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***** Starworld Academy of Tang Soo Do is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 43 reviews!

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    Starworld is a dynamic learning environment where students have the opportunity to learn not only traditional korean martial arts, but also a variety of different weapons and traditional meditation practices. As an association studio, students have the opportunity to participate in studio events, tri-state events, and national competitions.

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    I'm so amazed what this school has done with gavin over the past year. His ability to focus has greatly increased and hes taking the time to look at the things that will help him improve his future such as school and how he eats which is not something a normal 10 year old boy would be concerned about. I greatly appreciate the teachers at this school and how much time and attention they put into their students, not only is it their job but you can truly tell they enjoy what they do as well. Thank you!

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    My son has been attending the academy for 9 months now. I really noticed that his attention span is improving. The instructors are really patient and give special attention to him when it's needed. I couldn't be more grateful for their help and their diligence.

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    Starworld Academy of Tang Soo Do owners always go above and beyond just teaching Martial Arts. They have become like and extended family for all of my grandkids. They are all showing improvements in their attitudes and behaviors at home.

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    My daughter has learned a lot of confidence self control and discipline from being a member of this program. She is learning new techniques and becoming excited about her future with the academy. Extremely happy

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    My 9 year old son enjoys this school, he goes at least twice a week and is learning self control, discipline and many self defense moves. Only positive things to say and looking forward to what the future holds for him here at Starworld Academy of Tang Soo Do!

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    My son has been enrolled with SATSD for almost 2 years now. His growth as a person and a martial artist has been impressive to say the least. All of the instructors at the school choose to put the students above anything else and that is why I feel this is the best school in town.

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    Our family has been attending the school almost a full year, having stumbled across Starworld at a special event. It wasn't an activity I'd have thought to try with our girls, but they LOVE it and we are glad we found this. The "whole person" attitude to development is fabulous - the children love collecting stripes for turning in "good job sheets" and are more willing to do chores and behave at home. At a time when their bodies are growing fast and often uncoordinated, Tangsoodo has given them a sense of balance, strength, confidence, and willingness to try new things while challenging them. The staff are friendly but firm, positive and encouraging. A great experience.

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    From the first night when my daughter got to try a class at Starworld Academy of Tang Soo Do she has been eager to achieve more and more. The best part of having my daughter be a part of SATSD is the whole life approach of the instructors. For example, young students have "Good job notes" that allow families to acknowledge the effort being put into chores and being respectful at home and school. I have seen not just an increase in physical fitness but in patience and confidence.

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    My daughter has been taking classes at SATSD for several months. I have watched her learn many basic martial arts skills that challenge her physically. The biggest accomplishment is seeing how much she loves to go to class and how she has learned to set a goal and work towards that goal. The environment of SATSD allows for students to learn in a very positive way while showing them that body and mind must work together.

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    Starworld has been a great source of structure and learning morals for our boys!

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    My son started Tang Soo Do over a year ago and since then his attitude towards everyone around him has changed for the better. He is getting along better with his sisters and his dad and not yelling and throwing fits all the time like he use to. He is really starting to come out of his shell, he has been more outgoing and is meeting new friends because of it. He has even got my 2 year old trying to practice with him at home. He will be testing for his senior green belt next week and he is very excited about it.

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    My son Ethan has become a more rounded child thanks to the discipline, kindness and energy he experiences at Starworld Academy. He is improving in school and becoming more confident in himself. This academy is truly a gem.

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    My 8 year old son enjoys this school, he goes twice a week and is learning self control, discipline and many self defense moves. During this year so far I have seen him change from his attitude, focus and determination. Only positive things to say and looking forward to what the future holds for him here at Starworld Academy of Tang Soo Do!

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    This studio is an amazing place to be! The atmosphere is extremely welcoming and makes you feel at home. I've watched students become so disciplined, gain self control and gain self confidence. It's incredible to see students very eager to learn whether they are little 1-3 year olds to students in the older classes that are 50+. This studio has such a diverse group of students that treat each other like family and always willing to help and lift up one another. I highly recommend families to try them out!

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    The atmosphere and people are amazing. My young daughter loves it and has felt welcomed since day one. It's a home away from home for her. They teach great concepts such as respect and help children to adults grow:)

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    Starworld Academy has provided my son with more than just physical fitness. At the age of seven, he has developed his self confidence and learned how to better focus on the tasks at hand. Unlike other martial arts programs, the instructors at Starworld are firm believers of strengthening the mind as much or even more so than the body, constantly talking with students about everyday challenges we face in the class. I can't express enough how hard they work for the students!

