North American Karate and Fitness is a traditional martial arts school teaching its students how to improve their lifestyle in general by bettering mind, body and spirit through the arts of Tang Soo Do and Haidong Gumdo. NAKF is a grouping of schools under the parent organization of the North American Tang Soo Do Association, both of which are headed by Master Peter Oien whom has been a practicing martial artist for over 30 years.
The basis of Tang Soo Do is to teach its pupil the ways of confidence, discipline, self defense and physical fitness through the 8 key concepts of courage, concentration, endurance, honesty, humility, control of power, tension and relaxation, and speed control. Tang Soo Do is foremost a striking art using blocks, punches, kicks and joint locks for self defense and to build physical fitness.
The depth of the art is endless, what you learn is solely on the desire to strive forward, and to better one’s self. Everyone from the youngest child to the most senior adult is able and welcome to learn. Tang Soo Do is accepting to anyone of any age, race or level of physical fitness and ability. There is nothing stopping anyone from training and bettering themselves and their lifestyle.