• Student Video 30th Anniversary

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    Student Video from 1989 – 2019 Thank you to all the students over the past 30 years who have made Desert Taekwondo what it is today and creating an atmosphere and legacy that strives from EXCELLENCE!!!!!

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  • 8th Degree Gary L. Smith

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    Congratulations!!! Gary L. Smith (age 72) was promoted to the rank of 8th Dan by Grand Master Brian Malm on March 30, 2019 at the Desert Taekwondo 30th Anniversary. Thank you for 30 years of dedication, commitment, and setting an example that all should follow.

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  • 30th Anniversary Lifetime Progression Video

    Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    Desert Taekwondo celebrates 30 years in Business! Grand Master Malm updated his Lifetime Progression Video to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Desert Taekwondo. This video spans his lifetime starting in 1971 with his judo class to today and shows video and pictures throughout almost 50 years of training.    

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  • 2018 Instructor AWARDS!

    Sunday, December 16, 2018

    Desert Taekwondo is pleased to announce the following 2018 awards under its founder: Grand Master Brian Malm, 9th Dan. The Awards Committee collected nominations and voted to award several categories for Instructor Excellence based on Commitment, Dedication, Knowledge, and Attitude.  These individuals set a shining example of how all instructors should become!   2018 Master […]

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  • Technical Training Seminar

    Sunday, October 28, 2018

    Desert Taekwon-Do TTC Desert Taekwon-Do held it’s first Technical Training Seminar on October 27 and 28, 2018. Grand Master Brian Malm and Master Mark Plante taught 32 students ranging from age 6 through age 71 over the two day period. Students learned, practiced, and perfected Basics, Fundamental Movement, Proper Chambering, Stances, Outward Curve, Kicking, Natural […]

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  • Sine Wave Motion

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    What is Sine Wave in Taekwon-Do? The Sine Wave motion is a movement unique to ITF Chang Hon-style Taekwon-do. It is named for the mathematical concept sine wave, an oscillating up-and-down motion. The intent in Taekwon-Do is to create maximum power in one’s technique by raising and lowering the body during the technique. This gives the Sine Wave style of […]

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  • 30 YEARS of Excellence!

    Saturday, March 26, 2016

    Welcome to the Desert Taekwondo Web Site. We are located in Tucson, Arizona.  We have been in business for over 30 years and family owned and operated!  Our PROMISE: Quality instruction Premium Training facility Low rates Family discounts        Read our TESTIMONIALS (click here)!   To learn more about our school,   take […]

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  • New Student SPECIAL

    Tuesday, January 26, 2016

    New Student SPECIAL! Pay for three months of classes and get a FREE UNIFORM and Booklet!!! (a $45 VALUE!)  (new students only!) Our curriculum centers around Taekwondo with an emphasis on technique, self defense, discipline, and control. We are dedicated to producing excellent martial artists that have exceptional skill and character. We place importance on being […]

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Content

Aug
1

Patterns and Forms = The Road to Excellence!

Patterns and Forms = The Road to Excellence! by Brian R. Malm, 7th Dan Taekwon-Do,  just like most martial arts such as Karate and Kung Fu, teaches the practitioner a series of blocks and attacks commonly called a ‘Form’ or ‘Pattern’ (Tul, Hyung, or Poomse in Korean and Kata in Japanese).  Here they are with […]

Jun
25

Training Secrets in Taekwon-Do

Training Secrets in Taekwon-Do By Brian R. Malm Training in Taekwon-Do varies from school to school. They all have many things in common: Basics, Patterns, Sparring, Self-Defense, Breaking. What varies the most is how much time and effort are put into each. Some students work on these over and over but become stagnant and don’t […]

May
18

Great testing!

Congratulations to the students who tested at Desert Taekwondo! After three months of hard work, concentration, and perspiration everyone demonstrated great focus and energy to gain promotion to the next rank. To the casual onlooker they see confident children and adults who appear to be super focused and move with grace and speed. Most don’t […]

Apr
28

Black Belt Respect

  Black Belt Respect By Master Howard Hu, 4th Dan I just want to share some thoughts with you about being a black belt, and as a martial artist. Many of the teachings in various Martial Art styles across the world originated from China (a country/civilization that heavily incorporates Confucianism into their way of life, […]

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Desert Taekwondo
6221 E. Golf Links Road
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 790-0993