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Erin S.

March 31, 2021

Hello, I’m usually not a big fan of sharing with the public but this is not normal times! I am so proud of USK as a company, as friends, and as a big part of our family. Everything y’all have done to stay connected with us and still provide us with classes has been amazing and so appreciated. It meant so much to me as a mom that y’all made the belt test happen, but even more to A... Read More

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June 08, 2021

We have been very pleased with our experience at USK Martial arts.  Our daughter, who is a type 1 diabetic, enjoys the chance to be active without the pressure of competition.  She loves that each time she practices, she has the opportunity to reach a new goal.  She has become disciplined in practicing her forms and terminology in hopes of reaching her next belt goal.  She did ... Read More

Justin C.

July 09, 2018

My girls and I began taking classes at USK Fort Mill in January of 2017. They came highly recommended and they have not dissapointed. Master Amy and Mister Howie are top notch instructors and more importantly, top notch people. Both of our girls have shown tremendous improvement in their behavior both at home and at school. Take the plunge if you are considering USK... your family will love it!... Read More

Michelle E.

June 28, 2018

We toured & tried 4 studios before we found USK. Our son is on the spectrum and was diagnosed a little later than normal, so he really has to trust his teachers/coaches. From day 1 with USK it has made a world of difference in his behavior & confidence. He makes friends so much easier, and he loves Master Amy, Instructor Howie, & Miss Brianne so much. We are so grateful for all the ins... Read More

Shannon O.

February 01, 2019

I highly recommend USK! My son started here in November. In that short time he has learned so much. When we did the orientation they talked about how it takes a village to raise a child. How USK wants to be a part of that village. As I watch their interaction with not only my son, but the other children at USK, I feel confident they truly meant that statement!... Read More

Carlos S.

May 19, 2018

Great Family Team, highly recommended, my son is very happy to be part of them.... Read More

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Confidence & Self-Esteem

Martial arts training instills a powerful sense of confidence. From your very first class with us, you'll feel ready to face and overcome any obstacle.

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Discipline & Self-Control

The focus and perseverance you learn as you master each new martial arts technique will empower you to succeed in school, at the workplace, and everywhere else in life.

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The martial arts will empower you to protect yourself and your loved ones, no matter where life takes you. Live fearlessly when you start training today.

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New Friends & Mentors

Martial arts is about friends and family as much as it is about fitness. Reconnect with your community through martial arts classes today!

USK Martial Arts

About Us

USK Martial Arts is a family owned and operated academy with a long history of expertise. The Kim’s family have been in operation in the Carolina’s since 1995 under the original leadership of Grandmaster Kim; now carried on by Master Amy and Master Charles. Grandmaster Moon K Kim, founder of the World Hanguk Tang Soo Do Federation, has dedicated his teachings to contributing to the creation of a safer and friendlier environment for the community.

Our Martial Arts classes are an excellent way for people to receive the exercise they need while also building strong core values and connecting with a community of new friends and mentors from across Ballantyne and Fort Mill. Starting as young as three years old, we teach how to defend and strike with correct form. But Martial Arts isn't just about learning to fight -- it's about developing a powerful sense of self, instilling positive values, creating unwavering confidence, and establishing a supportive community. There are a wealth of mental and physical benefits that come with Martial Arts classes. 

Our very own Master Amy Kim is the 2020 SC Ms. Strawberry Festival Pageant Queen!

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Our Mission Statement

To instruct and pass down the Tang Soo Do philosophy to as many children and families as possible. We believe Tang Soo Do instills strong character development skills that will guide children to become successful and responsible members of society. Teach children the importance of Respect by teaching how to show respect to parents, siblings, as well as themselves. To inspire children to become a leader within their community and be a positive role model to their siblings and friends.

We're proud to have nationally-certified instructors, a supportive and passionate community, and a safe training environment where kids and parents alike can enjoy learning Tang Soo Do and other martial arts together! We encourage our students to remain physically fit, maintain self-discipline, and spend the majority of each class on technique -- we want to provide high-quality instruction but also make sure that training is fun!

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