Martial arts training early in life
can help a child into a develop into a mature adult. Starting a child in the martial
arts helps them gain confidence, strength, learn discipline, they can improve both mental and physical
capabilities and develop determination early in life. These assets are easily transferred to both the classroom
and home environments. With active parental involvement, our instructors are able to teach
children much more than just kicking and punching. It is important to us
that the students we teach have a positive attitude both inside and outside
the studios (dojangs). The
children, as well as the adults, are taught that fighting is not the
answer, they are instructed to defend themselves only if the situation
cannot be avoided, the first response to a confrontation is to turn and
leave. Confrontation should only occur when you have no other
choice but to defend yourself.
the beginning and end of class the class instructor or senior member
calls: "Five Tang Soo Do Codes."
The entire class then recites the five codes together loudly and
1. Loyalty to country
2. Obedience to parents
3. Honor friendship
4. No retreat in battle
- this does not mean always fight,
but to finish what you start. Defined: A battle could be life, it could
be achieving your black belt, finishing school or even cleaning your
5. In fighting choose with sense and honor - this means to pick your
battles wisely, not to start a fight and don't fight when you do not
School attendance and performance are monitored
by the instructors. You cannot just succeed in one area of life, you
must succeed in all areas. This does not mean all the students are
required be on the honor roll to attend class but they must apply
themselves to all areas of their lives and take responsibility for
themselves. This means doing homework, helping with chores around the
home and respecting your parents by doing what they ask and not yelling
back at them.
By learning our curriculum, students increase flexibility, improve hand-to-eye coordination, and gain strength
in their upper and lower body. While practicing karate, students become more aware of their surroundings, lengthen their attention span, gain
focus on tasks assigned, and have fun at the same time! That is the beauty of martial arts training. We keep it fun, yet
challenging, so your child keeps coming back for more. It is our job to motivate,
discipline, and provide positive reinforcement to our students.
Our curriculum consists of nine levels prior to black belt. As a student
progresses through our program the goals they are to achieve become more and more demanding. This system enables the student to set and
achieve a clearly defined goal.
The children in our classes take exceptional pride in achieving
their goals and earning their belts/ranks. They enjoy the feeling of
hard work and accomplishments, overcoming obstacles and the addition of
family to the classes adds to these feelings of pride. Come in and try a
class (the first class is free) or just observe. Talk to the other
students and their parents, discuss your questions with the Instructors
and see for yourself the benefits that Tang Soo Do training can do for
your child and yourself.
of Tang Soo Do Training
SELF-DEFENSE - We
protect our lives and possessions from injustice and danger.
2. HEALTH - We promote our physical and
spiritual health and enjoy strong bodies and sound minds through
3. BETTER PERSON - We strive to be of
better character through endurance and hard work.
WTDSA welcomes all members of your family.
There is no limit to the number of family members eligible to join,
providing they are above six years of age. If more than one person in
your family decides to join WTDSA we offer special rates for second and
third family members.