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New students receive a free uniform and are welcomed into the class. We make sure everyone feels they belong. At this age we want to teach, but also have fun.

Joining our class is simple, and we will guide you through every step as you begin your training. Everything you need is included with your tuition; there are no extra fees. We do not have different “membership levels,” and we don’t believe in contracts. Your tuition pays for everything. Everyone is unique with different strengths and weaknesses.  All we ask is that you try your best. We will help you to not only reach but exceed your goals. 

Our Program

Our Lil’ Dragon program teaches many of the same Tae Kwon Do techniques that encompass our program for older children. Age appropriate techniques are taught in a manner proven to help our youngest students succeed. Classes are a half hour in duration. Every belt has four stripes. Every two weeks, we work to earn a stripe on our belt. The first stripe is for a block. The second stripe is for a hand strike. The third stripe is for a kick.  The fourth is for a self-defense technique. After they have earned all four stripes, they test for a new belt and begin with new techniques.

When students feel they are ready, we invite them to try our full Tae Kwon Do program. We find students that have spent time in our Lil’ Dragon program move smoothly into the program for older children, as they have worked on many of the basic techniques.

Master Sean Sweet
  • 1981:  Began training Tiger Chung’s Tae Kwon Do (Centerline, MI)
  • 1998 – 2001:  Instructor Tiger Chung’s Tae Kwon Do (Detroit, MI)
  • 2001 – 2006:  Partner/Instructor Tiger Chung’s Tae Kwon Do (St. Clair Shores, MI)
  • 2002:  Designed and implemented Lil’ Dragon program Tiger Chung’s Tae Kwon Do (St. Clair Shores, MI)
  • 2006 – Present:  Founder/President/Head Instructor True Balance Martial Arts Academy (Sterling Heights, MI)
  • 2016: U.S. Tae Kwon Do Ji Do Kwan Association Master of the Year award
  • 2023: Earned 8th Dan Black Belt