Our Mission
Round Rock Karate Academy’s mission is to unlock the potential in each student by providing a safe environment where they can explore the possibilities of what they are able to become. Our program is not only the physical development of self through martial arts but more importantly the discipline of mind, will and spirit to overcome challenges that we all face. To accomplish our mission, we endeavor to:

Encourage, enable and empower.
Treat others with honor and respect.
Motivate others to reach their full potential.
Become students of excellence in all things.
The Art
The art of Tang Soo Do is influenced by the Northern Chinese Arts, Southern Chinese arts, and the Okinawan discipline of Karate. Tang Soo Do is not a sport and is a classical martial art concerned with the development of every aspect of the “self” in order to create a mature person who totally integrates his/her intellect, body, emotions, and spirit.

The basic components that comprise our martial arts curriculum include meditation; stretching and conditioning; cardiovascular training; basic hand and foot techniques (blocking, kicking and striking); hyungs (forms, preset patterns of movement that teach students how to transition between offensive and defensive techniques); one-step sparring (block and counter techniques); self-defense (grappling and joint locking techniques); weapons training; and free-sparring techniques.

Meet the instructors

Mr. McDaniels has over three decades of martial arts experience and Tang So do training. Retired from a career in corrections, parole and law enforcement, Mr. McDaniels also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with additional Instructor Certifications in Firearms, Chemical Agents, Defensive Tactics and Impact Weapons.

As a 4th degree Black Belt, Mr. McDaniels focuses his training on the Traditional Tang Soo Do Art and Moo Duk Kwan Discipline. As a martial arts instructor, he maintains emphasis on internal growth, personal defense and community service.

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