For Students With Special Needs

Here 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, intellectual or physical 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 5th 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.

Class Times 

3:00 -3:30 – Beginner

3:45 – 4:15 – Intermediate

4:30 – 5:00 – Advanced

5:15 – 5:45 – Teen (ages 15+)


Spring Session

Febuary 17th and 24th

March 2nd, 9th and 23rd

April 6th, 13th and 20th

(No classes 3/16 and 3/30)

Summer Session

April 27th

May 4th, 11th and 18th

June 1st, 15th, 22nd and 29th

(No classes 5/25 and 6/8)

Fall Session

September 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

October 5th, 19th and 26th

November 2nd, 9th and 16th

(No class 10/12)

For More Information

If you are interested, please contact us at 703-532-7433 or email to set up an initial appointment.