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Agape Black Belt Center


This is Master Ra and I’m very PROUD that hundreds of families all over the Rochester area are singing the praises of our programs and telling their friends and neighbors how much of a positive impact it’s having on their lives.

Agape Black Belt Center has become a landmark of Rochester martial arts! Get started now and find out how you can be healthier, happier, and more confident with Agape Black Belt Center training!

Our members tell us that they feel our school is more of an institution of self-improvement, physically and mentally, rather than “just” a gym or some “activity”.

I pride myself on helping our adult members safely build muscle, quickly burn fat, gain flexibility, and release stress in a FUN, positive, and injury-free environment!

And for the children, parents all over the Rochester area give my martial arts classes credit for increasing their child’s ability to focus, building their self-esteem, and igniting a passion for self-improvement they never would have expected.

I sincerely look forward to meeting you, and helping you and your family accomplish your goals!


Chief Master
John Ra


Agape Black Belt Center’s vision is to establish ourselves in our local community as a valued place of instruction, not only in martial arts but in life. We believe that a strong and balanced physical foundation can help foster psychological, emotional, and spiritual health as well, which are just as, if not more, important to a person’s overall well-being.

  • Focus

    Amid the distractions of social media and the demands of modern life, martial arts help you refocus.
  • Strength

    At Agape Black Belt Center, we create resilient martial artists that are strong in mind, body, and spirit.
  • Patience

    In an age of instant gratification, Agape Black Belt Center helps students master the art of patience.
  • Growth

    Martial arts isn’t just about reaching your black belt – it’s the perfect place for self-growth.


  • Agape Black Belt Center is the best thing that has happened to my daughter since we moved to Rochester in 2015.

    Esha Williams


  • I plan on keeping my son enrolled for as long as possible. Any family would be fortunate to welcome Agape into their lives.

    Ilana Cahill


  • The Agape family has played a critical role in shaping who my daughter is today. She is confident, independent, kind, and respectful.

    Michelle Chiantera

    Parent and Student

  • One of the best learning schools for Taekwondo. Not only do the kids learn the skills but also discipline, integrity, and humility.

    Neeta Singh


  • The staff is very welcoming and friendly, and it is hard not to be impressed by Instructor Bendschneider's flying breakfalls.

    Thomas Gamer


  • There is a wonderful sense of expertise, calm, and respect that is priceless at Agape.

    Twylla Dillion


  • My daughter was really nervous when she had her first class. Instructor Hailey and Instructor Tarah are so patient to guide her into the classroom and gave her confidence and help.

    Yao Cheng