About Us


Welcome to the Tang Soo Karate Academy

The academy was founded in 1974 by Grand Master Dominick Giacobbe. Grand Master Giacobbe is an Internationally recognized 9th Degree Black Belt in the 2,000-year-old art of Tang Soo Do, Korean Karate. Grand Master Giacobbe has appeared numerous times on TV and in magazines demonstrating his amazing abilities of the martial arts and “Mind Power”. He was inducted into the Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame as “Man of the Year”, this is the highest honor a Martial Artist can achieve. Master Giacobbe personally teaches all students here at the academy. Learning traditional art will instill discipline, confidence, and courage, along with effective self-defense.

In the beginning, students receive semi-private classes for the first two or three weeks. After they are comfortable and understand the basics they then join with the rest of the class with Grand Master Giacobbe. Most students train 2 to 3 classes per week. However, we provide unlimited classes so students can train as many classes per week as they like.

When you begin your training in Tang Soo Do you will be a White belt. Our belt system is White, Yellow, Orange, Green, Red, and Black. It takes the average person about 3½ to 4 years to obtain Black Belt.

Tang Soo!


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