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Martial Arts

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The martial arts program is a combination of fun, fitness, and discipline for people of all abilities!

 We offer Taekwondo certified by the World Taekwondo Federation. Our Director, Lucky Lee-who is a 3rd degree black belt-oversees Break the Barriers martial arts program. Lucky is trained and supervised by Master Chang-II (Charles) Kim. Master Kim received his Hapkido 5th degree black belt from the Hawarangmooye Hapkido Federation in 1994. In 2019, he received his Taekwondo 6th degree black belt from Kukkiwon at the World Taekwondo Headquarters. If you have questions about the Martial Arts program, please contact us!

Program Details

Fees are due at the time of registration. All fees are non refundable and no credit can be given. Does not apply to classes through Yosemite/Monarch, Central Valley Regional Center or Self Determination.

  • June 1st-August 3rd
    • One class per week & Sparring
      • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday: $202.50
      • Thursday: $180
    • Lil Ninjas: $140

For class times and prices for classes through Yosemite/Monarch charter schools, please refer to our Yosemite/Monarch schedule.

To schedule a class for your student your service coordinator must first send a referral to Break the Barriers.

To participate in our programs, first check with our office staff for class availability by calling (559) 432-6292. If your student has never attended a class at Break the Barriers before, or if they have not attended a class within the last two years, then you will need to fill out the Child Liability Waiver (for students under 18yrs) or the Adult Liability Waiver (for students 18yrs+).

Doctor’s Releases

Sometimes a doctor’s release is required to participate if a student has specific physical or medical conditions such as (but not limited to) heart conditions, epilepsy, or bone and joint issues.  Please contact us if you have questions about specific medical conditions.

We train students in Taekwondo and group them together according to their age and martial arts experience, not ability. Those who quickly master their skills progress to the next belt level; whereas students who need more time or adaptive equipment, receive the necessary attention required to master their skills. Students have the option to take classes two times a week and one weekly sparring class, or one class a week and one weekly sparring class. Belt testing will be held every two months. Sanctioned USA Tournaments will also be offered and are recommended for students.

To ensure a successful experience for all students at Break the Barriers, a student may be transferred to a class that is more beneficial to them at the discretion of the Director.

Level One – Beginner

  • White
  • Yellow Stripe
  • Yellow

Level Two – Intermediate

  • Green Stripe
  • Green
  • Blue Stripe

Level Three – Advanced

  • Blue
  • Red Stripe
  • Red

Black Belt Candidates

  • Black Stripe
  • Black Belts
  • T-Shirt (for first time students)
    • No low-cut shirts (front or back)
    • No spaghetti straps
    • Absolutely NO tummies showing
  • Loose fitting sweatpants (for first time students)
    • No shorts
  • Uniform (for students who have attended class longer than 2 weeks and are committed to coming to class)
  • Must be barefoot

*Uniforms are available for purchase at the main office.

Program Schedule


I love my class at BTB and get excited every single time I get to participate. I call it my Karate class.

Martial Arts Student

Staff Training

We strive to prepare our staff to effectively work with and teach children of all abilities to be in a class with other students. All staff are required to attend workshops where they:

  • Trained in an ability awareness class with co-founder, Deby Hergenrader
  • Familiarized with ASD
  • Learn how to use PECs, a structured schedule, social stories, and the Timed Timer
  • Co-teach spectrum classes with a trained staff member

Thank you to our MAJOR sponsors