* SAME LOCATION FOR OVER 29 YEARS *
Martial Arts for All Ages - No Experience Necessary!
Master Christian Naggiar and his wife, Kelly, own and operate Hollywood Soo Bahk Do® Karate. Master Naggiar has been teaching Martial Arts to Men, Women, Teens, Children, & Tots in the same location in Los Angeles, CA for over 29 years.
In addition to being fluent in English, French, and Italian, Master Naggiar is a 6th Degree Black Belt and Internationally Certified Master Instructor in the Martial Art of Soo Bahk Do® Moo Duk Kwan® Karate. He also holds a 4th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do Korean Karate and in 2009 he became a Certified Instructor of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu as well.
When he is not on the training floor, you will find him playing drums, or on the track driving his race car!
Ms. Kelly is a 1st Degree Black Belt and Internationally Certified Instructor in Soo Bahk Do® Moo Duk Kwan® Karate. In 2009 she also became a Certified Instructor of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
Ms. Kelly credits her training in the Martial Art of Soo Bahk Do® Moo Duk Kwan® for giving her the discipline & perseverance to battle the painful & chronic autoimmune disorder of Psoriatic Arthritis. She is grateful to the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® and especially all the Region 9 Master Instructors for their understanding in allowing her to modify certain movements & techniques to accommodate for her physical challenges.
Hollywood Soo Bahk Do® Karate is an Internationally Certified School with the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®. When training in the Martial Arts at Hollywood Soo Bahk Do® Karate, you will have the opportunity to test for & achieve internationally certified & recognized rank promotions of all levels, from white belt through every degree of Black Belt.
Supporting and guiding a student from white belt to Black Belt is extremely challenging...but very rewarding and gratifying. The journey takes consistent training, dedication, and sacrifice. The student/Instructor relationship that is developed during that journey becomes very special and valuable; respect and trust are the foundation it is built on.
Over the 29 plus years at Hollywood Soo Bahk Do® Karate, even though Master Naggiar has been fortunate enough to have helped close to one hundred students earn their Black Belts in the Martial Arts, they are all as special as the first one!
Master Naggiar & Ms. Kelly believe in fostering a positive environment that is conducive to learning and welcome all who want to learn the life-saving techniques, as well as the life-guiding philosophy, of Soo Bahk Do® Moo Duk Kwan® to come and join our community of kind-hearted students.
No matter your age, gender, or physical/mental challenges or abilities,
Soo Bahk Do® Moo Duk Kwan® is designed to bring out the best in all of us!
There is only one Moo Duk Kwan!® Soo Bahk!!
A few Testimonials from Yelp:
"I took my son to Hollywood Soo Bahk Do when he was 4. He is 17 now, and continues his training. Even though we moved and he has to fight LA traffic driving to and from the studio he is there every chance he gets. We are very thankful to Master Naggiar for providing such an excellent physical and mental training to my son during his growing years. Master Naggiar is a born instructor and a person of the highest integrity. He is patient with kids, making the class beneficial yet fun for them as well."
- Inna K. via Yelp
"I started with Soo Bahk Do as a way to workout -- 3 months in & I can say it is so much more than that. Forget the Gym!
This is a place where I can work on: fitness, endurance, flexibility, coordination, balance, mental discipline and self defense all at once! I look forward to every class even though I know it is going to be hard. Now if I miss a class I feel like I forgot my cell phone at home --- the worst! Thanks again to Master Naggiar and the friends I have made here.
6 STARS! Best workout in Hollywood - hands down."
- Aaron T. via Yelp
"I have spent the last year and a half observing my daughter in the studio under the direction of Master Christian Naggiar. I appreciate investing in Soo Bahk Do because I see the discipline learned there transcend into her school life, home life, and social life. What separates this martial art from others is that Soo Bahk Do specifies the incorporation of a multitude of values such as courage, honesty, endurance, concentration, and humility.
The experience of competition can also be very important and motivating but instead if competing with others, Soo Bahk Do provides an environment to teach children how to compete with themselves allowing them to construct the next best version of themselves. It provides them with the space to recognize and tend to their own internal and external strength.
My 9 year old has gained leadership skills, self confidence, self awareness, and self management skills. This doesn't even include the physical activity that she maintains throughout her studio and practice time!
There's literally too many good things to say about this place. The cost is super low in comparison to most extracurricular activities and the instruction provided by Master Naggiar is unbeatable."
- Nealey L. via Yelp