A korean style of karate with roots dating back over 1200 years. Now in America it harmonizes well with the moral ideals rooted here.  As the first people of this land felt reverence for nature and centered their philosophy on the cycle of life, Free Spirit Karate looks to that cycle for its philosophy.


TANG SOO DO: (The way of the Chinese empty hand)


Karate for Physical Fitness

          Many think that breaking boards and bricks is what karate is all about.  That is an entirely mistaken concept. Demonstrations showing such feats as breaking boards and bricks are merely to show the power and speed that the human body is capable of utilizing through karate training.  Karate is one of the most all-around methods of physical fitness as it utilizes every muscle of the body.

Karate as a Sport

          Karate is taking its place in the world of sports. Blocking, kicking, and punching techniques all contribute to making karate an exciting competitive sport. Tremendous skill and control are required in karate. Its challenge lies in the skillful application of the techniques without having any actual body contact. Because of this refrain from body contact, injuries are infrequent and minor, making karate safer than football.

Karate for Self Defense

          Karate is considered the ultimate in unarmed self defense because of the high degree of skill involved. In Korea, the presidential Protective Forces are all trained in karate and several other nations are presently adopting the art into the training programs of their armed forces.

Karate as an Art

          Through the coordination of control, balance, and techniques in karate forms, karate is regarded as a beautiful and highly skilled art. Forms are merely a method of shadow boxing where the practitioner simulates a defense against more than one attacker. The "Dance of Death", as many masters have named forms, is a series of blocks and counter attacks which are designed to suppress physical aggression. To perfect a form takes many months of hard work and coordination. As one advances through degrees, his forms become more intricate. 




The physical aspect of Tang Soo Do strengthens muscles, quickens reflexes, conditions the nervous system, and helps develop greater stamina.

The mental aspect of Tang Soo Do develops a quick mind, keen judgment, directness of thought, a strong will, and the ability to act quickly in tense situations.

The spiritual aspect of Tang Soo Do allows the students to find peace of mind through security and greater awareness of their relationship to the universe.


Classes at Free Spirit Karate offer children and adults valuable tools for life long success. 

Best of all, our students gain leadership skills and develop the "Yes I Can!" attitude.


I intend to develop myself in a positive manner and to avoid anything that would reduce my mental growth or my physical health.

I intend to develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others.

I intend to use what I learn in class constructively and defensively, to help myself and my fellow man and never to be abusive or offensive.


The student creed sets the tone for choices our student’s make both inside and outside the classroom.



Free Spirit Karate, LLC