Due to a significant plumbing issue, IMA - West Haven will no longer be meeting at it's current location at 502 Saw Mill Road.

Unfortunately, our new location is not yet ready for occupancy. Yes, the good news is we've been planning a move and preparing a new space. We hoped to make a more dramatic announcement, but circumstances have dictated otherwise.

In the interim, we have secured practice space at RVP Studios, 221 Bull Hill Lane, West Haven, according to the following schedule.

Tuesday, 9/18:from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. From 6:30 - 7:30pm we invite the class that meets on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 7:15pm to join the Tuesday class that normally meets at that time. From 7:30 - 8:30pm we invite the class that meets on Wednesdays from 7:45 - 8:45pm to join with the black belt class that normally meets that night.

Saturday, 9/22, from 9am - 12:00 noon. This would follow our usual Saturday morning schedule. All black belts are welcome to join in on any of these classes to both help and prepare for the Yankee National Tournament.

Wednesday, 9/26 from 6:30 - 8:30pm. From 6:30 - 7:30pm we invite the class that meets on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 7:15pm to join the class that normally meets at that time. From 7:30 - 8:30pm we invite all black belts to join with the Red and Apprentice Black Belts that normally meet at that time.

Unfortunately, there will be no weapons classes.

We hope this is clear. If you have questions, please contact Master Santaus. Please pass this message around to anyone you know is impacted by this change.

We apologize for this inconvenience. While the issue is outside of our control, we recognize that it has an impact on our community. Your patience and support is appreciated. Please know that we will make amends as necessary and appropriate.

Tang Soo!


{  ​A Black Belt is a White Belt That Never Quit!​  }



Institute of Martial Arts - Tang Soo Do
375 Morgan Lane • West Haven, CT 06516
Phone:  (203) 599-0531


​Institute of Martial Arts

  - ​Tang Soo Do​​ 

​Welcome to the Institute of Martial Arts website. At our karate training school,  we teach the Korean martial art of Tang Soo Do and are part of the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Federation.

Our goal is to teach self-respect and respect for others through the study and practice of Tang Soo Do, a very historic and traditional Korean discipline of the martial arts. The ideas of respect and tradition are stressed in all of our activities and for all students at every level of achievement. Our training is traditional, encompassing the refinement of technique, hyung (forms) and dae ryun (sparring). We encourage the pursuit of excellence in our Art and applaud our students and instructors achievements both within our discipline and in their scholastic or personal achievements.

Darryl Santaus

#1576 Sa Dan ​

Institute of Martial Arts - Santaus LLC
375 Morgan Lane • West Haven, CT 06516

Email: santaus1576@gmail.com

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