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Welcome to Big Star Taekwondo Academy

Where Results Matter

Get ready to transform yourself both inside and out. Join Big Star Taekwondo Academy to nurture the warrior within, enhance your self-esteem, and take your practice to the next level. With our wide variety of classes for all skill levels, everyone is truly welcome.

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About us

The Big Star Taekwondo Academy was formed in June 2021 by Master Chony Basnet. It takes the name “Big Star" aiming to produce world class Taekwondo Superstars from India and South Asian continent.

Since 2021, we have been the number one Martial Arts Academy in Maharashtra. We strive to take martial arts back to its roots as both a physical and spiritual art form that represents a harmonious way of life. In a world of seemingly unending pressures, we represent an oasis of calm and balance.

Big Star Taekwondo Academy currently holds classes in Aurangabad (Chh. Sambhajinagar) and Pune, Maharashtra with around 783 members from as young as 4 and as old as 52. 

We are a friendly, hardworking, energetic club who participate in local, national and international competitions up and down the country and we encourage people to join us, even if there is no interest in competing.

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Master Chony Basnet

Co-founder & Head Coach (3rd Dan Black Belt - South Korea)

Big Star Taekwondo Academy was founded by Master Chony Basnet. Master Chony is one of the leading Taekwondo instructors in Maharashtra.
Master Chony continues to be highly involved in the operation of all of our locations. He conducts instructor training for our full time staff on a weekly basis, and oversees the student belt testing process for both color belt and black belt exams.

He personally developed the curriculum taught in our centers and designed it to be a balance of traditional Taekwondo forms, practical self defense, and Olympic Style sparring skills.
Master Chony's philosophy is that Taekwondo is about self improvement as well as self defense. This is evident in our teaching methods. Our instructors focus on teaching “life skills” just as much as physical techniques. We help students of all levels to gain increased focus, confidence, and determination that they can apply to all areas of their life.

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Master Santosh Basnet

Head Coach - WT Certified International Coach

Master Santosh Basnet is the pioneer of Taekwondo in Aurangabad. He is World Taekwondo Level-1 and India Taekwondo Level-3 certified international coach. Being the the first international coach from Marathwada, Master Santosh Basnet is credited as one of the first instructors to teach Taekwondo in Aurangabad & neighbouring districts.Master Basnet has been the head coach for Indian Cadet & Junior national Taekwondo team for World Taekwondo Championship in Sofia,  Bulgaria & Asian Taekwondo Championship in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in year 2022.India Taekwondo, the current national governing body for Taekwondo in India has selected master Basnet as Indian National Team Coach for 10th Fujairah Open International Taekwondo Championship, ranked G2 at Fujairah, United Arab Emirates in February 2023.

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Master Laxmi Basnet

Co-founder & Head Coach

Master Laxmi Basnet has been an international champion and former Taekwondo Coach at Hong Kong based martial arts academies.She has also been the part of Nepal Taekwondo National Team & won Silver Medal in the 21st Asian Cities Taekwondo Championship 2017 held in Hong Kong.

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Master Huzef Attar

Assistant Coach [1st Dan Black Belt, South Korea]

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Our Programs


Little Ninjas

For ages 4-7.

The little Ninjas Program is a fun and exciting way to get little minds and bodies active in learning the skills of Taekwondo.

We use themes, games, awards and other strategies to make sure kids want to come back for more.


Junior Dragons

For Ages 8-12.

The Junior Dragons Program gets a little more serious but doesn’t lack the fun. 
Junior Dragons learn forms, Self Defences, Contact Sparring more rigorous fitness and flexibility training, design to boost anyone’s confidence. 


Senior, Advanced and Black Belt

Age 13+

The Advanced Program is for Senior Dragons (over Age 13) or any Advanced student typically Brown Belt and above.Advanced students do more rigorous conditioning of core strength, arm and leg strength for effective punching, striking and kicking.

Black Belt classes follow on from Advanced Classes giving unique training experiences for our strongest students. Self Defence Sparring, defending against multiple opponents and Elite Level training gives our Black Belts a lifetime of skills to Master.


Sparring and Poomsae

Mind & Body

These are speciality classes design for those with competition in mind. Join our State, National and International Level Sparring Team with an unprecedented 5 National Champions from 2019.
Poomsae is competition for forms, our Poomsae Team has spent years perfecting their routines, come learn the intricacies of poomsae and show your level of technique and skill.

Now doing bookings for Free Trials - book using the button on the right!
Ninjas ages 4-7
Dragons Ages 8+
Senior Dragons Aged 13+
Kick Fit for Adults and teens
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Frequently Asked Questions

Below is our FAQ section, which is meant to help you get a better picture of our classes and approach. Still interested in learning more about something not listed here? No question is too big or too small. Reach out to us, we are happy to answer.

How old do you have to be to train in Taekwondo?

We train students as young as 5 years old. You are never too old to start taekwondo, as long as you do not have existing joint or back problems. Properly taught, taekwondo does not usually create injuries, but it can exacerbate existing conditions.

Do I have to buy a uniform?

Yes, we recommend our athletes to buy World Taekwondo approved uniforms like Tusah, Daedo & Kwon.

How do students earn a new belt?

Big Star Taekwondo Academy's students must pass a test to earn a higher rank. Promotional testing is an exciting event for us! We hold a testing every three months. Parents and friends are invited to come and watch. No classes are held on testing days. After a successful testing, the student is awarded a new rank and given a rank certificate in class

Do women and girls train in taekwondo?

Sure! Some of our best martial artists, including instructors and assistants, are female. Because taekwondo is a kicking art, it is particularly effective as a practical self-defense program for women and children.
Call (+91) 9922379527 for more information!

How long does it take to get black belt?

2 years, it takes two years to become black belt Dan-1 in Taekwondo.First you need to pass your all color belt tests, after that you are eligible for black belt Dan/Poom test

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Maharashtra's Ishwari Sonawane to represent India in 4th Asian Cadet Taekwondo Championship in Vietnam

August 10, 2022

Aurangabad based Taekwondo Star Ishwari Sonawane is ready to compete in Asian Cadet Taekwondo Championship to be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from August 24 to August 25, 2022.Ishwari Sonawane has recently represented country in World Cadet Taekwondo Championship at Sofia, Bulgaria in month of July 2022.Ishwari has won several medals at National and International Level including Bronze Medal at Heroes Cup in Thailand and Gold Medal in National Level Taekwondo selection trials of India Taekwondo this year. Ishwari is trained & mentored by Mr. Santosh Basnet who will also be the Coach for Indian Taekwondo Team to the Asian Cadet Taekwondo Championship. Santosh Basnet has been the head coach for Indian National team in World Taekwondo Championship in Bulgaria this year.Being the first Taekwondo athlete of Marathwada to represent in World & Asian Championship, Ishwari aims to qualify for the Los Angeles Olympics Games in 2028.The Founder of Garud Zep Career Academy Mr. Suresh Sonawane, the Director of Garud Zep Career Academy Mr. Nilesh Sonawane and Founder & CEO of Big Star Taekwondo Academy Mr. Chony Basnet congratulated for these achievements and wished them the very best of luck for this Championship.

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Contact Us

Feel free to contact us with any questions or special requests.

Saideep Building, Plot No-5, Opp. of Shanti Nursing Home, Paithan Road, Kanchanwadi, Aurangabad-431001, Maharashtra, India

+9199223 79527 I +918208220695

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