Certifications & Awards

Black Belt Academy is the very best place in the Norco area for kids and families to develop character, physical fitness, and self-defense skills. Our customers tell us this all of the time and it is evident from the awards and certifications we’ve received over the years — as described below.

Bang Muay Thai Kickboxing

Black Belt Academy is now officially a Southern California affiliate offering Bang Muay Thai kickboxing. A striking system steeped in legacy and tradition. It is a combination of both Dutch style and Muay Thai kickboxing, that has been perfected in some of the top competitions in the world. Inspired by former UFC heavyweight champion Bas Rutten And UFC Veteran/coach of the year Duane “Bang” Ludwig, they pass on their knowledge through this program. The BMT system is the most structured, complete, and fun kickboxing program available today.

World Taekwondo Federation

World Taekwondo Federation is the international federation governing the sport of taekwondo and is a member of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations.

Better Kids Institute

Better Kids Institute

The Better Kids Institute is a global organization with the goal of helping parents bring up better children — via two areas of focus:

  • Working with child development experts from throughout the world to provide valuable content for parents on how to bring up better kids.
  • Identifying the best resources in local communities throughout the United States to help parents find great activities for their children.

We are honored to have been selected to be listed on the Better Kids Institute website as both an expert and as a local resource to parents.


Kukkiwon Certification

Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters is the official taekwondo governing organization established by the South Korean government in 1973.

Kukkiwon administers the Poom-Dan Promotion Test, which measures a trainees commitment to personal growth in taekwondo. Certificates issued by Kukkiwon are held in high esteem and are required to participate in events supervised by World Taekwondo, the international federation governing the Olympic sport of taekwondo.

We are committed to having our instructors certified by Kukkiwon.