Once students reach an advanced belt level or turns 14, they are moved from SoCal Karate Kids to SoCal Tang Soo Do Academy, our advanced/adult program. The transition from the kids’ program to the advanced program is an exciting one for young martial arts, as it marks a new phase of training and development.
For new students who are 16 or older, SoCal Tang Soo Do Academy is the starting point. The program at SoCal Tang Soo Do Academy is more challenging, faster, and includes a more intense fitness & self-defense program (standing fighting and ground fighting). The Academy provides a more in-depth understanding of the philosophy of martial arts as it applies to day-to-day life. Students in this program are challenged physically and mentally.
The Academy places a strong emphasis on discipline, respect, and hard work, and encourages students to develop these traits both inside and outside of the dojo. And, as always, a healthy dose of humor is always integrated into our programs.