4394 N State Rd 7, Coral Springs, FL 33073
(954) 340-5425

The Art of Transformation

Breakthrough Coral Springs Programs in Martial Arts, Self Defense & Inner-Development.

About Our School

5 Secret Benefits of Martial Arts


Bet you thought our Coral Springs Martial Arts school was just a super cool place to get fit and learn self-defense... the truth is, it's so much more!

As you get physically fit, you’ll also experience some changes you wouldn’t have even thought about. Especially our younger students. They are totally amazed by the subtle changes that happen when you train in our programs.

Below are a handful of those life-changing things people walk away with. We can’t wait to hear what kind of positive experiences you can add to this list, as well!

#1 Sky-high Confidence

One of the first things both kids AND adults notice when training with us is a big boost in confidence. And it makes sense when you think about it.

After all, martial arts is challenging. But when you break through any challenge, and come out on top, you realize you're a lot stronger and more capable than you once thought.

Realizing that makes you feel more confident and self-assured. You know you’ll be able to handle whatever other challenges life throws your way… and come out on top there too. 

This goes for kids, too. Their confidence soars… and so does their happiness. 

#2 Laser Like Focus

Focus your mind you listen intently and concentrate on what your instructor tells you and then perform what they taught you. With your improved ability to concentrate, there’s no doubt you will SMASH your martial arts and fitness goals.

What’s awesome is that this intense concentration pours into all other areas of your life too.

Studies have shown that just 30 minutes of physical fitness improves focus, heightens problem solving ability, and even boosts memory in both kids and adults.

#3 Head to Toe Fitness

Each class is jam-packed with fun and challenging exercises. But because you're so focused on practicing the moves, and having a blast, you hardly notice it. Before you know it, the class is over, and not only did you learn exciting martial arts, you just got a great workout, too! 

Being physically fit also increases energy, attention span and improves your self-esteem.

#4 Feeling Like You Belong Here

Many martial artists claim they always felt like an “outsider” before they found Martial Arts. Some of our students just never got into organized sports in school or felt that social clubs weren’t for them.

But the same students that tell us how they “never fit in” or weren’t popular seem to come alive in class! We provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where we all want each other to succeed. We don’t have bullies or students trying to one up each other.

Our members and instructors are all about support and friendship. Kids and adults easily make a lot of friends here and, as a result, our community thrives.

We provide the kind of environment that fosters friendship, encouragement, and motivation. The sense of fulfillment after every class is more than you can imagine.

#5 Loads of Fun

Working out and having fun? Yup! Our classes are a blast! Taekwondo and karate are a way of life for us and we want you to have a prosperous life too. We work hard, but we play hard too.

Did you know that the average adult laughs only about 20 times per day? Our classes strive to make you a high achiever in every way - including your mental well-being.

Laughing and smiling are part of every class here, as are high fives and TONS of support.

So what do you say? Ready to give us a shot?

Just scroll up to the top of this page and click on the program that's right for you.
You'll learn more, and have the chance to grab our amazing web special.

Or don't hesitate to give us a call if you're more comfortable signing up over the phone:
(954) 340-5425

Looking forward to meeting you in person!

David Alvas

David Alvas, Director
USK Karate Academy
(954) 340-5425

Both students and their parents love these Coral Springs kids martial arts classes with good reason. Our classes are not only centered towards martial art techniques but also instill our students with discipline and a deeper sense of respect. In the end, the kids become more focused and confident and even perform better in a traditional or home school environment.

But we don't mean all work with no play...that is why all our classes are blended with super-fun games and events. We help kids to learn new martial art techniques, perfect the old ones and make friends too.

A glimpse into our awesome summer camp: Smiling faces... kids focusing intently on learning martial arts techniques, and helping each other in partnered activities... applause and laughter as they accomplish feats that once seemed impossible... and pure goofiness as they play games and enjoy a bit of free time.

Our martial arts summer camp has lots of fun, games and martial arts. But it's also about helping kids see that with the right attitude, discipline, and focus they can accomplish anything. Click to learn more.

Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... pizza (of course!)... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show!

They'll help teach martial arts to their friends... cut the birthday cake with a real sword (carefully supervised of course!)... and break a wooden board with just their hands or feet (if they've reached this level in their training). Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

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USK Karate is a martial arts school that is second to none! We provide superior martial arts training to give you the mental and physical skills you need to be successful in life.  

Our school’s cutting-edge curriculum helps kids and adults alike significantly improve the QUALITY of their lives. Our longevity as a world-class karate school shows the long-term success we’ve had training countless families from all walks of life. The love and passion we have for teaching martial arts is endless and will inspire you to be the best you can be at what you love to do.

We welcome everyone, whether you’re a total beginner or an elite athlete. You’ll quickly see our all-inclusive, family-oriented environment and feel the friendly, relaxed, inspiring vibe here. Our top-notch instructors will train you at your level and pace to keep you safe, progressing and achieving your goals.

USK Karate is a traditional martial arts school that teaches the Korean Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Tang Soo Do students practice powerful blocks, kicks, and punches for self-defense purposes. Tang Soo Do also utilizes different elements of joint locks, throws, sweeps, and take downs to achieve self-protection. 

More than that, you’ll develop the mental aspects of martial arts too - focus, strength and determination - in order to improve every aspect of your life. Our students have seen tremendous IMPROVEMENTS in their personal, academic and professional lives because of their training with us. 

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All those character-building skills help to ensure that you reach your full potential and experience success in life – no matter what age you are. 

And that’s PRICELESS. We like to think of it as “affordable excellence.”

Check out the Super-low, RISK-FREE Web Special going on! Classes fill up fast because it’s such an awesome deal so reserve your spot today… and start your journey to personal excellence!

Chief Instructors

David & Jillian Alvas Sa Bom Nim run USK Karate Academy together to better promote a family environment for their students and their son.

David Alvas began training in martial arts when he was four years old. He knew at a young age that he wanted to do martial arts for the rest of his life and he wanted his own martial arts school to serve others.

He received his Cho Dan, 1st degree midnight blue belt, at the age of 13, when he began assisting in classes. Two years later, he received his Ee Dan, second degree. His dedication to the art led him to become a professional full-time instructor and manager for Master Arthur Pryor in late 2003 and a year later, he received his Sam Dan, third degree.

Because of his dedication to the growth of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan in South Florida, the Grand Master, H.C. Hwang, recognized his achievements with a National award at the 2006 National Championships in San Diego, California.

David tested and passed for the rank of 4th Dan (Master) in January 2007, and the rank of 5th Dan in January 2012. He also tested for Sa Bom Nim, Master Instructor Certification, in 2010. He was also a Certified Personal Trainer and Conditioning Coach.

David is also very involved in charity work. He is the current President of the Sidekick Foundation, which provides scholarships to underprivileged children and families who cannot afford martial arts classes across the country.

He oversees a large charity event held in December every year called the Midnight Blue Bash. Each year USK Karate Academy raises over $15,000 for the Sidekick Foundation.

Each student has a special place in David’s heart. His main goal is to help them be the best martial artist they can be, as well as the best person they can be.

Jillian Alvas has been training in Tang Soo Do since she was 11 years old. She received her Cho Dan, 1st degree midnight blue belt, in 1998, and then started teaching martial arts.

She received her Ee Dan, second degree, in 2000, and her Sam Dan, third degree, in 2003. She tested with her husband, David Alvas, and passed for the rank of 4th Dan (Master) in January 2007, and the rank of 5th Dan in January 2012.

Jillian graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Exceptional Student Education (ESE). She was previously a special needs teacher at a Broward County Elementary School and is now the Director of our M.A.S.S.T.E.R. Program and the Curriculum Director for the school.

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Her favorite part about her job is help kids understand how to do things the correct way, regardless of how difficult it may be. If they are having a difficult time, she helps them understand how to reach their goals through Tang Soo Do and also in life. It thrills her to see them become successful from their challenges. Tang Soo Do is the Art of Transformation and that is Alvas Sa Bom Nim's passion.

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