New Mexico Takai Mine Karate and Tae Kwon Do
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Black Belt Instructors at TakaiMine
Takai Mine Karate/Tae Kwon Do, teaches four styles of martial arts: Tae Kwon Do(WTF) , Shorin-Ryu, and Shotokan Karate and Escrima. Rank is earned in the three hard line styles simultaneously and rank is available for escrima as well. Even though competition is not the main focus at TMK/TKD, many students are nationally ranked competitors. Each year we compete at the AAU National Youth and Adult TKD Championships.

Takai Mine TKD has won many gold, silver, and bronze medals. We are a family oriented school, focused on values. Along with martial arts training, students from age 4 learn respect, honesty, self-discipline, self-defense, trust, and physical fitness. The school is located in Albuquerque, NM.

Master Chavez is a long time veteran of the martial arts with over 35 years of experience. She holds the rank of 7th Degree Black Belt in (WTF) Tae Kwon Do (Dan) and is Kukkiwon certified in Korea. She holds the rank of 3rd level red shirt in Escrima (equivalent of 6th degree Black Belt) under Grandmaster Dan Medina. She was Inducted to Martial Arts Hall of Fame in November 2009 in Las Vegas Nevada.

Master Chavez 6th Degree Dan

She has also been AAU District Chair since 2003, and Regional Chair since 2012. She is a very well-known competitor and a very sought after instructor. View a list of our school's Black Belts.

Some students travel over 130 miles each way to train with Master Chavez. Master Chavez has been the NM AAU District chair for eight years now. She is AA official for AAU Tae Kwon Do and A3 level official for USAT. She is also a clinic administrator for the AAU Tae Kwon Do program. She teaches nearly every class at the main school herself.

We also carry martial arts clothing and equipment. (including Trophies) Stop by the studio store or Visit our Online Store. Contact us if you have any questions.



School Mascot - Griffin

Head and wings of an eagle body of a lion!! mixed animal since we teach various styles !

Since we teach various styles Derobio Escrima, Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan Karate, Shorin Ryu, Dragon Fire Kenpo


School Motto - CHIPS
Courtesy, Honesty, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control


School Theme Song: Nothing More by Alternate Routes



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