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

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

5.0 (13)
40 years in business

About this pro

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.

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Corona, CA 92883
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13 Reviews


  • The La Londe Family

    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.

  • Tim Brady

    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.

  • Dr. Grand Master Kami Moghaddam 9th Degree Blacl Belt, Korean Military Integrated Martial Arts.

    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.

  • Matt M

    Great discipline for kids

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

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.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

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.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Cost / S Sessions Total Discount Total Savings $100

1 = $100

5 = $450 10% discount

10 = $850 15% discount

20 = $1600 20% discount

How did you get started teaching?

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

What types of students have you worked with?


Film & Sport Celebrities

Royal Families

Anyone eager to learn

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My induction into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure they have good credentials and enough years of positive experience

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Why they want to do what they are seeking