Fun and exciting classes that teach your child confidence, self-defense, help them get in shape and most importantly... give them the tools they need for a happy, successful life.
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We have the ultimate way for your teenager to build confidence, self-esteem, develop self-discipline, self-control, and athletic skills, while having lots of fun through martial arts!
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You will get a great kickboxing and martial arts workout, burning calories while developing more focus, inner strength, discipline and learning powerful self-defense from a community of friendly instructors and students.
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Planning a Birthday Party? We can help! Click the image above or call 859-263-0033 to schedule an awesome Martial Arts Birthday Party for your child.

 

Testimonials:

Nelson’s Martial Arts is not only a place where children learn the art of Tae Kwon Do, but they learn the very essential life lessons of respect, courtesy and honesty. And for that I am even more thankful. Learning to be good at a sport is one thing, but at the same time learning to become even a better human being is essential and vital to the character building of the future generations. I’m very proud my son trains here!
— Shazia and Ibraiz Iqbal, Martial Arts for Kids
My daughter has trained here for over 5 years and loved it immensely before moving away. I can highly recommend Mr. Nelson and his staff of wonderful instructors. This is a great martial arts center in Lexington!
— Karel Stolek, Martial Arts for Adults
Our Award Ceremonies are always fun. Come join our Lexington martial arts family today!

Our Award Ceremonies are always fun. Come join our Lexington martial arts family today!


Taekwondo Karate and Martial Arts with PASSION!

Our students get to break real wooden boards. It's a great way to motivate them.

Our students get to break real wooden boards. It's a great way to motivate them.

Adults, Teens and Children from Lexington, KY are getting ready for their karate Belt Test.

Adults, Teens and Children from Lexington, KY are getting ready for their karate Belt Test.

We are a professional full time martial arts school unlike any other. At Nelson's Martial Arts Taekwondo Karate in Lexington, KY you will learn traditional Taekwondo, aka Korean Karate from highly skilled, unique professionals with many years of experience.

In fact Nelson's Martial Arts Taekwondo Karate is one of the oldest martial arts schools in Lexington! This long term success is due to our dedication of the highest quality martial arts training. Our school owner, Grandmaster Sid Nelson, 8th Degree Black Belt, and his great team of Black Belt Instructors are committed to continually enhancing the program to address exercise drills, safety tips and a realistic approach to self-defense situations.

As well as learning an ancient martial art, you will also benefit from high-energy workouts and fun programs. You will train in a spacious and safe environment. We are located in south-east Lexington at the corner of Man O' War Blvd. and Old Todds Rd., inside the Todds Center (Behind Buffalo Wild Wings). Look for a large, bright red, KARATE sign on the building.

If you cannot find something on our site or want more information email us at mail@takarate.com or better yet, call us at 859-263-0033.