Taekwondo back in Greenville

MOLLIE S. WATERS | The Greenville Standard

Greenville has lots to offer its youth in the way of sporting activities, including football, baseball, basketball, soccer, cheerleading and tennis.

Now, the youth, and adults, of Greenville have another opportunity for physical fitness: Taekwondo!

In its third week of operation, Docarmo’s Taekwondo Center in Greenville already has more than 30 students learning the Korean-based martial art.

Owner and instructor Ann Docarmo is excited to bring Taekwondo back to Greenville.

With 44 years of experience in martial arts, Docarmo has had a facility in Montgomery for years, but the idea of opening one in Greenville did not occur until some of her students from the Greenville area encouraged her to do so.

Docarmo’s Taekwondo Center Recently opened its doors in Greenville. Pictured are the boys’ white belt class receiving instructions. (Photo by Mollie S. Waters)

“We have several color belts here already,” said Docarmo of her Greenville students. “Those students started with me in Montgomery.”

Docarmo said that martial arts has always been a big part of her life, and she enjoys watching the change it makes in students’ lives.

“I’ve been teaching a long time, and what I’ve seen is a lot of positives,” said Docarmo. “Everyone wants something different, and Taekwondo covers a broad spectrum of needs. It brings a lot to bear on a person’s life.”

The classes have been filling up quickly.

“The first three classes are pretty full,” stated Docarmo. “We start at 4:30 p.m. and go until 8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays with each class lasting for 45 minutes.”

Docarmo is currently offering an introductory price of $99 for eight weeks of lessons plus uniform. Lessons will then be $59 each month.

Classes are offered on Mondays and Thursdays at 802 North Conecuh St. For more information, call 334-220-5835.

 

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