Taekwon-Do is the Korean martial art of unarmed combat designed by General Choi Hong Hi in 1955 for the purpose of self-defense. Over the years it has grown into one of the most popular martial arts for self-defense, personal development and sport.
Taekwon-do is often recommended as a method of helping children and adults with short attention spans or low self-esteem. It is suitable for people of all ages, sizes and physical ability. Structured curriculum helps students set goals and experience satisfaction of reaching them.
Our classes are demanding, fun and yield benefits such as:
Improved health, energy and weight loss
Increased coordination, balance and agility
Focus and Concentration
New Student Special
New students can enroll for one month of classes with a FREE uniform (complete with ITF/ATFI patches) and a lifetime membership to the ITF/ATFI for only $99.
Not sure? Come try a class for free!
Spot Light Instructor
Poteet Martial Arts is proud to announce Mrs. Cynthia Besse and Mr. Richard Besse as our Spot Light Instructors. This husband and wife duo assistant instruct the Special Needs Class on Tuesday at 7 pm and Friday at 6 pm. Mrs. Besse also fills in as needed for the Fitness Kickboxing Class.
Mrs. Besse is a wife, mom, friend, student of Taekwon Do, avid gardener and rock geek. Along with all of that, she holds a Master of Education degree and, after years in education, is currently using that knowledge and experience to homeschool their daughter, Emily. She spends time volunteering for their church’s pre-school program and vacation bible school. She enjoys many activities; hiking, geocaching, fishing, snowshoeing (“when we can get to the snow!”) and generally being active. But her favorite activities are those that let her spend time and share experiences with her family.
Their daughter, Emily began at the age of 5 at Cross Martial Arts in Midlothian. “After sitting on the sidelines, it just made sense to become a participant instead of an observer.” Her own journey began about a year and a half later in 2010 at Cross Martial Arts with encouragement from her husband, Richard, who also participates and holds a 1st Degree Black Belt and Emily, who earned her 1st Degree Black Belt in April, 2015. After much hard work and a few challenges along the way, she earned her 1st Degree Black Belt in October 2015 from Poteet Martial Arts in Midlothian. Her TKD family has become an important part of her life too. She actively participates in Taekwon Do classes as well as kickboxing and helps out each week with the Special Needs classes. “I am enjoying my Taekwon Do journey with both my family and my TKD family and plan to continue. Taekwon!”
Mr. Besse is a husband, a father, and a student of Taekwon-Do. His Taekwon-Do journey began at Cross Martial Arts Center in Midlothian, TX in 2009 after his daughter began taking classes. He earned his 1st degree black belt at Poteet Martial Arts in October 2015. Both his wife and daughter are 1st degree black belts in TKD as well. Currently he and his wife help Mr. Allen and Mrs. McGinley with instruction in the Special Needs class.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology with a combined minor in Chemistry/Mathematics and a Master of Science in Geology both from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a geologist for an oil and gas company located in Fort Worth. He has been married to his soul mate Cynthia for 23 years and they have a wonderful 13 year-old daughter Emily. Outside of Tae Kwon Do, Richard volunteers his time at church and helps repair and service buses for a local bus ministry. He also enjoys tinkering in his shop; building or repairing just about anything, as well as fishing, kayaking, hiking, geocaching and other activities that allow him to spend time with his family.