Testimonials

Empower Taekwondo is committed to its students and instructors. We listen to our members to provide the best Taekwondo experience for you and your children.  We are pleased to share what our members say about our training and coaches so that you can be confident that our dojo is the best place to begin or continue your Taekwondo journey. If you would like to add your comments please write a positive review on Google or a recommendation on Facebook. Thank you!

Master Hama is wonderful with kids. His energy and friendliness always makes coming to Empower Taekwondo a pleasant experience! My son always looks forward to going and his focus and behavior has benefited from being in taekwondo. Thank you Master Hama and the staff at Empower!
Michelle H.

Parent, Google & Facebook Reviewer

Master Hama has put together a World Class Taekwondo program at Empower Taekwondo. It's not just his experience in Taekwondo that makes this an amazing program, but also his dedication and skills in working with learners of all ages. I am particularly happy with the emotional growth and support my two sons gain through their training. We are fortunate to have such a high class program right here in New Bern.
Matthew I.

Parent, Google Reviewer

This program is one of the best. Master Hama treats his students with the utmost respect and instills discipline in his students.

In his program my daughter excelled. Master Hama makes learning the art of Taekwondo fun and exciting for all ages! Highly recommended.

Holly C.

Parent, Google Reviewer

Master Hama has a passion for people. He believes in each one of his students and their potential. You won’t be disappointed if you or a loved one enroll! This school is a great addition to our community.
Iesha C.

Family Services Director YMCA

Master Hama is awesome. He really cares about the students. My son loves Carolina Kicks TaeKwonDo. He is learning so much since becoming a part of the Carolina Kicks Family. We are mainly in the Matthews location but we have gotten know Master Hama well. We love his heart for TaeKwonDo and for the kids.
Lisa N.

Parent, Facebook Reviewer

My two boys and myself have been learning Taekwondo with Master Hama since 3 years ago. Not only our skills have significantly improved, my sons’ attention and discipline have improved as well. Master Hama takes his classes and students seriously.
Telly I.

Student / Parent

Our son was shy and timid; afraid to be in front of a crowd when he started at the age of 8. Under the leadership of Grand Master Cann and Master Hama Alzouma and age 13, he has so much more confidence when in front of a crowd. He has learned discipline and respect beyond any other extracurricular activity we have been involved in as a family.
Beth M.

Parent, Facebook Reviewer

Well run class with attention to teaching discipline and respect. Hama is an excellent instructor who takes pride in what he does and is great with the kids.

Great class, my daughter most definitely gets a workout and enjoys coming to class each and every time!

Charles C.

Parent, Google Reviewer

Master Hama, lives what he teaches! Persevere, indomitable spirit, respect, and discipline. My kids have enjoyed learning TKD from him and I have enjoyed TKD classes and the Kick2BFit classes. Here you will find the support you need to grow both physically and mentally! Master Hama has a way of convincing you to believe in yourself and that is worth every penny! He is by far the most energetic person I have met and that is a perfect match for any energy level of children! As parent, here you can find the support in teaching your children to respect others and have self-control and know boundaries are good, which provides that hour of respite for a parent knowing that after its not a battle to reestablish the rules again! Thank you!!
Jessica F.

Parent & Member, Google Reviewer

Our daughter loves Master Hama!!! She enjoys Taekwondo and Master Hama has taught her better focus and improved listening skills. She came for summer camps and is now in classes twice a week. Thank you Empower for being a great place for the family!! Strongly recommended!
Melissa A.

Parent, Google Reviewer

Our son was shy and timid; afraid to be in front of a crowd when he started at the age of 8. Under the leadership of Grand Master Cann and Master Hama Alzouma and age 13, he has so much more confidence when in front of a crowd. He has learned discipline and respect beyond any other extracurricular activity we have been involved in as a family.
Beth M.

Parent, Facebook Reviewer

We had a fantastic time at Empower TKD this summer. Our two boys loved learning TDK skills and all the exercise and activities! And we are back again for virtual learning camp - so excited the boys can do their school work but also get exercise and activities during the day! Master Hama is the best!er Hama is the best!
Maren S.

Parent, Facebook Reviewer

As a martial artist for more than 35 years and owner of multiple martial art schools myself.
I would recommend Empower Taekwondo to anyone. You will not find another athlete or coach more committed to your child's growth. Master Hamma's love and knowledge of tkd are outstanding. If you want to have a positive experience, reach beyond your potential this is the place you need to be.

From Master Corbin
Championship Training
Championship Training LL
5th Dan tkd

Master James C.

Martial Artist, Facebook Reviewer

You cannot get anyone better than Master Hama! He comes from humble beginnings, and has worked enormously hard for every accomplishment he has received. He knows what he is doing, he knows how to teach, and he is extremely passionate about Taekwondo!
Dess Y.

Facebook Reviewer

My daughter started here back in August and has made strides of improvement not only in physically learning this art but in her confidence in her own abilities as a student. We are excited to continue and see what progress she makes in the future! Thank you to the wonderful, knowledgeable teacher!
Erika W.

Parent, Google Reviewer

Master Hama is an excellent instructor. Students learn discipline, patience, respect, and teamwork. I highly recommend.
Carrie H.

Parent

Master Hama teaches more than just Taekwondo to his students! He instills self-respect and respect for others; he aids in teaching them doing good for & to others, is best for self confidence. Believing in yourself to make a difference in a positive respectful way! The old saying, "it takes a village to help raise a child", can be realized here! As a parent , it is WONDERFUL to have another adult have your back on subjects such as no back-talking, listen when others are talking, finish what you start, and apply your best even when it's hard!
Another amazing point to Master Hama and his programs is that it can include Adults too! Not all of us are made to enjoy spin class (no offense) so this gives me a great opportunity to get a workout in a fun and useful manner. Self-defense techniques are good for any person to know young or old!! This way it increases our family time because I am not just waiting & watching them and then squeezing in my workouts at other times! If you are at all considering an outlet for your kids energy or learning a martial art for yourselves! Do it with Empower TKD and Master Hama! It will not be a waste of your time or money!

Alexandra C.

Parent, Google Reviewer