The kids in our program....

achieve better grades and academic success at school as a result of their improved self-discipline, concentration, study skills and mental focus.

We look forward to.....

your child being successful at school and in life, as we work together with you as partners on behalf of your children.

When we.....

teachers, caregivers, and parents work together – children are the real winners.


Transportation is provided by Midwest Tae Kwon Do to select schools, where they will then participate in character-building activities, homework time, indoor and outdoor activities and an introduction to the benefits of Tae Kwon Do.

Fun & Learning

The kids will have a great time learning more about the 5 Tenets of Tae Kwon Do. The 5 tenets are: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and indomitable spirit. The 5 areas in which they will improve are: fighting childhood obesity, anti-bullying education, global enrichment and community service projects, development of life skills and development of leadership skills.

The Program

Program runs from 3:30 pm – 6:30pm, Monday- Friday . It is open on all days that school is in session and on half days and teacher in-service days.


Master Tanya Panizzo is Co-Owner of Midwest Tae Kwon Do. After 35 years in the martial arts and 15 years of teaching children and teens, she felt there was more that could be done to help children develop overall, not just in one specific area.

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Russell Gale is Co-Owner of Midwest Tae Kwon Do. It is through his instruction of traditional and sport Tae Kwon Do that he has realized the many benefits the martial arts bring to students.

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Jessica Izzi is the Office Manager at Midwest Tae Kwon Do. She is responsible for maintaining the infrastructure of all programs within the gym and is the primary communication link for parents. She is the mother of three beautiful kids and a resid ...

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