“The Way of Hand and Foot"

Starks Tae Kwon Do


Serving the Savannah River Area (CSRA) of Georgia and South Carolina since 1978

This Site is Under Construction

Starks Tae Kwon Do is formerly affiliated with the World Tae Kwon Do Association under the late Grandmaster Duk Sung Son, 9th Dan. Before his passing, Grandmaster Son appointed four Regional Masters: Master Geoffrion of NM, Master Jim Cahill of NY, Master Jack Emmel of SC, and Master Ralph Rubino of TX to carry on his traditional teachings of Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do. Together they formed the USA TMA (USA Tae Kwon Do Masters Association) which was established in 2010.

Our mission is to continue teaching Tae Kwon Do in a manner that will reflect and honor the legacy of the Grandmaster.

Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do is a traditional (non sport-oriented) martial art from Korea. It is quite similar to Japanese Shotokan, co​mbining its intensity, power, and clean technique with more of an emphasis on kicking. Techniques are kept simple and versatile, focusing mostly on speed and power generation.

Style of Martial Arts

Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do



Classes provided throughout the local Family YMCAs

Afterschool programs

Small-group sessions

Private lessons

Black Belt Leadership & Self-Defense trainings

Specialty seminars and Summer camps

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