King Tiger Tae Kwon Do – “Where Life Champions are Made”

It’s not just self-defense! Feel great and become disciplined through traditional martial arts so you can unleash your inner champion.  

Our classes are high energy, sometimes with music, and we like you to leave nice and sweaty. Why? Because a great workout focused on a mind-body connection will help you with:
  • Goal Setting & Character Building
  • Stress Relief & Overall Wellness
  • Boosted Self-Confidence & Focus

Thrive in a relaxed, yet focused, atmosphere and be amazed at how quickly you progress - we have programs that cater to the individual interests of our community. Students range from all ages with a variety of interests.

We're Family Friendly. The majority of adults in our classes are parents of the kids that are training! All aspects of our center are arranged to build a balanced relationship of trust and respect with our students.

Kids Have a Blast! The young students are respectful and friendly.  Most of them don’t play sports and use our classes as an outlet to have fun, burn off some pent up energy, and learn crucial self-defense skills.

Steeped in Tradition.  Originating in Korea, our training and philosophy has been preserved from the original teachings and is one of the fastest growing programs on the East Coast!

We are focused and determined to serve you with the highest quality instruction, professionalism, and service in the industry. King Tiger TKD has proudly been offering this level of instruction and training in Tae Kwon Do in North Carolina since 1988.

School History - Grandmaster Jung, School Founder

Originally founded in Korea by a ninth degree black belt, Grandmaster Jung, Byung Hwa, in 1959. The school was formally known as Wang-Ho.

By his late twenties Grandmaster Jung had achieved mastership in Tae Kwon Do and had served extensively in the Korean Military, teaching troops hand to hand combat skills through the art of Tae Kwon Do. In 1959 Grandmaster Jung opened the first King Tiger Academy in Seoul Korea.

Today, there are over one hundred and twenty King Tiger Tae Kwon Do schools on four continents with over thirty in Seoul alone. One of the first US King Tiger Academies was established by Master Byung Seouk Lee in Greenville, NC in 1988.

Meet Terrance Evins
Owner at King Tiger
Tae Kwon Do in Charlotte, NC
7th Dan Tae Kwon Do/ 5th Dan Hap Ki Do/ 4th Lakan Philippine Combative

Terrance Evins, Owner/ Head Instructor

Terrance Evins is the owner and Head Instructor of King Tiger Tae Kwon Do, North Charlotte and holds some impressive rankings: 7th Dan Tae Kwon Do/ 5th Dan Hap Ki Do/ 34th Lakan Philippine Combative to name a few. Holds ranks in BJJ, Muay Thai, and Krav Maga.

He also holds ranks in Brazilian Jujutsu  and Muay Thai, is a certified instructor under Tony Blauers’ Spear System, and is a Level 1 certified Crossfit and Crossfit Defense Instructor. In addition, he is the Regional Director for the Philippine Martial Arts Alliance.

He started training in martial arts when he was 6 years old and met Grandmaster Lee while in college.  He has been a student of his ever since and has also served as the senior Instructor at the school headquarters in Greenville, NC. 

Mr. Evins has been teaching martial arts for over 22 years to both children and adults. After opening King Tiger North Charlotte in 2003 he has dedicated his time and energy to helping 1000s of children and adults experience martial arts training the way he learned from Grandmaster Lee.

He is passionate about teaching martial arts and wants to help change his student’s lives for the better.

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How to Get Started

Come join our Charlotte, NC facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Taekwondo, Birthday Parties, Summer Camp, and After School . Choose a program that most interests you and take the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (704) 717-0903 if you have any further questions. We hope to speak with you soon!