Joel Gilbert, Head Instructor

5th dan Taekwondo

(VKMA & World Taekwondo Chang Moo Kwan)

5th dan Tang Soo Do


31 years training in Korean martial arts (1987)


Profession: Assistant Director, Division of Quality Assurance and Professional Practices, Department of Corrections, State of Maine.


Contact Information:

Augusta Tae Kwon Do Center

Rooms 17-19
Buker Community Center
22 Armory Road
Augusta, Maine 04330

(207) 623-5380



Taekwondo & Tang Soo Do in Maine - Joel Gilbert

It’s time to work out and meet some new people! The best way to enjoy the evenings is to have a hobby to keep you occupied, make new friends and get in shape.

We invite you to see why people of all ages are interested in our traditional martial arts program.  Augusta Taekwondo Center is a place where individuals can reach their fitness goals, learn practical self-defense, gain confidence, and have fun.

Visit us at 22 Armory Road or call 623-5380, mention you saw our page, and you’ll get two weeks free!

Our no-obligation offer to try class will give you a chance to come in, see how well you like it, and experience instruction from Central Maine’s finest.  Now’s the time to challenge yourself and do something that you’ve always wanted to do!

Augusta Taekwondo Center is Central Maine’s leading martial arts center offering traditional-style training in Taekwondo and TangSooDo.

Our instructors have decades of experience, are nationally and internationally certified, challenge our students, and incorporate traditional values that have inspired great martial artists throughout the generations.  

Our training is an excellent aerobic workout through instruction in blocking/striking, kicking, self-defense, falling, free-sparring and forms.  In addition to the physical aspects of the art, our students follow the tenets of Taekwondo – courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit.

Services we offer:

  • Professional instruction in a safe environment
  • No contracts
  • Affordable tuition (rates listed on FAQ page)
  • Family rates available (same household)
  • Self-defense seminars
  • Private Lessons/private introductory classes available
  • All classes are taught by the Master Instructor
Class Times are Tuesdays & Thursday evenings 5:45-7:00 p.m.