Core Maker Program

Registrations open for Semester 1

Dates: September 7 - December 15
Hours: 3.15pm - 6.15pm
Days: Tuesday and Wednesday
Grades: 4 - 12 (younger with approval from Master Meggie)

Building on the success of our summer Black Belt Maker Camp, we are excited to announce the Core Maker Program, a 15 week course designed to build confidence and improve leadership skills, while helping students with time management, teamwork and a strong work ethic.

Throughout the course, students will:

  • Develop a product
  • Learn to market it
  • List it for online sale
  • Create media to inspire other young makers
  • Donate proceeds to a charity of their choice

Each Tuesday, students will engage with a different topic related to business and entrepenuriship, take a Taekwondo class, and have time to work independently on their project. Wednesdays will include hands on community service in our local community, Taekwondo and give students additional time to focus on their project.

Taekwondo + Maker?

While these topics may seem unrelated on the surface, both teach students the power of hard work, an indomitable spirit, to take risks and to follow through with practice. 95% of fortune 500 CEOs were college athletes and a surprising number hold high ranks in martial arts. While many sports teach teamwork, Taekwondo also helps students overcome fear, challenge themselves and build on skills incrementally to reach a goal.

Taekwondo + Maker ProgramTuition

Tuition is set at 4 monthly payments of $399. Included in this fee is unlimited Taekwondo classes ($199/m value)

There is a per-semester fee of $100 to cover the cost of materials.

Please note that a full semester commitment is required for all students enrolling.

Not yet a member at Core Taekwondo? Please complete the liability waiver before attempting to register.

A word from our makers:
Please note: Core Taekwondo is a martial arts school and not a licensed day care. We operate under a come and go policy which allows all children participating in our programs to enter and leave the premises without permission or supervision and as a result we are not a day care facility, nor are we licensed as such.


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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Core Taekwondo
86 E 3rd Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401