Radio Interview About Starting at Johnson's

About the Johnsons

Bryson and Melissa Johnson have been training in the martial arts for over 20 years. They began classes as children in Augusta, Georgia. As teenagers, you could often find Bryson and Melissa at the academy training or teaching TaeKwonDo to the other students- something that they were both very passionate about.


Throughout their early working lives and college, both Bryson and Melissa always desired to own a martial arts academy of their own. In fact, Bryson took a job as a Systems Engineer requiring a Top Secret Clearance on Ft. Bragg, North Carolina so that they could be closer to the Cary area to manage their TaeKwonDo club. They quickly began to flourish, and the Johnsons have a really excellent program.

Melissa holds a Masters in Sports Psychology. Bryson is a published author and inventor of sports and fitness products.

The Johnsons have been married for 16 years, and they have a 10-year old son who is a National Karate Champion and a professional movie actor. They enjoy spending time with family and traveling together.


Their academy is the highest-rated martial arts school in the Cary, Apex and Morrisville areas, every belt in their academy is earned, and they believe that the highest purpose of a martial arts education is to improve the student's life.



Things you may not know about us...

I am a creative at heart and wrote a book titled, Empowered Kids. 

I have a Masters Degree in Sports Psychology.

What some happy families say:  

"Johnson's Taekwondo Academy is not only a 5-star Taekwondo facility, but also a 5-star Leadership academy. Through the leadership skills I acquired through Taekwondo, I established an SAT Math Program to raise money for St. Baldrick's foundation.

- Tejas Sundaresan

They have the students' best interests at heart in terms of helping the students learn Taekwondo and encouraging them to think about how all of their lessons can be applied in everything they do in life. It has truly been an outstanding experience for my son (and everyone else involved).?"

- Donna Barton

"Johnson's Taekwondo of Cary provides the motivation to stay with an exercise program. It is a full body workout with a focus on safety to ensure it can be done long term. 

-Rita Lewitt