Learn Life Skills Through Martial Arts


Traditional Karate Discipline with American Inovation

Learn the Powerful Korean Karate System that Made Chuck Norris Famous!

Allied Tang Soo Do Federation (A.T.F.) – This is the Martial Arts Organization Great Grand Master Fred Weeks and his wife Susan Weeks founded in 1980. To be promoted in this system, a student must exclusively study and pass exams in the current ATF Tang Soo Do curriculums at an official Allied Tang So Do Federation Dojang or Extension Program.  


Tang Soo Do (translated: Art of the Knife-Hand) originates from a Korean Martial Art with origins dating back centuries to the “Tang Dynasty”. Great Grand Master Hwang Kee developed Tang Soo Do from his studies of Soo Bahk Do and both Northern and Southern Chinese Kung-Fu/Gung-Fu. Great Grand Master Chuck Norris studied Tang Soo Do in Korea and instructed students in the USA. Great Grand Master Fred Weeks was a student of Mr. Norris’ system throughout the 1970’s. Kuk Sul Nim (Founding Grand Master) Fred Weeks and his wife Susan Weeks founded the Allied Tang So Do Federation in 1980.

Training in Tang Soo Do stresses the development of the total person: the mental, the spiritual, and the physical. It provides an excellent form of self-defense while keeping the student physically fit and mentally alert. Tang Soo Do is a Martial Art not a sport. It is taught with traditional Korean focus for Life Skill Development (such as Respect, Discipline, Honor, Patience, Etiquette, and Stamina). Allied Tang Soo Do Federation is also blended with American ingenuity and openness to insure techniques and training practices are effective and reality base.

In TSD you will learn: 1. Discipline and Life Skills 2. Hard and Soft Styles of Karate 3. Fitness structure that you can use in any season of your life. 4. Comradery and Social Skills 5. Appreciation for Martial Arts Culture. 6. Flexibility and Strength. 7. A relentless attitude to Never Give Up.

ATF Martial Arts International is the Instructor Training and Accrediting Program for the Allied Tang Soo Do Federation and the ATF Martial Arts System. All Instructors of ATF are required to pass the credentialing process of becoming an AIS (Active Instructor Status). This process includes a criminal back ground check to make sure our instructors are the highest standard. 

Look on our ATF Martial Arts Page for more information about our Instructor Certification Program. 


Kuk Sa Nim
Great Grand Master Instructor (10th   degree Black Belt) (Founding National Teacher) – Mr. Fred Weeks
Matriarch/ Guiding Light – Co-Founder of System – Mrs.   Susan Weeks
Hae Jang Nim
Great Grand Master Instructor (10th degree   Black Belt) (Chief Head of Martial Arts System/Association) – Dr. Keith   Waggoner
Chong Kwan Jang Nim
Grand Master Instructor (9th   degree Black Belt) (Head Instructor of School) – Mrs. Janet Atkinson
Kwan Jang Nim
Master Instructor (6th   - 8th degree Black Belt)
Sa Bom Nim
Senior Instructor (4th   – 5th degree Black Belt)
Bu Sa Bom Nim
Deputy Senior Instructor (2nd   – 3rd degree Black Belt)
Sa Nim
Instructor (1st degree   Black Belt)
Jo Gyo Nim
All Junior Black Belt Instructors   (Instructor in Training)
Dan Bo Nim
All Black Belt Candidate Levels
All ranks below Black Belt Candidate

Learn the Powerful Korean Karate System that Made Chuck Norris Famous!

The Action Movie Star Chuck Norris first learned Martial Arts during his military assignment in Korea. He discovered how powerful the discipline and lessons in Karate are. Your life can be impacted too!

Bully Proof Your Life - Learn Confidence - Learn Self-Defense


10 Reasons for Your Kids to Learn Martial Arts -  from a Karate Mom

  1. Confidence: When you’re confident you can defend  yourself, and don’t come across as an easy target that most bullies look  for. Also, if you have accomplished something a little difficult then  you have confidence that you can move onto a new level, not just in  martial arts but in any area of your life.
  2. Defense: My boys may not be able to take on any  opponent in the world. However, they have learned techniques to help  them defend themselves in hostile situations.
  3. Learn How to Take a Punch: This is a difficult  concept for a mother to get her head around let alone accept. The best  defense in most situations is to run, flee or remove yourself from the  situation. If there is some reason you have not left the situation it  usually means your opponent has thrown the first punch and is on top of  you or has attacked you in some way. If you know what it feels like to  take a punch and keep your wits about you, you’re chances of survival  are much greater.
  4. Discipline: This is another point that ripples  throughout a child’s life. However, to master the different levels of  any martial art you’ve got to have physical and mental discipline.  Martial arts give children practice using the body and mind in harmony.
  5. Endurance: Martial arts is a sport, you build strength and endurance.
  6. Leadership: Part of becoming a black belt and  higher is teaching beginning students. My older son is now teaching  younger students and this is part of his training.
  7. Health: We have an epidemic of childhood obesity in this country. Martial Arts is a great way to get moving and burn off calories.
  8. Fight in a Controlled Environment: This one was  hard for me as a mother. Of course at first it was cute. My little five  year old child sparing with another five year old was nothing more than  two clumsy kids trying to hit each other. My oldest son sparing during  his black belt test was stomach turning. But my boys have  the experience of fighting and they’ve learned it in a controlled  environment without getting hurt. (at least hurt too badly)
  9. Situational Awareness: This goes along with confidence and defense but studying martial arts requires that you always be aware of your environment.
  10. Ability to Assess an Opponent: If you can determine  that your opponent is weak in an area you can use that to your  advantage in any hostile environment. This is an invaluable skill.

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