ABOUT

Axon Martial Arts Academy is the place for ANYONE who wants to discover Tae Kwon Do. You come as you are and progress at your pace.

Whether you are young or wise,
whether you've been a lifelong athlete or an indoor enthusiast,
whether you are looking for a place to burn off your boundless energy or you could use some help to become more energetic

you are welcomed here.

Schedule a Free Exploratory Session

ABOUT

collage of pictures of people of various ages

Axon Martial Arts Academy is the place for ANYONE who wants to discover Tae Kwon Do. You come as you are and progress at your pace.

Whether you are young or wise,
whether you've been a lifelong athlete or an indoor enthusiast,
whether you are looking for a place to burn off your boundless energy or you could use some help to become more energetic

you are welcomed here.

WHAT DOES AXON MEAN?

AXON

/ ak sän/ noun

An axon is the part of a neuron that conducts electrical impulses away from it.

Like an axon, the results of martial arts--life-skills, healthy habits, respectful and open attitudes--enrich other parts of lie.

picture of an axon from neuron

WHAT DOES AXON MEAN?

AXON

/ ak sän/ noun

An axon is the part of a neuron that conducts electrical impulses away from it.

Like an axon, the results of martial arts--life-skills, healthy habits, respectful and open attitudes--enrich other parts of lie.

picture of an axon from neuron

What can you expect at
Axon Martial Arts Academy?

Every martial arts training facility has its own priorities and culture.
These are the guiding principles at Axon Martial Arts.

01

Individual Attention

Every student is treated as an individual and accorded with respect. Axon Academy will remain at a size that allows the owner, Yat-Yee Chong, to know and teach every student.

02

Person First

The student is always more important than skills or curriculum. Students should expect to be challenged but never at the expense of their personal development and well-being.

03

Emphasis on Teaching

Being proficient in marital arts skills is necessary but not enough for someone to be a martial arts instructor. Ms. Chong brings with her 30 years of teaching experience and a Master's degree in pedagogy to teaching Tae Kwon Do.

04

Always Learning

The Founder of ATA, Eternal Grandmaster H. U. Lee has this simple motto: "There is always more to learn." This characterizes the attitude of the academy for students and instructors.

05

Inclusive and Positive

The only people excluded at Axon Martial Arts Academy are those who seek to exclude others. This is a community that accepts, supports, and encourages.

AMERICAN TAEKWONDO ASSOCIATION

logo of the American Taekwondo Association

Tae Kwon Do, which usually translates to " the way of the foot and the fist," is martial arts that originated in Korea. 

Axon Martial Arts Academy is part of the American Taekwondo Association, ATA.

The ATA was founded  in 1969 by Eternal Grandmaster H. U. Lee, who was invited to the United States by his student who had been stationed at the Air Force base near his dojang.

Members of the ATA practice Songham Tae Kwon Do, a curriculum whose core consists of poom-sae or forms. A form is a series of planned movements . Eternal Grandmaster created the Songahm forms to better embody the strength and beauty of Tae Kwon Do.

Today, the ATA is the largest martial arts organization in the world. One of the reasons of its success is its continued pursuit to adapt to the changing world without losing sight of tradition.

icture of a pine tree in the foreground and mountains in the backgroudn
Chinese characters for pine tree and rock

THE MEANING OF

SONGAHM

"Songahm" means pine tree and rock. Pine trees that grow out of the harsh environment of rock cliffs are a testament to their strength and resilience.

H. U. Lee created Songahm forms, for students to acquire and consolidate techniques in a systematic way to become well-trained martial artists.

In addition to martial arts technique, Songahm students learn what it means to persevere, to get back up after failing, to learn to handle successes, to be confident as well as humble, to take care of themselves as well as to be courteous to others. 

Meet Owner and Head Instructor, Yat-Yee Chong

head shot of Asian Middle aged woman wearing a blazer

When my children’s martial arts instructor first invited me to train, I laughed.

You see, my identity was that of a book-worm, a music nerd. Even though I grew up a fan of martial arts films, I thought learning martial arts was only for the gifted.

My instructor persisted, and I eventually took the leap.

It was one of my best decisions.​​

It awakened the athlete in me. It proved that I could develop my athletic skills even in my 40s.

It allowed me to train alongside my children, gifting me with many shared lifelong memories.

I want to share what Tae Kwon Do has done for my family with you. Schedule a free exploratory sessions to see if Axon Academy.

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TESTIMONIALS

"Yat-Yee is fantastic with kids! She has excellent communication skills that help them focus and excel! She is not only a Tae Kwon Do expert but also a visionary. I highly recommend Yat-Yee!"

Debbie Campbell
Fort Collins

"Mrs. Chong is a very talented artist and a gifted instructor. She is a role model in her own training. My family has been very fortunate to have her in our lives."

— Kathy Sigda
Fort Collins