Getting Started

Our curriculum is a balanced martial arts training program, incorporating Cheezic Tang Soo Do forms (kata), kicks and hand techniques, self-defense, oriental weapons and conditioning into an all encompassing program that will train your total mind and body. Our junior students are focused, more respectful and get better grades. Our teen and adult students are skilled, confident and in the best shape of their lives.

One of the most important aspects of martial arts is that everyone is a student and a teacher.  From the minute that you master a movement, you then help someone else to learn it.  This makes martial arts training ideal for families to do together.  Children who can really teach a parent something as an equal quite simply have a self esteem that cannot be attained in any other way.

We have well over 50 families who train at USA Martial Arts.  Mothers & sons, fathers & daughters, husbands & wives – and one family that consists of mom, dad, two teen daughters, one teen son, and one grandmother – all second or third degree black belts!  We also have quite a few siblings…

We offer classes at all ages and skill levels

Little Ninjas (age 3 – 4)
Our smallest people have the mostest fun while they’re learning coordination, how to pay attention, and respect for others.LittleNinjas2016
Kid Kicks (age 5 – 6)
This is our most popular class! The goal of this class is to teach basic karate skills in a safe and enjoyable environment. The kids have fun and the parents know they are learning how to focus themselves, becoming safer and getting exercise. We also teach safety and self-defense skills that are age-appropriate and fun.KidKicks2016
Juniors Class (age 7 – 12)
The juniors classes are designed to benefit the students with improved physical fitness, instilling self-confidence and personal protection skills. The structure of the classes helps to provide students of this age with the mastery of self discipline. And – it’s just plain fun and exhilarating!JuniorsWeapons2016
Teens (age 13 – 17)

Teen years are tremulous, but karate training can help smooth the rough spots with strenuous exercise, focus, self discipline, and self confidence that translates to any situation that a teen might find themselves in. Some of our teens are third degree black belts, having been with us since they were 5 years old. Other teens start training in high school, and quickly discover that practicing a martial art raises their self esteem and encourages a camaraderie with other students that surpasses that between common sports teammates.

Adults (age 17 – 78)
Younger adults find an excellent mix of conditioning, fitness and personal protection skills. Older adults – many of our students are in their 40s, 50s, 60s & 70s – are encouraged to be their personal best within whatever physical limits they have. The benefits of martial arts training as an adult are tremendous – conditioning, fitness, camaraderie, self confidence. Karate is one of the few “exercise programs” that actually engages your mind with your body.WoodburyAdultGradingFeb2016

Your First Class

Your first month’s tuition includes your dobak (uniform) and white belt. Visit the Locations page to review the program schedules for each studio and find the meeting time for your age group and rank. We ask that you arrive 10 minutes early to your first class so your instructor or a fellow student can show you the proper way to tie your belt and teach you a few basics.

Please also review, complete, and sign the Release Form and bring it to your first class.