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The APTSD Foundation wishes to support our communities by providing friendly and safe environments for youth to work on the many benefits of training in Tang Soo Do.
Our "Grow With Those You Know" for at-risk youth, takes kids who are on the brink of getting into trouble and helps them find a better path in life by providing scholarships for them to take martial arts lessons and develop growth habits, self-esteem and the many other benefits of the martial arts.
While providing fantastic mental, physical, and emotional training, martial arts can and will change lives in our communities
Our "Grow With Those You Know" for at-risk youth, takes kids who are on the brink of getting into trouble and helps put them on a better path in life by providing martial arts scholarships.
To support our communities by providing friendly and safe environments for at-risk youth and teens to take advantage of the many mental and physical benefits of training in Tang Soo Do.
TANG SOO DO
Tang Soo Do has had a lasting impact on the overall well-being of those who train in the martial art. Sharing Tang Soo Do with at-risk youth can substantially improve their quality of life.
V-Town Family Karate is grateful and proud to be the first recipients of the Tang Soo Do Foundation Grant. Our students live in the Black Belt of Alabama with high unemployment, in very rural and isolated conditions. There are no community activities to occupy their energy. Children come from the surrounding communities which makes this the only integrated activity in the area. Karate gives our students a totally wholistic experience.
Sister Kathleen Navarra
I am proud of my grandson. He is learning to interact with other children and learning self-defense. He takes pride in what he is learning and is more self-confident.
James M. Sheffield
I work with children who have taken karate through this program and find that they have found empowerment through the discipline of practicing their art. In general, I think karate helps children, with diagnoses like Attention Deficit Disorder, to learn focus, and the physical discipline helps them learn to control themselves. I think an extra side benefit is that children have increased self-esteem through participation and through feeling that they have become better at something tangible.