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World Tang Soo Do
Studio info/ Rates
Site under reconstruction
High Desert Martial Arts Academy
Kyo Sah Nim Glenn Olsen 909
917-3566 Kyo Sah Nim Sherry Courvoisier 760 953-8314
Kyo Sah Bryan McIntryre Kenpo Instructor Larry Frye (2nd Degree)
Children’s and Beginner Class
A training curriculum,
including traditional forms, weapons training, practical self-defense
techniques, controlled sparring and more. Students develop
self-confidence and self-esteem as they progressively train, test and
are rank certified in the WTSDA internationally recognized ranking
system. Core segments are intermingled with games that develop skills.
Up to (12) classes per month, 50 minutes each class.
Ages 7 to 12
Korean Martial Art of Tang Soo Do – Adult Class
A challenging and serious way to exercise self-discipline and fitness.
A formal training curriculum, including traditional forms, weapons, self
defense techniques, grappling, sparring, non-striking control strategies
and much more. Students train and earn rank in the World Tang Soo Do
Association internationally recognized ranking system while focusing on
the art of Tang Soo Do. Up to (12) classes per month, 1 hour class. Ages 12 and up
Fitness Training Classes
Instructed by a certified instructor with 20+ years experience
impact continuous workout to improve cardiovascular condition, timing,
strength, coordination, and rhythm utilizing karate techniques to music.
Yoga is designed to improve flexibility, balance, strength and
overall body condition.
weight and high repetitions exercises for developing overall physical
strength. Contact pad/bag training uses aggressive hand and foot
combinations in full contact action setup in rounds interspaced with abs
conditioning. Classes are 30 minutes & up to ten times per month.
Every Tuesday and Thursday
Grappling Program :
Instruction in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, "catch" Wrestling and
Judo- A beginners to intermediate level program which will involves drills to allow one
to be accustomed to ground defensive and offensive skills. Followed by
takedowns into control positions. Techniques included will be
positioning, passes, counters, reversals, sweeps throws, transitions,
MMA Mixed Martial Arts: Instruction in
stand up and ground fighting skills in preparation for amateur ring
fighting. Techniques from Kickboxing, submission grappling, Muay Thai
Martial Arts Weapons Training Weapons are taught as part of the
traditional arts training program, after basic hand and
kicking techniques are acquired. Students are invited to join the
weapons classes. A rotating 3 month program of
various weapons are taught throughout the year. Weapons include
long staff, short staff (escrima), baton, nuchaku, tonfa, knifefighting , sword
and gun threat disarms. Students are
instructed in basic motion skills, forms and defensive/offensive techniques.
Adults may train in weapons at any rank. Children age and skill
level will determine program entry.
Network - Child Danger Awareness Course
Network" is a proactive, non-profit organization dedicated to the
prevention of "child abuse", "molestation" and "abduction" of our
children. Instruction is presented using video/verbal presentations in a
non-threatening environment with some role-playing by staff, parents and
students. Presentations are intermingled with obstacle course fun and
teamwork drills. For more info link to
Competitors Martial Arts Federation Sparring
Sport sparring drills and training to prepare
students for participation in the exciting world of open tournament
competition. Students learn control, strategies, offensive and defensive
techniques, cardio vascular training in a fast paced high energy class
with Instructors experienced in
Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do, grappling & Kenpo.
Self-Defense short-term programs Specialized self defense
classes designed for those whom prefer short-term instructional
seminars. Instruction and practical application on a variety of
personal assault scenarios. Focus is on useable and easy to learn
natural techniques. Instructional content and emphasis is separate from
the normal traditional martial arts programs. Segments cover defensive
actions against fighting attacks, grabbing/choking attacks, knife and
gun disarms/defense. Private and small group classes available.
Excellent women's self defense program. Refresh your skills!
Check the link to self defense on the website for details
Instruction presented on a rotating basis throughout the
year Grappling - Basic judo, wrestling and
physical control skills taught including Brazilian jujitsu techniques
- Basic instruction in Israeli style of weapons disarmament and aggressive
familiarization classes (seminars) - instruction in various styles of
martial arts for introductory purposes including, kenpo, tae kwon do,
boxing, Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, kung fu
"Ed Parker System of Kenpo"
Known as American Kenpo, is
a comprehensive and
contemporary fighting systems. Ed Parker was considered a
pioneer in the martial arts field, unafraid to make changes and
enhancements to the Kenpo system, he literally disassembled, analyzed,
and rebuilt Kenpo to fit today’s environment. Armed with basic
principles and concepts of motion, students not only learn the “hows" of
movements, but also the "whys" and "what fors".
