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Welcome to our online dojang! The Martial Arts Academy of Tang Soo Do Arizona is a family-owned and family-focused karate school in Chandler, Arizona, serving the Phoenix East Valley.

We have students of all ages, from toddlers to (almost) 50-year-olds. Our passion is teaching kids important life lessons of responsibility, courage, self-esteem, and self-control through the Korean martial art tang soo do.

Our school is traditional and formal, emphasizing the respect and humility of our art just as much as the physical training. Classes are arranged by age group and by rank, so students are always practicing with their peers.

Our standard curriculum teaches fundamental karate kicks, punches, and blocks, as well as self-defense techniques and standard forms (i.e., routines of 25-30 moves demonstrating technique and concentration).

For those interested in pursuing their black belts through deeper study of tang soo do, our leadership curriculum adds weapons training forms and no-contact sparring. It is amazing and gratifying to see the nearly immediate increases in maturity our leadership students develop, even at the youngest ages of 6 or 7.

We are delighted to meet new prospective students, and we encourage you to come visit our studio with a free introductory lesson. There is no obligation, but be forewarned: you will have an incredible time and won’t want to wait to start your next class at MAATSDAZ!

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These are our awesome leadership students!! Leadership is our specialized program for our elite, dedicated students who want to make it all the way to Black Belt. Because of their dedication and positive energy they are rewarded by extra training time, and a specialized class where they learn Hapkido (a Korean self-defense art), sparring, rolling/falling/agility/acrobatics, weapons and much more. Most importantly they learn to find their voice, stand out from the crowd and to be real leaders.

Recently I had a 6 year old little lady (one of my outstanding leaders) who started class, ran warm ups, and totally rocked! Can you imagine your 6 year old being mature enough to stand in front of a class and give directions! We can help them learn how!!

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Come join us for a Hapkido Clinic hosted by MAATSD-AZ and guest Master Mary Tracy Jansa Eagle Academy of Martial Arts Master in Tang Soo Do and Sim Moo Hapkido.

Master Mary Tracy is coming down to us all the way from Chicago IL to visit us at MAATSD-AZ and we want to share her wealth of knowledge with you.

The fee is $20/person and is open to WTSDA studios/students Orange belt and above ages 10 and up who wish to attend.

Please RSVP to Mrs Stephanie Larson @

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