Sauk Centre

The page for Sauk Centre Taekwondo Academy’s family programs and classes.


Empower Boxing Sauk Centre – FREE TRIAL WEEK

Thank you for getting information on our TRIAL WEEK of classes from Empower Boxing Sauk Centre!
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Sauk Centre Taekwondo Academy Class Information

Little Tigers Taekwondo

A new developmentally appropriate class for the little’s martial artist.  Students as young as 4 years old can come learn and enjoy the benefits of martial arts for the very first time.

Class Begins on Monday, September 10 at 4:00 pm.

Classes are 30 minutes in length and are composed of a 10 week session.

Sessions include

  • 10 classes,
  • Special Little Tigers uniform,
  • Shin guards,
  • Gloves
  • Gear bag,
  • Little Tigers Graduation Ceremony,
  • Little Tigers belt.

Register Below!

Class Breakdown:

Level 1 – Beginners through Yellow Belt ages 6+

Level 2 Black Belt Apprentice Leadership Program – Green Belt and Up, Ages 7+

Class Location:

Classes will meet on Monday and Thursday evenings inside at our location.

311 South Main Street
Sauk Centre, MN 56378

“Just a ‘KICK’ North of the Main Street Theater.”

Family of Programs:

Sauk Centre Taekwondo Academy

We have held classes in Sauk Centre since September 2003 and have produced numerous black belts in the Sauk Centre area including both children and adults.

Sauk Centre Haidong Gumdo Academy

A member of the USA Haidong Gumdo Association through Master Robert Frankovich of White Tiger Martial Arts.  This brand new program to Sauk Centre is opening August 3, 2017.

Empower Boxing Sauk Centre

A branch of Empower Boxing Alexandria.


Taekwondo Class Times:

Level 1 – 6+ Beginners

Monday and Thursday 6:30 – 7:15 pm

Level 2 Black Belt Apprentice Leadership Program

Monday and Thursday 7:30 – 8:30


Haidong Gumdo Class Times:

Thursday 5:30 – 6:15 pm



Master Instructor

Josh Head ShotJosh Waltzing

Minnesota Educator

5th Degree black belt in Taekwondo

Executive Director of Enriching Confidence, LLC.

Master Instructor of Sauk Centre Taekwondo Academy, Alexandria Martial Arts and MovementEmpower Boxing Sauk Centre, Empower Boxing Alexandria, Convergent Combat Training Program and Silvertails Competition Team.

Creator of Convergent Combat Training Program, Little Tigers Pre-school Taekwondo program, and the Enriching Confidence Homeschool Martial Arts Program.

Head Instructor

Ms Candy Head ShotCandy Marthaler

1st Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo

1st Degree Master Instructor in Haidong Gumdo

Professional Graphic Designer of C&Y Designs, LLC

Experienced martial artist who has competed in numerous martial arts competitions including the 2015 and 2016 USA Taekwondo Minnesota State Championships as well as USA Taekwondo National Championships in Richmond, Virginia in July 2016.

Assistant Instructors

Jordan JrBBMr. Jordan

1st Degree Junior Black Belt

Belt Promotion Testing

Master Waltzing conducts all belt testing for students at Sauk Centre Taekwondo Academy.

Students at Sauk Centre Taekwondo Academy earn every belt, they are not given white belts to start.  We all start as Beginners and test for White Belt and then progress through 10 Colored Belt Ranks until Jr. or Adult Black Belt.

The following list includes the Colored Belt Testing Fees.  These fees include any additional training opportunities, boards for breaking, the belt, and the belt rank certificate.

  • White – $20
  • Orange – $20
  • Orange Trim – $30
  • Yellow – $30
  • Green – $40
  • Blue – $40
  • Purple – $40
  • Purple Trim – $50
  • Brown – $60
  • Red – $70

Black Belt and Jr. Black Belt tests happen twice per year around February and August.

Other Programs and Classes

The Sauk Centre Taekwondo Academy is also home to Empower Boxing Sauk Centre.

Empower Boxing is a world-wide licensed boxing, kickboxing, and martial arts program designed to teach you skills to get fit, stay safe, and have the confidence to live life as you want to.  It is not about competition or fighting but real-life self-defense skills to keep you safe in today’s world.

Empower Boxing Sauk Centre is a branch of Empower Boxing Alexandria and all students of Empower Boxing Sauk Centre have access to all Alexandria programs and classes.

To learn more about Empower Boxing go


Continued Learning

We have trained with some amazing martial artists including;

Bill “Superfoot” Wallace


Grandmaster Jae-yoon An

Grandmaster An Seminar 2014

Grandmaster Jin-yung “Dragon” Kim

Grandmaster Dragon Kim seminar 2016



Constantly Learning

As a martial artist, Master Josh is constantly continuing to learn and grow in order to bring high quality martial arts and education to the Sauk Centre community.

Professional accomplishments

  • Licensed Minnesota Educator
  • USA Taekwondo Level 1 Certified Coach
  • USA Taekwondo Level D1 Certified Competition Referee
  • Kukkiwon – World Taekwondo Headquarters Certified Black Belt
  • Member of the Martial Arts Teachers’ Association
  • Member of the Association of Fitness Studios

3 thoughts on “Sauk Centre

  1. Hi Josh and Candy,

    Charlie will be back at the Sauk Centre studio in Sept. He just rec’d his green belt. Could I get class time info and then will need to update my money stuff too! Thanks! Annie Heipel

    1. Hi Anne,
      Thank you for the message!
      I apologize for the delay. I had some technical difficulties with the site and am finally resolving them. Class times for Sauk Centre in the Fall will be posted this upcoming week.
      We need to finalize the schedule and we will post it when it is done.
      Thank you again!

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