The martial art of Tang Soo Do is relatively modern.  Its basis, the Korean Art of Soo Bahk Do, however, dates back many centuries.  Tang Soo Do is a composite style, and it combines 60% Soo Bahk Do, 30% Northern Chinese, and 10% Southern Chinese.  Tang Soo Do is both a hard style and soft style martial art.


 In 1961, our Grand Master, Robert Cheezic, returned to his native town of Waterbury, CT to begin his journey into teaching this growing art.  Since then the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Federation has grown to more than 50 schools, over 5000 students, and more than 50 Master Belts.  Schools stretch from the United States to Europe and the Middle East.


At Danielson Martial Arts Academy, we pride ourselves in providing our students with instructors who care about helping them succeed and improve themselves through martial arts. We know it's not just about getting that black belt - it's about the journey along the way.


There are no shortcuts - black belts take years of practice and mastery of skill. We make sure our students have gone through the appropriate preparations and learned all the techniques to qualify for a black belt according to the standards of the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Federation. That makes receiving it feel so much better. It is hard earned. 

WE PURSue Excellence

Our own Master Daryl Laperle has been inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, so he knows and thrives on excellence. At Danielson Martial Arts Academy, we have fun and we work hard. No matter your age or skill level, we will personalize your experience, and help you become your best self, both physically and mentally. 


Martial arts is hard work, but it can also be a lot of fun. We foster a strong sense of community here - everyone is welcome and everyone is valued. You may meet some lifelong friends in your classes, and you will create memories and skills to last a lifetime.