Mine Karate/Tae Kwon Do, teaches four styles of martial arts:
Tae Kwon Do(WTF) , Shorin-Ryu, and Shotokan Karate and Escrima.
Rank is earned in the three hard line styles simultaneously and
rank is available for escrima as well. Even though competition
is not the main focus at TMK/TKD, many students are nationally
ranked competitors. Each year we compete at the AAU National
Youth and Adult TKD Championships.
Takai Mine TKD
has won many gold, silver, and bronze medals. We are a family
oriented school, focused on values. Along with martial arts training,
students from age 4 learn respect, honesty, self-discipline,
self-defense, trust, and physical fitness. The school is
located in Albuquerque, NM.
Chavez is a long time veteran of the martial arts with over 35
years of experience. She holds the rank of 6th Degree Black Belt
in (WTF) Tae Kwon Do (Dan) and is Kukkiwon certified in Korea.
She holds the rank of 3rd level red shirt in Escrima (equivalent
of 6th degree Black Belt) under Grandmaster
Dan Medina. She was Inducted to Martial Arts Hall of Fame
in November 2009 in Las Vegas Nevada.
She has also been AAU District
Chair since 2003, and Regional Chair since 2012. She is a very
well-known competitor and a very sought after instructor. View
a list of our school's Black
Some students travel over 130 miles each way
to train with Master Chavez. Master Chavez has been the NM
AAU District chair for eight years now. She is AA official for
AAU Tae Kwon Do and A3 level official for USAT. She is also a
clinic administrator for the AAU Tae Kwon Do program. She teaches
nearly every class at the main school herself.
We also carry martial arts clothing and
equipment. (including Trophies) Stop by the studio store or Visit
our Online Store. Contact us if you have any questions.
School Mascot - Griffin
Head and wings of an eagle body of a lion!! mixed animal since we teach various styles !
Since we teach various styles Derobio Escrima, Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan Karate, Shorin Ryu, Dragon Fire Kenpo
School Motto - CHIPS Courtesy, Honesty, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control
School Theme Song: Nothing More by Alternate Routes