Community Involvement

Giving Back

Community Events

Core Taekwondo takes pride in representing the community at various events on the Peninsula. Our students smiles, focus and showmanship will please any crowd!

Some of the events our students have performed at include:

  • San Mateo County Fair
  • San Mateo Lion Dance Festival
  • San Mateo Summerfest
  • College of San Mateo Farmers Market
  • Meter Garden Unveiling
  • San Mateo Wine Walk
  • Relay for Life

If you’d like us be involved in your event please get in touch, our students gain a lot of confidence from these events and we’re always interested in helping out.

Core TKD Foundation

Established in 2018 as a way to help all students have access to all aspects of Taekwondo, the CoreTKD Foundation aims to give students a fundraising platform to reach their Taekwondo goals.

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Teen Leadership Committee

At Core Taekwondo, being a Black Belt is not just about kicking and punching – it’s about leading by example both on and off the mats.

Team Leadership Committee members develop leadership skills by planning and executing events like Parents Night Out, they strengthen their techniques by assisting with children’s classes, and they learn the importance of forming a strong, safe and welcoming community.

The Teen Leadership Committee is also involved in organizing community service projects that benefit the larger community. During their 2017 Can & Candy drive, the TLC generated over 250lbs of items for Second Harvest and 150lbs of candy for Operation Gratitude!

Black Belt Community Service

All Core Taekwondo Black Belts are required to design and implement a community service project.

Here are a few examples of the outstanding projects we have seen thus far:

  • A donation drive of baby items for LifeMoves First Step for Families.
  • Projects to help feed the homeless including canned food drives, volunteering at local food banks and promoting others to join in and help out.
  • Promoting literacy by volunteering at local preschools and reading with kids.
  • A free women’s self defense seminar open to the community to help empower women.


Our son really enjoyed your virtual camp. He looked forward to it every day and it was a wonderful way for him to get some exercise, try new things, and connect with others in a fun and engaging way. And for us parents, it was a lifesaver. Thank you!!

- Parent of child that attended Spring Camp

We’ve been really impressed by the transition into virtual classes. My son has been engaged and continues to learn dispite not having the physical interaction. CoreTKDs creative thinking has produced fun extra classes/family events such as sock nunchucks, cooking and family bingo. CoreTKD is our happy place during a much needed time!!

- Lisa, parent of student in Childrens programs

We have been so happy at Core Taekwondo. My 3 and 5 year old both love taking classes with Master Meggie and her staff, and have learned so much in the past 8 months.

- Crystal, parent of students in Children and Little Kicker programs

The camp was filled with fun-packed activities such as swimming and playtime at the park. When summer ended, she asked us to sign her up again for the next summer.

- Galen, parent of student from Summer Camp

My son embraced Core Learning's fun, afterschool learning program from Day 1. He comes home talking about oceans, animals and all the facts that he has learned. Core has ignited his curiosity and love for learning, and the fact that he also gets all the taekwondo training that he can handle is icing on the cake!

- Rod, parent of student in Afterschool Program

Core Taekwondo just brings out the best in our son. He's become more physically coordinated, as well as more confident in his approach to everything from school work to hitting a baseball. We credit Core with playing a pivotal role in his overall development. It’s the one activity that seems to have the greatest positive effect on all the others. And above all our son loves being there.

- Eugene, parent of student in Afterschool Program

I have noticed that when my children are irritable, going to class settles them down. My son especially benefits, because he is a very physical kid. The combination of physical exercise and self-awareness is a big win for both kids. These skills will serve them well into their adult years.

- Elizabeth, parent of teenage students

As a beginner adult, it’s been difficult to find a martial arts class where I’m not surrounded by children. After all, one doesn’t need to be a kid to want to try something new. I’m learning self-defense strategies, memorizing forms, strengthening, varying my boring elliptical routine, and having fun with like-minded adults!

- Geri, Adult program

Jumping into a martial arts program as an adult can be incredibly daunting. Core Taekwondo took me back to the basics, working at a pace that is individualized, and pushes me to grow and do better in a safe and fun way. The classes give you a fantastic cardio workout, in addition to focusing on self control, self esteem, and safety in self defense. Amazing, dedicated instructors, that treat each student like family!

- Daniel, Adult program

I come from a background in Olympic lifting and have always felt like I had a good base level of strength and fitness. What I was missing was flexibility and confidence in my skills to defend myself. The adult program has been tremendously beneficial in improving my flexibility and educating me on how best to get out of a difficult situation.

- Craig, Adult program
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