About Us

What is Tang Soo Do?

 Since 2013, Black Belt Academy and its predecessor school the Black Belt of Karate have been a facility dedicated to providing year around Tang Soo Do instruction for Calgarians. We offer a well-balanced Martial Arts (Tang Soo Do) program, emphasizing both physical development and character building. The life skills acquired by our students become an invaluable asset. Through positive reinforcement and repetition, we instill life skills and values while simultaneously teaching a practical way to defend yourself. 

Our Passion


We offer a Martial Arts (Tang Soo Do) program to all age from four years old and up through adulthood. Our students develop concentration, self-discipline, following directions, motor skills, flexibility and overall physical fitness along with self defense, confidence and leadership skills. We individualize our curriculum so that each student has an opportunity to develop, regardless of his or her age, physical needs and hectic schedules. 

We help students recognize their own ability to overcome challenges and assist in their mental and physical growth within our program. The foundation for success is a “can do” attitude. We strive to cultivate a family atmosphere, placing a strong emphasis on teamwork and including everyone as an equal teammate.  

Drop in for a few free classes

Try out two classes for free. We also offer family discount rates. 

Our Founders

Grand Master Hwang Kee

Founder of Moo Duk Kwan & Tang Soo Do

Grand Master Carl Tate

Founder of First Canada Tang Soo Do, 8th Dan

Master Shelly Iverson

Founder of Black Belt Academy, 5th Dan