Tang Soo Karate Academy
Learn Tang Soo Do Korean Karate
The fighting art of tang soo do is believed to have originated 2,000 years ago during Korea's Three Kingdoms period. Silla, the smallest and least populated region of the peninsula, was under constant attack from the larger and more powerful Paekje and Koguryo kingdoms. After a few centuries, the Silla rulers are believed to have allied themselves with a skilled fighting force created by the Tang dynasty monarchs of China (618-907). It was then that the tang soo warriors were born. For several years, this elite group of combatants trained on the rocky beaches of southern Korea, where they honed themselves into a fierce fighting force which defeated the two dynasties’ and unified the country into what is now known today as Korea.
With us, you’ll be studying Tang Soo Do, the Korean version of Karate that emphasizes the use of the legs and kicking, in our world-class facility.
You’ll also be learning under Grandmaster Giacobbe, a hall-of-famer, karate black belt Grand Master and trainer for several world-class athletes like Sugar Ray Leonard and Evander Holyfield.
The Multifold Benefits of Karate Training
Boost in speed and flexibility
Reduction in depression
Mood and happiness enhancement
Sharper, focused mind
Increased alertness and self-awareness
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Our main goal is to keep you healthy and fit. With this in mind, we’ll help you choose the right training regimen for you, whether it is Cross Training or karate.
Can’t wait to get started? Talk to us today at 856-375-2111 or visit us at 1105 Voorhees Town Center Voorhees Township NJ.
We have been teaching students of all ages since 1974. Grand Master DA Giacobbe is a 9th Degree Black Belt. Age is irrelevant here. We have all ages learning this fine art. We have special KIDS classes (4 years old and up) where kids develop discipline and can apply this in everyday life.
Unlike what many think Tang Soo Do Karate was born in Korea 2000 years ago. It has become one of the most popular Martial Art, Sport and Self-defense systems in the world today. Learning this art will develop confidence, discipline, superb physical conditioning and effective self-defense.
The academy was founded in 1974 by Grand Master Dominick Giacobbe. Grand Master Giacobbe is an Internationally recognized 9th Degree Black Belt in the 2,000-year-old art of Tang Soo Do, Korean Karate. Grand Master Giacobbe has appeared numerous times on TV and in magazines demonstrating his amazing abilities of the martial arts and “Mind Power”. He was inducted into the Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame as “Man of the Year”, this is the highest honor a Martial Artist can achieve. Master Giacobbe personally teaches all students here at the academy. Learning traditional art will instill discipline, confidence, and courage, along with effective self-defense.
In the beginning, students receive semi-private classes for the first two or three weeks. After they are comfortable and understand the basics they then join with the rest of the class with Grand Master Giacobbe. Most students train 2 to 3 classes per week. However, we provide unlimited classes so students can train as many classes per week as they like.
When you begin your training in Tang Soo Do you will be a White belt. Our belt system is White, Yellow, Orange, Green, Red, and Black. It takes the average person about 3½ to 4 years to obtain Black Belt.
Karate Class Schedule
Kids (4-11 years old)
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Tuesday, Thursday Saturday: 10am - 11am
Monday - Friday: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Monday to Friday
8:00am – 11:00am &
3:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am – 10:00am