We are a family oriented Martial Arts Fitness Center. Grandmaster Michael Baird is a three time Hall of Fame Instructor with over 45 years in the Martial Arts and 43 years experience in the Korean Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. We have a strong base of certified instructors to work with students of all ranks and ages. Beginners are always welcome. Presently, we offer Lil Dragons classes for 4 – 7 year olds, family classes for older children, teens and adults. We even have a special Ladies only class on Fridays. Private classes are also available.
Established in 1977.
In 1977, Grandmaster Baird started teaching in the Tampa Bay area under the school name ” Baird’S Tang Soo Do Club ‘. Instructing at various locations, sharing the art. We later had a program at Macdill AFB in the mid 80s for three years. As the program began to grow it was time to re establish a new locale and identity. In 1995 he founded Tampa Bay Tang Soo Do Center and registered the name. The program flourished and from day one has always strived to offer the highest quality of instruction at a fair and reasonable price. We have a few members that have been training with us for well over 17 years or so.
Michael B.Business Owner
Michael Baird found a passion for the Martial Arts dating back to the mid 1960’s. He started in Judo for a few years and then joined a Tae Kwon Do program , while living in Winter Haven. It became evident , even back then that this would indeed become a lifelong endeavor as it has been. He was able to train in various disciplines over the years and especially while teaching at Macdill AFB. He started training in the art of Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan back in spring of 1973 and to this day still has a strong passion for this art.