Video of the Month

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2018 Fall Gup Belt Test

Physical Test

Saturday November 10, 2018 at 10 am - 2 pm

Please bring:

  • WTSDA Membership ID Card
  • Boards for breaking: roughly 12"x12"x1" (minimum 12”x"10"x3/4") pine wood, spruce wood, paulownia wood, or similar
  • Check, money order, or cash for testing fee ($35) 

Written Component

Turn in a 500-word essay on one of the five codes or one of the seven tenets.

We are Looking for Black Belts


We are looking for people who aspire to be black belts.

We are looking to train, develop, support, encourage, and discover black belts.

For more details, please click here.

Events - Mark Your Calendar

Region 1 Tahoe Clinic & Campout

The popular Region 1 Tahoe Clinic & Campout will be held on the weekend of August 17-19, 2018 at Sugar Pine Point State Park in the General Creek Campground.​  Space is limited so please be sure to register quickly here.

Region 20 Championship

The Region 20 Championship event is scheduled for October 13, 2018. Location TBD.  Please check back for more details.

Region 2 Championship

The 2018 Region 2 Championship is scheduled for October 20, 2018 at the Lifetime Fitness Center at 381 E Warner Rd in Gilbert, AZ.  For more information, please click here.

About Us

What We Do - About Tang Soo Do

Tang Soo Do is one of the oldest martial art systems.  It originated in Korea around two thousand years ago. Today, its techniques and philosophy are still taught as they were first taught in ancient times.

An oriental proverb says that a good beginning brings us half way to our goal. [...] The goal of Tang Soo Do is not to progress violence.  As you progress you will realize that Tang Soo Do is a way of life.  It provides a way of thinking and acting which will guide you and teach you in all areas of your life, so that you will be happier, healthier, and wiser.

Jae C. Shin, WTSDA Founder

Note:  The Korean martial art of Tang Soo Do includes elements of Chinese Kung Fu and of Japanese Karate. Some people call it "Korean Karate."  

Prominent Tang Soo Do students include Chuck Norris, Michael Jai White, Bruce Buffer, Cynthia Rothrock, and Robert Wall.

Master-Level Training for the Whole Family

Our members' ages range from 4 years old to the high 80s. Skill levels range from white belt beginners to 4th degree black belt master level.  

In addition to family classes, we also offer longer, higher intensity adult classes. Our members frequently place at regional and international tournaments, which speaks to the quality of our training.  

We train three days a week at the beautiful Huntington Beach Senior Center in Central Park. Our instructors are certified by the World Tang Soo Do Association. Come on by to observe or participate in our training. You don't need to be an athlete to start training with us and you will always be greeted with a very warm welcome.  We provide a safe, comfortable training environment and sparring is usually no touch (light touch for higher skill levels).

Our Philosophy

The goal of Tang Soo Do is to obtain victory without combat, to achieve harmony in nature, and to develop knowledge of mind, body and spirit.  As you progress and study Tang Soo Do, you will realize that it builds life skills, a stronger character, and virtues to enhance humanity, all for the purpose of a better world.

Robert E. Beaudoin, Grandmaster and President

Contact Us

“Every journey starts with a single step.” - Lao Tzu

Come by to observe training or, better yet, participate in  a training class.

Feel free to connect to learn more about our non-profit school and our affordable programs. 

Mountain Lion Tang Soo Do

18041 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Instructor F. Michael Cardinal | (714) 875-5417


No class on the first Saturday of the month.

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