Welcome to the home for the American Tang Soo Do Association (ATA).
Tang Soo Do (Korean karate) is an ancient martial art originating over 2,000 years ago and is one of the oldest forms for karate practiced around the world today.
Tang Soo Do is known as a classical martial art which is especially noted by most experts as a super kicking style and whose current status has been achieved through many decades of refining and improving its techniques.
Today, its instruction methods still emphasize the philosophies and discipline that were stressed in ancient times, while adjusting to the physical and mental needs of today’s practitioners. it is designed and intended to progressively develop character, integrity, self-discipline and respect for others.
For more information about Tang Soo Do, the senior instructors of the ATA, and our schools, please visit the menu links at the top of this page.