About Us

Better Families Through Tae Kwon Do is a Martial Arts school located in South Miami, Florida. Since 1989 we have been dedicated to strengthening families through the positive discipline of the Martial Arts. Better Families teaches the Jhoon Rhee System of Tae Kwon Do.

We are recognized by Black Belt Schools of America as “among America’s top most prestigious martial arts schools”. In addition to enjoying this recognition by our peers, Better Families is most proud of our solid reputation within the community. The school is located in South Miami but is easily accessible for students from Miami, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Kendall, Pinecrest and more.

Our Instructors

All of our Instructors are professional staff members who have been developed to offer the highest quality of Martial Arts instruction.  Every member of our staff is approachable, caring and possesses a true love for teaching.  After taking just a few lessons, you will see why over 600 families have chosen Better Families Through Tae Kwon Do as their Martial Art Center.

Master Mary Beth Klock-Perez

Founder and director of Better Families Through Tae Kwon Do, Master Klock-Perez is dedicated to the betterment of each student, their families and the community. She has been recipient of the prestigious Diamond Award, several Mayor’s Proclamations, 1996 National Instructor of the month, 1999 Martial Artist of the Year, and the subject of numerous magazine articles, and TV Shows.  Master Klock -Perez studied directly under Grand Master Jhoon Rhee, who is known as the Father of Tae Kwon Do. She is currently is a 6th degree Master in the Jhoon Rhee System of Tae Kwon Do.  Master Perez has been directing Better Families for the past 23 years. She is very proud of the accomplishments of her students, instructors and family, as they have made her vision of strengthening and supporting families and our community come to fruition.

Grand Master Diego Perez

Grand Master Perez, an 9th degree black belt, has been practicing the martial arts for over four decades. He was honored as being the youngest person to earn the rank of Master in the Jhoon Rhee System.  He was an undefeated Caribbean Champion in Musical Forms and Full Contact Fighting. In addition he has also appeared in many TV shows and films including ; “Only The Strong” , “The Crew” (with Richard Dreyfuss and Burt Reynolds), “Mortal Contact”, “Transporter 2” and “Drug Wars” (with Maria Conchita Alonso) to mention a few.  Grand Master Perez is a sought after national speaker and martial arts consultant. A dynamic and dedicated instructor, he has produced numerous State, National and World Champions. He finds the champion in each of his students.


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