Andre's Taekwondo Academy

Sabumnim Andre Van Tonder has been training since the age of 7yrs. From that early age he knew that Martial Arts is his way of life and the way to go. A humble giant with a big heart (holding many a champion title) he believes in sharing his lifelong commitment with everyone, building a better tomorrow one student at a time.

Sabumnim Andre Van Tonder holds a 5th degree black belt in Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association) and has more than 25 years’ experience in Martial Arts.

He knows the importance of teaching solid values and useful life skills in today’s world. He tries to instill a sense of discipline and respect in his students, by his example. His true calling is to help grow and nurture kids, to reach their goals for a better future.

Martial Arts is a powerful tool and Sabumnim Andre Van Tonder will forever be grateful for the influence it has had and is still making in his life. He is, was and will always remain a student of the martial arts, knowing that there is always more to learn.

In his quest to forever expand and grow this way of life, he founded and started Andre’s Taekwondo Academy and his doors will always be open for everyone willing to learn. This is a safe environment where kids will build confidence, learn and grow.


Come try out one of our Martial Arts Programmes, specially designed for your needs. We offer classes for all ages 3 years and up. We offer special needs classes, ladies classes and even classes fun for the whole family to do together. Enjoy getting fit while learning some awesome self-defense skills.

Highest quality Martial Arts training programs by certified instructors to develop life skills, flexibility, fitness self-control, discipline all while combining it with some well-balanced fun
We encourage self-confidence and aim to build leadership skills. We offer an award winning programme to accommodate all walks of life.

Limited Time Offer!

Get your first two lessons completely free!


Tiger Classes

Developmentally appropriate activities.

Utilizing physical exercise while learning martial arts, life skills and having a lot of fun.

Form, self-defense, noodle fight and exciting obstacle courses tailored for the little ones.

Class times:
Tiger Programme 3 and a half to 6yrs
Mondays  – Wednesdays:- 15H00-15H30 Moms and tots ages 2 to 3 and a half Wednesdays 14:30 to 15:00

Karate 4 Kids Classes

Build Self Esteem
Optimizing Physical Fitness
Improving concentration & focus
Developing self discipline
Martials Skills learning forms, self defense, anti bully awareness, boardbreak and building self confidince.

Class times:
Kids Classes 6-8yrs
Mondays to  Thursdays:- 16H00-16H45

Fridays:- 16H15 – 17H00

Saterdays:- 9H15 – 10H00

Advance Kids & Adults Programme

Advance fitness level
Increase responsibility
Cardio vascular fitness
Martials Art forms, self defense, sparring, weapons & combat weapon sparring, board break.

Class times:
Children: Ages 7-12yrs
Monday – Thursday:- 16H00-17H00
Adults: Ages 15yrs & up
Monday – Thursdays:- 19H00-20H00

Family Classes

Fitness & Family fun
Encouraging family relationships
Training as a family unit
Increase energy & muscle tone
Cardio vascular fitness
Martial Art forms, self defense, sparring, weapons & combat weapon sparring, board break.

Class times:
Ages 6yrs and up (Family Class)
Monday & Wednesday:- 18H00-19H00

Combat Fit Classes

Fitness & confidence building
Cardio, Boxing, Kick Boxing and a lot of sweat

Class times:

Tuesday & Thursday:- 19H00-20H00

Extreme Classes

Extreme Martial Arts Classes, With Flips, Cartwheels, Music and more.

Class times:
Ages 8yrs & Up
Tuesdays: – 17H00-18H00
Thursdays:- 17H00-18H00


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  • Improves Flexibility
  • Improves Fitness
  • Confidence Building
  • Persevere and reach goals
  • Improves memory
  • Improves core Strength
  • Get physically stronger
  • Make life-long friends


  • Fitness
  • Self-Defense
  • Stretching
  • Forms
  • Sparring
  • Weapon Forms
  • Musical Forms
  • Combat Weapons


We believe that discipline doesn’t have to be boring, and that if our students are having fun, we can continue to develop them. Classes are very structured and fun too.


We are in a position where we have a degree of influence over a child’s mental/emotional development, therefore we try to use that to cultivate the following life skills (and more) : goal setting, discipline, self-discipline, courage, focus, perseverance, respect, loyalty, self-control, confidence and attitude.


Kids in modern society grow up into a very sedentary lifestyle. We believe that kids (and adults) need to move, daily. We are constantly encouraging and assisting students to improve their fitness levels.


When/if a student decides that becoming a black belt is a goal that he/she wants to achieve, we’ll be ready to take their training/intensity to new heights and help them become great martial artists.


Owner. 5th Degree black belt.

Sabumnim Andre Van Tonder holds a 5th degree black belt in Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association) and has more than 25 years’ experience in Martial Arts.

  • Chief Instructor & Owner Of Andre’s Taekwondo Academy
  • Chief of Protech Division ATA South Africa
  • Head of ATA Johannesburg
  • Gauteng MASA Representative
076 579 6866




120 Ivy Road, Norwood, Joburg

076 579 6866


Mon. - Fri. 10:00 - 20:00


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