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 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 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.

Summer / Fall 2023

This session is at capacity and no longer taking registrations.

8 Classes as follows:

August 19

August 26

September 2*

September 9

September 23

September 30

October 7

October 14


Class Times:

3:00 -3:30 – Beginner

3:45 – 4:15 – Intermediate

4:30 – 5:00 – Advanced

5:15 – 5:45 – Teen (ages 15+)


* Sept. 2 will have a modified schedule with classes being held in the morning as follows:

9:30  – 10:00 am – Beginner
10:10 – 10:40 am – Intermediate
10:50 – 11:20 am – Advanced
11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Teen (ages 15+)

For More Information

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


2449 North Harrison St.
Lee Harrison Shopping Center, Lower Level
Suites 2 & 3
Arlington, VA  22207


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