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Mr. Manning has been leading the Cave Creek ACTIVSTARS program for more than 20 years in the Cave Creek school district and currently holds the rank of 5th Dan Black Belt in WTF Taekwondo. As senior instructor, Mr. Manning teaches a comprehensive curriculum consisting of forms, sparring and self-defense with the help of skilled black belt instructors trained within his system.
The Taekwondo style Mr. Manning teaches is internationally recognized by the World Taekwondo Federation, headquartered in Korea. The sparring component is recognized as an official Olympic sport and the forms (poomsae) standardized globally.
A father of four children, Mr. Manning has a passion for making a difference with children through martial arts and administers the program together with his wife, Dianne, and capable parent helpers. Mr. Manning is committed to giving young men and women important life skills, which include respect, courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit.
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Kids benefit in big ways from our programs
"We love the different levels, and our star looks forward to each semester where she gets to learn something new. Pom tryouts were a nice touch."
"The best thing any young cheerleader can do to get ready for their school’s cheerleading tryouts."
"Big emphasis on teamwork and fun, which you don’t find in many programs. Thank you for being so inclusive."