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    This facility is top notch when it comes to professionalism, cleanliness, and use of modern equipment. Their program is very organized and consistent. Our son, Brody has developed stronger discipline in things like time management, preparing well for his classes, and integrity. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas run an extremely well organized program and all of the other instructors and trainers there are great. Very team focused with encouraging praise, but at the same time encourage personal improvement in a very respectful way. Great program.

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    The twins & I stumbled across Starworld Academy at the 4th July celebration, where my shy daughter jumped at the chance to "break a board". We attended an intro class the next day, and both girls couldn't wait to start class.
    I have watched both girls grow so much in the past 4 months. The outgoing, dramatic sister has developed more self control, and is less prone to temper tantrums / more willing to do chores and help at home. Our shy twin is more confident, especially in new situations, and is more willing to try new things - from riding a new bigger bike to tasting different foods.
    We are excited to watch them continue to grow.

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    Give your child a strong foundation and excellent sense of discipline.

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    My grandson has HFA, since starting at Starworld, his personal & social skills have vastly improved. Mr. And Mrs. Thomas, along with the other instructors, have shown nothing but patience and compassion and at the same time have not let him slide either.

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    We picked Starwood Academy with the idea that martial arts would help our 5-year old daughter burn off some of her seemingly never ending energy. What we did not expect was that our daughter would come away with so much more. In only a few months, she has shown an evident change in her behavior at home. She is excited to make her bed, clean her room and feed the dog. Her teacher has complimented her focus in school, only having to be told once to complete an assignment and her behavior in class. I cannot help but think Starwood Academy played an important role in this.

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    Our son, KT, has really enjoyed being a student at the Starworld Academy of Tang Soo Do. Before coming to AZ and joining, he was a student of Taekwondo. It has been a pleasure watching him grow in this art. His instructors here are so patient and want the best for the students. KT has much better focus, discipline, and strength!

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    We got invited to a demo night and we thought sure we'll check it out and our daughter fell in love 1 year later and she's still in it and loving it everyday. What a great place great people great teachers. Great with kids no matter the age and great with adults.

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    My grandson goes to starworld Academy and absolutely loves it think it is turning him into a fine young man.something the world needs more of. i am very grateful to the instructors.

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    Our daughter is extremely shy, this experience has opened her up. I can hear her voice during class, something completely unheard of before. She loves participating and the classes are reinforcing her good behavior at school, where she is becoming more outgoing.

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    Our daughter has only been there a few months but really enjoys going, and is starting to get her drill Sgt. Voice. She also really enjoys her Instructors.

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    We love taking Robbie to starworld he loves it too! He's learning to set goals by having discipline and focuse to reach them. He is also looking out to help others when in need!
    Thank you all at starworld for helping us mold our lil ninja!

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    Practicing martial arts for the past two and a-half years at Starworld Academy of Tang Soo Do has been invaluable.
    Commitment, dedication and perseverance are what gets us through life and are the essential lessons learned through Martial Arts.
    Thank you all for what you do.
    Dave Parry

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    My kids have been attending Starworld Academy for a little over a year. My wife and I also started training at the studio. This has been such a rewarding experience. We have all learned so much. My young kids have learned discipline and martial arts. The school focuses on building better people, and make special focus on the discipline of martial arts, not just a sports element. I could not rate SATSD higher.

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    Starworld Academy of tang soo do has been great for robbie and my family, not only do they focus on Karate in the classroom but behaviour outside of the class on a day-to-day basis. They are helping to show Robbie will honor and respect is invaluable lessons like how to be thankful for any gift you're given and not show disappointment that you didn't get what you wanted! Its also help my give him more structer!

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    I started Tai Chi class in August hoping for an opportunity for exercise in my life. I have received so much more in just three months. The breathing exercises have helped me to become more focused and more centered. Tai Chi has helped to be a more peaceful person even as a transition to a new situation in my life.

