Welcome to RVATKD - Olympic Taekwondo in Richmond, VA
Providing quality taekwondo instruction & practice in the greater Richmond area
We began in 2007 as a low cost, high quality option for professional adults to learn and practice Olympic taekwondo in Richmond, VA. We've since expanded to include college age students and youth 8 years and older. We have practiced at the James Center and Downtown YMCAs, VCU, Forest Hill Park, and are now focusing our efforts on classes at the Robinson Theater Community Arts Center. We're affiliated with DCTKD and often have joint practices and events, including weekend retreats and promotion tests for all levels.
RVATKD practices are instructed by Kukkiwon 4th dan black belt Drew Cahoon. Drew has been studying various martial arts since 1982, among them tai chi, Shotokan karate and iaido. He began focusing his studies on taekwondo in 1992 at Boston University. Drew has established and led several taekwondo training opportunities in the greater Baltimore and Richmond areas, including at various branches of the YMCA and Virginia Commonwealth University. He has been a coach at the National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships on multiple occasions. With a background in non-profit performing arts management, Drew recently founded Cahoon Solutions LLC - a technology consulting firm focused on and structured for the specific needs of non-profits.