Family Martial Arts Academy

 Tang Soo Do Style Karate


Family and Rank Classes
Ages 6-Adult

                    Self-Defense Classes

Fitness Kickboxing

Lil' Dragons Ages 4-5

Karate Birthday Parties! 

Due to the Corvid-19 restrictions we are going "Live" on FaceBook every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30PM. You can watch and participate with them live or go to our video section to see the recording at any time. 

Let us help you reach your goals!

Call or Text Master Lorrie Today to set up your first class at 570-309-8674.

Welcome to Family Martial Arts Academy! We are located on Main St in Pittston, Pennsylvania. We have a modern approach to a traditional martial art while keeping Tang Soo Do as a core. Family Martial Arts Academy has an evolving curriculum with elements from Aiki Jujutsu, Judo, Hapkido and other fighting disciplines. Family Martial Arts Academy systems are designed to provide a fun, yet disciplined, learning environment. We believe that our curriculum, along with long and short-term goals, will help students improve and learn respect, concentration, perseverance, self-confidence and physical and mental health.

Meaning of Tang Soo Do

Tang refers to the Tang Dynasty of China (617-909 AD). Soo means hand, but implies fist, punch, strike, or defense, etc. Do means way of life.  Therefore, Tang Soo Do is a traditional Korean marital art, which was influenced by the Tang Dynasty that stresses the growth of character in an individual. The philosophy of Tang Soo Do is that through physical exercise, we not only strengthen the body, but the mind and spirit as well. Drawing influences from Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, Kung Fu, Okinawan Karate and Korean Tae Kyun, Tang Soo Do is a complete art. While known for it's high kicks, Tang Soo Do also uses punches, joint locks and weapons. All Tang Soo Do techniques are based on the principles of yielding, circular motion and penetration.

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