Martial Arts

Martial arts classes at Ozark Parks and Recreation are a dynamic and empowering experience for individuals of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds. Under the expert guidance of our esteemed instructor, Kristen Pattinson, participants embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, discipline, and physical prowess. Kristen brings years of experience and a genuine passion for martial arts to every class, creating an inclusive and supportive environment where students feel encouraged to push their boundaries and achieve their personal best.

For children, Kristen's martial arts classes are not just about learning self-defense techniques but also about fostering crucial life skills such as respect, confidence, and resilience. Through interactive games and exercises, kids develop a strong sense of discipline and focus, which positively impacts their academic and social lives. Teenagers and young adults find themselves challenged in ways that cultivate determination and grit, building a solid foundation for success in any endeavor they pursue. Even for adults and seniors, Kristen's martial arts classes offer an avenue for stress relief, improved fitness, and a heightened sense of self-awareness. Regardless of age, participants emerge from Kristen's classes with enhanced physical fitness, heightened confidence, and a deeper appreciation for the rich traditions of martial arts.

Uniforms: $25

Class Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday
5:30 - 6 pm Little Dragons Little Dragons Little Dragons  
6 - 6:45 pm White & Yellow  White & Yellow  White & Yellow   
6:45 - 7:30 pm Green & Blue Green & Blue Green & Blue  
7:30- 8:15 pm Red & Above  Red & Above | Elite Class Red & Above   
8:15 - 8:45 pm   Elite Class Instructor Class  

Meet Your Instructor

Instructor Kristen Pattinson

Meet the incredible Kristen Pattinson, a taekwondo extraordinaire boasting a third-degree black belt! Her journey in this Korean martial art commenced during her high school days, and with dedication and passion, she earned her black belt in 1994. Now, as an accomplished practitioner, she serves as an esteemed assistant instructor at Springfield Taekwondo. With her expertise and experience, students are sure to have a rewarding and empowering training experience under her guidance. Pattinson's devotion to taekwondo shines through, inspiring others to kick-start their own martial arts journey!

Class Rates - 2nd Family member is $20, 3rd is $15 and the 4th is FREE Uniforms: $25

  1 day / week 2 day / week 3 day / week Elite Class
Little Dragons $30 $40 $45 n/a
All other Classes $40 $50 $55 $65
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