WelcomeTo our school!
Koryo Do is a school of martial arts, based in St. Augustine, FL. Martial Arts is, of course, the art of fighting and as a student at Koryo Do - you WILL learn how to fight. We do controlled sparring, practice self-defense skills, immobilization techniques, grappling, and defenses against multiple opponents... with knives, bats and various other weapons. But while learning and practicing the martial arts, a funny thing happens. In China, they would call it Yin / Yang, or the law of opposites. In learning to fight... a student also learns how NOT to fight. Koryo Do encourages this inner growth and focuses on strengthening both the body and the mind. A dedicated student develops confidence, strength, endurance, self-discipline andself-respect; the Hallmarks of a True Martial Artist. Under the direction of its founder, Grand Master Jose I. Delgado, Koryo Do places its highest priority on the quality of instruction, not the quantity of students. Prospective students are encouraged to meet with the Masters and participate in selected classes before joining the school. This trial period allows both the student and the school a chance to evaluate each other for compatibility. Please call (904)-794-7830, or stop by Koryo Do between 5PM - 7PM, Monday through Thursday, for more information.
Koryo Do's school roots, and its primary instruction, is based within the Korean Martial Art widely known as Tae Kwon Do. Modern Tae Kwon Do is known as a 'hard' style, and its famous for its devastating kicks. At Koryo Do, we have developed a somewhat softer style that harkens back to the older Korean martial art styles of Subak and Taekkyon, which were influenced by the Chinese martial art of Kung Fu.While kicks are still heavily emphasized, we also train in deflection, grappling, immobilization techniques and weapons. Children practice kidnap escape drills and learn anti-bullying techniques. The more fluid style of Koryo Do allows for greater adaptability for age (young or old) and physical limitations. It is better for the long term health of joints, tendons and ligaments. We believe that a good martial arts style should keep your mind and body young - regardless of your actual age and not cause a premature breakdown due to wear and tear! Come take a Free Trial Class to see if Koryo Do is a right fit for you!
Even though Tae Kwon Do focuses mainly on the legs, our school is a good balance between the upper and lower body. I've learned hand-to-hand combat and self-defense, as well as expanded my overall knowledge.
- Caitlin Bassett
Every student that walks in Koryo Do School of Tae Kwon Do comes out a better person and I can say that I am one of those students.
- Emmanuel Roman
This class is as close to the real world as it gets.
- Andreu Schumacher
The realistic self-defense training that I have received at this school has made me physically fit, but also a much more confident person. I would recommend this school to just about anyone because while it is a challenge, in the end, it is completely worth every effort you put into it. I'm sure you will not be able to find a school that is more of a family than we are.
- Gretchen Black
Before I started Koryo Do, I was very quiet and gloomy. I was also being picked on a lot at school until one day, I got into a fight because of how tired I was of being bullied. After that, my teacher Justin Keating introduced me to Koryo Do. After awhile, I noticed that I had better coordination and now I'm in the best shape I've ever been in. I really appreciate Grand Master Delgado and all he has done!
- Ishmel Brown-Crawford