Welcome to Tang Soo Do Karate Academy
Tang Soo Do Karate Academy offers training and instruction in the martial art of Tang Soo Do to children ages 4 and up, teens, adults, seniors, special needs students, families and Law Enforcement. Tang Soo Do Karate Academy has been serving the community for more than 25 years.
Tang Soo Do Karate Academy II, established in 2010, is located on the lower level of the Kendrick Recreation Center in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia. Training and instruction in the martial art of Tang Soo Do is offered to children and teens ages 5 through 14.
Tang Soo Do Karate Academy is a fully recognized and sanctioned member studio and Tang Soo Do Karate Academy II is a fully recognized and sanctioned member club in Region 8 of the World Tang Soo Do Association.
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Master Mark Causerano
Tang Soo Do Training
Tang Soo Do is an ancient Korean martial art which teaches empty hand and foot fighting, fighting forms, self-defense and weapons. This ancient martial art can trace its lineage back 2000 years to the Korean peninsula.
The goal of Tang Soo Do is the development of the whole student and the attainment of a healthy and harmonious life. Through rigorous training, students achieve the benefits of superb physical fitness and self-defense techniques while fostering greater:
Master Mark Causerano
Master Mark Causerano, a Chil Dan, or 7th degree black belt, is one of the most senior ranking masters in the World Tang Soo Do Association. Master Causerano has been training and teaching for more than 40 years. Master Causerano was a charter member of the World Tang Soo Do Association at its founding and at one point was the youngest master in the Association.
At Tang Soo Do Karate Academy and at Tang Soo Do Karate Academy II Master Causerano has trained hundreds of students, dozens of black belts and five Masters.
In the World Tang Soo Do Association, Master Causerano currently serves on the Board of Directors, as chairman of the Membership Committee, member of the Scholarship Committee, and is the past chairman of the Testing Committee. In Region 8 of the World Tang Soo Do Association he is the Senior Master, the first Chil Dan, and a former Region 8 Director.
World Tang Soo Do Association
The World Tang Soo Do Association was established in 1982. The first Kwan Chang Nim, or Grand Master, was Jae Chul Shin, a legend in martial arts for more than 60 years. Jae Chul Shin trained in Korea under Hwang Kee, founder of the Moo Duk Kwan school in Seoul, Korea. He came to the United States of America as the U. S. representative for the Korean Soo Bahk Do Association in 1968 and formed the U. S. Tang Soo Do Federation in Burlington, New Jersey.
This traditional Korean Martial Art was quickly accepted and soon grew in popularity throughout the United States and the world. The organization reformed to fit new demands internationally, and on November 13 and 14th, 1982, a charter convention of the World Tang Soo Do Association was held in Philadelphia, PA., USA. With the advent of the World Tang Soo Do Association, Tang Soo Do began a new era of development as a traditional martial art.