about our school
Wasatch Martial Arts Academy began teaching Korean Karate since the fall of 2007 in Salt Lake City, Utah. We are independently owned and located at the I.J. and Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center, though we are not directly affiliated. Membership to the Jewish Community Center (JCC) is not required to participate. Wasatch Martial Arts Academy is a certified member of the US Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation and World Moo Duk Kwan and the only school in Utah legally authorized to teach Hwang Kee’s art known as Soo Bahk Do, Tang Soo Do, or Moo Duk Kwan. This gives us a direct connection to the roots of both Tang Soo Do and Tae Kwon Do. All rank promotions are internationally certified. You will find each class taught by highly professional instructors who are able to blend both ancient philosophy and tradition with modern scientific application.
Classes are taught by Brian Corrales. He has consistently trained in the martial arts since 1988 and currently holds the rank of 4th Dan in Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan. He also holds the title of Sa Bom–meaning Certified Master Level Instructor or Master Model. Brian Corrales is known for his friendly demeanor while pushing each student to their full potential. With over 15 years of teaching experience and a vast knowledge of East Asian philosophy, every class is a new experience!
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We train in the art of Soo Bahk Do. Soo Bahk is known as the oldest Korean martial art recorded. Because of its long history, Soo Bahk Do has become extremely versatile and demands mastery of the whole Body with techniques ranging from quick and spontaneous movements to slow graceful flowing movements. Soo Bahk Do offers much more than just practical self defense. We use Soo Bahk Do to realize our full potential and emphasize “virtue in action” demonstrating courage, discipline, confidence and humility through our sincere efforts in training and our behavior towards others. You won’t just hear our philosophy you’ll see it in action.
Learn more about Soo Bahk Do here.