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Traditional Martial Arts Instruction

Hands-On Learning

Training for the entire family ages three to adult.

  • Toddler Mini Skills Classes

  • Karate Kubs Preschool Classes

  • Youth Tae Kwon Do Classes

  • Family Tae Kwon Do Classes

  • Adult Tae Kwon Do Instruction 

  • Traditional Martial Arts Training


Birthday Parties

Family Team Building Events

Corporate Fit & Fun Team Building

Customized Fitness or Martial Arts Events

Great for family reunions, professional team building events, parties, celebrations, or fundraisers.​

  • Youth Martial Arts Birthday Parties

  • Family Olympics

  • Corporate Fit & Fun Team Building

  • Fun Fitness Competition Parties! Adults & Teens

  • Fitness Fundraising Events

  • Martial Arts Demonstrations

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Blue Wave Instructors

Qualified Dedicated Instructors

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Tammy Bauer

Owner & Head Fitness & Martial Arts Instructor

Miss Tammy recently tested for her third degree black belt under Master David Blevins. Tammy has been training in Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do since 2007, and has been a head instructor of her School Blue Wave Edwardsville since 2012.  Tammy spent 5 years working for and being mentored by her teacher Master David Blevins prior to opening her current location in Edwardsville, IL.. Tammy also continues to take an active role in her own training and development as a martial artist, and is an active member in her Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do Association. 


She has acquired a large number of fitness certifications over the past 15 years, and is a serious fitness enthusiast with outlets such as running, biking, swimming, hiking, rocking climbing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, weight lifting, cardio kick boxing; just to name a few. 

Miss Tammy has had experience working in corporate information technology, in communications roles, in a special education classroom, the fitness industry, and actively volunteers for local youth enrichment organizations.

Tammy opened her martial arts school in the town she grew up in because she wanted to share all the invaluable lessons, development, and growth she receives through her training with the members of the community she grew up in.  Tammy is dedicated to the life long success of her students and takes their development as a martial artists and an individual very seriously.


Miss Tammy has two adult children, and lives with her husband, and house full of animals!

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Sam Bauer

Administrative Assistant & Assistant Instructor

Hello! My name is Samantha but you can call me Sam! I am currently in my fourth year of college and attending SIUE for my degree in early childhood education. I graduated from Lewis and Clark Community College with an Applied Science in Radio Broadcasting and a Certificate of Proficiency in Radio Broadcasting and while finishing up my degree, I did my internship at Blue Wave. After my internship ended, I have continued to work here! I have been training in martial arts since I was around 6 years old and I have earned my black belt. I am a very enthusiastic fan of the color yellow, I watch a lot of Netflix, and I like naps with my kitties and playing with my chinchillas.

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Kaylee Gessford

 I am a 15 years old student at EHS. I'm currently a high brown belt and I’ve been doing taekwondo for about five years now. I started doing taekwondo with my family and have stuck with it ever since. Outside of taekwondo I enjoy hanging out with my friends. I also enjoy taking time to relax and spending time with my family. I have two younger sisters and two dogs. I am actively involved in three volunteer clubs At school including Key Club, Interact Club and Thirst Project. I am so grateful for starting taekwondo because I have met so many people that I have become so close with I consider them family!

Admin's Assistant & Assistant Instructor


Donna Bartley

Yoga Instructor

Donna Bartley is a 200 hour vinyasa trained yoga instructor.  She has been teaching for 3 years, and is still a student of yoga herself.  Donna continues to expand her knowledge by attending classes and workshops whenever possible.  Donna believes yoga is a way of life and more than just what you do on the mat.  Donna has taught all types of yoga from vinyasa flow to chair yoga. She has also taught Doga classes where students bring their dogs and have a unique bonding experience with them through yoga.  When not teaching, Donna enjoys time with her family.  Which includes her 2 sons and 2 granddaughters.

Contact Us

1409 Troy Rd, Edwardsville, IL 62025, USA

(618) 692-5223

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