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In addition to regular martial arts classes, Evergreen TSD Academy also offers:
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What is Tang Soo Do?
Tang Soo Do is a traditional Korean Martial Art that traces back over 2000 years. This is a well rounded style which incorporates striking/kicking, blocking, forms, self-defense, and sparring training. Tang Soo Do also emphasizes mental and spiritual training in addition to the physical aspects, making it a true, traditional Martial Art.
About Evergreen Tang Soo Do Academy
Evergreen TSD was started in 2004 at the West Seattle YMCA by Master Steven Elmore. In 2006, we expanded and opened our first studio in West Seattle to accommodate the growth of the school and to better service our students.
Evergreen Tang Soo Do Academy is proud to be an active member in the community by supporting local events such as the YMCA Healthy Kids Day, Lafayette Walk-A-Thon, auctions for local schools, the HiYu Parade, Admiral Junction Trick-or-Treaters, and the Lafayette Elementary Art Walk.
Evergreen Tang Soo Do Academy is a proud member of the World Tang Soo Do Association which was founded by Grandmaster Jae Chul Shin, 9th Degree Black Belt. The World Tang Soo Do Association has over 100,000 members in over 35 countries and is one of the largest Martial Arts organizations in the world.
Tiny Tigers/Little Dragons/Little Champions
This program is for pre-school age children (ages 4-7) and gives an introduction to martial arts with an emphasis on coordination, focus, respect, discipline, and character development. Drills are fast paced and fun!
This program is for kids ages 8-12 and provides kids with a great workout while still providing the benefits of martial arts such as self-control, self-confidence, concentration, respect, conflict avoidance, and discipline.
This program is for teenagers and adults ages 13 & up. Our teen/adult program focuses on stress reduction, aerobic & strength conditioning, and self-defense. These classes are a great, total body workout.
This program is for kids and adults ages 8 & up. These classes incorporate many aspects of the kids and teen/adult programs in a safe, fun atmosphere that is perfect for the entire family to enjoy together. We are proud to be a very family oriented school.
Here's what some of our current students have to say about us:
“Many programs offer a physical workout for kids. Yet few teach the mental skills, like focus and respect, that martial arts do. Within this smaller group, Evergreen Tang Soo Do (ETSD) stands above the rest.
Before signing up my young son for ETSD classes, I previewed four local martial arts schools. Without a doubt – largely thanks to the disciplined, yet friendly approach of Master Elmore – ETSD quickly earned my admiration. For anyone – child or adult – who wants an experience that builds body, mind, and spirit, I highly recommend ETSD.”
-Matt Fikejs, parent of Benjamin, 7 years old, 10th gup
“We got our son into karate at an early age to help him learn self-control. We wanted him to be able to learn to control his temper when he got angry and learn more productive ways to deal with disagreements and conflicts. What we didn't expect was how much our whole family would benefit from his joining Evergreen Tang Soo Do Academy. Not only is he learning self-control, his focus at school is much improved and he has become more respectful to others. In addition, seeing his growth has inspired his father, mother and sister to join as well.
Nowadays, with so many influences pulling our kids away from us, as parents we are thankful to Master Elmore and Tang Soo Do for providing us with something positive we can do together. Studying at Evergreen has not only strengthened our minds and bodies, it has strengthened our family."
-The Woods Family: Heidi 6th gup, Jeremy 3rd gup, Chase 8 years old 3rd
gup, and Sydney 13 years old 6th gup
“Four years ago, Ben wanted to enroll in karate to learn to kick, punch and scream “HI-YA!” without getting in trouble. My husband and I agreed to it because we wanted help with his “busy” nature. These expectations were met and exceeded by Tang Soo Do and Master Elmore. Every class, Ben experiences the power of trying his best and never giving up. Though only 8 years old, Ben taps into these powerful lessons to help keep his chin up during some serious struggles with school and friends. Ben walks a little taller wearing his dobok. Thank you, Master Elmore!
-Beth Trigg, parent of Ben Trigg, 8 years old, 3rd gup
“Evergreen Tang Soo Do is a family oriented facility. I love doing classes with my son but I could still opt for adult only classes if I wanted to. Master Elmore is the consummate professional ensuring that the needs of our broad demographic and varying abilities at the dojang is met. His wonderful combination of patience, excellence, and humor make the studio a wonderful place to have fun, get in shape, challenge yourself, and make new friends. Thanks so much for recognizing what we've known here in Seattle for quite some time--we are very fortunate indeed to have Master Elmore's tutelage.”
-Tamela Thomas, 49 years old, Cho Dan Bo, parent of Tug McDonald, 12
years old, Cho Dan
“Evergreen Tang Soo Do has truly been a special place for myself and my two daughters. It provides an opportunity for each us to challenge ourselves individually while doing something healthy and fun as a family. There is no competition or macho attitude. Everyone at the studio is supportive and friendly - constantly encouraging each other. I love that my daughters see me learning new things - and struggling and trying just like them to improve and get it right. I love their smile when a black belt tells them "Good Job!" Even though Master Elmore is clearly in charge of the studio, he makes us feel like we all own it together."
-Beth Farmer, 6th gup and parent of Sofie Phillips, 8 years old, 5th gup and
Liv Phillips, 4 years old, Tiny Tiger
“Master Elmore and Evergreen Tang Soo Do has provided us with a place where children and adults can come together and learn skills that go far beyond just being physically fit. While it has been a joy to watch my nearly 7 year old son grow stronger and become more agile, it has been more rewarding to see the life long skills being encouraged and expected on a regular basis; integrity, perseverance, and humility to name a few. A community of support and respect is what we have found at Evergreen Tang Soo Do.”
-Grace Bennett, parent of Henry Bennett-Curtin, 6 years old, 7th gup
"Our 5 year old son who started Tang Soo Do ten months ago had made so much improvement towards being self-confident responsible and all around positive. His shyness is no more. Master Elmore is a good role model for our son."
-Habib Zora, Parent of Rayan (Orange Belt)
"West Seattle is a vert tight knit community, and Master Elmore helps bring us all together even a little more. My 7 year old daughter has been a student with Evergreen Tang Soo Do for just over a year. She had a choice between ballet and martial arts. She chose this. She has learned commitment, responsiblity, being held accountable, and much much more. It's great seeing such a postive place being shown the spotlight."
-Karen Booth, Parent of Zoey (Green Belt)
"We loved to see your article spotlighting Evergreen Tang Soo Do Academy. My daughter and I are students there and we know just how special this martial arts school is. Master Elmore is excellent with kids and adults alike, as are the other instructors and high ranking students. Their commitment to excellence has helped my daughter become more self-confident, coordinated, disciplined, and aware. It's done wonders for me as a mother and a person! We hope the community will be inspired to check out the great things going on in this studio."
-April Bolding, Parent of Lily (Brown Belt)