Master Tara Rebele began training as a young child and joined the Blue Wave as a black belt in 1990 to further her development as a practitioner and athlete. A former competitor, she represented the Blue Wave at numerous state qualifiers, opens and invitationals, as well as at sanctioned national-level events, such as the U.S. National Championships and U.S. Collegiate Nationals, where she was a medalist in Olympic sparring. Master Rebele previously founded and operated a Blue Wave Taekwondo School in Athens, GA.
After relocating to Richmond, she instructed for a local program, where she taught all ages and levels, trained students for competition, implemented her program for young children, led Masters’ clinics, offered children’s camps and activities, and contributed to the development and production of other events, such as in-house tournaments. Master Rebele is pleased to begin offering a full program in the Kukkiwon, Chung Do Kwan style of Taekwondo that she practices and teaches, and she looks forward to sharing her passion, knowledge, and experience with students of all ages in the new Richmond Blue Wave Taekwondo School.
"I am very excited to offer an accessible, comprehensive Taekwondo program to members of the local community who wish to train and I am especially excited to bring the exceptional qualities of Blue Wave Taekwondo to students here in Richmond."
"When I step onto the floor to teach, I not only step into my role as an instructor, I also become a student of my students. They teach me new things and new ways of approaching familiar things, so that while they are learning the art, I learn and grow as their instructor in the art. My students inspire me to be my best and to keep becoming better. Teaching expands me as a martial artist, and as a person."
"I was very fortunate to have had such excellent instruction and role models in the art, and to have had opportunities throughout my career to learn from some of Taekwondo’s best programs, masters, coaches, and athletes."
|Instructor||Master Tara Rebele|
|Gym Address||13700 Genito Road, Suite 6
Midlothian VA 23112
|Monday||5:00 - 5:45 PM||Mighties II*||Children Ages 4 - 8|
|Monday||6:00 - 7:00 PM||Juniors||Ages 6+|
|Monday||7:15 - 8:15 PM||Adult Class||All Ranks|
|Tuesday||3:45 - 4:45 PM||Home School Youth and Teen||All Ranks|
|Tuesday||5:00 - 5:45 PM||Mighties II*||Children Ages 4 - 8|
|Tuesday||6:00 - 7:00 PM||All Ranks||All Ranks, Ages 8+|
|Wednesday||6:00 - 7:00 PM||Juniors||Ages 6+|
|Wednesday||7:15 - 8:15 PM||Adult Class||All Ranks|
|Thursday||3:45 - 4:45 PM||Home School Youth and Teen||All Ranks|
|Thursday||5:00 - 5:30 PM||Mighties I*||Children Ages 3 - 5|
|Thursday||6:00 - 7:00 PM||All Ranks||All Ranks, Ages 8+|
|Saturday||10:00 - 11:00 AM||All Ranks||All Ranks, Ages 8+|
|Saturday||11:15 AM - 12:30 noon||Athletic Development Program||* by Invitation|
*Mighties I & II
Mighties I: Ages 3-5, Mighties II: Ages 5-8
The Richmond Blue Wave Taekwondo School’s exclusive Mighties Taekwondo program for children ages three to eight is specially designed to promote the development of the younger child’s motor skills, balance, strength, focus, and coordination. Through a progressive sequence of skill development in our success-based program, students “learn to earn,” marking each milestone with a new Mighty Stripe and building confidence with each success. Our unique character development curriculum complements students’ physical training, introducing the skills and qualities that make one mighty inside and out. Key concepts in safety, character, and leadership are introduced through age-appropriate games, stories, and experiential learning activities. The program’s holistic approach to student development means our students’ learning and growth is not limited to Taekwondo class. When you enroll your child in our Mighties program, you will know that every class, he or she is gaining valuable skills to lay the foundation for a lifetime of fitness, well-being, and personal achievement. Your child, on the other hand, will know that on their class day, Mighties get to come to the gym to learn Taekwondo with friends and have a lot of fun!
**Junior Program, Youth & Teen Programs
Our programs for children and teens offer high quality Taekwondo training, expert instruction, and a holistic approach to student growth. All of our dynamic class options for youth and teen students provide a full hour of Taekwondo instruction and training. The programs for students in this age range also emphasize the development of personal character and the “way,” or virtue, of the art we practice.
The Junior Program is designed for students ages 6-8, and for students under the age of 12 who would benefit most from a class geared specifically toward children, or who will only be attending the two Junior classes per week.
The Full Youth and Teen Program for students ages 8 and up offers unlimited training in any class appropriately designated for the student’s age and rank, or belt level (e.g., Juniors classes, All Ranks classes, the Athlete Development Program, and other specialized classes or training sessions).
We offer a full Taekwondo program for students over the age of eighteen, with unlimited training and suitable class options for adult students offered five days a week. Our Adult classes are designed strictly for grown-ups and their specific training needs, while the All Ranks classes provide a traditional mixed-age, multi-level training experience appropriate for mature youth through adult students. Both the All Ranks and Adult classes provide an hour of progressive skill development and physical conditioning, and offer comprehensive Taekwondo training for adult students at all levels.