Ferkile’s Taekwondo was established 1985 in Saint Petersburg, Florida to teach the sport and discipline of traditional Taekwondo martial arts to students of all ages and skill levels. Over nearly 30 years, Master Ferkile has instructed thousands of students in the art of Taekwondo at two convenient permanent Do Jangs and two seasonal locations in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Master Ferkile and his team of dedicated Black Belt instructors work with each student to develop the skills necessary to advance in the art of Taekwondo martial arts. Classes vary from week to week, covering physical fitness, self-defense, sparring techniques, Poomsae and more. Students can also participate in special outdoor or beach classes, competitions, and belt tests throughout the year.
At Ferkile’s Taekwondo, you or your child will always feel a part of a community and will have the dedicated support needed to succeed. Classes are offered through Shore Acres & Walter Fuller Recreation Centers for a very low monthly fee, and the first class is free! Parents are invited to observe anytime, and may purchase necessary uniforms and equipment through Master Ferkile.
If you’re new to Taekwondo, these basics will get you started on the road to success.
There are many different types of martial arts, each with their own unique style and disciplines. We happen to think Taekwondo is awesome, but that’s for you to decide. Have you been considering enrolling yourself, or perhaps enrolling your child but haven’t taken that first step yet? We invite you to visit either of our locations to observe a class whenever you’d like. Your first class is FREE so you can make sure Taekwondo is for you. One thing you will notice is that every class is different. One class you may find yourself working on self-defense techniques, during another you may be practicing Poomsae or kicking exercises and focusing on cardio.
The one thing you can always count on is that you or your child will always feel a part of a community and will have the dedicated support and guidance needed to succeed. We won’t let you give up. We encourage you to please take a few moments to look around our site, scroll down and read about the history of Taekwondo, our Creed and the 5 Tenets that all students are required to memorize and incorporate into their lives inside and beyond our Do Jang (school) walls. When you’re ready, stop by and see us or contact Master Ferkile at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your free class today.
Who We Are
Introducing our dedicated team who work together to teach the skills & tenets of Taekwondo.
How to Tie Your Belt (Dhee)
There are many ways to tie a belt for Taekwondo. The video to your right is the way Master Ferkile teaches in his program, using what are called double wrap belts. These are belts that wrap 2 times around your waist before getting tied in the front.
Video credit: Project MARTiAL YOU
Please note: Walter Fuller and Shore Acres Recreational Centers do not currently offer online registration or payment, but will offer online payment options soon. In the meantime, please visit their websites by clicking the links below, or email Master Ferkile to schedule an introduction and attend your first class for FREE.