Instructor Frye is a
Police Officer with 20+ years experience in KENPO
Beginner : Curriculum
is a three to four month training program. Students will learn basic
military protocol in class structure, commands, as well as entry level physical
and mental conditioning. Students will receive instruction to become
familiar with basic martial arts techniques. At the completion of the
Beginners program the student will be able to properly execute techniques
which will be effective against common attacks at a beginners level. The
student will also receive instruction in a wide variety of techniques involved
in self defense and traditional martial arts. (Level White belt and White
Stripe) Cost is 120.00 per adult and $120.00 per child student. - A
white karate uniform (acceptable to the instructors) is also required to
participate. Video link (Full course payment entitles the student to a
Beginner Level II:
Curriculum is a four to six month training program.
Prerequisite is successfully passing the Beginners course test* and membership
in the World Tang Soo Do Association. The student will receive instruction
in a wide variety of techniques involved in self defense and traditional martial
arts. Including but not limited to grabs, chokes, punches and kicks.
The student will also begin sport sparring training and be exposed to entry
level grappling. (Level Orange Belt and Orange Stripe) Cost is
$240.00-$260.00 per adult and $160.00-$240.00 per child student.
Curriculum is a six month training program.
Prerequisite is successfully passing the Beginners Level II course test*.
The student will receive instruction in a wide variety of techniques involved in
self defense and traditional martial arts. Upon completion of training student
will be able to perform multiple defensive combinations against one or more
attackers The student will be exposed to defensive grappling, sport
sparring and will continue to develop fight skills. The student will experience
explosive personal growth at this level (Level Green Belt and Green
Stripe) Cost is $300.00 per adult and $240.00 per child student.
Intermediate Level II
: Curriculum is a six month training program.
Prerequisite is successfully passing the Intermediate course test*. Students
will refine skills and begin to develop massive power in their techniques at
this level. Defense and sparring intuitiveness begin developing at this
stage. Traditional Martial Arts techniques will also greatly improve.
Weapons training begin at this stage. The first weapon learned will be the
Staff (Bo, Bong) (Level Brown Belt and Brown Stripe) Cost is $300.00 per
adult and $240.00 per child student. Video link
Advanced : Curriculum
is a six month training program. Prerequisite is successfully passing
the Intermediate Level II course test*. Students will participate in
extensive sport sparring. Self defense skills will be honed to a fine
cutting edge. Skills will include techniques judo, grappling, knife
defense, staff weapon defense, traditional martial arts involving multiple kick
and jumping techniques will show tremendous improvement. This stage the
student will become accomplished practitioners of the art of Tang Soo Do. (Level
Red Belt and Red Stripe) Cost is $300.00 per adult and $240.00 per child
student. Video link
Black Belt : Curriculum
is a one year training program. Prerequisite is successfully passing
the Advanced course test*. In a year long process the student will train
hard to attain a very rare rank. Only one percent of all students
attain Black Belt. It requires self control, internal strength, constant
training to refine ones mind and body. Testing is performed in front of
several Masters of a nationally recognized Martial Art. Are you up to it!
Not for the faint hearted. Serious training for the serious minded.
We do not give this Rank lightly and you will have earned it on your own merits.
When it all said and done you will be a BLACK BELT! Video Link
Monthly Tuition Rates for children
Parent /Child Program $25.00 each
Ages 7-14 $40.00 first child
$30.00 each additional child (12-14) 1 hour classes per month
Ages 14 + $40.00 first
person $35.00 second
person $30.00 each additional person (14-16) 1.5 hour classes per month
person/child refers to immediate family members.
First level pricing is based upon the age of the oldest family member
Individual training is given to all new students once they commit to training at
High Desert Martial Arts Academy. Over four introductory classes
students are instructed in the protocol of the dojang (studio), history of Tang Soo
Do, review of rank structure and counseled on the level of commitment needed to
attain rank in the World Tang Soo Do Association. Basic principals in
application of defensive and offensive physical techniques, body positioning and
conditioning are all covered as students prepare to join the regular class.