Amerson’s Taekwondo and Fitness teaches a unique combination of martial arts for students of all ages in North Raleigh and Wake Forest. Our program delivers exceptional, personalized training for you and your family blending Master Amerson's experience in Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do, Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Arnis, and Kali to create the best training environment in the area.
Master Dan Amerson brings over twenty-five years of martial arts experience to our dojang to give you the best training in the area. He holds a fifth degree black belt in Taekwondo, a first degree black belt in Tang Soo Do, and over a decade of experience in Filipino martial arts. Come see the difference you can make in your life.
I started Taekwondo training when I was 12, and it's been central to my life ever since. After 26 years and study in half a dozen martial arts, there is still more to learn, and I'm constantly finding new directions to grow myself. By teaching, I get to pass my passion on to new students as well as challenge myself to continue to grow my martial arts knowledge. The martial arts have given me strength and confidence and taught me to persevere, qualities I see developing in my students each day.
I have been attending Amerson Taekwondo's Strike RIGHT classes for 6+ months. I've been specifically attending the women's only classes. Master Amerson is a great instructor. He has a good plan/focus for each class. He is good at giving instruction and making you feel comfortable. He's also good at making modifications, as needed, for different body types/stature. I have really enjoyed this class. It is a comfortable atmosphere in which to learn things helpful in uncomfortable situations. Come join me!!
Master Amerson has been instructing me for a year or so now, and I can say he is very knowledgeable and VERY patient with me as I learn martial arts for the first time, as an adult with a very moderate amount of coordination. Highly recommend!
Students are encouraged to sign up for a trial at our school to get to know how we teach and what classes are like. During this trial, Master Amerson will help them learn some of the basics and then join in with the class. Senior students in the class are strongly encouraged to mentor and teach new students creating an environment of shared success.
Fifth degree black belt in Taekwondo
Second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do
Over ten years experience in Filipino martial arts
Active instructor at multiple schools since 2001.
Opened Amerson's Taekwondo and Fitnes in 2015.
All of our programs charge a monthly tuition for open access to as many classes per week as a student would like to attend. Current pricing can always be found in each program page online here:
We also encourage students to take advantage of our two week trial. It's a great way to get to know our school and a great value.
Amerson's Taekwondo teaches students as young as 4 years old. There's no upper age limit. One of Master Amerson's teachers is in her seventies!
Martial arts is a journey of personal growth, and every teacher has a different teaching style. I encourage students to look at multiple teachers and watch a class from each before making a decision. If possible, take a few trial classes before signing up for any longer period of training.
There are a lot of reasons to train martial arts, fitness, confidence, self-defense, sport/competition, mental focus, etc.
Think about why you want to train martial arts and ask the instructor how their curriculum and school focuses on that. Some schools have different foci. If you're looking for self-defense, training at a competition and sport focused school might not be the right choice, for example.