Team training

The Team training program  is a separate Taekwondo program with the main focus being competition. Our athletes are successful against all the odds of living in the middle of the Pacific. They are competing and winning against athletes who are able to attend more tournaments in a month than our kids can in a year.


Over the past 25+ years the Kiffmann Dojang has been the most successful Maui school in officially recognized national or international martial arts competition of any kind. The school has produced over a hundred U.S. National and many international Taekwondo Medalists as well as several USA National team members.


  • Becoming a Kukkiwon certified Black Belt
  • Qualifying for Nationals by placing top 3 in black belt world class division at States
  • Placing top 3 in black belt world class division  at USAT Nationals
  • Gaining Ranking points in international WTF- Qualification events
  • Winning Team Trials

The path to becoming an Olympic/ World Taekwondo Champion is long and very, very, very competitive. Once competing in the black belt divisions most athletes that were used to winning tournaments as a color belt will realize that medaling every time they compete is a thing of the past and will quit if their only goal was to get a medal. Let’s not forget, in reality there is only a black belt national champion.

Embrace your training in taekwondo as training for life. Nobody has ever achieved anything of value without failing many times. 

The Olympic Dream Starts Here