For students with special needs


Me & Joseph high fiveHere at Jhoon Rhee Arlington, we have developed an Adaptive Tae Kwon Do Program designed specifically for children with special needs. This program “adapts” the standard Tae Kwon Do techniques and teaching strategies to best suit the specific needs of each student. The class is structured for children who have Autism Spectrum Disorders or other Developmental or Intellectual Disabilities.

Students receive individualized instruction while learning to excel in a group setting. These weekly half hour classes will give students an excellent opportunity to improve their motor skills, coordination, focus and self-control through Tae Kwon Do drills and games.


Master Avi Rome is a 4th Degree Black Belt and holds a degree in Integrative Studies with a concentration in Creative Arts and Therapy from GMU. This degree combines the fields of Psychology, Recreational Therapy, and Body Mechanics. Master Rome has over 15 years of teaching experience, with many of those years spent working with students who have special learning needs.

Student Requirements
  • Minimum of 4 years of age.
  • Receptive communication skills.
  • Ability to follow 1- and 2-step commands with prompting.
  • Student must have a parent/guardian in the school during class.
  • Toilet trained.

First time students $285 (includes uniform). Renewing students: $230 (does not include uniform). Cost is based on an 8-class session. Students are responsible to make 8 classes during the 10-week session (no refunds or extension of time for attending fewer than eight classes).  If you have attended all 8 of your classes before the session ends, you may attend the final classes on a “per class fee” of $20 each. There is a $20 additional cost for students registering past the registration deadline. 

Winter Session Start Date: December 1, 2018
Session dates:
December 1, 8, 15
December 22* (modified schedule)
December 29 NO CLASSES (winter break)
January 5, 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9
Fall Session Start Date: September 15, 2018
Session dates:
September 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3
November 10* (modified schedule)
November 17
Class times:
Beginner Students 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Intermediate 1 Students 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Intermediate 2 Students 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Advanced Students 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Pre-Teen/Teen Students 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
*Modified class times:
Beginner Students 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Intermediate 1 Students 9:40 am – 10:10 am
Intermediate 2 Students 9:05 am – 9:35 am
Advanced Students 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Pre-Teen/Teen Students 10:50 am – 11:20 am
For More Information
If you are interested, please contact us at 703-532-7433 or email to set up an initial appointment.  If you would like more information about our Adaptive Martial Arts Program, please visit Master Rome’s Adaptive Tae Kwon Do website for additional details and resources.