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Excel Academy Of Tae Kwon Do: Home of National Champions

Excel Academy Of Tae Kwon Do: Home of National Champions

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Excel Academy Of Tae Kwon Do

At Excel Academy, located in the heart of Rockford, IL, we believe martial arts training extends beyond physical prowess. Since 1995, our academy has been a beacon for those seeking to enrich their lives with the principles of integrity, humility, and self-discipline in a fun, family-friendly setting. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned martial artist, our doors are open to all ages and skill levels.

Our expansive curriculum, renowned in the Rockford area, encompasses not only traditional and modern Tae Kwon Do but also a variety of disciplines such as Self Defense, Kickboxing, our exclusive Blitz Exercise regimen, and intense MMA training. For our younger enthusiasts, the Tiger Tots program (ages 3-6) is specially designed to instill respect, patience, and foundational Tae Kwon Do skills in a nurturing environment.

What sets Excel Academy apart is our unwavering commitment to each student's unique journey. We foster an atmosphere where personal style and self-expression are not just encouraged but celebrated. This approach has been a cornerstone in cultivating numerous national and world champions, all hailing from our Rockford academy.

Join Our Tae Kwon Do Family Today

Are you ready to embark on a transformative martial arts journey? Discover your potential at Excel Academy of Tae Kwon Do. Visit us in Rockford, or contact us to schedule your first class. Our team is excited to welcome you into our growing family of martial arts enthusiasts and champions. Your path to personal excellence in martial arts begins here!


Embark on a journey through the dynamic world of Tae Kwon Do. We emphasize both technique and form, nurturing strong physical and mental discipline.

Empower yourself with vital self-defense skills under our expert trainers. Our program equips you to confidently protect yourself and loved ones in any situation.

Kickstart your child's Tae Kwon Do adventure with Tiger Tots, tailored for 3-6 year olds. This program instills the fundamentals of martial arts in a safe, encouraging enfironment.

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Dive into the high-energy world of Boxing and Kickboxing. Our program hones striking techniques, footwork, and overall fitness for a complete combat workout.

Explore the thrilling sphere of Mixed Martial Arts. Our MMA program combines various fighting styles, preparing you for versatile and dynamic combat scenarios.

Learn the traditional and modern martial arts weapons with precision and safety. Our program teaches weapon handling, forms, and techniques, enriching your martial arts experience.

Elevate your martial arts prowess through point fighting training. We focus on sparring with a competitive edge, developing both your physical and mental agility.

Keep your body and mind in peak condition with JB Blitz, combining exercise and mobility training for enhanced fitness and mental well-being. Our workouts improve flexibility, strength, and coordination, offering a holistic approach to health.

Make your child’s birthday memorable with our martial arts-themed parties. Packed with martial arts games, fun activities, and group challenges, it's a celebration for the whole family.

Our Classes

Why Choose Us

We recognize the significance of selecting the ideal martial arts school for you and your loved ones. Our goal is to foster a welcoming and nurturing atmosphere that caters to students from diverse ages and backgrounds.

Our expert instructors, who are both highly skilled and certified, have guided hundreds of students, nurturing many into National and World Champions.

Our Tiger Tots program is tailored for young learners aged 3-6, while our wide range of other classes are meticulously crafted to meet a wide array of individual requirements.

At Excel Academy of Tae Kwon Do, you're not just joining a martial arts studio; you're becoming part of a family that celebrates your growth, champions your dreams, and supports your journey. Whether you're taking your first step into martial arts or looking to elevate your skills to the next level, your journey begins here, with us.

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Single Student Program

  • Monthly payments starting at $65.00

Family Program

  • Monthly payments starting at $95.00


Tiger Tot / Single Student Program

  • Monthly payments starting at $65!

Family Program

  • Monthly payments starting at $95!

The Tiger Tot/Single Student Program and Family Program are designed to provide the most flexible and cost-effective options for the martial arts enthusiast. With our range of payment options, no student has to commit to any one option, making it easy for students to find a program that works for them.

About Us

Nestled in the heart of Rockford, Excel Academy of Tae Kwon Do is more than just a martial arts studio; it's a community led by the passionate and esteemed Bennie Gonzalez, affectionately known as Master G. With a rich history stretching back nearly three decades, our academy has become a cornerstone of martial arts training in the area.

Master G's journey in martial arts began in the mid-1980s, marking the start of a lifelong dedication to the sport. His journey is one of passion, discipline, and a deep connection with each student who walks through our doors. Under his guidance, Excel Academy has flourished, becoming a nurturing ground for young and aspiring martial artists.

Our programs cater to all ages and skill levels, from our Tiger Tots program, designed to introduce 3-6 year olds to the fundamentals of martial arts, to our advanced weapons and sparring classes. Each program is infused with the ethos of respect, discipline, and excellence that Master G embodies.

The success stories of our students, who have ascended to Grand, National, and World Champion titles, are a testament to Master G's exceptional mentorship. Yet, his role extends beyond that of an instructor; for many, he is a father figure, mentor, and an unwavering pillar of support. His passion for martial arts and the personal and athletic success of his students radiates through every class, every lesson, and every interaction at Excel Academy.

Contact Us

We serve the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin area.

For any inquiries, questions, or comments, please feel free to contact us.

We value every customer and strive to provide the best service possible.

Our preferred method of contact is through our website contact form.

We will follow up with you in a timely manner.

You can also get in touch with us directly by calling 815-908-5490 or visiting our Facebook page at

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

6630 Spring Brook Rd, Rockford, IL 61114, USA

This is the class schedule for all of our classes during the week in our Rockford location:


Tiger Tots: 5:00pm - 5:30pm

Beginner TKD Class: 4:45pm - 5:30pm

All Levels TKD: 5:35pm - 6:15pm

Sparring (All Levels): 6:15pm - 7:00pm

JB Blitz: 7:00pm - 8:00pm


Tiger Tots: 5:00pm - 5:30 pm

All Levels TKD: 5:35pm - 6:15pm

Kick Boxing: 6:20pm - 7:00pm

JB Blitz: 7:00pm - 8:00pm


Tiger Tots: 5:00pm - 5:30pm

Beginner's Class: 4:45pm - 5:30pm

All Levels TKD & Self Defense: 5:35 - 6:15pm

Weapons: 6:20pm - 7:00pm

JB Blitz: 7:00pm - 8:00pm


Tiger Tots: 5:00pm - 5:30pm

All Levels TKD: 5:35pm - 6:15pm

Kick Boxing: 6:20pm - 7:00pm

JB Blitz: 7:00pm - 8:00pm


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Weapons: 8:30am - 9:15am

Beginner TKD Class: 9:20am - 9:55am

Tiger Tots: 9:30am - 10:00am

Advanced TKD Class: 10:00am - 10:30am

Sparring (All Levels): 10:35am - 11:15am

Black Belt Candidates Class: 11:20am - 12:00pm


No Classes

Office: 6630 Spring Brook Rd, Rockford


Call or Text: 815-908-5490


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