Basic Structure (1)

Appropriate for ages 15 and up. 
No experience needed. Enrollment open to 5 (min) to 20 (max) students. 

Knights were known for being great dancers because the foundation of their fighting style relied on precise footwork. This class is required for anyone interested in pursuing western martial arts, self-defense, or historical investigation. This class is about learning the a little history of these arts, the first principles, the foundations of fighting, and the importance of proper body stance and movement. 

Basic technique (2) 

Appropriate for ages 15 and up.
Basic Structure required. Enrollment open to 5 (min) to 20 (max) students. 

After understanding body structure, position, and movement, we move on to building technique with the sword as our primary instrument. We will practice and understand defense, positions (postas), and safety. 

Intermediate Technique (3)

Appropriate for ages 15 and up.
Basic Structure and Technique classes required. Enrollment open to 3 (min) to 12 (max) students.

This class is focused on using guards appropriately

Intermediate Wrestling (4)

Appropriate for ages 15 and up.
Basic Structure and both Technique classes required. Enrollment open to 3 (min) to 12 (max) students.

This class moves from armed to unarmed combat techniques, focusing on disarming, disabling, throwing, and locking an opponent. This class can be physically demanding and may be difficult for those with significant physical disabilities or conditions. This class is particularly recommended for law enforcement officers and security personnel. 

Advanced Technique (5) 

Appropriate only for ages 16 and up.
Classes 1-4 required. Special invitation may be required. Enrollment is open to those students who qualify. 

This class focuses on intense practice of tempo, proportion, and measure. It is the last general class for students. 

Weapons (6) 

Appropriate only for ages 16 and up.
Classes 1-5 required. Special invitation may be required. Enrollment is open to those students who qualify. 

This class applies the principles of defense to other weapons, including knife, dagger, single sword, sword and shield, improvised weapons, and firearms. It is suitable for advanced students, especially those considering military or law enforcement careers. 


Children's Casual Class (1a)

Appropriate for ages 10-15. 
No experience required. 

A class that focuses on teaching children the basics of movement and structure. It will focus on physical fitness, understanding dangerous situations and appropriate responses, and work on basic drills of footwork and movement. It is a relaxed pace and suitable for students just trying out martial arts. Students who express interest may be encouraged to join the Basic (1) class. 

Children's casual Class (2a)

Appropriate for ages 10-15.
No experience required.

The second class for children interested in learning the basics of movement and structure. This class will build upon the first by introducing some self-defense techniques, further focusing on safety and appropriate responses to danger, and even introducing a little work with the sword. Focus is on safety in-class and real-life lessons outside of the salle. 


Adult's casual Class (1b)

Appropriate for ages 22 and up.
No experience required. 

An exploratory class for adults who want to find a useful way to stay in shape, explore some basic martial arts techniques, and learn some basic self-defense techniques. The organization of this class will be on adults who cannot expect to attend every class, and so this class will introduce and practice independent techniques each night. 

Adult's Self-defense Class (1C)

Appropriate for ages 22 and up.
No experience required. 

This class only meets a few times a semester, and it is recommended for adults who want to learn a small range of skills and techniques of self-defense.  


The Salle Saint Louis hosting instructors from Tang Soo Do

The Salle Saint Louis hosting instructors from Tang Soo Do