The Island of Misfit Toys


The Island of Misfit Toys

Everyone wants to feel like they are included. They want to feel like they are a part of something bigger than themselves. The sad reality is that many people end up feeling like they are misfits, that they don’t belong anywhere. While this might not actually be the case, it definitely stinks to feel that way. At Mueller’s Martial Arts we consider ourselves to be the Island of Misfit Toys because we bring in the people that may not belong anywhere else, and give them a place to call home.

Mueller’s Martial Arts is family owned and operated, led by Mr. Sean Mueller himself. The instructors are long-time students of his as well as former students of Chief Master Horn, the leader of the National Martial Arts Alliance. The NMAA is the organization that we are proud to be a part of. Mueller’s is proud to accept any student regardless of race, gender, age, or skill set. All we want is for people to feel like they can make a difference in their lives by showing up to their classes and getting the most out of what they are taught. 

By training together towards a common goal- to become a Black Belt, students bond over the journey through taekwondo. As they progress, they begin to realize that they are part of a community that supports and uplifts them through the entirety of their journey no matter what. Even if they are the most popular kid in school or the one who gets bullied the most, they learn the skills they need to make their lives better in every single way.  

Our goal is to help kids find a positive outlook for their struggles whether that be anxiety, bullying, temper, or not listening. We find constructive ways for them to overcome any obstacles in life by teaching them to have a positive attitude, confidence, perseverance, goals, integrity, focus, discipline, and respect. They use these skills to continue to grow in their Martial Arts practice. By learning the values and skills through karate training they fit in when they need to, and stand out against the rest in the best way.

Even if you are an outcast, a misfit, or feel like you don’t belong, you belong in Mueller’s Martial Arts. We’ve taken students that had no confidence and felt like they couldn’t do anything, to be State Champions and be beloved by their team. Everyone is unique and different in the best way, but are part of the big family in Mueller’s Martial Arts.