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What Is Tang Soo Do?

Also known as Moo Duk Kwan, Tang Soo Do dates back to sixth century Korea. Translated, it means, “the art of the knife hand” or “way of the Chinese hand.” This style teaches empty hand and foot fighting, fighting forms and self-defense.

Why Study Tang Soo Do?

In today’s society, there is no doubt that martial arts training is on the rise and that people are becoming more interested in learning self-defense skills. Tang Soo Do is an extremely effective method of self-defense. The modern style of Tang Soo Do is practiced by champions like Chuck Norris and is a proven method with a long proud tradition of victories.

What Are the Benefits to Me?

The purpose of Tang Soo Do training is to develop every aspect of the “self” in order to produce a mature person. While practicing Tang Soo Do, a person’s intellect, emotions, body, and spirit are all completely integrated.

Who is Lion’s Den Karate?

We are a school that works hard for our students. We have several years of martial arts, parenting and educational experience for the sole purpose of helping our students.

At Lion’s Den Karate we implement Tang Soo Do as our chosen method of martial arts training to improve a person’s strength through various areas of self-discipline and self-confidence. In fact, these areas are some of the very tenets of our school.

Benefits of our school are:

  • Experienced instructors
  • A flexible schedule with various programs
  • The largest indoor martial arts school in St. Augustine, Florida
  • Tournament team competitions
  • Classes for children, younger and older adults
  • Family atmosphere
  • Family discounts
  • Classes in English, Spanish and American Sign Language


Martial Arts is very important to Lion’s Den Karate in St. Augustine. Our instructors are here to guide, instruct, and motivate our members to be the best they can be and impact St. Augustine in a positive way. We are here to help parents raise their children to be confident leaders, boost their self-esteem, feel healthy, and get in great physical shape.


At Lion's Den Karate in St. Augustine

Our Martial Arts Instructors Promise To

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Be Dedicated
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Be leaders of love, not fear
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Treat each child with respect
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Empower our members
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Help members reach their goals

Martial Arts Instructors

Lion’s Den Karate Instructors are dedicated to the strengthening of the whole student – mind and body in a positive atmosphere. Our karate instruction is geared toward individual interests and personal achievement. Moreover, our mission is reflected in the Lion’s Den Student Creed: Strength through knowledge, focus, respect, honor, self-discipline, and self-confidence. We believe that Lion’s Den Karate is more than just kicking and punching.

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