Tang Soo Do is a martial art form that originated in Korea. The philosophy and teachings of Tang Soo Do are built upon Korean principles, and focus on improving one’s mind and body.
PAKS offers classes and training for all ages:
Kids Program (ages 5-8)
Youth Program (ages 8-12)
Teen Program (ages 12-16)
Adult Program (ages 16 & up)
Our Family Program brings all age groups together, and is best for groups wanting to bond during the training process
Martial Arts programs here at PAKS offer the following benefits:
To inquire about membership at PAK’S, please fill out our inquiry form. We’ll be in touch regarding class availability and enrollment details.
PAK’S Karate & Fitness is a member of the United Tang Soo Do Federation, an organization under Grandmaster Song Ki Pak. For more information about the Federation, click here.
Students are expected to attend a minimum of 2 classes per week in order to get in the time needed to promote.
Yes. The current testing fee is $45 per student and covers certification, belt and expenses of putting on the test.
Yes, and it must be made up within 7 days of the test.
Each student has one 20 minute session per belt cycle, every three months. This session is free of charge and must be scheduled in advance. These session are only conducted on Saturdays, by appointment. Private training sessions are available in 30 minute increments.
Check with your instructor for more information.
Students with previous experience are welcome to train with us for an introductory period, at which time the student will need to decide whether or not to continue training with us. At that time, the student will be required to enter into an enrollment with the school.
Students with recent previous experience will be tested to determine their placement into the program. They will not be eligible to test until their skills are consistent with students of the same rank in the federation. In other words, someone coming into the school as a brown belt will have to demonstrate the same level of proficiency as brown belts that have been in the program from white belt.
Yes, classes can be made up a number of ways. First, there are several classes each week that can be attended, there are private lessons, and there are special training sessions that count toward class time.
Upon enrollment, students pay a fee to register with the United Tang Soo Do Federation and tuition. Students are required to purchase sparring gear prior to their first promotional test. This includes chest gear, head gear, shin/instep, forearm protective gear. This gear is available fro purchase from the school.
It is also strongly recommended that students procure a mouth guard and groin cup. These are generally a good idea to have for class and will be required by the referees at any of the sparring competitions that the school participates in.
Credit cards are accepted at the school for gear purchases. Tuition is handled by a third-party that uses several payment options. EFT and major credit card are the most popular options.
We offer several options to the contract length, the best option is the Black Belt option, which is a payment schedule that takes the student to their first degree blackbelt test. Students that desire to go beyond their first degree black belt test should upgrade to the Black Belt Club in order to take advantage of the additional training opportunities needed beyond First Dan.
Yes. Black Belt Club is open to all students, under the following conditions; they have good attendance, maintain their grades in school, must be sponsored by a current member of the Black Belt Club, and candidates must be voted in by the full membership of the Club.
Of course! Please let your instructor know in advance and arrive early so your friend can be properly welcomed to the school. You can get a referral award for each student you recruit to the school provided the student enrolls in the program.
Yes, from the comfort of the lobby or from the exercise room viewing area. We generally do not allow visitors on the training floor while classes are in session as it has been known to create a distraction.
Yes, we encourage students to wear their dobaks into the school, however belts are not to be worn outside of the school except for Federation functions and events.
Students not in uniform will line up with the white belts. Students without gear will sit out sparring sessions.
Great question. We prefer to use the term sparring as it implies a sharred experience between two or more students. The contact is real, however, it is a learning environment for students. We believe that calling it fighting, implies a winner and a looser.
Aggressive students use this time to prove they are better than their opponents focusing on beating their opponent by being overly aggressive. We find this not conducive to learning active fighting skills. We also find students that don’t want to fight spend the time trying to stay out of the way instead of meaningful exchanges that benefit both participants.
Even prizefighters use sparring to learn and hone technique.