Philosophy

kowkabany-martial-arts-tampa-fl-philosophyKowkabany’s Family Martial Arts has a fairly simple philosophy in our martial arts school. The Kowkabanys believe that the job of martial arts instructors is to help every student to develop the specific gifts they have been given by God so that they can become their best, physically and mentally. Kowkabany’s Family Martial Arts helps their students to be successful, not just on the training floor, but also at home, in school and in the workplace.

The physical training of taekwondo is the instrument martial arts uses to develop an individual. The life skills we teach inlcude integrity, respect, goal-setting, courtesy, self-discipline, loyalty, self-control, and honor. Taekwondo is much more than a “sport,” it is an art, which evolves along with the student depending on where that student is in life.

Our martial arts family center has an open and friendly environment, starting with students as young as three years old, and many of the students in our academy are training with family members. There are very few avenues available where parents and their children can workout together, and we find this quality time spent together is wonderful for building family unity.

Kowkabany’s Family Martial Arts school is a member of the American Taekwondo Association, and is therefore known as an ATA Martial Arts Academy. We take pride in a standard of excellence and regulation unequaled in our industry, a standard met in every one of our 1500 schools nationwide.As an example of what sets our organization apart, the ATA even awards college scholarships. In fact, over the past 3 years,  three of our students have earned scholarships ranging from $500 up to $3000. Kowkabany’s Martial Arts teach traditional values in a family atmosphere, and we firmly believe that we provide the highest quality teaching available anywhere.

You do not have to be athletic or have any special skills to learn Taekwondo. You do not have to get in shape before you start training, we will take care of that for you.We have trained students in their 50’s to become world champions as well as instructors; and if you are interested in competition, our Black Belts have won numerous world, district and state titles!

All you need is a positive attitude and the willingness to try something new. Taekwondo is an art that trains students mentally and physically to be their best. You are encouraged to watch or try a class, to talk with our students, and to ask us any questions you may have. Taekwondo can and WILL change your life for the better, all you have to do is take that first step.

Chief Master Laura Kowkabany

Senior Master David Kowkabany