Hope Taekwon-Do is a registered school with the International Taekwon-Do Federation and United Taekwon-Do Federation. It was founded on July 7th, 2002 at the Hope Lutheran Church in Cherryville, and worked with their community outreach program until Master Mullen retired from teaching in the fall of 2015.
Because there still was a need for a traditional Taekwon-Do school in the Lehigh Valley, Mr. Michael Cantrel (third-degree black-belt) and Mr. Karl Gerhard (third-degree degree black-belt) took over the ownership of the dojang (school) and currently hold classes at the Talon Wrestling Club in Walnutport(next door to Aca Mia Restaurant) on Route 248. They are assisted with teaching by Master Brandie Barndt (seventh-degree black-belt and Northampton Area Middle School Teacher) and authority on the Taekwon-Do curriculum.
They have expanded their curriculum to include Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Judo so that their students can be complete martial artists, confident they are ready for any situation.
Master Barndt is stll actively involved in Hope Taekwon-Do
Next door to A Ca Mia Restaurant.