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    O Tang Soo Do, How I Adore Thee When our children first started with this studio this past summer, I admit that I had relatively low expectations. We had never done any martial arts of any kind, and Id heard horror stories of other studios in town charging an arm and a leg for relatively little return for their children. Six months later, I have full faith in the program being run at StarWorld Academy of Tang Soo Do. Not only have both children found something they both love to participate in, the leadership has created a community that supports each other and encourages growth not only in skill but in character. My daughter Cameron has gone from enthusiastic but unsure that her size would not impede her skill to committed and focused on obtaining her goal in the black belt leadership program. This program has increased her confidence in herself and the abilities of her body, and has fostered new friendships and connections with her classmates. She feels like a part of something great, and we can see it every time she talks about this program with us or other people. The tenets of Tang Soo Do have translated into better focus and concentration on other parts of her life, particularly school. Where she was once dragging to do her homework and complete her projects, she has now committed to the mature action of getting her responsibilities done first before engaging in her hobbies. She is proud of her efforts in both the studio and her life, and expects to continue going forward in both with much success. She has the skills to accomplish so much, and with Tang Soo Do, the drive to see it through. My son Desmond has progressed as well, moving from oh, this is a neat thing to do to I want to be a black belt ninja!. His love of the art is well translated into his bettered listening skills and his confidence and motivation to be the best ninja he can be, both at the studio and in his home and school life. He is serious about this black belt goal, and when he wanders off the path, all we (or his teachers) have to do is ask him if what hes doing is showing black belt respect or appropriate ninja skill. He is starting to think his actions through better and while we continue to work on his ability to take responsibility when things go wrong, it is evident how much hes grown in just six months. His level of respect towards his family and his teachers and sitter is apparent in his increasingly positive behavior and his ability to apologize for his actions. He loves the program and looks forward to his Tang Soo Do days, as well as planning on achieving his goal of not only leveling up soon in the belt program, but eventually becoming a black belt himself. He is proud of his association with this studio and loves to tell his friends about it. Thank you, StarWorld Academy, for all youve done for our family. We are growing (and sometimes having growing pains!) and are so happy to be included as part of the Tang Soo Do family.

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    I could not be happier with SATSD. My son Peter started attending a year ago in the little dragons program and he loves it. He would spend all his evenings practicing if he could. The instructors are carrying and concerned with his over all well being, making him a better person.

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    I join because my daughters are doing martial arts. I'm a big fan of martial arts. That was a few reasons for me joining. I wanted to learn self defense. It has helped me with a few health issues. It is family oriented. I'm new to the Arizona, I've made friends, since I've been here. Tang Soo Do. Rochelle Stalling

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    Starworld Academy of Tang Soo Do (SATSD) has been the Martial Arts home of my daughters for the past seven years! When it comes to the professionalism of the Instructors at this DoJang, they are the most professional that I've ever seen. When it comes to the personal attention that individuals students need to excel, they are amazing patient, kind, and supportive! When it comes to the overall development of my daughters, SATSD has forged a winning spirit in them that is not like any other! My daughters, and the rest of my family are 200% better for having been affiliated with SATSD, the Thomas Family, Senior Master Williamson, and the World Tang Soo Do Association!

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    I highly recommend this school of martial arts where the focus is in the development of the whole person not just on punching and kicking. Great for both kids and adults.

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    My daughter Vanessa Fernandez has been going there for a little over a year, and what a difference its made. Not only is she learning how to deal with bullies. attackers and everyday issues, she's learning a life skill that she can take with her any were. I would recommend this place to anyone. Thanks, Steven Fernandez

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    This is a great place to provide you and your children a holistic approach to, not only, a traditional martial art, but, to life. Self defense, exercise, personal relationships, life skills and more. Both of our children go here and both are better people because of it.

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    My 6yr old just started taking class this summer and we already see a difference! He is a very active child and sometimes has a hard time focusing. This class has helped him learn to focus better and learn respect, as well as all the fun moves he learns. He comes home very proud of what he can do. I highly recommend this school!

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    My Son Billy Price has been attending Starworld Martial Arts for the past 3 months and has been enjoying the training and fun. The skills such as discipline are helping him at school and at home. He will be testing for his next belt and he is really looking forward to it. Good luck to all that are testing for their belt.

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    Really happy with the enthusiasm that Ryan has with attending this school. He is eager to go to class and wishes he could go everyday. The confidence he is building by trying new things is also very evident.

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    Love the training both physically and mental it provides my 3 boys. It challenges them throughout the day and they love it. With the cornerstone of teaching being 'courtesy and respect' this martial art form is great for supporting the teaching of children. Now that our entire family is involved, even more fun for all. Highly recommend Star World Academy of Tang Soo Do.