There are as many different martial arts schools and approaches as can possibly be imagined.  Some schools are "Sports" oriented, yet others are centered on combat skills.  Traditional Tang Soo Do practice, however, sees martial arts training as a cultural experience that is multi-dimensional.  Principles and concepts in addition to physical techniques are all intended to uplift the participant.  The objective is not just to practice a martial art but to become a martial artist.  In this way the training has applications that extend beyond the dojang and into your everyday living.  While there are sporting aspects and activities in our art, Tang Soo Do is first and foremost an art form, not merely a sport: It is a living art! Tang Soo Do (Karate) is for everyone!  You are never too short, too tall, too young or too old to benefit from martial arts training.  If you are medically fit to participate in moderate physical activity, you can learn Tang Soo Do Karate.  Tang Soo Do is cardiovascular exercise, therefore it will improve your overall strength, speed and endurance.  Stretching is a regular part of a martial arts training regimen and as a result of keeping the body pliant and flexible you will maintain your youthful vigor into old age.  The long term benefits of Tang Soo Do training will result in rejuvenation and prolonging of life beyond the normal span.  Other benefits reported by our students are loss of weight, lower blood pressure and improved mental outlook resulting in increased self-esteem.  Tang Soo Do involves a whole body workout which means your body's conditioning develops in a well-balanced manner. All students are mainstreamed into beginner classes.  These classes are geared towards students who have not been active for years, as well as, toward students who may be athletic but who have not had any martial arts experience.  In our classes, our students not only learn self-defense, mental awareness and self-control, but they also attain high levels of physical fitness as they gradually improve and progress at a rate that is most comfortable for them. © Belton Martial Arts Academy 2016 Made with MAGIX