Welcome to Richardson's Martial Arts Academy
Richardson's Martial Arts Academy offers training and instruction in the martial art of Tang Soo Do to children ages 4 and up, teens, adults, seniors, families and Law Enforcement.
Richardson's Martial Arts Academy is a fully recognized and sanctioned member studio in Region 8 of the World Tang Soo Do Association.
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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:
Our Founder, Master Mark Causerano, Chil Dan
Master Mark Causerano, a Chil Dan, or 7th degree black belt, was one of the most senior ranking masters in the World Tang Soo Do Association. Master Causerano trained and taught for more than 40 years. Master Causerano was a charter member of the World Tang Soo Do Association at its founding and at one time was the youngest master in the Association.
At Tang Soo Do Karate Academy Master Causerano trained hundreds of students, dozens of black belts, five Masters and every member of our teaching staff.
A founding member of the World Tang Soo Do Association, Master Causerano served on the Board of Directors, as chairman of the Membership Committee, as a member of the Scholarship Committee, and as the chairman of the Testing Committee. In Region 8 of the World Tang Soo Do Association he was 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.