American Tang Soo Do Karate
Tang Soo Do Karate originated in Korea alongside the more commonly known Tae Kwan Do style. Upon its introduction to American practitioners, the form began to incorporate elements from a wide range of martial arts, becoming American Tang Soo Do as we know it today. Based on the principles of self-defense, physical fitness, cognitive growth, and overall wellness, American Tang Soo Do has successfully attracted a large student body, and it continues to grow today. It is perhaps best known as the martial art of Chuck Norris.
About Our Club
The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) American Tang Soo Do Club was founded in 2010 under the instruction of then 3rd Degree Black Belt Jared Erman and 2nd Degree Black Belt Lara Erman. Upon Ms. Erman's graduation from the university, Mr. Erman took on the role of the club's sole instructor. As a 4th Degree Master, he continued to instruct his students with kindness, dedication, and a never-ending passion for the art. After Master Erman took a job in Phoenix in the Fall of 2016, Pablo Valencia, now a 2nd Degree Black Belt, took over the role of instructor.