Curriculum Overview

We provide the AMAI curriculum to our schools through training, manuals, and videos.  Once you become a member of the AMAI you will receive detailed information on the programs you purchase as well as training materials.  
For more detailed information, please review the AMAI programs below 

AMAI Adult Leadership Program – School Owner Overview

Purpose:  To educate people in the area of leadership and martial arts instruction.  To build confidence in individuals so that they can reach their life goals and individual potential.

Vision:  Provide materials for school owners to teach sound leadership and instruction techniques to their students and to assist them in building a strong and competent instructional staff in their own schools.  To encourage and equip individuals in opening their own AMAI schools.

In your local leadership class:
Each AMAI school owner should receive the leadership programs in their manuals along with class planners for each.  This information is for you to teach from each week in your adult leadership classes.  That way, when your students attend an AMAI certification clinic or camp, they will be well prepared.  Please begin teaching this material as soon as possible.

At an AMAI certification seminar:
Seminars will be held in locations that are convenient for as many people to come to as possible.  Students can move through the seminars and level up from the blue collar to the red collar to the red/black collar. Moving from red/black to solid black may only occur at a certification camp.  A seminar last approximately 6-8 hours and a camp will last 3 days and two nights.  There is not a written test for the black collar certification.  This will be primarily a physical knowledge and teaching skills test based on the student’s previous training.  The concept is that once you have gone through both seminars, you will have the information to complete your instructor certification.


"Tae" means "foot" or "to strike with the feet". "Kwon" means "hand", or "to strike with the hand". "Do" means discipline, art, or way. Hence Tae Kwon Do (foot-hand-way) means literally "the art of the feet and the hands" or "the art of kicking and punching".

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art known for its emphasis on kicking techniques, which distinguishes it from martial arts such as karate or southern styles of kung fu. The rationale is that the legs are the longest and strongest part of the body and kicking is an effective way to ward off an attacker. People of all ages enjoy the challenge of training in Taekwondo. Physically, taekwondo develops strength, speed, balance, flexibility, and stamina.


What is Martial Arts Weaponry? 

The weaponry program focuses on 5 traditional weapons and you will learn forms and self-defense applications for each weapon. 

  • Tonfa
  • Nun-Chuck 
  • Single (Eskrima) Stick 
  • Bo Staff Broad 
  • Sword 

This program does have a ranking system and as you progress in skill through each weapon you will test for different colored sashes as you work your way to the first degree black sash.

Tai Chi

What is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is an ancient martial art from China and has recently gained popularity and interest in the United States as a method of gentle exercise to relieve stress, increase range of motion and balance for practitioners.  We offer two types of Tai Chi classes.  Tai Chi Chuan- Chen Style is a true martial arts class.  It has all the benefits of the Therapeutic Tai Chi but also incorporates form memorization, self-defense and more in-depth movement and stretching.  This class is for students who are interested in learning this ancient Chinese art form.  Primarily the Chen 48 form is taught as well as Yang style for beginners.

Another class, Therapeutic Tai Chi is solely focused on improving issues for people with MS, Parkinson’s, balance issues, re-habilitation and stress relief.  Through the meditative movements we work on bringing more range of motion to movements, improved gait in walking, breathing exercises and improved balance.  It is a safe way to focus on improving these areas and everyone enjoys seeing the improvement even after only a few lessons and are amazed and encourage with the results.

Qigong is a big part of both classes and is a mind-body practice that improves one's mental and physical health by integrating postures, movement, breathing techniques, and focused intention.

Karate KUBs

What is the Karate Kub program?   

Karate Kubs is our Pre-School program for ages 4-6.  We use Taekwondo to teach gross motor skills as well as disciplines such as listening, showing respect, taking turns and self-control.  These classes are taught by instructors who love children and are patient with youngsters.  They understand that these little guys are just learning how do basic things such as jumping jacks and paying attention to the teacher.  The mental goal is to help prepare them for a successful transition into pre-school or into kindergarten.  The physical goal is to prepare them to enter the Jr. Taekwondo program with confidence and the skills they will need to learn the more challenging curriculum.   Some of our most talented and respectful teen students started in this very class.

Adult Leadership

What is the Adult Leadership program?
This program is designed for teens and adults to better understand how to lead others and gain confidence in themselves to do so. The students will learn not only how to teach Taekwondo but they will learn more deeply the intricacies of the art. Even if you never become an instructor of Taekwondo yourself you will gain a much deeper knowledge that will enhance your personal training. You will also practice in leadership class how to be a better public speaker, how to present yourself with confidence and how to better relate to others at school and at work. There is a high emphasis on form and technique training and learning to perfect each Taekwondo move. You will be encouraged to try new things in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.