About us

Master Academy was established in 1992 by Mrs. Lee and her husband (Grand Master Lee). We are one of the earliest established and premier Tae Kwon Do training center and After School Programs in the New Tampa area. Through the discipline, philosophies, and teachings of Tae Kwon Do, Master Academy has established a center where students of all races, religions, and ages can benefit from the rigorous physical training and tough mental and spiritual discipline that Tae Kwon Do provides. In its most fundamental element, Tae Kwon Do is a form of martial arts for self-defense originated from Korea. However, practitioners of Tae Kwon Do knows that it provides much more benefits than just self-defense. For some, it could be a life changing experience, a way of life, or a way one applies the philosophies and conducts oneself in society. Regardless of the outcome, Tae Kwon Do has the benefit of providing great physical exercise as well as self-defense and extracurricular activity for everyone. It also reinforces mental and spiritual fortitude for its practitioners. At Master Academy, students of all ages and backgrounds have benefited from the physical, mental, and spiritual training of Tae Kwon Do. We have adult classes throughout the week as well as private lessons. We also have After School program, Winter, Spring, and Summer program. Students will have the opportunity to learn the traditional form of Tae Kwon Do martial arts, as well as the discipline and philosophies that they can apply in everyday life. For the After-School program, we have high expectation of our kids. We also understand the important of work, life, and fun balance. We want our kids to be kids and have fun with their peers. At the same time, we also want them to be their best and be respectful to family members at home, to teachers and classmates in school, and be supportive and respectful to their peers at our training center. We have established sets of schedules for each group of students based on belt and experience level so that they would have the opportunity to do their homework, training, and have fun each day. There are also computer stations available for the students to use for their school work. The best part about Master Academy is our families. Without the support and love at home, it would be difficult for us to succeed. We teach our students to be at their best and be supportive and respectful to each other and family members so that they would in turn receive the support and respect in return. Like family members, we encourage our students to do their best and be their best. We practice and expect our students to learn and follow the discipline, philosophies, and the teaching of Tae Kwon Do Tenets, Home Rules, Student Creed, and School Rules.

Tae Kwon Do Tenets
  • Courtesy (Ye Ui)
  • Integrity (Yom Chi)
  • Perseverance (In Nae)
  • Self-Control (Guk Gi)
  • Indomitable Spirit (Baekjul Boolgool)

  • Student Oath
    • Observe the tenets of Taekwondo.
    • Respect instructors and seniors.
    • Never misuse Taekwondo.
    • Be a champion of freedom and justice.
    • Help to build a more peaceful world.

Jessica V.

Master Academy is my daughters home away from home. Mrs. Lee is tough in regards to schooling and discipline, because she wants the children to excel in academia. Master Anthony is like that family member who wants to know everything that is going on in your life and wants to be a part of it and truly cares...

About Our Instructor
Master Anthony holds a 6th Degree Black Belt in the Work Tae Kwon Do Federation (WTF), the chief governing body for Tae Kwon Do. He has over 25 years training experience.

Teaching Experience
2003-Present – Head Instructor
1997-2002 – Instructor
1993-1996 – Assistant Instructor

Coach Experience
21st Junior Olympics, Orlando, FL
16th Junior Olympics, Orlando, FL
Head Coach Demo Team – 9th Place in Demonstration Competition of the World Tae Kwon Do

Credentials
6th Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do
1st Dan Karate, Goju-Ryu
Certified Instructor WTF
Certified Referee, Florida Tae Kwon Do Master Association

We offer programs ranging from after school program to adult and private lessons.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any question.