Kim's Tang Soo Do School

Kim's Tang Soo Do School

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1 employee
20 years in business

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About Kim's Tang Soo Do School

Kim's Tang Soo Do is a family-oriented martial arts school focused on cultivating discipline, instilling confidence and teaching respect.  We are a light to no contact martial arts program.  No contact allows for learning and experimentation of various techniques during fighting.  Light contact teaches to protect oneself and the distance required to make contact with an opponent.  We will not however hit each other with intention to harm.  When you join our program you will become a part of our family and we always protect our family.  Each student will be encouraged to live by our five tenants which are:

·       Courtesy: treating others with dignity and respect.

·       Integrity: Strong adherence to a code of right and wrong.

·       Perseverance: To never give up.

·       Self-Control: Discipline over ones actions and emotions.

·       Indomitable Spirit: An inner self incapable of being overcome.



About Master Garwood

Master Garwood is a 6th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do and a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.  He has taught thousands of students martial arts over a 25 year period and is currently celebrating his 15th year in Watauga Texas.  He has been featured in the Star Telegram and other publications. 


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Watauga, TX 76148
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  • Brenda Barrientos

    My son loves going to karate he really enjoys Master Garwood

  • Rachel Thomas

    This is by far the best martial arts studio in the DFW. They focus on teaching a fundamental style of Tang Soo Do that is historically accurate and well structured. It is a safe environment where students are taught technique and control, rather than how to beat someone up like other schools. Additionally, Sa Bom Nim, teaches his students respect, self control, good manners, how to focus on the task at hand, and to complete whatever task they have committed to. I would never have left if it weren't for having to move halfway way across the state.

  • Ashley Gase

    Master Garwood is top notch! From his expertise to his ability to help more challenged students to his commands of the class - he took a couch potato that was overweight and not that interested and turned her into a Tang Soo Do-loving black belt mama! Highly recommend for all ages!!

  • Dallas Delmere

    This is a great environment with my values that can be instilled in members/families of all ages.

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

When you first enroll into our program we will work privately with you for the first couple weeks.  After that you will join with other students in a class enviroment.

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

Master Garwood Is a 6th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do and a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do

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

Kim's Tang Soo Do School Pricing

Our school offers two primary programs with your monthly investment varying based on the length of your commitment to the program.

Silver Plan: 6 months with a monthly investment of $95.00 per month.

Gold plan: 12 month Program with a monthly investment of $85.00 per month.

We accept payment on the first of the month via EFT or auto credit/debit card draft.

Your first uniform is FREE

There is a $30.00 registration fee when you first enroll.

Family Plans

Kim's Tang Soo Do School offers excellent family rates for those who wish to enroll multiple immediate family members.

All amily members will receive $10.00 off per extra family member up to five members

2 students = 6 months @ $85.00 ea. or 12 months @ $75.00 ea.

3 students = 6 months @ $75.00 ea. or 12 months @ 65.00 ea.

4 students = 6 months @ $65.00 ea. or 12 months @ 55.00 ea.

5 students = 6 months @ $55.00 ea. or 12 months @ $45.00 ea.


Every few months you will be eligible for testing.  Each color belt and stripe test costs $60.00 however, if you or your child was fail the test, the re-test is always free.

How did you get started teaching?

While in High School I was asked to fill in for an instructor at a school in Cashmere WA. because the teacher was taking over another school in larger town.  The student liked me so much that they asked their instructor to let me take over full time.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students of varing ages from 4yrs and up.  We generally accept students at 5yrs or older.  I have also worked with many adults as well as students with mild forms of Autism.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

We recently were honored by the City of Watauga for being a valued business in hteir city for 15years and we held an Open House to celebrate.

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

I would say that the most important thing about hiring a Martial Arts instructor is to feel comfortable with the person who will be teaching you or your children.  Especlially in the case children a Martial arts Instructor can have a profound influence on a child so ask yourself this question: IF my child starts to mimic this person is that a good thing or a bad thing.

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

I think it is important to view the school you will be looking to enroll into.  Many schools out there only care about the money you will pay them and once you are enrolled they will no longer care about you or your needs.  Therefore take a trial class or view thier classes and see how skilled the students are.  Talk to the instructor and get a feel for him as a person you may begin to look up to.  Its important that you fell a sense of family.

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