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Founded in 1988, North Hennepin Soo Bahk Do (NHSBD) helps students build character and overall fitness through martial arts training. Training will sharpen your mental focus and physical strength. You will learn to apply your martial arts skills to all aspects of your life including work, school or sports.

We offer training options for tiny tots (ages 4 to 6), youth (ages 7 to 16) and adults (ages 17 to 60+). Classes are offered up to three times per week and students can pay by the class or by the month. There are no registration fees or contracts to sign. All of our instructors have more than 10 years experience in Soo Bahk Do with most having more than 20 years experience in the art.

See the difference Soo Bahk Do martial arts training can make in your life.

Students training at NHSBD develop skills in the following areas:  

  • kicking
  • punching
  • blocking
  • stances
  • forms
  • sparring
  • ground fighting
  • weapons defense
  • personal defense
  • bully defense
  • Soo Bahk Do philosophy
  • Soo Bahk Do terminology

Tiny Tots

WHO: Youth ages 4 – 6 years

WHEN: Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.

FEE: $20 per resident* per month; $27 per non-resident per month

Tiny Tots is a specially designed program that encourages young kids to practice good behavior while building coordination, balance and self-control skills.

Instructors work individually with students and in small groups to develop basic Soo Bahk Do skills such as kicking, punching and blocking.  Our instructors use a variety of methods to teach these skills including, skill stations, obstacle courses and games.

Through our program, kids develop important qualities including respect, discipline and confidence.

Tiny Tots is a high energy class that incorporates the Soo Bahk Do philosophy and prepares students for our Youth Class.

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Youth Classes

WHO: Youth ages 7 – 16 years

WHEN: Mondays and Wednesdays
              Beginner, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
              Advanced, Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:45 – 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 9:15 – 10:30 a.m.

FEE: $32 per resident* per month, $39 per non-resident per month

We help kids learn skills they can use every single day at home, in school or for sports!
At North Hennepin Soo Bahk Do our goal is helping students build self confidence, discipline and respect for themselves and others.      

Through one-on-one and group instruction, students learn how to use their bare hands and feet for personal defense.  Students learn effective hand and foot combinations, sparring and even how to break boards.  Important issues like bully defense, realistic self-defense and personal safety are key components of training.

Another integral part of instruction involves incorporating Soo Bahk Do philosophy and culture into all training activities.
Training is more than just another activity and our instructors work with parents as a team.

Through our program our youth students build motivation, strength, coordination and overall fitness.

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Adult Class

WHO: Adults 17 years and older

WHEN: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.
               and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – noon

FEE:  $42 per resident per month*, $49 per non-resident per month

Come learn how to break a board and so much more!

Through Soo Bahk Do training you will learn the discipline and concentration it takes to learn how to move your body in a martial arts way – over time performing progressively more complex combinations of moves including blocks, strikes and dodges.

You will learn how to prevent confrontations at the same time you learn how to defend yourself and escape from grabs and avoid strikes.

You will become more flexible, learn to breath properly and increase your endurance. You will improve your hand eye coordination, strength and posture.
Become more confident in who you are. Discover your ability to defend yourself.  Apply your mental and physical martial arts skills to your every day pursuits. Learn how to carry yourself in a smart, professional, confident manner.
Soo Bahk Do can be a life long journey to better health.

Adult classes are open to ages 17 to 60 and older.  The people you meet in class may very well become life long friends sharing common goals of physical fitness and mental discipline.

We welcome you to come experience the traditional martial art of Soo Bahk Do in a fun, safe environment surrounded by professional instructors and friendly people – all at a reasonable cost.

And yes, you do get to break boards!

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Display your new found skills at scheduled test times.

Each new student starts out as a white belt, or Tenth Gup, and has the opportunity to advance up through the ranks of Soo Bahk Do by tests that are designed to showcase the new skills and abilities that he or she has been training towards.

The minimum training time requirements between tests vary with the rank that is obtained. Typically beginners train for at least three months before testing for the next higher rank. As you progress up the ranks, training intervals may become longer between tests due to the more complex techniques and forms that are learned.

Test and testing times are set up to help you succeed in the art. You earn your rank in the art, but are helped and encouraged in every step of the process.
Moving up through the ranks of Soo Bahk Do is a fun and rewarding challenge that will make you feel good about your accomplishments and abilities.

When the time comes to put on your midnight blue (black) belt you will know that you have earned it.

US Soo Bahk Do belt rank promotion: White, Orange, Green, Red, Midnight Blue (black)

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Special clinics provide opportunities to train outside of your regularly scheduled classes with students and instructors from around the region. Clinics are held twice a year and are a tremendous opportunity to enhance your training as well as meet and connect with other students training in the art of Soo Bahk Do.

Through training at clinics you receive specialized instruction from Masters around the region and broaden your perspective of the art.

Each clinic covers a unique aspect of the art and has something to offer every participant.  There are special classes for children as well as training geared specifically for adults.  Clinics also provide an opportunity to evaluate your skill set to that of students from other schools in the region.

These clinics offer focused work outs.  Additional opportunities after clinics, like casual dinners, offer students the chance to socialize with masters, instructors and students – connecting with new friends and reconnecting with friends you may not get to see on a regular basis.

Clinics are an integral part of the Soo Bahk Do experience.


Examples of subjects covered at previous clinics:

  • Knife defense
  • Ground fighting
  • Advanced techniques
  • Breaking
  • Practical application of techniques
  • Advanced Form practice
  • Defense against various weapons
  • Sparring and sparring against multiple partners
  • Self-defense

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Tournaments are festive regional events that typically happen twice a year.

Tournaments are a way to demonstrate your skills and compete with other students in a fun, safe environment. They are opportunities to earn trophies in sparring, forms and team forms, as well as a chance to see higher ranked students demonstrate the skills and abilities you are training towards.

Tournaments are another chance to meet new people and reconnect with old friends from around the region and they are a rewarding part of your training experience in the art of Soo Bahk Do.

After a fun and exciting day of friendly competition, you will have the opportunity to socialize with your fellow Soo Bahk Do practitioners.  

*resident refers to persons living in the cities of Crystal or Robbinsdale, Minnesota

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