McClellan's Taekwondo Academy

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With belt testing coming up this week, this is a valuable lesson to remember

These awesome members of our STORM team came in yesterday afternoon on the first Friday of summer to practice their old forms so they are better prepared to help with classes! #mtafamily #tkdamerica #leadership #kidsteachingkids

Families who kick together, stick together! #mtafamily #taekwondo #tkdamerica #family @ McClellan's Taekwondo Academy

We wrapped up a great Black Belt Conference today with an awesome school owner workout!! We will be open for our regular class times tomorrow and can’t wait to share about our conference experience with you! #mtafamily #tkdamerica #teammcclellan

Midwest Region Taekwondo America

School Owner Workout: kicking drills, form practice, and sparring fun. #midwestta #tkdamerica

Unfortunately today was not Miss Katie’s day, but she’s already got her eye set on testing at DISNEY in September!

Good luck to Mrs. Sain (aka Miss Katie) testing for her Third Degree Decided Black Belt today!!

Throwback Thursday indeed. I'm in the car with two of them with Katie headed to test tomorrow!! We have been at it a while and still love it.

Throw Back Thursday : Can you guess who these instructors are? Two of them are at the Gahanna school.

Panda class is at 5:00 today. No classes Friday or Monday.

We are closed today (Wednesday, May 22), Thursday May 23, Friday May 24 and Monday, May 27 while our instructors are at Taekwondo America's Black Belt Conference.

Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 28!

Thank you Reagan McGuire & Laura Yost for these amazing pictures!!

Thank you Reagan McGuire & Laura Yost for these amazing pictures!!

Central Ohio Tournament May 2019

Power In Motion

Check out this awesome special!!

Adults - these day passes would be perfect to get in a workout while we are at Black Belt Conference this week.

Day Passes are only $5 today through Memorial Day! Come get a workout in or take a class 💪

Spread the word!

We can't wait to be part of the New Albany Founder's Day parade tomorrow!!

McClellan's Taekwondo Academy's cover photo

Don't forget to stop by Chipotle tonight from 5:00-9:00pm to support our students who are attending Midwest Summer Camp!

Miss M would like to send a special Happy Mother’s Day wish to her mom, Mrs. M. After working full-time, she is always volunteering to be at the school to help teach the kids. MTA would not be the same without Mrs. M!

April 2019 Testing & Awards Ceremony

[05/12/19]   Happy Mother’s Day to all of our moms, stepmoms, aunts, and grandmothers at MTA!!

Midwest Region Taekwondo America

Midwest Region TKD School Tour - Stop 1
👊 McClellan's Taekwondo Academy 👊

"I opened the doors to McClellan's Taekwondo Academy on August 1, 2016 after teaching elementary school for three years. I wanted to be a school owner since I was 12 years old and I decided I was finally going to follow my dream at the age of 26. I have always looked up to Mrs. Lacy, Mrs. Davis, and Ms. Peck as role models and am thankful that I have the opportunity to learn from them to become a better school owner and instructor. People often ask what is the best decision you have ever made and my answer is easy - "the best decision I have ever made was quitting my teaching job to follow my dream and open my own taekwondo school." My favorite part about my taekwondo school is that my parents both volunteer as instructors every single day after they get done working their own full-time jobs. Some people may think that working with your parents can have a lot of negatives, but I absolutely love it!" Ms. McClellan #midwestta #taekwondoamerica

[05/07/19]   We may not be training for the Endgame, but we are harnessing the power infinity stone each and every class!

Students as young as three years old are learning how to focus, follow directions, and learn important character traits like courtesy and perseverance all while kicking and punching.

MTA is now enrolling students in all classes! (Yes, we have several adults who are beginner students and would love to have you come out and try a class too!)


You have to love BatDad

I was just trying to help!

We are so excited to introduce our two newest Level One instructors at MTA - Miss Reed & Miss Fitzer!! #mtafamily #teenagers #instructors

We are absolutely loving working with Kris & Kylee from Ninja Star this week!!!

Power In Motion

Check out our new neighbors two doors down (where Pai Yoga previously was). As fitness junkies ourselves, we are super excited to have this gym open up near us! Looking for a place to go workout while your kid takes class? Check out Power In Motion!

We are a Functional Training Membership Based Gym with a state of the art facility. We have all custom made equipment to fit our members and clients specific needs. People are all part of our family, not just a number.

Don’t forget that there are no regular classes Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week because Ninja Star will be here for picture days!

Remember to wear your full white uniform and bring your best smile! 😁

#SuperheroSunday With the new Avengers movie coming out this weekend, let’s have a little fun with creating your Marvel character name.

If you're looking for somewhere to go for lunch or dinner today, consider stopping by the MOD Pizza on Morse Road and mention McClellan's Taekwondo. 20% of all purchases will go towards students who are attending Taekwondo America's Midwest Regional Summer Camp in July.

Thank You!!

