Norman L. McLinden
8th Dan Black Belt
Northeastern Tae-Kwon-Do Academy is founded with the express purpose of providing the highest quality of training and education for students of the martial arts.
Our students consist of the young, the old, male and female, those gifted with natural abilities and those who find the martial arts a challenge at every level. Tae-Kwon-Do is an art for anyone who strives for continuous improvement, and recognizes the emphasis on sound techniques and their physical mastery to find their indomitable spirit.
Our students, who express the desire for continuous improvement for themselves, are the serious martial artists for which this academy dedicates its goals.
- To provide world class training and education through internal and external affiliates.
- To provide the continuous improvement of our students by individual attention and mentoring.
- To help guide students on the path where Tae-Kwon-Do becomes a way of life.
Northeastern Tae-Kwon-Do Academy was founded in September of 1993. After being affiliated with several other schools I decided to open my own academy. Our grand opening was October 15, 1993. The School was located in the Old Mill at 34 Maple St., Bellingham, MA, then moved to it's current location in the center of Bellingham. The doors to our Hopkinton location opened ten years later in September, 2003. The Instructors at that time were Gary Wall, Keith McLinden, Jeanne Donnelly and myself, Norman McLinden. In September of that year I was made State Representative of Unified Tae-Kwon-Do International. We started off with approximately 12 students.
The basis of Northeastern Tae-Kwon-Do Academy is built on improving ones "Self" through training; but, it is more than that...It is a family of people that provide knowledge, ideas, and support. It is a family of friends working on similar objectives to obtain the same goal. We learn not only from our highly qualified instructors but from each other!
"I am a better overall person since I have joined the NETKD academy!" - Student
15 North Main Street
Bellingham, MA 02019