the best taekwon-do experience in central florida

our goal is to make our students the best version of themselves

Family outdoor TAEKWON-DO

Family Outdoor Taekwon-Do Training
Private classes of Taekwon-Do
Self-defense, kicking, blocking, stretching, competition
Parents encourage to train with their children
Ask for price of whole family with no contracts


A korean martial art

Taekwondo is a combination of self-defense and combat skills. It is used as a form of defense and makes use of the whole body. It includes skillful application of techniques like dodges, blocks, kicks, and punches. For Taekwondo masters, the art is more than just a way to defend themselves when required.

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Master Jose Luis Zapata

I have been training in martial arts for over 35 years. A 7th Dan in International Taekwon-Do Organization. I was a Venezuelan national Taekwon-Do champion from 1989-1993. I was through 3rd Dan under the father of Taekwon-Do Gen. Choi Hong Hi.


we offer our pupils

At Ocala ITO Taekwondo We always focus on the strengths and abilities of our students. We teach in a way that learning improves with each training. We also encourage you to have a positive attitude, respect and obedience.


​Integrity refers to the ability to be responsible for one's own actions through awareness and consequence of what is known to be right or wrong


The confidence and the physical preparation derived from the training should be accompanied by knowing how to use these capacities in the right way, with responsibility and temperance


To have perseverance is to be able to go back to the beginning, to have patience, confidence, and to know that, with enough intention and preparation, nothing is impossible and no obstacle is too big.


Courtesy is based on treating others as you would like to be treated, with respect, education and attention. The precepts of courtesy to develop a noble character

What Our students Say

at ocala ito tkd we will always be aware of the opinions and recommendations of our students, always striving to improve the quality of our students’ experience based on the principles of taekwondo

It's a great place, the Master Zapata is a honest person and very helpful.
Victoria Troche
Ocalaitotkd administrator
This is real Taekwon-Do! Effective, full contact no BS
Joshua Davis
Ocalaitotkd student
we are very grateful with the learning in ocalaitotkd thanks to master zapata for all his lessons

our recent seminars and tournaments

at ocalaitotkd we develop activities to evaluate the performance of our students through seminars and tournaments, focused on making our students’ experience grow through the knowledge and skills acquired with taekwondo

Taekwon-do seminar

dictated by

Senior Grand Master ricardo Desimone



master jose luis Zapata

Park trainig

best academy award winners


Brando McDaniel

gold medalist

Ocalaitotkd Team

2019 Sunshine State ITF Open Tournament

The International Taekwon-do Organization

(ITO) was founded to promote the sport of Taekwon-do and contribute to the welfare of its followers through the teachings of the founder of taekwon-do General Choi Hon Hi

President and founder of Ito

Senior Grand Master Ricardo Desimone

Founder and president of ITO

General Choi Hong Hi

the founder of taekwon-do

Master of taekwondo Jose Luis Zapata

Master Jose Luis Zapata

VII Dan Master (SAHYUN)