Our Little Ninjas had a blast matching the Easter Eggs with the hula hoop color tonight.

There is a reason we play games

When we play a game at the end of class, it is much more than just something fun to do. Here is Miss McClellan's newest blog post on why we play those games at the end of every class. “For a small child there is no division between playing and learning; between the things he or she does ‘just for fun’ and things that are ‘educational.’” – Pen

Parents Train Free - Now Enrolling!

Check out all of these awesome parents who signed up to train for 6 months and took class with their kid(s) on Friday during family class! It's not too late to take advantage of this awesome special.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever seen Miss M give you or your child this look before 🙋🏼‍♀️

We are so excited to announce that Mr. and Mrs. Harrell (Miss McClellan’s best friends) will be opening a taekwondo school in Dallas, TX this summer. Please check out Denton Taekwondo America and like their page!

Denton Taekwondo America is coming to YOU this summer! Help us spread the word by liking our page and telling all of your friends!

We are now an official Better Business Bureau Accredited Business!!

It's supposed to be 75 degrees and sunny get to class TODAY!!!!

That way you can take the day off of taekwondo and go outside and play tomorrow!

I couldn’t be more proud of this group of Brown-Black Belt kids on their testing tonight. Only 13 out of 23 passed testing, but everyone cheered each other on the whole time and were all smiles at the end of testing. This group has truly become friends both on the floor and outside of the school. Everyone looked great and tried their best tonight. Whether they passed or not, they will all be back in class next week!

Pajama Day + Family Class + Parents wanting to play dodgeball after a long week of spring break = a fun way to end class!

Here is a great article from our friend Melody Johnson on why coaching from the sidelines is harmful for your child's development.


Why Coaching from the Sidelines is Harmful for Your Child’s Development

As parents, we want what’s best for our children, and we also want our children to give it their best when they participate in extra-curricular sports and activities. The problem is, we sometimes get caught up in our desire to see our children perform well and we speak up at the wrong times. With that said, I’ve put together some details about how coaching from the sidelines plays a harmful role in our child’s emotional development.

(Please note as it relates to this article, I’m focusing on a martial arts parent because that’s the environment I’m an expert at when it comes to this topic. However, this information is easily related to other sports and activities.)

For starters: your child’s brain is already occupied with so many thoughts. Take a sparring match for example:
• Which technique should I throw?
• What technique is my opponent going to throw?
• What if I get hit?
• What did my instructor just say?
• What did my classmate just say?
• What did my parent just say?
• Was that other parent talking to me?
• What are the rules about hitting the head again?
• What if I miss?
• What is the score?
• How much time do I have left?

You can imagine this a lot to think about, and when your parent is yelling at you, chances are the emotional cup will run over!

How about a simple class where your child is learning a ‘kata?’ Here’s what’s going on in your child’s mind:
• What move is next?
• Is it my left hand, right hand, left foot, right foot?
• What did my instructor just say?
• What did my parent just say?
• What will my classmates think if I make a mistake?
• What will my instructor think if I make a mistake?
• What will my parents think if I make a mistake?
• How many moves do I have left?

Again, there’s a lot of ‘movement’ going on with your child’s neurons, and your coaching from the sidelines, be it positive or negative, could make your child’s emotional stability fall off balance.

But let’s not forget that your coaching is a distraction to other people besides just your child:
• It distracts the other students.
• It distracts other parents.
• It distracts the instructors.

So, although you have good intentions with coaching from the sidelines, there are more productive options:
• Give your child tips and encouragement before class or competition.
• Remain silent unless you see your child look to you for advice or support.
• Provide constructive feedback after class or competition.

Hopefully this article sheds some light on coaching from the sidelines, and prompts you to take more constructive steps towards your child’s performance in extra-curricular sports and activities. The goal should be to help foster growth and development, as well as encourage the fun out of it. After all, it’s the great memories that last a lifetime.

It’s always a fun class when the Banco Bros and the Geiger Girls are in the same class!! #siblings #taekwondo #funfitness

Don’t forget that to kick off Spring Break Spirit Week today, we are wearing our favorite Superhero apparel/costume to class!

Last week, these kids challenged themselves by choosing to break an adult board with a side kick at the ages of 6 & 7. Then our 10-year old students decided to break two adult boards with a side kick. #sidekick #strongkids #goodtechnique #pushyourself #determined

#SiblingSunday Family is a huge part of what we do at MTA. Post a picture of you and your sibling with one of you in uniform. Here is Miss M at her first awards ceremony in August 1997 with her younger sister Miss Katie (who was only 3).

Transformation Tuesday - look at how much our school has changed since we opened on August 1, 2016. What are some of the big differences that you notice?

March 2019 Regional Tournament

[03/18/19]   Did you know that you can get 1 on 1 instruction with Miss McClellan? We offer 15-minute private lessons everyday from 3:30 - 4:15 and again from 8:00 - 8:30. Send us a message to schedule yours today.

March 2019 Regional Tournament

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