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Self-Defense; Self-Protection; Empowering Children & Women; Situational Skill Building; Children’s Social & Emotional Development; Gross & Fine Motor Development Skills in Children; Start-Up Martial Arts Business Consultation 



Martial Arts; Self-Defense; Motivational Speaking; Women’s Empowerment; Events Coordination; Fundraising; Business Development Consulting; Telehealth


Children, Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults, Individuals, Groups, Non-Profit Organizations, Private & Public Schools.

Master Maggie
Cole Messina

Founder of

Taecole Tae Kwon Do & Fitness, Inc.



Female Fighers Matter Too

Master Martial Arts Instructor

Life Coach

Executive Coach

Maggie Messina


CDA Early childhood development 

Certified Master in Tae Kwon Do

Certified Black Belt in Shotokan Karate

KMK Certified

KATU-ITF Certified

ITF Certified

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Tattered Laces: A Sister's Promise

by Maggie Messina

Available in hardcover, paperback and ebook.


The first among a generation of women to own and operate a martial arts school, Master Maggie founded Taecole Tae Kwon Do and Fitness Inc., in 1996, and Taecole has been in operation continuously since then. Taecole is now one of the most successful martial art schools in New York State. In addition to serving tens of thousands of individuals over the years, Taecole also serves dozens of private and public schools in Nassau County, NY, as well as the Boy and Girl Scouts, Girls Inc, and many other non-profit organizations.


Master Maggie is a world-class martial artist and has won numerous gold medals for the USA. She has been teaching Martial Arts for over 35 years, is currently a 7th-degree black belt, and holds a seat as regional director for numerous martial arts organizations. 


Master Maggie grew up in abject poverty and transformed the challenges of her childhood circumstances into fuel for her adulthood successes. She feels a strong drive to pass along lessens of empowerment to help women and children rise from similar life situations to achieve lives they thought they could only dream. 


Master Maggie is passionate about advocating for female athletes. Facing numerous hurdles as a female athlete throughout her career, she became determined to help facilitate changes for future athletes and lessen the hurdles they might encounter. As such, Maggie is the founder of the Female Fighters Matter Too movement whose mission is to bring equality to all athletes.  This movement has gained international attention in the industry and is bringing about changes worldwide.


Master Maggie was a project coordinator for many years for Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital in New York City. Year after year, she heads several toy, clothing, and food drives and personally delivers items to women with children in homeless shelters each year. 


Master Maggie has received many awards and accolades throughout her career, including but not limited to: Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, The Most Powerful Woman in Business for NYS (Schneps Media), New York Assembly Certificate of Merit for Female Fighters Matter Too (Founder and President), and Martial Artist Legacy Award (AMAA). She also has received Special Congressional Recognition for her “outstanding and invaluable service to her community and everywhere she makes her mark”, and Special Recognition by NYS Senator Joseph P. Adabbo, Jr. for her “selflessness and tireless commitment to the State of New York and her loyalty and dedication to the betterment of the State of New York.” Master Maggie has been recognized further by her inclusion and induction into Who’s Who Women of Integrity, the Ocean State International Martial Arts Hall of Fame, the Amerikick International Martial Arts Hall of Fame, and the Twin Towers Martial Arts Hall of Fame. 

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