Phone: (310) 533-6058

Established in 1973, South Bay Martial Arts is one of the oldest Martial Arts Schools in the South Bay. All instructors are certified through the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation by the Grand Master HC Hwang. After fulfilling strict requirements of time, age, training span, and written thesis as well as physical demonstration of ability. All rank promotions and certifications are overseen by the Grand Master HC Hwang through the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation.

South Bay Martial Arts instructors constantly are upgrading their Martial Arts techniques by participating in weekly workouts under the guidance of Master Instructors. This wealth of knowledge available to you as a student of South Bay Martial Arts ensures you will realize your full potential and that your instruction will always be interesting and fun to learn. Now is the time for men and women and children of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in the Group or Private Training Programs at South Bay Martial Arts. Our instructors will be happy to answer your questions and explain our programs. So please feel free to make an appointment and consult with them.

We have classes Monday through Saturday, please check out our schedule.

Benefits of Classes

Men, woman, children and families are all welcome and treated equally according to ability. Adults who participate in Soo Bahk Do will benefit from a regular exercise program which studies have shown can lower your blood pressure, increase muscular strength and flexibility as well as teach you how to better cope with life's stresses and problems through increased mental awareness.

Children who participate in Soo Bahk Do will benefit by our structured program of Martial Arts, specially developed for their young minds and bodies. Important qualities such as strong self-esteem, perseverance, self-discipline, and the ability to get along with peers as well as physical principles and perfection of Martial Arts.


Child Psychologists are in agreement, the first six to eight years of your child's life really are the crucial years in the development of the personality they will have as adults. Important qualities such as strong self-esteem, perseverance, self-discipline, and the ability to get along with peers are not characteristics that are inherited, they are learned from parents, teachers, coaches, and peers.

As a father of two kids myself, I have tried to give them every learning opportunity I possibly could to get an edge in life. I'd like to offer your child the same opportunity through a truly unique learning experience.

The learning experience that could last a lifetime. Now, for the very first time your kindergarten-age child can participate in a structured program of martial arts training classes specially for their young bodies and minds. It's offered exclusively by South Bay Martial Arts. "But why", you may ask, "should I enroll my child in martial arts classes?" For thousands of years, people have trained in martial arts and in the process have discovered and nurtured those very traits that I've been speaking about. They are important stages and traits for children to develop. Not to mention their physical athletic abilities and social skills, and the confidence that comes only from competition.

Plus, there are some other things going for our Kinder-Karate program you won't find many places. Each and every kinder class is taught by an adult instructor who is a qualified "black Belt" in Soo Bahk Do Martial Arts. I actually teach many of the classes myself, because I have almost as much fun as the kids do.