Important aspects to consider when selecting a martial arts studio.
Does the studio have insurance covering studio and students? Answer: Yes, student safety and wellbeing comes first.
- Is the studio affiliated with a reputable organization? Answer: Yes, everything we teach is certified and standardized by an official association.
- Are the studio instructors credibly certified? Answer: Yes, all of our head instructors are WTSDA board certified, and under 18 year olds are MAATSD certified as Assistant Instructor.
- Is the studio's rank/belts accredited? Answer: Yes, the WTSDA is an international recognized and accredited association, a black belt under the WTSDA holds a lot of weight.
We are proud members of the World Tang Soo Do Association, the World Ki Gong Club, and the MAATSD System.
Traditional Martial Arts
Our main focus is Tang Soo Do. Tang Soo Do is a traditional Korean Martial Art, sometimes called “Korean Karate”. It is a striking art that specializes in kicking, and stresses the development of power through technique rather than muscular strength. Tang Soo Do incorporates defensive techniques and strategies with joint locks, weight distribution and balance, using both hard and soft theories in our fighting style. Personal betterment of ones-self is by far the top priority of Tang Soo Do; developing good character allows us to positively affect our family, friends and community
What we teach
A striking art that specializes in kicking, and stresses the development of power through technique rather than muscular strength. Tang Soo Do incorporates defensive techniques and strategies with joint locks, weight distribution and balance, using both hard and soft theories in our fighting style.
Qi Gong or Ki Gong, is a ancient Chinese system to develop the mind, body and spirit. Sometimes called "moving meditation", Qi Gong is physical movements that focus on bodily health by working circulatory, respiratory and meridian theory; meditation and mindfulness for a healthy mind.
Leadership Classes are for students interested in the dynamic and competitive side of martial arts in addition to your TSD. Here students learn tricking kicks, non TSD weapons, tumbling & acrobatics, competition sparring and demo team. This class is great for highly energitc students.
The MAATSD Family
Join our MAATSD family with three locations. Two locations in Minnesota and one in Arizona.