Steve Ross, Master Martial Arts Instructor, Owner OC Martial Arts Academy

Steve Ross, Master Martial Arts Instructor, Owner OC Martial Arts Academy

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As an 8th degree black belt with over 45 years of experience I am considered to be an authority in the field of martial arts and self defense.

I have worked with CEOs, Film and Sport Celebrities, and members of Royal Families.

I have been inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame and in 2018 I was inducted into the Who's Who in the Martial Arts.

If you are ready to learn I am here to share my knowledge and you feel confident and empowered.

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My inspiration is watching the seeds of knowledge planted within my students grow.


41 years in business
Serves Corona , CA
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    The F.

    Master Ross is an outstanding teacher. He teaches the art and the science behind Tang Soo Do. He is patient, kind, and really, really good at what he does! He takes a genuine interest in the growth of each student individually. Master Ross teaches fundamental Tang Soo Do, so that the house of knowledge built on that foundation is strong. I cannot speak highly enough about what a great influence he has been. If you are serious about learning this art, you need not look any further.
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    February 13, 2019

    Tim B.

    Steve is highly experienced in martial arts and truly a subject matter expert. He is a former martial arts world champion and Hall of Fame inductee. He is also excellent in teaching kids the skill and discipline of martial arts. We are fortunate that our son and daughter are able to learn from Master Steve Ross.
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    February 02, 2019

    Dr. A.

    Extremely knowledgeable and true master of martial arts. He possesses high ethics. Integrity, fair, caring person for his employees, students, and all stakeholders. I am very honored to have known and work with grand master Steve Ross since 1995.
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    January 20, 2019

    Matt M.

    Great discipline for kids
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    January 20, 2019

    Traci C.

    Master Steve Ross. Is the Best of the Best. He is extremely professional and thorough with the time he spends with his students. I have learned so much from him.
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    January 19, 2019

    Jonathan S.

    Master Ross is one of the most genuine martial artists I know. Even with all of his achievements, from the past to the present, he still stays humble and directs all around him in the path of success.
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    January 19, 2019

    Frequently asked questions

    I first start with a review of what is the students motivation for training.  Then I assess where the student is physically and find out their level of knowledge.

    Next, I work at their level and work with them until they are comfortable and gradually increase the challenges.

    I am a historian and practitioner of the martial arts and have over 45 years of experience learning from the very best.

    I have been inducted into the martial arts Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Who's Who of Martial Arts in 2018.

    Here is a brief Bio found on my website:

    Master Steve Ross is Owner and Chief Instructor of Orange County Academy of Martial Arts (f.k.a. West Coast Tang Soo Do Karate Academy).  Recently inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame and is the highest-ranking Certified Master Martial Arts Instructor in the art of Tang Soo Do (a.k.a. Soo Bahk Do) here in Orange County.

    He has spent most of his life in association with martial arts and self-defense.  He began his studies in 1971.  Prior to his dedication to the ancient Korean art of Tang Soo Do, he studied Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jit Su, Goju-Ryu, Judo, Aikido and Hand to Hand Combat.

    He is recognized around the world for his academic knowledge and technical skills and abilities in the art of Tang Soo Do.  He has served as the bodyguard for various celebrities, taught members of Royal families, CEO’s and instructed Hand-to-Hand Combat techniques to military personnel.  He has also worked in motion picture industry with actors such as Jean-Claude Van Damme, Don "the Dragon" Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock, Louise Gossett Jr. and Peter Coyote.

    Master Ross has devoted the majority of his life toward helping others to understand the principals of self-defense and to develop the skills required to master the martial arts.

    Cost / S Sessions Total Discount Total Savings $100

    1 = $100

    5 = $450 10% discount

    10 = $850 15% discount

    20 = $1600 20% discount

    Had a desire to give back the knowledge that was shared with me.


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