Quality martial arts training
From Tae Kwon Do techniques to America Tang Soo Do Forms to Filipino Martial Arts and Kenpo/Wing Chun Self Defense, CTL offers solid martial arts training.
Check out our community self defense class every week
Do you know what it takes to be the best?
A unique blend between Taekwondo and American Tang Soo Do, Christian Taekwondo League (CTL) is a highly structured, form conscious dojang developing leaders in San Antonio by offering first class martial art techniques to its students, practical self-defense applications to the community and advocating Judeo-Christian values to all.
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Martial arts can range from low to high impact training depending on your comfort and physical ability.
Rooted in a rich history of protecting people from oppression, this art form can save your life.
Being part of a team is an invaluable part of the social and emotional development in all of us.
Our values unashamedly root in the unchanging and powerful word of God. Each belt level has its own verse associated with it.
Adults work with adults of all belt levels and kids work with kids. Every class is geared toward developing the individual and the team.
Invest in your life every day.
At Christian Taekwondo league, we provide expert training in a safe friendly atmosphere.
Located at 4165 Naco Perrin Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78217, Christian Taekwondo League boasts a 1600 square foot workout area featuring continguous pro 20mm floor padding throughout the floor, 6′ mirrors along entire front and back walls, seating area for guests, clean restrooms, and 24×7 security cameras covering the front, back, studio and office area. With no long term contracts you are able to get the best value around with the flexibility life demands. Also, just like great Mexican food, there is no shortage of martial arts studios in San Antonio, TX! We understand that and rather than compete against them, we partner with several excellent studios including The Dojo Karate Academy, Peace Keepers, Shotokan Karate & Fitness, True Force Tae Kwon Do, and many more, in an effort to offer a complete martial arts experience with what we believe are the best instructors across the entire city.
Meet Our Instructors
Our trainers are the best of the best. They have over 40 years of combined experience in this field.
Mr. Ramirez is a4th Degree Master in Taekwondo and a 3rd Degree in Tang Soo Do Karate
Mrs. Sylvia is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and was inducted into the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame in July 2018.
Miss Ubongen is a 2nd degree Black Belt and was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2019
Meet Our Association
As part of the Tang Soo Do Karate Association, Christian Taekwondo League operates under the supervision and guidance of a formal grand master council with an insane amount of talent and experience. (That’s good news for us and great news for you!)
Johnny “Lightfoot” Thompson
Grand Master Johnny “Lightfoot” Thompson was promoted to his 9th Dan (GU Dan) on July 23, 2016 chaired by Professor Richard Bustillo with members of the International Martial Arts Council of America and inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame as one of their Ambassadors in Dallas, Texas. He also hold a 1st Dan in Chu Ida Yong Taekwondo as well.
Grand Master Thompson is a veteran of over 20 years in the United States Air Force, Master Thompson is the Founder and President of the Tang Soo Do Karate Association (TKA) headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. He is also the Chief Instructor of Thompson’s Karate Academy and oversees operations of other sister locations in the United States. Once a year in December he oversees all operations for his annual Tang Soo Do World Conference.
Senior Master Instructor Dan Walthers trained in martial arts as a youngster in elementary school, obtaining the rank of orange belt. At age 36, he began training in earnest with GrandMaster Johnny Thompson in San Antonio, Texas. He earned his 1st Dan rank from GrandMaster Thompson in 1995.
Throughout the years Master Walthers has also had the honor to train with GrandMaster James Cummings on occasion as well as Master Art Lopez, and Master Sean Thomas, He has also attended many seminars and training sessions featuring many masters and grandmaster. Master Walthers has continued to advance in the art of AmericanTang Soo Do and eventually earned the rank of 5th Dan in 2007. He will test for advancement to 6th Dan, Sr. Master, level in December 2019 and the annual conference.
Anthony (Tony) Tanare was born in 1973,
Quezon City Philippines. At the age of six his grandfather taught him basic Filipino boxing, and then his father continued his training with basic Judo and Jujutsu for the next four years.
In 1985 his family relocated from the
Philippines to Hawaii on the island of Oahu. After he graduated from high school he volunteered and joined the US Navy for 20 years. He then retired in the summer of 2012.
While in Hawaii he searched for a martial arts school which he found Pedoy’s School of Derobio Escrima located in Waipahu. His first teacher for the next seven years was Grandmaster Tyrone Takahashi, grandson of the Great Grandmaster Braulio Pedoy, and nephew of Batikan Eduardo Pedoy. Training was rigorous, painful, and exhausting, but the experience was rewarding.
So thankful to have found a safe, clean and affordable dojo that offers a wide range of classes to suit my entire family’s needs! Love me some CTL!
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