Quest Martial Arts (formerly Mike Bogdanski's Martial Arts Center) has been transforming lives through the teaching of traditional martial arts. We are Northeast Connecticut's only full time Martial Arts School, and we maintain the highest standards for our students and instructors. Our students learn traditional Tang Soo Do, as well as modern self defense techniques.
First and foremost, we require our students to be people of character acting with courage, integrity, respect, self-discipline and indomitable spirit. Our philosophy is to train the mind and body of each of our students, helping them navigate life's challenges as well as pushing them to reach their potential.
This site serves to educate prospective students, as well as to augment the training of current ones. We offer programs for children ages 4 and up, including separate classes for teens, and for adults. Please feel free to explore our site, visit us in person, or contact us with any questions.
Karate for Kids
For ages 4-11
Children start in either the
Tiny Tigers , Little Dragons
or older child class...
Karate for Teens
For ages 12-17
A more challenging class
especially for the bigger
kids and young adults...
Karate for Adults
For grown-ups of any age
It's never too late to start
enjoying the benefits
of learning karate...
We are ready to kick off our exciting 2018 summer events. Tickets will be given out in class for special end of summer raffle. Prizes are awarded to dragons, children, teens and adults. Send us a photo in your karate … Continue reading
Congratulation to Master Duethorn on her first place win at the World Dang Soo Do union championships in California. Here she is with our teacher Great Grandmaster Kim of Korea and Grandmaster Estioko (the second American to get his Black Belt in … Continue reading
Big event this Sunday! We will be hosting our annual Fireworks party and cookout on July 1. There is a registration sheet to bring side dishes to share. Please bring your own drinks. We will cook free hot dogs and have … Continue reading
Our lesson for June -“Courage”. In Korean -Yong Gi. The next t-shirt order will be in Friday. The school will be closed July 2-7 for summer vacation Our July special events Week of July 8-Samurai Week Week of July 15-Weapons Week Week of July … Continue reading
Our lesson for June -“Courage”. In Korean we say this -Yong Gi. Please help us teach this valuable lesson by pointing out acts of courage no matter how big or small. On Saturday we had a great Black Belt and Master … Continue reading
Our lesson for June will be “Courage”. Summer t-shirts are in and can be worn to class (tucked in). Full uniforms are required for graduation. The demo team is off and running. If you want to join just … Continue reading
We hope you had peaceful Memorial Day. Congratulations to the new first second and third degree Black Belts! It was a great night of Black Belt performances. Due to the black belt graduation last Friday, the regular GUP graduation … Continue reading
Congratulations to Master Duethorn, Ms. Thompson, Ricky Grendell III, Mathew Card, Brian Card, Chimairan Rochette, and Ms. Potter. All had a super day of competition at the Connecticut State Tang Soo do championships. Master Duethorn won two golds (7 weeks … Continue reading
We hope you had a great Mother’s Day. We are still offering a free 30 day karate membership to our karate Moms. Master Duethorn and 7 Black Belt ladies attended the Sassy Chapeau fundraiser for the girls empowerment group. Master … Continue reading