Santa Barbara Chung Do Kwan has been meeting at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) for over 30 years. We practice a traditional style of Tae Kwon Do that emphasizes Speed, Power, Focus, Accuracy, and Balance.
Unlike Olympic style taekwondo or some other martial arts, we are a strictly no-contact form of Tae Kwon Do. That enables us to practice full power techniques safely without the need for protective gear. We will teach you how to make contact with strong blocks so that you can effectively defend yourself without hurting your fellow students.
Classes are led by experienced black belts who have been practicing and teaching for over three decades. We have taught many hundred of students new to martial arts or experienced from other styles.
We have been affiliated for many years under Grandmaster Duk Sung Son of the World Taekwondo Association (WTA) as well as with the USA Taekwondo Masters Association (USA-TMA). We currently operate as an independent school and cooperate with many sister schools throughout the US and beyond.
New and experienced students are invited to join our class. We also welcome visiting martial artists.