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Our Mission

Our mission is to help you to improve your life through discipline, self-awareness and respect. That is the very essence of the Main Line approach. Our goal is to help you become the person that you want to be and to leave here a better person than they were when they first walk through the door. We have a genuine interest and care for each student that walks through our door. One of our goals is to leave an immeasurable impact on your life.

Our focus is a traditional Korean style of martial arts, called Tang Soo Do. Tang Soo Do is designed to develop individual character, mental strength, integrity and respect for others, which has been its fundamental way ever since its origination in Korea over 2,000 years ago. This ancient style of martial arts uses empty hand, foot and weapon fighting based on the scientific use of the body in self defense. Technically, Tang Soo Do applies the principles of yielding, circular motion and penetrations to target the weakest points of an opponent. Its reputation for superior kicking techniques and leg development is unsurpassed.

The Main Line School prides itself on providing high quality instruction, from passionate and highly trained instructors. We believe that through our program, students can develop very important life skills such as self-control, self-discipline, respect, confidence, positive body awareness and a drive to excel in all areas of life by always pushing themselves to strive for high levels of performance; both on the karate floor and within their day-to-day lives. These are skills that will make them not only great martial artists, but that will also equip them with character attributes to carry through in all areas of their lives.

We encourage you to come by the studio and talk to us in person, or contact us to see why the study of martial arts at the Main Line School of Karate is simply more than just a few martial arts lessons, it is guaranteed to be a life-transforming experience that you will never forget!

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Karate Programs

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Big lessons for little kids — ages 3 – 6.

Start your kids down the path to self-discipline and fitness for life! The greatest thing about young children is that they have their whole lives ahead of them. And, if instilled with the right fundamentals at an early age, kids can grow up to do and be anything! Participation in martial arts is a great way for kids to learn valuable skills and lessons to guide them their whole life long. That’s why we created the Little Dragons program here at the Main Line Karate School.

Taught by expert, passionate and caring instructors, the Little Dragons program introduces kids 3 – 6 to the basics of Tang Soo Do Karate. The classes involve fun games that are designed to improve coordination, speed, balance, and overall physical fitness. And, in addition to helping your kids stay healthy and active, the Little Dragons program teaches important mental skills like on-the-go thinking, self-confidence and concentration.

Your kids will have fun while developing important life skills, such as:

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and more!

Positive atmosphere and positive attitudes!

Maybe most importantly, the Little Dragons program is all about positivity. Through fun games, friendly competition and lots of high-fives, your kids will learn to look at the world with optimism and a sense of purpose. And, that’s something you can smile about!
Word of the Week

At the end of every class, instructors go over “the word of the week” with the Little Dragons. Here the group discusses concepts, ideas and values that are important to anyone practicing the martial arts. Your kids will learn to apply things like loyalty, honesty, humility, concentration, positive attitude and goals to situations that they face at home, at school and in Karate!

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What are your kids up to after school? How are their grades? Would you like to see them more active, more confident, and more positive? The principles of proper martial arts instruction can go a long way in enriching the lives of kids. And, that’s exactly what we do here at the Main Line School.

To help your kids gain the invaluable skills of self-discipline, self-control, self-defense and more, we offer Tang Soo Do Karate classes for kids ages 7 – 13. Classes are divided into three levels, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, to allow kids to enjoy learning alongside peers of their same ability level. And, every class is led by energetic, expert instructors…Instructors who are committed to helping kids develop mentally and physically through high-quality martial arts training.

Our Kids’ Karate classes boost:

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Our Kids Karate classes are based on a proven combination of mental and physical conditioning. We strive to instill a sense of balance; self-confidence and self-discipline in every student, while helping them get in great shape. Through proper warm-ups, fun exercises and friendly competition, our classes concentrate on improving flexibility, speed, coordination and agility. We also teach the value of healthy eating habits and encourage an overall positive outlook on life!

Why Choose Us?

A girl wearing a karate uniformWe are a caring community of karate teachers and students shaping lives through high-quality martial arts instruction.

At the Main Line School of Karate in Ardmore we are more than just a place to work out and learn how to kick and punch. We are an entire community of passionate instructors, elite athletes and awesome kids who train and study together. We support one another in all areas of life, and we are glad you have found us!

We are built upon the traditional principles of the Korean karate style of Tang Soo Do.

So, why choose the Main Line Karate School?

Balanced approach to mental and physical conditioning
Professional, energetic and fun instructors
High-quality instruction for all ages and levels
Self-defense classes
Anti-bullying techniques
Advanced training for martial arts professionals
Top-notch fitness equipment
Clean, safe, modern facility
16+ years of success!

Karate, Kickboxing, Fitness and more!

While we are founded on the positive principles of Tang Soo Do Karate, we offer a variety of classes and programs for kids and adults ranging from 3 – 60+, including:

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Kid’s Karate
Karate Birthday Parties
Adult Martial Arts
Black Belt / Masters Club
Private Lessons

And, no matter the class or program, we push all of our students to develop an important set of important life skills, such as self-discipline, self-confidence, respect, humility and an overall balance of mind and body.