Initiated by Dolores Muhammad in 2010, the New Hope Academy's Martial Arts Tae Kwon Do (TDK) program has trained many students in martial arts over its years of service. Simba Do Jang Tae Kwon Do is open to all ages and abilities. TDK improves discipline and focus, enhances personal confidence and helps participants be healthy and get fit.
The study of marital arts places emphasis on self-development to build champions in all areas of life - not just the ring.
Doug Cook, Taekwondo: A Path to Excellence
New Hope Academy has hosted several Martial Arts tournaments for the DMV area. Our Tae Kwon Do students compete locally, as well as nationally. One of our students qualified to compete at the 2019 AAU National Champions after placing in the top three of his division in sparring and forms.
New Hope Academy is a Simba DoJang school. Students of Simba DoJang study and train in traditional Tae Kwon Do and incorporate various other styles of self-defense with their training. Simba DoJang Tae Kwon Do was founded in 1963 in Washington, DC under legendary martial arts pioneers and champions, Sumpreme Grandmaster Furman Marshall and late Grandmaster Phillip Cunningham, Jr. Currently Simba DoJang schools have been established throughout the United States and worldwide.