Kids Karate - Dong’s Martial Arts - Morehead City

We are a full-time school!
We offer more than 40 day and evening classes each week for children, homeschoolers, family, teens and adults. Private classes, seminars, and special events are also available by appointment.   Enroll Now in our 30-Day trial.

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Our youth program is a point of great pride for us.  Raising a child in today's world is not easy, but martial arts training can help.  We teach self-discipline, respect for others (especially parents) and encourage academic achievement -- an excellent compliment to a child's education and general development. 

One of the best extracurricular activities you can choose is kids Karate at Grandmaster Dong’s Martial Arts.  We offer your child a phenomenal opportunity to enjoy physical fitness in a fun, safe and clean environment.  As we teach your child the Karate basics of kicking, blocking, punching and striking, we’ll be teaching critical self-defense skills and reinforcing your child’s self-confidence.

At Grandmaster Dong’s Martial Arts, we have a class that’s just right for your child, regardless of your child’s age or fitness level. For decades, we’ve been teaching martial arts classes to kids as young as 4 years old.

When you enroll your child in our kids Karate classes, you’re giving your child the best chance to excel in life.  With each class, we’ll encourage your child to set aggressive goals, stretch his or her limits and reach for the stars.  Along the way, your child will be the recipient of a full suite of benefits that only Karate can offer. 

We hear from parents all the time who tell us that the results they see in their children are outstanding. We’re sure that you, too, will be thrilled with the results when you enroll your child in Dong’s Karate classes for kids.

With Little Tigers (TaeGrr Cubs) classes for kids age 4-6, and Kids Karate classes for ages 6 and up, you can be sure your child will get the age- and skill-appropriate attention you expect.

Now, for a limited time, you can take advantage of our 30-Day Trial that includes up to four 1-on-1 lessons and more at a great price.

TaeGrr Cubs  (AGES 4-6)

This thirty-minute class is filled with fun martial arts drills and games that teach younger children coordination, balance, respect and cooperation.  Students' attention spans and body coordination will be developed through their increased ability to concentrate.  This program is perfect for those who have considered enrolling their younger child in the martial arts.  TaeGrr Cubs
 are prepared to enter our regular program with confidence and a special head start.  There won't be any child left to sit on the sidelines. For more information click here or enroll your child today

Adult Karate - Dong’s Martial Arts Morehead CIty

Adults and Teens

Are you in search of a fitness program that will improve your health, strengthen your mind and bring a sense of balance to your life?

The adult Karate classes at Grandmaster Dong’s Martial Arts will deliver all of that and more.

At Grandmaster Dong’s Martial Arts, we have a simple, three-step philosophy:  We bring that philosophy to life by staying true to the traditional, centuries-old teachings of martial arts masters. When you take classes at Grandmaster Dong's Martial Arts, you’ll get a great workout that will not only help you to slim down and build muscle, but will also sharpen your mind and live a life of balance.

When you take Karate classes for adults at Grandmaster Dong's Martial Arts, you’ll enjoy benefits you simply won’t get with any other fitness program. Just look:

  • You’ll become increasingly lean and fit with each new class you take.
  • Your body will become more flexible and limber and your muscles will grow stronger.
  • Your focus and concentration will be heightened to levels you’ve never experienced.
  • Your self-confidence will improve as you learn powerful self-defense skills.

Our founder, Grandmaster Seung G. Dong, has rightfully earned a reputation as a world-class Martial Arts Master. With a 9th-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Kum Do (sword) and Ta Kyuk Do, it’s no surprise that so many students are eager to learn his system.

Grandmaster Dong’s entire team of advanced-degree black belt instructors follow his principles to ensure that you get all of the benefits from our adult martial arts classes. You simply won’t find a better team of martial arts instructors anywhere else.

When you choose to enroll in martial arts classes at Dong’s Karate, you’ll be making a popular decision.  In fact, our system has helped more than 7,000 students to achieve their black belts since it was established in 1971.

Now, for a limited time, you can experience it yourself when you take advantage of our 30-Day Trial that includes up to four 1-on-1 lessons and more at a great price.                                                

Be YOUR best, nothing less.

Our instructors have personal, weekly contact with Grandmaster Dong.  In addition to this access to his vast teaching experience, our instructors are certified personal trainers.  We strive for a safe, fun, family-oriented atmosphere designed to encourage the beginner and challenge the expert.



Has quality family time taken a back seat to the demands of your family’s busy lives?

Luckily, it’s easy to restore balance with family karate classes at Grandmaster Dong's Martial Arts in Morehead City.

Grandmaster Dong's family karate classes will bring your family together with a renewed enthusiasm that no other activity can provide!  Much more fun than any family game night, our classes offer great, healthy fun your entire family will enjoy!

Grandmaster Dong’s Family Karate Classes are appropriate for ages 4 and up.  Moms, dads and kids alike will love taking martial arts classes together—as you get fit and get in shape, your entire family will be trading in daily stress for fun exercises with big rewards! 

Martial Arts classes are a great way for you to spend quality time with your kids because each class is packed with benefits:

  • Moms and dads will love how Karate burns unwanted fat and flab
  • Kids will enjoy learning fun Karate moves
  • Parents get to watch their children develop strong leadership skills and character traits
  • Your entire family will enjoy a reduction in daily stress and a boost to your mental clarity
  • Karate boosts endorphin levels, leaving everyone in your family feeling happier

Grandmaster Dong’s Family Karate Classes are a great way to bring your family closer together. With everything your family will experience, from improved fitness and mental health, to reduced stress and ever-important self-defense skills, you’ll love taking classes at Grandmaster Dong's Martial Arts in Morehead City.  Begin today and start creating memories that will last a lifetime.


Learning New Tricks
Classes for Fitness and Self-Defense

Master Henry utilizes auditory, visual, and active learning styles in class to ensure the students fully understand the material.  Notebooks are highly recommended just as one may have for school.  Apart from the normal curriculum, students will analyze, in depth, special techniques and theories that have been passed down from Grandmaster Dong's instructor in Korea.  This information is not included in our student manuals.  The more classes you take, the more you learn.

Student manuals are available just like one may have a textbook for school.  This manual, written by Grandmaster Dong, outlines the basic requirements from beginner to black belt.  This information has been proven useful when practicing at home.  A video series is also available.

Where Do I Begin?
Advice for Beginners

Haven't made up your mind yet? Call or stop by for a free intro lesson. This can be a private class or you can bring a friend along.
First class? It is normal to feel a little nervous... not really knowing what to expect.  This is normal, but you will soon realize that you have become part of a larger family. Remember, we all had our 1st class before too.
First few months? Most people who begin martial arts training are eager to learn.  They learn the movements of something new and then quickly look for the next, all the while never understanding the meaning.  While eagerness is part of a great attitude, our advice would be to slow down and enjoy the experience.  It's one thing to know a hundred techniques, but to master them is the adventure.  What may seem basic now, may be the foundation of something even bigger later.

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Grandmaster Dong's Martial Arts
5270-A Hwy 70 West - Morehead City, NC 28557