Uncover Your True Potential at Allied Gardens Tang Soo Do Karate Academy


Allied Gardens Tang Soo Do Karate Academy in San Diego has been offering Karate to ALL ages for over 30 years

All of our instructors are certified and encourage a positive attitude with an emphasis on self-esteem and confidence. Students will receive expert training in the art of Tang Soo Do karate. As you progress and study Tang Soo Do, you will develop life skills, a stronger character, and virtues to enhance humanity. While all of our karate classes are designed to be fun and exciting, we also teach our students, both children and adults, that learning a martial art is very serious and should not be taken lightly.

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Kenneth Purnell

Master Purnell’s speciality is in preparing students to be confident and successful members of society.  As a 7th Degree Black Belt, Master Purnell enjoys teaching children the foundations of the 5 Codes and 7 Tenets of Tang Soo Do to be strong productive students in school and throughout life. Master Purnell is especially gifted at helping children reach their full potential to become better individuals.

At Allied Gardens Tang Soo Do Karate Academy, Master Kenneth Purnell’s mission is to help all students, starting as young as age 5, to reach their full potential by:

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"Preservation of the warrior tradition is alive and well with Master Kenneth Purnell!! There aren't enough stars in the Milky Way to represent my dojang!"
Isaiah J.
"Allied Gardens Tang Soo Do Karate Academy in San Diego is the absolute best. Master Purnell has an uncanny ability to bring out the best in his students while building confidence, discipline, and perseverance."
Brandon G.
"Master Purnell is the most enthusiastic and uplifting instructor I have ever known! His knowledge and attention to detail while instructing is inspiring."
Becky W.
"This is a great place! Master Purnell is an amazing teacher... so kind, so patient, and such a good influence. We are so lucky to have found this gem and all of the wonderful people that go here."
Jeanette J.