North Shore Taekwondo is owned and operated by Master Chris Correia, a Kukkiwon certified Fifth Degree Black Belt Master Instructor. We are part of a family of schools within the system of training developed by 10th Dan Great Grand Master Moo Yong Yun.


Our mission is to help our students develop themselves as fully as possible so as to achieve health, happiness and success in all aspects of their lives.


Our school has served the Duluth area since 1993 and was passed on to Master Chris Correia from it’s founder, Master Bruce Sodahl, 6th Dan.


We Offer:


  • Dependable, knowledgeable, safe, and qualified Instruction
  • Training in self-defense, forms, sparring, and weapons
  • Fitness for body, mind and character
  • Self-discipline and self-confidence
  • Classes for children through adult
  • Promotion testing
  • A bit of fun!



Taekwondo is an art that virtually anyone can practice. Whether five or sixty-five, taekwondo students find greater health, happiness, and fulfillment in practicing Taekwondo.


Our program is a balance of physical conditioning for family members of all ages and abilities along with a comprehensive curriculum of martial arts training. Students develop a well-rounded fitness and skills base that can serve them well in a variety of circumstances from street self-defense to sport competition.


Just as important as the fitness and skills training is how our program helps students develop mentally. Over time, students attain better focus, determination, confidence, and self-discipline.


Taekwondo training is ultimately centered on embodying the five tenets of Taekwondo: Courtesy, Integrity, Self-Control, Perseverance and Indomitable Spirit. Those qualities, along with increased fitness and practical skills, help students not only achieve success and fulfillment in the Taekwondo gym, but in all areas of their lives.


The day a student first enters class they are on the path to becoming a black belt.  Regardless of age, ability, or level of experience, we work with students one class at a time to achieve that special and unique accomplishment.