20 year old Race Bares began his training at age four in Tyler, Tx. He was the first student to go from Cub to Black Belt, and that dedication to training has led to rarely earning less than Gold in tournament competition.  Mr. Bares is a Fourth Degree Black Belt, a Senior Certified Instructor, and a decorated Boy Scout. Race teaches in Cubs, Juniors and Adult classes, and is a great role model to all those he leads.
Sage Bares, 22, was kicking  before she was walking, but began her formal training at age 4. She has been a tough tournament competitor since she was 5, and due to her abilities and attitude, earned the respect and admiration of her fellow students and Instructors that continues to this day. Miss Bares is a Senior Second Degree Black Belt and a Certified Instructor. She teaches in Cubs and Junior classes, as well as assisting in the administrative operations of the school.
  LOCATION
Our address is 1901 Deerbrook, just south of the 
Grande / Paluxy intersection. Blue building on the corner.
Same street as Texas East Gymnastics.

Contact us at 903-561-2966 or MBTKDA@gmail.com
Matt Bares began training in 1991 in Beaumont, Tx. By the end of his second year of training, he had earned his Decided 1st Degree Black Belt, been appointed Chief Instructor of the Lumberton, Tx. facility, and become a Senior Certified Instructor. In 1999 he moved to Tyler, Tx., and worked as an Instructor and Manager at TaeKwonDo Plus. From 2006 to present he has owned and operated Matt Bares TaeKwonDo, and is a Fourth Degree Decided Black Belt.
Michele Bares began training in TaeKwonDo in Beaumont, Tx. in 1985.
A fierce competitor since White Belt, she has earned countless Gold medals, and a reputation as a true "Warrior Princess". 
Though she teaches regularly, her main focus is on maintaining a friendly and inviting environment for students and their family members.
Mrs. Bares is a Third Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor, and is in charge of administrative operations of the school. 
TaeKwonDo United(TU) is a national martial arts co-op organization with schools located all across the United States. All TU schools adhere to similar guidelines and procedures, ensuring the highest standards by which each school teaches, promote students in rank and project our image and reputation within the community. All TU schools have a comprehensive training and fitness program for their students to follow. This enables both children and adults to progress at their own pace and ensures that each school is able to meet the needs of all their students. Over the years, TU has established a reputation built upon this standard of excellence. Accordingly, we do not allow negative attitudes, aggressive behavior, or any misuse of TaeKwonDo in any manner. TU schools compete exclusively in tournaments sponsored by the national co-op organization. TU sponsors several regional and national tournaments, seminars and camps throughout the year, and invites all enrolled students to participate in any of these events.

TaeKwonDo United was formed in 2010 by former members of TaeKwonDo America, UTA and ITA. Since its formation, the organization has doubled in size and has attracted some of the finest martial arts instructors in the United States.

TaeKwonDo United practices the traditional style of ITF TaeKwonDo, "Chang-Hun", which means "Blue Cottage".


                Isaiah Stillwell                                Ethan Macha                          Caden Sorrells
           Second Degree Senior                   Second Degree Senior              Second Degree Senior 
               Level 3 Instructor                            Level 2 Instructor                      Level 2 Instructor