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White Tiger School of Taekwondo

White Tiger School of Teakwondo, family founded in 1994, is one of the few schools in Connecticut certified and licensed with the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF). ITF certification means that rank earned in our school is recogonized in any ITF school anywhere in the United States and world. Our students regularly compete nationally and internationally. Over the years we have produced a number of world champions.

The way we teach ITF style Taekwondo is different from Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Aikido, Hapkido, Judo and many other styles of martial arts because we treat Taekwondo as an art, a way of life. Adult practitioners find over time this art grows to become a pillar in their lives and a source of strength and determination.

And it's even more pronounced in our children's program. We accept children of all ability. Parent's quickly notice how training at White Tiger School of Taekwondo positively manifests itself in their children. Better balance, clearer speech, direct eye contact, attention to others, an inner calm are just some of the comments we hear regularly.

Our Mission is for all our students to reach their full potential. Visit us any time to find out more and ask other parents you meet at our school how their children have benefited from our family friendly approach to martial arts.


Ken Rattet

ITF 6th Dan Black Belt

Seth Rattet

ITF 6th Dan Black Belt

Marie Rattet

ITF 5th Dan Black Belt

Assistant Instructors

Mr. Mark Hunt, (ITF 2nd Dan), Dr. Dan Fram (ITF 2nd Dan), Mr. Alex Gozun (ITF 2nd Dan), Mr. Shant Ghokasiyan (ITF 2nd Dan), Mr. Yuri May (ITF 2nd Dan)

Children's Program


White Tiger children's program is geared for children aged 4yrs old to 11yrs old who are ranked white belt and above. We recommend that children train 2 days a week either Mon and Wed or Tue and Thur.

Our classes are heavy on discipline and provide a positive environment for each child to maximize their TaeKwon-Do learning experience and potential. As children move through our program, each child has the opportunity to compete in local and world competitions, seminars, specialty classes.

If you are thinking about Taekwondo for your child we encourage you to visit us during class time so both of you can see, first hand, what Taekwondo is all about and have an opportunity to get answers to any questions you may have.

Children's class schedule:

Monday - Thursday @ 5.00pm - 6.00

Saturday mornings @ 10.30am - 11.30



White Tiger Adult class is designed for students ages 12 and up. The adult class is typically very diverse with students of various skill levels working together.

The class structure is appropriate for a young color belt while still being challenging enough for an adult black belt. The classes are heavy on self-defense, cardio vascular activity and discipline and provide a positive learning environment. Each student will have the opportunity to compete in local and world competitions and participate in various seminars and specialty classes.

Each student is encouraged to train at least twice a week but has the option to train everyday without additional fees.

Our schedule to train is as follows:

Mon - Thurs @ 7pm - 8pm

Sat mornings @ 10.30am - 11.30am

Black Belt class Sat Mornings @ 9:00am to 10:30am

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