Our School

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We offer classes in Soo Bahk Do (Tang Soo Do) Moo Duk Kwan, a traditional Korean mart art. Our goal is create a fun, safe, positive environment for anyone interested in learning the martial arts. We are not just a school we are family!

Our ENERGY PACKED classes will lead you through rigorous physical training. You will leave invigorated and refreshed. We strive to keep classes challenging to encourage students to increase flexibility and coordination while learning and mastering each level of the art.

Each student learns at their own pace and will be evaluated on individual progress. Soo Bahk Do is an art practiced by all ages.

Soo Bahk Do translates as “Hand Strike Way,” and Moo Duk Kwan or “School of Martial Virtue” is the style in which we study.  It is not just techniques of self-defense it is a way of life emphasizing discipline, confidence, courage, flexibility and strength. We put emphasis on three main entities – Mind, Body and Spirit. The Moo Duk Kwan was founded by Hwang Kee on November 9, 1945.


Newton Moo Duk Kwan

Newtown Moo Duk Kwan head Instructor RICH AHLERS is an internationally certified instructor of the Soo Bahk Do martial art system and he enrolled in the Moo Duk Kwan 1985 in Madison, CT. He has competed locally and nationally since he was a child, winning several competitions in Traditional Forms and Sparring. Instructor Rich Ahlers has been teaching for over 10 years, including 6 years in Springfield, NJ. the headquarters of the Moo Duk Kwan Federation. He trains frequently under the Grandmaster H.C. Hwang (Moo Duk Kwan HQ) and Master H.Y. Kwon (Manhasset, NY) as well as in Seoul, Korea HQ. In addition to his training in Soo Bahk Do, Rich has experience and holds ranks in various martial arts including Aikido, Jeet Kune Do, Kyokushin, and the former Tang Soo Do. He believes in cross training to consistently keep your body thinking and remain in good health. Newton Moo Duk Kwan holds classes in the NYA Sports & Fitness Center.