Martial Arts
Build Your Personal Power

At Universal, you have the opportunity to earn your International Certification and Belt Levels through the Korean Kukkiwon Certification system

Martial Arts Classes are Included in Membership

Not a Member? Martial Arts classes are open to the general public!  Sign up for 3 Months of unlimited classes for Just $149!


FALL CLASS SCHEDULE BEGINNING MONDAY, AUG. 31

Young Tiger Class Schedule – Monday & Wednesday
4:30 PM – White & Yellow Belts
5:00 PM – High Yellow to Black Belts

Adult Class Schedule – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
5:30 PM – White & Yellow Belts
6:15 PM – High Yellow, Green, High Green, Blue
7:00 PM – High Blue, Red, High Red, Black Belts

To all students who paid for March belt testing credentials:  These are in and ready to be picked up in class, or please call UAC’s front desk at 717-569-5396 to arrange for pick up.

Taekwondo is an Olympic sport that anyone can participate in! It’s one of the BEST types of physical activity for youth and adults. Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that emphasizes on kicking techniques. Translated, Taekwondo means “The way of the foot and fist”. Taekwondo helps to improve one’s physical strength & balance, concentration & focus, discipline, respect, and self-confidence. Our program offers International Certification and Belt Testing through the Korean Kukkiwon Certification system.

Our Martial
Arts Program

  • Classes for kids starting at age 4 through adults
  • All ability levels welcome
  • No previous experience required to start
  • Increase strength, flexibility and coordination
  • Improve self-confidence and self-discipline
  • Fun, interactive workout!

Meet Our Instructors

  • Andrew Nguyen
    Andrew Nguyen
    Assistant Instructor
  • Master Jim Oplinger
    Master Jim Oplinger
    Head Instructor
  • Christopher Nguyen
    Christopher Nguyen
    Assistant Instructor

Students in the Universal Martial Arts Program will receive Dan/Poom and Gyup Certifications through the UNTN (USA National Taekwondo Network). Because of the international certification, students who continue to work through the ranks can qualify to compete in Olympic Taekwondo. All students have the opportunity to earn a world-recognized Taekwondo certification.

UNTN - USA National Taekwondo Network
Andrew Nguyen
Assistant Instructor
Instructor - Andrew Nguyen

Christopher has been taking Taekwondo classes at UAC since he was 6 years old. He is now a 3rd Degree Black Belt & is currently Assistant to Instructors Master Jim Oplinger and Mr. Jeff Hilbert.

Master Jim Oplinger
Head Instructor
Instructor - Master Jim Oplinger

UNTN Northeast Regional Director

Master Jim has been practicing Taekwondo since 2003. He is currently a 4th Dan Kukkiwon Black Belt and 4th Dan UNTN Black Belt.

Christopher Nguyen
Assistant Instructor
Instructor - Christopher Nguyen

Christopher has been taking Taekwondo classes at UAC since he was 6 years old. He is now a 3rd Degree Black Belt & is currently Assistant to Instructors Master Jim Oplinger and Mr. Jeff Hilbert.

Andrew Nguyen
Assistant Instructor
Instructor - Andrew Nguyen

Christopher has been taking Taekwondo classes at UAC since he was 6 years old. He is now a 3rd Degree Black Belt & is currently Assistant to Instructors Master Jim Oplinger and Mr. Jeff Hilbert.

Master Jim Oplinger
Head Instructor
Instructor - Master Jim Oplinger

UNTN Northeast Regional Director

Master Jim has been practicing Taekwondo since 2003. He is currently a 4th Dan Kukkiwon Black Belt and 4th Dan UNTN Black Belt.

Christopher Nguyen
Assistant Instructor
Instructor - Christopher Nguyen

Christopher has been taking Taekwondo classes at UAC since he was 6 years old. He is now a 3rd Degree Black Belt & is currently Assistant to Instructors Master Jim Oplinger and Mr. Jeff Hilbert.