About Our Art

Although people generally select a martial arts school for reasons other than the martial arts style taught at the school (e.g., reputation, location, character-development emphasis, family focus) it’s still good to have a general understanding of the styles of martial arts before beginning a search for the best school for you.

Our style of martial arts training is called Taekwondo, and Phoenix Academy is directly affiliated with the World Taekwondo Organization headquarters at the Kukkiwon in Seoul, South Korea. All our Black Belt students are awarded a numbered and registered Dan Certificate from World Taekwondo that is recognized worldwide.

To learn about Taekwondo in comparison to the other martial arts styles, you should read our free report, which provides an overview of all the main styles of martial arts. To access this report, just click on this link:

Phoenix Academy is a family friendly environment that promotes community, respect, discipline, camaraderie, fitness, and hard work. We believe that people learn best when it is a journey shared with friends. Our motto is to “Never Give Up” and we live that in every class by perfecting our skills and helping each other succeed through a positive attitude and lots of encouragement. Click on these two videos to see what we mean!

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In reading this report you’ll see that the style differences are primarily in the physical aspects of the art (e.g., more or less emphasis on kicking, punching and throwing).

We obviously believe that Taekwondo is the best of the martial arts relative to the physical aspects. But what makes Phoenix Black Belt Academy special is that our training goes far beyond the kick, the punch and the throw. We also place a strong emphasis on the personal development of our students.

While we are experts in teaching Taekwondo techniques, a large focus of our training is on developing the following personal attributes in our students: self confidence, focus, discipline, fitness, healthy weight and self-esteem.

The development of these personal attributes is inherent within all martial arts but, at Phoenix Black Belt Academy, we put a special emphasis on maximizing our student’s potential in all aspects of their life.



A better working body; a sharper, more focused mind; a stronger sense of self confidence; more self discipline; the ability to physically defend yourself — who wouldn’t want these things for themselves?

Practicing martial arts at Phoenix Black Belt Academy in Dubai, UAE is about physical fitness, character development (self-esteem, self confidence, focus and concentration, self discipline) and self defense, not just kicking and punching.

People often think that martial arts is about fighting, but that’s not what we emphasize at Dubai Martial Arts. Instead, we focus on the personal development aspects of martial arts because that’s why most people participate.

Almost half of the 6 million participants in martial arts are children ages 6-17, according to statistics from the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. And it’s not unusual for the whole family to get involved — about one-third of the students are adults.

No matter what discipline of martial arts you choose, whether it is karate, kung fu, taekwondo, jujitsu, judo, aikido, tai chi, kendo or another one of the many forms of martial arts, the styles may differ, but the benefits remain the same.

Universal Benefits of Martial Arts

For a list of specific benefits for various age groups, visit the adult and children program pages on this site. Here are some universal benefits of martial arts:

Improved physical fitness: Make no mistake. Martial arts is a great workout! It is a total body workout — your stamina, muscle tone, flexibility, balance and strength will all show signs of improvement.

Enhanced self-esteem: By learning these skills and improving your physical condition, you become more comfortable in all situations — whether you’re in danger or simply doing a task that takes you beyond your comfort zone. Kids have a new sense of self confidence, making them virtually “bully proof.”

Increased focus and concentration: From the very first day of class, students are challenged to think as much as they act. Learning the forms and movements reinforces working memory. That’s why the Mayo Clinic specifically counts the marital arts of karate and taekwondo among the effective therapies for ADD and ADHD.

Increased social skills: Martial arts strongly emphasize self discipline and self control as a core component of its teachings. Self leadership and the ability to deal with others in a mature way is the result.

Stress relief: Kicking, punching and screaming are a great release, no matter what your age.

Respect for values: Honesty, courtesy, integrity, perseverance and excellence are some curriculum areas of focus. These qualities help both children and adults become great leaders.

Our mission

Dubai Martial Arts

is building strong minds and bodies, and our students range in age from 3 to 80. Please take advantage of special offers and experience the many benefits of martial arts!

Congratulations New Black Belts!

Well done to our new Black Belts that successfully completed the Spring testing! It was a great example of hard work and dedication that all our students displayed to family and friends. We had Second Degree and Third Degree candidates as well showing the journey continues for life skills as well as martial arts and […]


Here is your free report describing the many styles of martial arts (download PDF) There are three main categories of martial arts — Japanese, Chinese, and Korean — and there are a few styles within each category. The goal of this report is to provide an overview of...

Advanced Belt Testing

Well done to all our advanced belts that successfully completed your belt testing. You are all a great inspiration to the rest of our students!

Training in the Park and family picnic fun!

Phoenix families took advantage of the great weather in Dubai to gather at Barsha Park for training, games, and food! We first gathered at the basketball court to enjoy cool breezes instead of the A/C indoors, and have a tough training session for all belts and ages. Next, we organized a tug of war with […]

Why Martial Arts is Great for a Child’s Development

Children martial arts classes are an excellent complement to traditional team children sports offered by schools. For a variety of reasons, your child can achieve greater physical fitness and development when the usual sports like basketball, football, or baseball are pursued in conjunction with martial arts. Parents may wonder “What is the right age to […]

Leadership Seminar

Join us for the next event in the Phoenix Academy Leadership Seminar Series. This event is open for all Red Belts and Black Belts to fulfill requirements for your next belt. Participants will focus on developing responsibility, team building tools, and learning basic...


Here is your free report on how to help your child develop their ability to concentrate (download PDF) Distracted. Easily frustrated. Hyperactive. If any of these words describe your child, you’re probably worried that he or she lacks the ability to stay focused. A...

Belt Ceremony and Community Potluck

This is a community event and all families are encouraged to attend this celebration. Students must attend in neat and complete uniform and belt.  Once we complete the Black Belt Awards & Belt Ceremony we will have a demonstration by our own Phoenix Black belt...

Back to School Special

See our back to school special for new students starting August 15. Come back strong from the summer holiday with Phoenix Academy and work towards your first belt level!                


Here is your free report on how to help your child further develop their self-esteem (download PDF) Does your child possess a healthy sense of confidence? Answer yes if your child makes friends easily, accepts leadership opportunities and displays a bright, positive...

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Al Noon Sport Center
Al Quoz Area 4
14 25 Street 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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