Grand Master Gorino’s original Tae Kwon-Do school was established in Amherst, NY in 1994. Opening its door with seven students, the membership has grown to over 300 active adults and children. Our second school in Williamsville, NY officially opened in November of 2022, and we’re so excited to watch it grow too!



Grand Master Gorino and Master Sharratt teach all students. In addition to them, certified staff of black belts and enthusiastic members of the D.E.L.T.A. team provide assistance during class. The school’s emphasis is more than self-defense; it is self-improvement. The development of self-confidence, self-discipline, and respect, enables students to resolve and avoid confrontation.

Our curriculum has been developed and tested for over 20 years. Trends like “Cardio-Karate” and “Aerobic-Boxing” will not be found in our school. These types of trends come and go. Our established program meets and exceeds the physical conditioning, self-defense and martial art training standards of the industry. Enthusiastic instruction, clear direction and goals make the program enjoyable and successful.

In addition to scheduled training programs, our schools regularly hold special training sessions, open workouts, extra help opportunities and social events. Adults enjoy picnics, bowling parties and outdoor activities. Children love the sleepovers, pizza parties and special outings.

Administrators from educational institutions have consulted with Grand Master Gorino on his techniques for student behavioral modifications. Grand Master Gorino’s students are continually recognized for their academic progress and improvement in social behavior.

Grand Master Gorino has lectured and provided training for local business executives and their employees. Adults gain stress relief, improve physical health and enhanced job performance as a result of their study of Tae Kwon-Do.

Master Sharratt has worked as a manager in mid-sized manufacturing companies in Western New York for the last 10 years.  She developed and provided training programs to ensure the safety and effectiveness of company employees in their roles. The confidence and discipline tools Master Sharratt learned in Tae Kwon-do were employed to improve the employees’ physical and mental performance.

Opportunities to attend and participate in tournaments are provided regularly. Our school holds several inter-school tournaments and attends many local and national competitions. Whether competing locally or nationally our students have won many championships. In addition, they have received awards for their respectful attitude and congenial behavior.

The 8,600 sq. foot facility includes a 5,000 sq. foot dojang (training room) and a separate warm-up room, as well as bathroom facilities, showers and changing rooms. Lockers are provided. Visitors and parents are always welcome in our spacious lobby to observe the classes.

All of this combines to make Master Gorino’s School of Tae Kwon-Do® in Amherst and Williamsville, Western New York’s leader in fitness, self-defense, and self-improvement.

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