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

About USK Karate Academy
in Coral Springs, FL

Meet David Alvas

Owner and Chief Instructor at
USK Karate Academy in Coral Springs
5th Dan

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. 

The stellar programs we offer will help your whole family improve every part of your body, mind, and spirit as you get…

  • Skyrocketing focus and confidence
  • Improved goal setting & follow through skills
  • Amazing fitness & awesome health habits
  • Inner strength, determination & endurance

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.

As a mother, Jillian cares for her students as if they were her children. USK is her family, and she wants what is best for every student. She is very passionate about Tang Soo Do, and it shows through her teaching.

Jillian is a firm believer in helping kids connect and understand with themselves and their peers.

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.

How to Get Started

Come join our Coral Springs, FL Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Camps, and Birthday Parties. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (954) 340-5425 if you have any further questions. USK Karate Academy hopes to speak with you soon!

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