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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.

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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.

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“Grand Master Jose I. Delgado has been a person that has made a positive impact in my life. Every student that walks in Koryo Do School of Tae Kwon Do comes out a better person. His teachings not only help the students learn the martial art of Tae Kwon Do; it helps them gain respect and confidence in themselves and I can say that I am one of those students.

Emmanuel Roman
Koryo Do


I’ve been attending Koryo Do for over 4 years now and I have to say it’s been one of the greatest experiences 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
Koryo Do


The realest class you could ever take. This class is as close to the real world as it gets. Go to learn how to defend yourself. This school is compatible with students 5 and up and is able to teach them many life lessons along with the self-defense training and is the perfect way to stay in shape

Andreu Schumacher
Koryo Do


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
Koryo Do


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
Koryo Do
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