Robert J. McCarthy
Robert J. McCarthy is the Chief Master Instructor in charge of all
instruction at Family Tae Kwon-Do & Fitness Center. He has been
practicing and teaching Martial Arts for over 45 years. He is a Grand Master who has promoted hundreds and
hundreds of students to Black Belt and many to master level Black Belt.
Master McCarthy has dedicated his life
developing his students into successful, disciplined compassionate leaders who
have learned to lead by example. He has watched hundreds of his students
become business owners, teachers, attorneys, engineers, doctors, pastors and
hold other positions of leadership. He believes that if you teach a
student to follow the principles of loyalty, courtesy, integrity, perseverance,
self control, and indomitable spirit; to honor God, your family and your country,
they will always be successful.
McCarthy is a graduate of San Diego State University and holds a degree
in Business Administration. He is fluent in both English and
Spanish and is a follower of Jesus Christ. Master McCarthy is a
certified international instructor. He has taught Martial Arts all
over the world, in Europe, South America, Dominican Republic, Cuba,
Puerto Rico, California, New York, Florida and many other parts of the
United States. He has extensive knowledge in many styles of
Martial Arts including Tae Kwon-Do, Hapkido, Jujitsu and Kickboxing.
He is also a certified USA Boxing trainer and coach. Master
McCarthy was a world-class competitor in the early 1980’s. He had
the honor of representing the United States in international competition
against countries from all over the world. Today his greatest
passion is his family and teaching young people how to become successful
champions in life as well as in Martial Arts.
What do people say about
Family TaeKwon-Do and Fitness Center and the instructors?
Dear Master McCarthy,
I was tired of the
same old boring gym routine. Martial Arts is something I always wanted to
try so I finally came in in to do your introductory lesson. Your Program
Director was very friendly and helpful. She explained everything in detail
so I knew exactly what to expect from your school. After the introductory
lesson I made a smooth transition into your adult program and love it. The
adult classes are great; I love the way you combine the ground techniques with
the TaeKwon-Do. Your instructors are very helpful and motivational.
My only regret is not calling sooner!
Thank you - Chris
Just a quick note to let you know how much I
enjoy being a part of your school. I have learned so much and feel that I
will continue to learn. I feel very at home at Family TaeKwon-Do, and
quite honestly, it is one of my favorite places. I appreciate all that you
do for the school, your students, and what you do for me. I am thoroughly
enjoying myself and have noticed a rise in my concentration level and
confidence. Thank you for doing such a great job and giving 110% all the
Thank you - Becky
Dear Master McCarthy,
I enrolled my son at Family TaeKwon-Do in June.
Right away I noticed the gift Mr. Austin has in his communication with children and
adults. My son is extremely shy, and within seconds, Mr. Austin set him at
ease. He creates a personalized program for each student, exhibiting care
and courtesy, while maintaining professionalism and mutual respect. I am a
teacher, and I see many teachers who are not as skilled in their communication
with children as Mr. Austin. He goes the extra mile in making the facility
a warm and comfortable place for the students to come.
I would also like to commend your entire staff,
which extends many of these attributes. I see them call the children by
name, and give personalized instruction. The discipline, manners, and
values taught in conjunction with the physical abilities learned are invaluable
in today's society. You have created a wonderful lifestyle and community
for the students, which extends into the home
(random acts of kindness, reading program, "yes sir", etc.) In addition, I
have watched other children help instruct the classes, and they appear so at
ease and confident. This is phenomenal! You are truly changing lives
and teaching lifelong skills that will give them the advantage in the classroom
and later in their professional lives.
Thank you for creating the Family TaeKwon-Do and Fitness center, and my thanks
go to Mr. Austin for mastering the art of commanding respect, teaching
and giving kindness and care. This balance is difficult to achieve and
With genuine thanks and gratitude - Wendy
I appreciate your understanding and everything
you have done for us. It means a lot. You are very special!
Thank you - Kathy
I appreciate your help and
support in advancing me to my next level of black belt. It is a great
honor testing under you as well as training and working under Mr. Mike. I
see a lot of you in him. That's what makes this such a great organization
Sincerely yours - George
Since my family joined your
school my kids have done a 180! They are listening and paying attention
better at school. Their grades have improved to all A's and B's.
I've lost weight and my wife has never been happier. Thank you so much for
everything you do, you've really changed our lives.
Thank you - Chris
Dear Master McCarthy,
Just a quick note to
tell you how much we appreciate your instructor's who help train the lower belt
ranks. They are patient, very positive, clear with instructions and give a
lot of great suggestions. They always seem to make the students feel proud
of themselves. You really have a great school and an excellent group of
instructors. Thank you so much.
Sincerely - Cathleen
Start Now - It’s
easy to get started. Try our private
introductory program with one of our awesome instructors. It's
just $19.95 and
includes a private session, two group sessions, and a free uniform. You will learn 3 self-defense
techniques, plus it will teach you proper punching, kicking, and stances.
This program will also teach you techniques to increase focus, listening skills,
concentration, and self-discipline. Other family members are always welcome and are given awesome
incentives to get started as well. Call
321-757-9900 or fill in the form on the right!