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Legacy Martial Arts lives up to its name in honoring the unique martial arts style and teaching strategies of late Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, the Father of American Tae Kwon Do. As a result, it is a truly proven system, a martial arts experience that provides fun, fitness, and self-defense ability. Most importantly we believe our system helps build life skills—such as confidence, focus, and discipline—that are important at any age, in any endeavor, for all aspects of life. 


We strongly believe in the value of Tae Kwon Do instruction for all age levels, especially for the young. Legacy Martial Arts emphasizes the disciplines of attention and respect; concentration and timing; strength and flexibility; goal setting, achievement and accomplishment, sportsmanship, confidence, character, and of course, FUN!

The Student Creed

To build true confidence, through strength in my body, honesty in my heart, and knowledge in my mind. To keep friendship with one another and to build a strong and happy community. Never fight to achieve selfish ends,

but to develop Might For Right!

The Legacy Affirmations

(Chario! Kyung nay. Shio.)

Instructor:                        Student:

Why are you here?              I am here because I want to be.

How should you enter?        When I enter the dojang I leave all negative                                                       thoughts behind.  

What is your purpose?         I am here to better myself and better the lives                                                   of others.

How do you to live?             By persevering in my difficulties and                                                                 celebrating my triumphs with humility.

What do you represent?      I represent the Tae Kwon Do Mindset. Respect                                                    & Courtesy. We. Are. Legacy!

(Chario, Kyung-Nye)

Master Jackie Curiel - Owner/ Head Instructor 

Starting at the age of 5, Master J. Curiel has been training in Tae Kwon Do for over 20 years! Find out more about Master Curiel here!

Legacy Martial Arts


7200 Fullerton Rd. Suite B-300

Springfield, VA 22150

(we're next to FLIGHT Park on the 2nd Floor)

Thank you!

Our History

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