so come to class early this week to get your fifth and sixth stripes!

Our Little Ninjas have been working really hard on their one step this week. Notice how they can go from getting their wiggles out to staying focused during the one step!

Miss McClellan helped with tournament prep classes at Denton Taekwondo America this morning and got her super cool tournament stripe!!

Remember, that we will be closed January 23 & 24 for the National Tournament in Dallas, TX.

Kick off 2020 on the right foot with regular classes starting TOMORROW night!!

Remember, we are trying out our new teen/adult schedule for Tues and Thurs starting tomorrow! Kids schedule is remaining the same.
Teens @ 6:45-7:30
Adults @7:30-8:15

TOMORROW @ 6:30pm

Teens & Adults ALL RANKS (ages 11+) one hour TKD class

Everyone from all of our Taekwondo America schools are welcome to attend as well.

You can wear workout clothes or regular TKD clothes. Bring your sparring gear!

[12/26/19]   MONDAY @ 6:30pm Teens & Adults

If you are old enough to take the teen/adult class (11+) you are welcome to come take class on Monday evening at 6:30pm. You can wear any workout clothes or your regular TKD clothes (no belts required) but bring your sparring gear! The workout will just be an hour, but will give everyone a chance to come and get a workout in.

Merry Christmas from the McClellan and Sain Families to everyone!! May you enjoy spending the day together, smiling, laughing and creating lifelong memories. #mtafamily #instructors #schoolowners

Mr. M & Mrs. M have been hard at work these last two days putting up boards behind the heavy bags, painting the blue wall and painting the rail!

Meet Eesha! She is the middle of the three Desai girls and at 3 years old is currently a Purple Belt in the Little Ninjas class. When her dad and older sister first started classes with us in August 2016, Eesha was only 3 months old. By our first annual reindeer games class in December, she had learned how to sit up on her own and was so excited to sit on the mats after class with her dad and sister. She was so proud of herself, we just had to tie on a size 000 belt to see how cute she was. Over the next few years, we would practice walking, talking, and potty training after class. Fast forward to today where Eesha is taking class beside her dad and sister on Friday night Family class. She is able to follow directions, stand still, hold conversations with peers, and has earned 5 belts in her taekwondo journey. She has grown up at MTA and the Desai family is a staple at our taekwondo school. You might get a hug from the youngest one or have a class taught by the oldest one, but the Desai family is a family that will be at MTA forever.

Taekwondo isn’t just about kicking and punching. It’s about building character and helping students, especially the younger students learn valuable life skills. Taekwondo at MTA is unique in that we are all one family! #mtafamily

Come kick off Winter Break with our annual Reindeer Games classes tonight!! Wear your Christmas pajamas/hats/shirts and come play some fun games before we are closed for the week.

Little Ninjas @ 6:15pm
Family Class @ 7:00pm

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Skating Party 2019

Skating Party 2019

December 2019 Testing

December 2019 Testing

Polar Express Parent's Night Out

Polar Express Parent's Night Out

Polar Express Parent's Night Out

Polar Express Parent's Night Out

[12/18/19]   Remember, TODAY is the last day that we are accepting donations of snacks, hats, gloves, bottled waters, wipes, gift cards, etc for our Holiday Help Drive!

Miss McClellan will be making all of the deliveries tomorrow. :)

How long until Miss McClellan wipes out this year???

(She’s guessing 5 minutes)

Don’t forget our annual skating party is tonight at Chiller Easton 5:45-7:45!!

Don’t forget that our Annual MTA Skating Party is Tuesday from 5:45-7:45pm at the Chiller Easton!! It’s only $3 for skate rental since Miss M has rented out the rink and paid admission for everyone. All MTA students and families are welcome to attend. #mtafamily #holidayparty #martialartistsonice

“The McClellan’s mean happiness, family and fun.”

“Miss M gives great pep talks and great hugs and likes to take silly pictures.”

“Without your love of the sport and teaching others, so many people would never have attained such a huge accomplishment.”

“My confidence in standing up to bullies and standing up for myself has grown incredibly. I never in my wildest dreams would have thought this would have happened after signing up.”

“Follow your dreams; work hard at your goals; never give up and you’ll accomplish all of your dreams and someday you’ll earn your black belt too!”

When “Mr. Serious” Paul gets his Little Ninja Black Belt, everyone takes a picture doing “the Paul.” He portrays a very tough exterior, but he’s one of the nicest kids I know. Congratulations to all of our Little Ninjas on earning their new belts tonight! @ McClellan's Taekwondo Academy

[12/10/19]   No classes tonight as our advanced junior students (Brown - Black Belt kids) have their testing at 5:15pm!

Sam is ready for testing this week, are you??

[12/06/19]   Reminder that there are NO classes this evening, Friday, December 6th!

T-Shirts are on sale for only $5!!

**only t-shirts available are in stock now!

We had a lot of fun with Beat Michigan Week at the taekwondo school this week! Looking back at pictures from previous years, we are thankful for students who enjoy the friendly rivalry as much as we do! #BeatMichigan

Some fun moments from today’s workout in Hilliard.

TOP - Mr. M & Mr. Dominach
Bottom LEFT - Little Mr. Spanos
Bottom RIGHT - Big Mr. Spanos

Miss M, Mr. M, Big Mr. Spanos, and Little Mr. Spanos all enjoyed the Black Belt Black Friday workout today. Thank you Hilliard Taekwondo Academy for hosting a fun event!!

Some more fun with the lone Michigan fan of the night in the advanced class again tonight. #FunRivalry #WereAllFriends #BeatMichigan

Looking for a holiday gift that will get your child (or teenager) away from the video games, meeting new friends, building confidence, and learning how to defend themselves? How about the perfect taekwondo package this holiday season! Wondering if your child will enjoy it before you purchase the package? Well, come try a class for FREE starting as early as TODAY!

McClellan's Taekwondo Academy can help with that! We are currently offering our 2019 holiday package that comes in a box ready for you to wrap and give to your loved one. It includes: 8 weeks of unlimited classes, a full uniform, a t-shirt, and your first belt testing fee all for ONLY $99!

Purchase Here:

*We have programs for 3-5 year olds (little ninjas), 6-10 year olds (kids), 11-17 year olds (teens), and 18+ year olds (adults).

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