• New Schedule

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

    Effective September 20, 2021 With the increase in class size for the Intermediate and Advanced Children classes we have decided to add 2 classes! These classes will separate the two groups on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Green and Blue belts will start at 5:30 and the Red and Black belts will start at 6pm. There […]

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  • 30th Anniversary Lifetime Progression Video

    Tuesday, April 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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  • 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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  • New Student SPECIAL

    Saturday, January 26, 2019

    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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  • 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 a look  at […]

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  • Grand Master Brian R. Malm, 9th Dan

    Friday, January 11, 2013

    Grand Master Malm began his martial arts training at the early age of 5 and he has been teaching Taekwondo since 1988 when he received his Black Belt. Since then he has spent his life teaching self-defense and Taekwondo to men, women, and children from ages 3 and up.  Grand Master Malm currently holds a […]

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Content

Sep
29

Techniques

Techniques By Master Brian R. Malm, 7th Dan   The basics of Taekwon-Do are very important; they are the foundation which all other techniques are built upon.  With weak or sloppy basics, you will have difficulty learning the advanced techniques.  You must master each technique before moving on to more difficult ones to ensure you […]

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 […]

Contact Information

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