Baekwoon Martial Arts

Baekwoon Martial Arts

5.0 (2)
3 hires on
4 employees
11 years in business

About this pro

We are considered an old school type of environment where we still believe that the building of focus, confidence, discipline and self esteem are the bi-products of what martial arts has to offer. We believe in focusing on building up leadership and goal setting skills to help a student achieve success. 

We endeavor to help our students to be come both physically and mentally stronger to take on what life has to challenge them with regardless if it bullying, stress from work/school, or just needing a positive atmosphere to work out.

I enjoy working with others to help them achieve their goals. More than that, I get to watch my students, kids, teens, adults, step up to a new level of success that they didn't think they could achieve before.

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Naperville, IL 60563
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2 Reviews


  • Goldie Gupta

    Sensei Jeremy is a great friend and teacher to the kids at the same time. He has been a great mentor who not only teaches kids karate but provides confidence and other great life lessons.

  • Clare Clayton

    I have both of my boys in classes at Baekwoon Martial Arts. I couldn't be happier. One is excelling and has found a passion in Martial Arts. The other is special needs and has found a safe place where he can learn at his own pace. They both respect and admire Sensei Jeremy and I appreciate and respect the leadership lessons he teaches them daily. Couldn't be happier.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We start by having a black belt or senior student work one on one with them to help them get acclaimated in what we do. If the student has had prior experience then we assign a mentor to get them caught up with our curriculum so we can continue where they left off from their last school.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am certified by the American Karate Association as a 5th degree black belt in Shorei-ryu Karate, and I'm certified by Kukkiwon, Korean government branch of martial arts, as a 5th degree master instructor.  I have certified in CPR and first aid.  

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

4-5 yrs = $85 per month

6-17yrs = $100/month for 1x week, $110/month 2x week, $125/month 3x a week.  

18-Older = $110 per month

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching at the age of 15.  My instructor was a reservist with the US Army Rangers and had to deploy for training from time to time.  So I was asked to take over the class in his absence.  It was difficult at first but I grew to love it and knew right then and there that is what I wanted to do.

What types of students have you worked with?

We have worked with all kinds of students from ages 4 to 65 years of age.  I have also worked with kids with special needs such as high functioning autism, sensory deprivation, ADD/ADHD and hearing impaired.  As long as we know of any issues, we are usually good with constructing our lessons to meet their needs without sacrificing the integrity of the lessons themselves.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Every year we host the Battle for the Troops martial arts tournament.  Each year we have been able to raise over $500 for the Wounded Warriors Project and over $200 for a local charity, 2017 was Naperville Turning Pointe Autism Foundation. Because of the success, we will continue to use this event as a way to help our community.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Do a bit of research on the individual marital arts you are wanting to try.  Also, don't shop for lessons like you shop for a groceries, sometimes cheaper is not better or the same.  Don't be afraid to ask questions.  Remember you are entrusting someone with yourself or your child.  Be sure you feel that the fit is right.  Finally be weary of outrageous claims such as a person who studied several different martial arts in only a short amount of time and are masters in all of them.  

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How long to get a black belt? (Note:  If they can give you an exact time, then they are only selling you belts)

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