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White Rock Martial Arts

Begin the adventure of self-discovery, empowerment,
and unlimited potential while getting in great shape!

About Our School

Hi and welcome!

We’re so happy to share our passion for martial arts with you. For some, our White Rock Martial Arts school might just seem like a place to get fit and learn self-defense... but to us it’s so much more.

While you get into the absolute best shape of your life, some other “subtle” changes happen as well. These changes are mind blowing to our new students. When you train in our programs, your life will never be the same again...in a really good way!

Here are a handful of those life-changing benefits students experience…

Boosted Confidence

Challenge yourself, change your life! As you dig in and put your efforts into learning all of the crazy cool striking drills, self-defense techniques, and showing up for cardio training you’ll realize you CAN smash your fitness goals.

Wow, what a big boost in confidence this brings! We see it on all of the new students' faces within just a couple weeks. Believe it or not, a lot of it comes from the positive class atmosphere and socialization.

You’ll swell with pride as your classmates and instructors cheer you on. High fives will fly high as you progress through training and continue to give your all in class. Both kids and adults feel this and it spills over into their everyday life. Kids step up to the plate, becoming leaders in their classrooms. And adults claim they take on challenges at work with more confidence too!

Increased Focus & Mental Clarity

Since the techniques are new, they require your full attention. As you concentrate hard on listening to the instructor, following along with what they taught you, and then remembering what you learned when you get home...

...the intense concentration starts to naturally flow. It pours into all other areas of your life including work, school, and even other activities and sports you do for fun.

Adults are able to focus better at work, reaching goals easier while kids report doing better in school all around.

You’ll Get Fit

Each class is loaded with challenging, fun exercise. But because you're so focused on performing techniques, and having so much fun, you hardly notice it. Before you know it, the class is over, and you not only learned powerful martial arts...

... you got a great workout, too. Being physically fit boosts energy, mental clarity, and confidence as well.

Community

We're a tight-knit group here. And our members and instructors are all about support and friendship. Kids and adults both make friends with the other members, and as a result, our community thrives.

We provide the kind of environment that fosters friendship, encouragement, and motivation. It's truly great to experience.

You’ll Do FUN Stuff!

No two workouts are ever the same. We use functional fitness focused on getting your body in tip top shape. After all, if you can’t move your body in the real world or have enough endurance to get out of a bad situation then we’re not doing our job right.

You’ll learn how to move your body in fun new ways that will wreck your core, tone your arms and legs, and ensure that you stay as injury free as possible. Of course we do this with positive motivation. No military style yelling or body shaming, ever.

Kids and adults both work hard, but play harder.. Laughing, smiles, and high fives are part of every class.

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:
(604) 256-3484

Looking forward to meeting you in person!

Lorne Davidson

Lorne Davidson, Founder
Seung-ri Academy
(604) 256-3484

Have you been dreaming of learning Martial Arts? Maybe you've even taken a few classes in different styles such as Taekwondo, Muay Thai, or Kickboxing. Shotokan Karate is rooted in Japanese culture, tradition, and world-renowned. You'll learn amazing self-defense moves, get a phenomenal workout and even experience inner-growth.

Our White Rock Adult Martial Arts Classes cater to all skill levels and physical abilities. The instructors are some of the best you'll ever find, having committed their lives to not only becoming great martial artists... but great instructors dedicated to helping you meet personal goals.

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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... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show! Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

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Our White Rock Kids Martial Arts classes are not only geared towards excellent self-defense techniques, striking, and kicking - children ages {AGES} and up are taught self-discipline, focus, and respect. Parents of the students love our classes too because they have seen their kids become better behaved everywhere they go and often perform better in school.

We love to keep the kids engaged and attentive with a little bit of play! It's fun for kids, parents, and the instructors. Classes are packed with fun activities and games as kids improve techniques and have a blast!

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Seung-ri Academy - Creating Tomorrow's Leaders Today!

Our school is a family oriented traditional martial arts school. We have three pillars that define our culture: realistic self defense, life skills, and leadership. We are here to create a positive influence in our community and believe strongly in the family unit growing and learning together.

Children come here for discipline and confidence. Adults come here for fitness, and stress release, and to share a positive experience with their children.

What if you're a total beginner or nervous to start something really cool but new? That's ok!

