Tang Soo Do (Korean karate) is an ancient martial art originating over 2,000 years ago and is one of the oldest forms for karate practiced around the world today.
Tang Soo Do is known as a classical martial art which is especially noted by most experts as a super kicking style and whose current status has been achieved through many decades of refining and improving its techniques.
Today, its instruction methods still emphasize the philosophies and discipline that were stressed in ancient times, while adjusting to the physical and mental needs of today’s practitioners. it is designed and intended to progressively develop character, integrity, self-discipline and respect for others.
The owner and chief instructor of Byrne’s Tang Soo Do of North Reading is Grandmaster Penny Mitchell, 8th Degree Black Belt. She has been teaching for over 30 years and has promoted over 100 students to the rank of Black Belt, several of whom have gone on to achieve the rank of Master (4th degree black belt) . Grandmaster Mitchell also holds the rank of Master (4th Dan) in Haidong Gumdo (Korean sword art) & holds the record for winning the most awards and trophies in tournament competition in the 40 year history of the American Tang Soo Do Association. Currently, Grandmaster Mitchell is the President of the American Tang Soo Do Association and the United Tang Soo Do Congress and over sees 42 schools in the U.S., Europe and Great Britain.
Byrne’s Tang Soo Do offers a wide variety of classes for children, family classes (parents and kids training together) and classes with a more mature approach for ages 13 and older. Please feel free to contact Grandmaster Mitchell personally at her email or at the studio 978-664-1717 with any questions.
The 2014 Karate Kid Olympics will be held on Saturday, November 1, at the Wyndham Hotel in Andover Massachusetts. This is a great event for kids ages 4 to 15 years old. Please see the attached entry form for more information.
Grandmaster Cheeezik's Connecticut Yankee Nationals Open Karate Tournament will be held on Sunday, October 5 2014 at the Holy Cross High School in Waterbury CT. Please see the tournament brochure and registration form attached below.