Common Ground Martial Arts Academy proudly serving BOONE since 2014

Here at Common Ground Martial Arts Academy we place a high premium on two things: strength of character and solidarity of community.

We strive to cultivate an atmosphere that allows our students to grow and embody our core values of respect, integrity, commitment, self-discipline, and courage. Plus, our martial arts training programs will help you achieve better fitness, more balanced mental health, and a more positive attitude!

We believe that training together as a family is important. We offer a unique programs that trains parents and kids at the same time in the same class. Whether you have a huge family of your own, or you want to join by yourself, our family classes are the place to be. You won’t find anything else like this in Boone.

Starting as young as 3 years old, kids can join us for martial arts classes that teach important life values, and both parents and adult students are welcome – martial arts training is an incredible way to build lasting fitness and create a healthier lifestyle! Every class is unique, fun, and exciting. Join us in Boone for dynamic martial arts and fitness classes that will leave you with soaring self-confidence, a toned body, and a clearer mind.

Who we Are And why You Should Train Here

Since we’ve opened, we’ve been dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time, through martial arts, education and coaching. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members in . We take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve, develop and succeed in their personal goals.

We strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life..

Get To Know Our World Class Instructors

Master Taylor

Master Trapper Taylor began his martial arts training under the tutelage of his father in 1980. He has had the privilege of training under a number of well-established and notable martial artists over the course of his career including: Master Joe Klee, Chuck Norris, Bill Wallis, Grandmaster Paul Cho, Grandmaster Charles Ferraro, Mike Divine, Butch Hiles, Gendo Yokote

 

Master Taylor has been teaching martial arts since the age of 12 and opened his first school at the age of 19 which he grew to 100 students. Master Taylor holds a black belt in Tang Soo Do (5th Dan), Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do (2nd Dan), Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do (3rd Dan), and Shaolin Do (1st Dan). He has also achieved a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He also spent 1994 and 1995 living in Japan as an exchange student through the Rotary International. While there, he started training in Kendo and earned his 1st-degree black belt. He currently holds a 2nd-degree black belt in Kendo.
Master Taylor is the proud parent of 2 amazing teenage daughters and is married to a remarkable woman. His wife and daughters have all trained in the martial arts for years and have earned their blue belts, which is equal to the rank of a black belt.
It is Master Taylor’s mission to help his students develop confidence, focus, and an indomitable spirit through long term goals using the framework of the martial arts. Using the principles of the martial arts to cultivate a strong mind and spirit, he empowers students of Common Ground Martial Arts Academy to go on to do and become whatever they want in life.

 

Kyo Sa Nim Arwen Taylor

Kyo Sa Nim Arwen Taylor is 18 years old and started her martial arts training at the age of 5. She has trained in multiple styles but fell in love with Tang Soo Do.
Through many years of studying and lots of practice, she has earned her 2nd degree Blue Belt (equal to a Black Belt) when she was 16 years old. She decided earlier in her training that she wanted to also become an instructor. So she took on the added work of learning how to teach on top of her regular training eventually earning her Kyo Sa Certification (Certified blue belt instructor)
When Kyo Sa Nim Taylor is not on the floor training or teaching, she can be found singing and dancing around on stage. Her passion is theatre and it is her goal to be able to perform on Broadway as a professional.

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