If our website ever seems not up to date, it may be experiencing tech difficulties and Facebook is a great way to get current information.

During inclement weather
check our facebook page, call the school to listen to our outgoing message and/or check your email to see if we will have classes (or, in cases where we opened before the inclement weather began, if we will remain open).

Call about our next session which begins Feb. 6, 2018

Ages 6 (Ninja Juniors 6), Ages 7-12 (Juniors Program)
Ages 13 - Adults (Teens & Adults Program)
See our
class schedule for days and times.
See our specials page for information about getting started.

Age 3-5 call about our Little Dragons and Little Ninjas waiting list

FOR MORE about us, how to get started with us, what & when we teach, our calendar & class schedule, and more click on these links:


If you wonder what people are saying about Hilliard Taekwondo Academy scroll down this page.

To help you make sure you are headed to the correct taekwondo school,
view our map

We are in Darby Town Center at the corner of Cosgray Rd near the soccer fields close to Alton Darby Road.
Our school has Cake Creations on one side of us and New Grounds Coffee on the other side, and out
entrance door is the one beside New Grounds Coffee.
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How to get started

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the property of Hilliard Taekwondo Academy and may not be used by any person or business other
than Hilliard Taekwondo Academy.

ask us about our
family discounts

and our even more
awesome Special for
parents or spouses
of our current students!

You'll love our bright, clean, family-friendly environment!

When should sniffles, rashes and injuries ...
oh my! ... keep you home from class?

See our FAQ page for more details.

What happens when the weather outside
is frightful?

We update our facebook page first and then our outgoing phone message (we may have to call our voicemail remotely to do that if power is out, so we may not be able to receive your phone calls).
This webpage is the last thing to be updated.
If there is heavy snow or tornado warnings or other severe weather issues (or if there are issues with lights, heat, cooling or water), etc. that could cause us to not open for classes, or to close after already opening, please do not drop students out front and drive off. Even if  our OPEN sign is up at that moment, we may be just getting ready to turn it to CLOSED and to send everyone home after the current class that is in session..

More Confident Kids in 2018!
They do better in school and are more
prepared to stand up to BULLIES!

We teach so much more than just physical skills.

More confident kids (teens and adults, too)
   Kids, teens and even adults deal with being bullied whether at school, at home or on the job.
    Our high expectations and positive, motivating teaching style helps students learn to step up
    to challenges. Lowering goals and stepping in to fix everything for someone tells them we
    don't believe they can do it and decreases confidence. Failure is never fatal unless a student  
    gives up. Experiencing disappointment and learning to stick with it until they succeed is what
    develops confidence. They CAN do it and all the amazing role models on our instructor team
    will help them develop the skills to succeed!

    Plus, learning how to stand up to bullies and bullying, developing stranger danger skills and our
    Women's Self-Defense Basics classes can help your family feel safer and more confident.

Develops focus, respect & self-discipline
   Yelling at, and berating students is NOT our style. We use positive, motivating language and
    immediate age and rank appropriate consequences to reinforce expected behavior while
    modeling appropriate behavior to help students become more courteous, focused and respectful.
    We believe kids WANT to do the right thing; they just need to know where the boundaries are,
    to have consistent and immediate consequences, and to be recognized when they are giving
    their best effort.

Improves health and fitness
    Adults, did you know that just 2-3 taekwondo classes a week can dramatically reduce the odds
    of a heart attack?!? Plus it's a great way to make new friends and reduce stress. We can adapt
    drills to meet different skill levels, from the "couch to tkd" student up to the more experienced
    martial arts athlete. Our teen and adult students make every new student feel welcomed.

Hilliard Taekwondo Academy can also help kids (and teens and adults) increase muscle tone,
    develop core strength, improve cardio function. No one "sits on the bench" here. All students
    participate fully in every class.

The positives of an individual sport AND a team sport
    Students are not compared to each other, no one "sits on the bench" and we reward effort
    way more than natural ability. Our students learn to be positive, motivating and courteous
    to one another. Our goal is to help every student challenge themselves and improve a little
    every single time they come to class.

A "WOW workout in a bright, clean, spacious martial arts school
    Adults often comment that our workouts are more challenging, and yet more fun, than many
    boot camp-type programs they've tried. From foam rollers and stretch bands to help you increase
    flexibility to battle ropes and wind sprints (sometimes with medicine balls) to improve your cardio
    function to target and sparring drills to improve your martial arts skills, you'll get a full workout
    every time you come to class. Plus you'll develop new friendships ... and all in space that is
    roomy and bright and doesn't smell like a typical gym.

We don't give some students better training if they pay more
(Although we do charge considerably LESS for our once-a-week age 4 & 5 Dragons program)
    Every single student receives the same high quality training. Yes, we could create "elite"
    programs and charge a whole lot more money for you to be in those programs ... but to us that
    would imply we are teaching with less than our highest quality in our "regular" programs and that
    does not fit with our view of the taekwondo tenet of INTEGRITY.

From my family to yours ... call or visit us today to find out more about what Hilliard Taekwondo Academy can do for your family!

Ms. Thompson (right) with her daughter (Sara) and her son (Mr. Thompson)

What are students and families saying about us?
There are too many comments to list them all, but they tend to fall into these categories:
Parents tell us their children seem more confident in just a few short weeks
Parents of Teenagers tell us they're seeing more respectful behavior at home
Teachers report they are seeing better focus from our students in their classrooms
Physical/Occupational Therapists notice improved memory & sequencing, better balance & more
Coaches in other sports are seeing increased flexibility, speed and better skill from our students
Kids are having fun, getting stronger and feeling more confident
Black Belts love the increasing challenges and the opportunity to develop leadership skills
Teen students love the camaraderie
Adult students love the great workout
Everyone comments on how clean and bright the school is and the accepting, family-friendly environment promoted by the staff, volunteer instructors and other students

Upcoming Events

2018 belt rank testing dat
es are on the News and Events Page

Next National Tournament:
Columbus OH Convention Center
Friday & Saturday, January 26 & 27, 2018
High Rank Testing, Fri Jan 26, 1:00 pm
You and your classmates could win a DODGEBALL + PIZZA + BOARDBREAKING PARTY for winning the tournament participation competition!!!

Right click on the 2018 HTA events calendar below to save it as a full size image to your desktop:

6320 Scioto Darby Road Hilliard OH 43026 ● 614-777-6033 ● FACEBOOK
We're at the corner of Cosgray Rd and Scioto Darby in Darby Town Center between Cake Creations and New Grounds Coffee,
and with Beef O'Brady's, Smile Hilliard dentist, Ohio Health Primary Care, CVS, First Choice Haircutters, Chase Bank and more

We expanded our space this past year as a result of our rapidly growing class sizes due to so many of our current and former students referring
their friends to us. Thank you for the amazing support Hilliard, Dublin, Galloway, Upper Arlington, Plain City, Columbus and other communities!