The National Black Belt Karate Association, Foundation, NBBKAF, founded in 1973, delivers certified and documented instruction primarily in Korean Tang Soo Do style martial arts and related disciplines. The intent is to enhance self-discipline, self-esteem, self-motivation, health and wellness, self-protection and sound moral character building among its instructors and students.
The program’s primary emphasis is providing a collaborative effort of the home, the school, the workplace, and the community with the philosophies of the martial arts and related disciplines, and share that information with youth, adults, their families
and the community at-large.
The values of the Association are based upon the principles of Tang Soo Do, which includes the development and/or enhancement of leadership skills, responsibility, sincerity and justice, which can be achieved through non-violent resolution of threats and disputes, without the need for “VIOLENCE”.
Why Do We Exist?
To improve society by offering martial arts goods and services to satisfy consumer needs, thus building upon non-violent resolution of threats and disputes. We exist to train and extend the philosophies and principals of Korean Tang Soo Do martial arts “as a way of life”- a means of finding balance in one’s life addressing the wellness state of the physical, mental , spiritual and moral existence of the instructor, the student, the home and the community at-large.
What do we do?
Our goal is to establish collaboration with the home, school, the workplace and the community and provide training and exposures to, but not limited to the following areas:
Recreational activities, such as camping, swimming, hiking, field trips, sporting activities, picnics, etc.
Health/Wellness & mental awareness programs, such as certified first aid/CPR/AED training, nutrition seminars, guest speakers, tours to related institutionssuch as university/college tours, participation in activities associated with hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, mental health institutions, senior citizen environments, etc.
Educational programs, such as tutorial seminars, university/college tours, technical training and trade school visitations, guests and motivational speakers, job shadowing/job readiness programs, field trips to museums, cultural events, photography, parenting skills, etc.