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:

  • Boosted Self-Esteem

  • Better Teamwork & Goal Setting Skills

  • Outrageous Core Strength & Hip Mobility

  • Mind Blowing Gains in Fitness & Boundless Energy

  • Fit Friends For Life

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!

Meet Lorne Davidson
Owner at Seung-ri Academy in White Rock, BC
6th Degree Black Belt

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.


Lorne Davidson

Chief Instructor

Seung-ri WTTU Black Belt Academy

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How to Get Started

Come join our White Rock BC, facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, Pro-D Day Camp, and Birthday Parties . Choose a program that most interests you and take the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (604) 256-3484 if you have any further questions. We hope to speak with you soon!