Our History & Mission
Han Mi Martial Arts opened in Damascus in 2012, with the goal of using martial arts training to build strong bodies, sharp minds, and tenacious spirits.
We use innovative methods to teach internationally-accepted martial arts programs, and that means our students learn more and stay motivated for the long-term!
We are Gracie Certified Training Center®, teach Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Federation) Taekwondo, and are a member of the Southeastern US Kendo Federation.
We Promise to:
- Teach you effective methods of self defense and sport
- Help you to use martial arts study to improve your physical health
- Help you find your passion and tenacity
- Guide you through your challenges to success
- See you through every step of your martial arts journey
Matt Thompson has been passionately guiding students to excellence in martial arts since 1999.
His qualifications include a 6th degree black belt in Taekwondo, a 4th degree black belt in Hapkido, and a blue belt in Gracie Jiu-jitsu. He's a Gracie certified instructor under Rener & Ryron Gracie, and has a Master Instructor license from Kukkiwon, the World Taekwondo Headquarters in Korea.
Ms. Kayla handles the business administration and marketing of the school.
She has a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo and Hapkido and 6 years of teaching experience.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US
"Master Thompson and all the leaders are caring mentors with a successful program. My son is naturally shy but as his skills improved so has his confidence in other areas. Highly recommended."
David / Parent
"Matt is a fantastic instructor for both kids and adults, experienced and not. And the people I've met in class have been great."
Steve / Student
We teach self-defense and martial arts to adults, teens, and children from Damascus, Clarksburg, Ijamsville, Laytonsville, New Market, Mt Airy, Germantown, Urbana, and other parts of upper Montgomery and lower Frederick County, MD.
We will help you or child to learn to defend yourself, get fit, gain confidence, and have a blast. You’ll also join an amazingly supportive community of other students and families. Get started exploring our programs today!