Our students come from all walks of life and start at different fitness levels. We love to work with beginners and elite athletes alike. No matter what your starting level is, you'll get a great workout, gain lean muscle, and learn techniques to keep you and your family safe. Since 2002, we have served the White Rock area, working with our students to help them build a greater sense of self-confidence and better family relationships through Karate, Taekwondo, and Self-Defense!

Not All Martial Arts Schools Are The Same

What do you need most in your life? A safe place to train your family, a clean environment to get physically fit in, or a martial arts school built upon tradition and positive values? Well, that's us! At the Seung-ri Academy focus on individual and personal development whether a student brand new or a seasoned veteran of the Academy. No military style yelling or body shaming here, ever! Positive motivation driven by your goals.

A little bit about our most popular classes and programs:

Songahm Taekwondo - the world's largest centrally administered martial art, Songahm stands for "Pine Tree and Rock." According to the American Taekwondo Association, that means "Evergreen strength the year round, long life and a symbol of unchanging human loyalty". We feature this lifestyle martial art by putting emphasis on both physical and mental development. 

Leadership Program - this program goes way beyond just learning a physical discipline. We emphasize building strong character and strong foundations for young and old alike, creating true and lasting positive change.

Family Classes - all ages are welcome in these action packed classes sure to get your family fit! High flying kicks are equally matched with high fives; lessons on focus, flexibility, and goal setting are featured as well.

In addition to all of those amazing benefits above, our students ALSO experience:

Students use our classes as a highly effective training tool for personal defense, a stellar boost to weight loss and fitness gains, or even as a stand-alone martial art.

Check out our super-low web special going on right now. Our classes fill up fast because it's such a great deal, reserve your spot today!

Get ready to experience the best prices, the most amazing staff, and have the most fun you�ve EVER had getting fit! We can't wait to train with you and start you off on your journey to being a strong leader for our future. Below is a personalized letter and mini bio from our Chief Instructor, Lorne Davidson. Please read his inspirational story, it will help you to be a better feel for the leadership here at Seung-ri Academy while easing any nerves about starting something new. See you soon!

An inspirational letter from our chief instructor:

My name is Lorne Davidson.

I am the Chief Instructor of the Academy, a 4th degree black belt Certified Instructor and, along with my wife and son, am the owner of Seung-ri Academy.

My journey so far has made me appreciate the tremendous value that training in martial arts can bring. At age 48 I was a broke and bankrupt musician after having traveled western Canada and the United States for over twenty-five years. There had been moments of success, but not enough to make a living. I was a married father of three, facing a rather uncertain and bleak future. It was at this time that I was introduced to the martial arts, specifically taekwon do. The physical and mental training aspects of this art enabled me to transform not only my life but also the life of my family.

I first began my tae kwon do/martial arts training in September 1996. I had just declared bankruptcy and had no idea how I was going to pay for my training, but the situation taught me great lesson: when we appreciate the value and benefit of something, we find a way.

Sahng wahl moo do is Korean for "lifestyle martial arts," which perfectly describes Songahm tae kwon do. For my family, that's what it has become: a lifestyle. My two daughters have trained in women's self-defense; my wife and son are both black belt Certified Instructors. Through the physical training I gained the mental discipline to overcome the obstacles and challenges that one naturally meets moving through the ranks. Respect, loyalty, self-control, discipline. These qualities of character are highly valued in martial arts, and I embrace them as a guiding force in my life.

My training has given me confidence in my ability to defend myself against a physical opponent, and against the myriad mental opponents encountered in everyday life. That's another powerful lesson, and one I had a strong desire to share with others, young and old. Upon receiving my first-degree black belt at age 51, I entered into the Leadership Program with a goal to becoming a certified instructor. I had found my life's work.

Part of my instructor training was the very simple task of writing down some goals. I�d never done that before, but one of the goals I wrote was to open my own school. Within a year I opened my club in the White Rock/South Surrey area with seven students.

Two years later I was opened a commercial location with 25 students. Now, in our fourteenth year, we have a student body of over 250 that includes many families. Seeing my written goals become reality has been amazing. There's another important lesson: define your goals then work towards them!

No one achieves their black belt, or anything else, alone. Instructors, friends, family, fellow students, all contribute to the journey. The encouragement and support of loved ones fosters success and achievement. This is the environment you will find in Seung-ri Academy.

Without the support of my family, the trust and support of our students and our parent group, what we have today could not have been accomplished. I am profoundly grateful.

Sincerely,Lorne DavidsonChief InstructorSeung-ri WTTU Black Belt Academy

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