VALR Martial Arts in Poway, California is a Traditional MARTIAL ARTS school led by Head Instructor John Mannion, who LOVES to TEACH & TRAIN! VALR Martial Arts is NOT a Franchise; we provide QUALITY instruction in group/private sessions and teach REAL SKILLS for CHILDREN & ADULTS to defend themselves and to live a long healthy life.
VALR Martial arts teaches traditional Karate utilizing the style ‘Tang Soo Do’. Tang Soo Do is both a ‘hard’ and a ‘soft’ style of martial art, with the hard external influence coming from the Korean sytems and the soft internal from the Northern Chinese systems. The purpose of Tang Soo Do training is not to sport fight, but to perfect martial art striking (punching, kicking, blocking) techniques which will enhance your total self. If the occasion arises when you must defend yourself, of equal importance is the development of a strong spirit to supplement the physical skills which are attained through proper training. Tang Soo Do’s training purpose is to develop ALL aspect of the ‘self’ in order to produce a more complete & balanced person who can totally integrate his intellect, emotions, body & spirit.