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The Black Belt Tae Kwon Do academy is a family owned business located in downtown San Juan Capistrano, California. It was established in 2003 and in 2006 Master Rafael Sanchez became the Sabumnim (Master instructor). Master Rafael Sanchez is a 5th degree Tae Kwon Do black belt (Kukkiwon certified) and the school is also registered under Kukkiwon, which is the only international institution that recognizes TKD as an Olympic sport. Master Rafael Sanchez started his martial arts journey in 1985. He began teaching in 1993. As a true martial artist, Master Sanchez also holds the rank of 3rd degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu under Marcio Feitosa and holds the rank of Shodan black belt in Judo, under Sensei Juan Montenegro from Orange County Judo Training Center in Garden Grove, California.

Our Tae Kwon Do program specializes in children ages 4 to teens and Master Rafael Sanchez is a very experienced in teaching students who have autism. Tae Kwon Do is the most popular martial art worldwide and is also a full medal Olympic sport. It has evolved to become an important tool for physical fitness, character development, discipline and promotes a well-balanced lifestyle. Tae Kwon Do will give your child both confidence and self-esteem by challenging him or her on a daily basis and will improve all aspects of their life.


At Black Belt Tae Kwon Do Academy we are committed to helping parents search for new ways to further develop their children's education, coordination, and self-discipline. 


We look forward to meeting your children and improving their lives through teaching by example and providing a very friendly environment.



Specialized in kids Martial Arts
starting at 4 years old 


Family Values

Values are things you perceive as important in the way you live your life.

 To be successful, our students must understand the value that others hold in their lives. 

 We will help your kids build:





Tae Kwon Do kick

Self defense

Martial arts, while also a way of life will help your kids to achieve fulfillment and self- esteem, they are also a great tool for use in physical defense. Safety in everyday life is a constant worry, and our studio will provide students with several ways to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.

Tae Kwon Do meditation

Discipline & Self control

Discipline is our biggest concern as a life achievement.

Our program will instill our students with discipline and internal motivation that will improve all aspects of their lives.

Master Rafael Sanchez: 5th degree Tae Kwon Do Black Belt - Kukkiwon certified

3rd degree Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt - IBJJF certified

USA Judo Black Belt certified

Private classes for kids and adults

At Black Belt Tae Kwon Do Academy, we are dedicated to helping our students achieve their goals. With private classes taught by Master Rafael Sanchez, you can be sure you are getting the best possible training. Our program is designed to help you get in shape, improve your self-defense skills and build confidence. With our certified belt system, you can track your progress and get promoted as you improve. To learn more about our program and how it can help you achieve your goals, contact us today.

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Professor Rafael Sanchez, a third degree Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt under Marcio Feitosa, he leads our team of instructors. With his black belt experience, Professor Sanchez has a wealth of knowledge and is committed to helping our students grow and progress. Our private classes offer individualized instruction and our adult group classes offer an opportunity for camaraderie and growth for all levels of experience.

Our adult program runs as follows:

Monday, Wednesday & Fridays at 12 pm

Saturdays at 11 am


Whether you're a beginner or an experienced martial artist, we welcome and encourage you to come and take private Judo lessons with Sensei Rafael Sanchez at Black Belt Tae Kwon Do Academy. With our private lessons, you can have one on one training sessions with Sensei Rafael Sanchez, where he can evaluate and pinpoint areas of improvement, so you can have a more effective stand up game. Sensei Rafael Sanchez teaches with dedication, passion and focus, providing you with personalized attention to improve your Judo technique