Tae Kwon Do
Tae kwon do Master Ed Park and his father, Yeon Hwan, a former U.S. Olympic coach, are bringing the New York Open Tae Kwon Do Championship to Nassau County.
While supporters of mixed martial arts continue to wrangle with legal channels to get New York State to overturn its current ban on the professional sport, those who are interested in MMA and traditional martial arts may find programs throughout the city to learn and train safely. As attitudes about MMA — particularly its merits as fitness and self-defense training — change, more programs will no doubt become available to New Yorkers. Few could compete with these, the best of the best, right in New York.