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.
Reminder: The annual ATA Summer Training Camp is just around the corner. If you've not yet registered, there's still time.
SPECIAL NOTICE: The Early Bird price ($99) deadline has been extended to Thursday, July 31!!
Also, please note that Grandmaster Fred Scott will not be able to attend the camp this year as planned. In place of Grandmaster Scott's Bo/Staff seminar there will be a sparring seminar. The new schedule is as follows:
9:00 AM - Just for Kids with Master Tredeau
10:30 AM - Bow in Ceremony
Grandmaster Mitchell with Crescent Kick Seminar
12:00 PM - LUNCH BREAK
1:00 PM - Yuk Ro Forms with Masters Pauline & Young Sohn
2:00 PM - Self Defense with Sr. Master Marco DiScipio
3:00 PM - SPARRING!!! with the Master’s & 3rd Dans of the ATA
The following are some of the Special Events for the summer.
Please also look at the school calendar for additional events (tests, recertifications, etc.).
|Saturday, June 21||US Goodwill Tang Soo DO Championships, New London CT|
|Friday, July 4 - July 5||Grandmaster Scotts National Tournament, Philadelphia PA|
|Friday, July 11||Bo/Staff Class Starts|
|Thursday, July 31||Crane Beach Class, Ipswich MA|
|Tuesday, August 5, 12, & 19||Annual School Demo Practice|
|Saturday, August 2||Annual ATA Summer Camp, Wyndham Hotel, Andover MA|
|Friday, August 8||Knife Form Class Starts|
|Thursday, August 21||
Annual School Demo in the Park, Clarke Pond, North Reading MA