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About Us

Inspire Charter Schools

For approximately one year, we have been a vendor for Ocean Grove Charter School.

As of April 2018, we are happy to announce that we are now a vendor for Inspire Charter Schools! 


If you are a family or know a family of either Inspire or Ocean Grove charter schools, contact your school for information on how to utilize our vendor service and have the school cover some or all of your tuition here at

Monterey Bay Taekwondo Academy.  


If you have any questions please contact Mr. Nowak in the office.

Thank you

Our Expert Instructors

Click on their pictures to learn more about our expert instructors!

Master Jae Seong Lee

7th Degree

Taekwondo Black Belt

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea.  It uses the hands and feet for attack and defense. The ultimate goal of Taekwondo is to develop the character and personality of the practitioner through physical, mental and spiritual discipline.

Taekwondo combines combat techniques, self-defense, sport and exercise. It is also a form of meditation and a philosophy of living. By 1989, Taekwondo became the world's most popular martial art in terms of number of practitioners. Gyeorugi, a type of sparring, has been an Olympic event since 2000.

At Monterey Bay Taekwondo Academy, our mission is to teach Taekwondo with high standards which will instill in our students traditional values, respect, discipline, confidence, and compassion for all living things. Students will learn to set their own goals in life and overcome obstacles and struggles with dignity and honor. Students will gain confidence and self-respect.

Here are some of the benefits of learning Taekwondo:

Exercise: Our programs are an excellent source of overall physical exercise. It will promote flexibility, strength, energy, and a healthier you.

Focus: Taekwondo helps improve your concentration, and increases your attention span and retention.

Stress: Taekwondo reduces stress levels, lowers your blood pressure and ultimately helps you to stay healthier.  

Self-Defense: Taekwondo is a great way to learn self-defense techniques in order to keep yourself and family safer.

Discipline: Our program can teach your kids to control their behavior and fosters their ability to react in a positive and peaceful manner.

FUN: Taekwondo is a fun after school activity for kids to run around and let out all their extra energy before they go home.



Monterey Bay Taekwondo Academy is a member of the World Taekwondo Federation and trains students according to the Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters’ standards.  With hard work and dedication, it is possible for MTA students to make it to the UNITED STATES OLYMPIC TAEKWONDO TEAM!



“We have the pleasure of observing your classes when we visit our daughter’s family each year. We are amazed at the progress our grandchildren have made under your watchful eye. They are outgoing and confident and have just taken their black belt test and passed. What a pleasure each time we walk through your studio door."

Sharon Crall

“Hi there. My name is Hollie and I’m with the Capitola Mall office. We are putting on a Back IN School event where we will have several local non-profits informing students of all ages about their organizations. We will also have performances and local celebrities signing autographs, answering questions, etc. We’d love to have Terry Tran as well as his instructor(s) there to perform, sign autographs, and inform students about taekwondo. Thank you so much!”

Hollie Brown, Capitola Mall office


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