In-Person Taekwondo Classes

Providing a safe place to train

In-person classes focus on technique, conditioning and precision, supplemented with complementary online classes.

Students may attend class for either 30 minutes or 1 hour and they will be hosted outdoor at San Mateo Central Park at the southern most end of the baseball field by El Camino Real or under the stadium bleachers by 5th Ave when it's raining or the ground is wet.

All of our in-person classes will follow these safety precautions:

  • All students will wear a mask
  • Prior to entering the class area, all students will have their temperature checked via contactless thermometer
  • Everyone will have their hands sanitized
  • Class size is limited to 30 students to allow for social distancing


Do I need to wear a mask if I'm vaccinated?

Currently we are asking all students to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Fully vaccinated staff are not required to wear a mask.

Will there be an in person adult only class?

Currently we are only offering mixed age classes that adults are welcome to attend.

Will there be designated Teen Classes?

As with adults, teenagers are encouraged to attend their rank divided class.

Will there still be online classes?

YES! Our online classes will continue to run indefinitely.


MonAll Students: Open Class, then White - Yellow

Master Meggie

4:00 pm5:00 pm
TueAll Students: Open Class, then Orange - Green

Master Meggie

4:00 pm5:00 pm
WedAll Students: Open Class, then Purple - Blue

Master Meggie

4:00 pm5:00 pm
WedLittle Kicker: Ages 3 - 5

Master Meggie

5:00 pm5:30 pm
ThuAll Students: Open Class, then Adv. Blue - Brown

Master Meggie

4:00 pm5:00 pm
FriAll Students: Open Class, then Red - Black

Master Meggie

4:00 pm5:00 pm


Meggie Presti
Craig Presti
Juliet Bost
Melanie Felman


Pricing for our Taekwondo program ranges from $165/m to $199/m according to the frequency of attendance you’d like. We also offer discounted pricing for payments of 6 or 12 months in advance.

Getting Started

Come try class, it's on us :)

Schedule a free trial via the form below. You'll also need to complete the waiver before joining us in-person.


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
(650) 918-7853
Core Taekwondo
86 E 3rd Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401