Adaptive Martial Arts for Students with Special Needs


What is Adaptive Tae Kwon Do?

Adaptive Tae Kwon Do is a modern approach to teaching a traditional art form that embraces our special needs community, opening the door to opportunities and life lessons that have previously been unavailable.  By using a modified curriculum and teaching approach, students with a variety of learning styles and abilities are able to progress at their own pace while benefiting socially from a group setting.


Our Approach at Jhoon Rhee Arlington


“I believe in having a few pupils at one time as it requires a constant alert observation of each individual in order to establish a direct relationship. A good teacher can never be fixed in a routine... each moment requires a sensitive mind that is constantly changing and constantly adapting.” –Bruce Lee

Through dynamic martial arts exercises, drills and games, Master Avi Rome, the program’s director and head instructor, with the help of a dedicated staff of volunteer students, leads groups with a variety of physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities through classes structured to increase coordination, focus, body awareness and social skills.

This program’s commitment to each student’s individual growth and progression is shown in its unique ranking and reinforcement system. Because participants each come in with different strengths and goals, individual physical and behavioral achievements are recognized and each student is rewarded for their efforts while also continuing to be challenged.


For information regarding Registration please contact Master Rome or call the studio at:

(703) 532-7433