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Richardsons's Martial Arts Academy


As of January 1, 2016, Master Mark Causerano's Tang Soo Do Karate Academy at 7516 Haverford Avenue is permanently closed. The instructors and students have moved just a few blocks away to Richardson's Martial Arts Academy 7563 Haverford Avenue in the Shoppes at Haverford Shopping Center.

Our instructors, Zuberi Richardson, Sam Dan, Willie Richardson, Sam Dan, and Margaret Phillips-Richardson, Cho Danwere trained by Master Causerano for over 10 years.

Richardson's Martial Arts Academy offers training and instruction in the martial art of Tang Soo Do to children ages 4 and up, teens, adults, seniors, families and Law Enforcement.

Richardson's Martial Arts Academy is a fully recognized and sanctioned member studio in Region 8 of the World Tang Soo Do Association.

Please visit us at our new location! Call 215-796-9747, or visit us online at Richardson's Martial Arts Academy Website or email our Sah Bum Nim, Zuberi Richardson, at rmaazr@outlook.com

Tang Soo Do Training

Tang Soo Do TrainingTang Soo Do is an ancient Korean martial art which teaches empty hand and foot fighting, fighting forms, self-defense and weapons. This ancient martial art can trace its lineage back 2000 years to the Korean peninsula.

The goal of Tang Soo Do is the development of the whole student and the attainment of a healthy and harmonious life. Through rigorous training, students achieve the benefits of superb physical fitness and self-defense techniques while fostering greater:

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World Tang Soo Do Association

Grandmaster Emeritus Shin

Grandmaster Beaudoin

The World Tang Soo Do Association was established in 1982. The first Kwan Chang Nim, or Grand Master, was Jae Chul Shin, a legend in martial arts for more than 60 years. Jae Chul Shin trained in Korea under Hwang Kee, founder of the Moo Duk Kwan school in Seoul, Korea. He came to the United States of America as the U. S. representative for the Korean Soo Bahk Do Association in 1968 and formed the U. S. Tang Soo Do Federation in Burlington, New Jersey.

This traditional Korean Martial Art was quickly accepted and soon grew in popularity throughout the United States and the world. The organization reformed to fit new demands internationally, and on November 13 and 14th, 1982, a charter convention of the World Tang Soo Do Association was held in Philadelphia, PA., USA. With the advent of the World Tang Soo Do Association, Tang Soo Do began a new era of development as a traditional martial art.