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Our Approach

Building Character

There are so many good reasons to join Electric City Tang Soo Do. We believe that martial arts are a gateway to improving your life in so many ways. Some arrive at our studio in search of developing confidence, physical fitness and street smarts. Others are looking to generate a sense of courage and inner peace.

There are even those that are drawn to this art form due to their love of the culture and tradition that it embodies. Whatever your motivation, you will discover an inspiring world of self-transformation. Join us! You will be so grateful you did.


Who We Are

Mike Simon

Owner / Master Instructor

Mike began his training in 2003 in the art of Tang Soo Do under the direction of International  Grandmaster Frank Trojanowicz (Dan #13333). He has been instructing children and adults since 2005.


In 2014 Mike was recertified as Sam Dan (3rd degree black belt) by the World Tang Soo Do General Federation Moo Duk Kwan Korea under Grandmaster Choi Hee Suk. (Dan #3)


In 2017 he traveled to Atlanta, GA to the Global Tang Soo Do Association headquarters to test for and was awarded 4th Dan or Master rank under Grandmaster T.H. Kim (Dan #21962). 


In 2022 he traveled to Florida and tested for and was awarded 5th Dan by Grandmaster David Sgro head of Moo Yea Tang Soo Do. 

Mike has competed in Tournaments in the categories of Forms, Weapon Forms, Breaking, and Free Sparring. Placing in many categories and specializing in Breaking.


Jacob Simon


Jacob began his training in 2004 in the art of Tang Soo Do under the direction of International Grandmaster Frank Trojanowicz (Dan #13333). Jacob is currently a Sam Dan or 3rd degree black belt.


Chris Ort


Chris has many years of experience as a public school teacher and brings that knowledge and training to the classes he leads. He started training at Electric City Tang Soo Do in 2015 and is currently an Ee Dan or 2nd Degree black belt


Tony Russomano


Tony started his martial arts journey in Texas studying Taekwondo from the age of 5 into his teen years. After he achieved a jr black belt his family moved back to PA. Tony began training in grappling and wrestling through high school into his military career with the Marines where he made the all Marine wrestling team. He served in Iraq as a gunner ion an M1A1 tank in operation phantom fury. Upon returning from the military tony began training in MMA and coaching college wrestling. 

Tony began his training in Tang Soo Do in 2013.

In April of 2023 Tony tested for and was awarded Sam Dan or 3rd degree black belt.


Our Story

Where We've Been

Electric City Tang Soo Do opened in the beginning of 2013 in downtown Scranton. In the summer of 2013 the school moved to Dunmore, PA until a fire in the building displaced the school. We now have two locations one located inside of Elmpark Methodist Church in their gymnasium and one located in Mayfield, PA.  

As part of our philosphy at Electric City Tang Soo Do we feel that anyone who wants to better themselves through Martial Arts training should be able to do so without severe financial stress, which is why we try to keep our prices as low as possible. 

We are a family friendly facility! We have classes for all ages starting at 4 years old. We are always adding classes as the need arises, if you are interested in classes but you can't make it to our currently scheduled classes please give us a call and let us know and we will see what we can do for you. 

Tang Soo Do

What We Teach

Tang Soo Do is widely recognized as the authentic martial art of Korea. It's philosophies and technical aspects are derived primarily from Korean teachings and wisdom, but it is the blending of eastern philosophies which has led Tang Soo Do to be recognized as one of the foremost authentic martial art styles.

In today's modern society, people are looking for ways to improve the quality of life. Doctors, professors and many other professionals in stressful occupations find relief in the structured Tang Soo Do training program. For most, it provides a physical fitness regimen that improves health and self-image. Many parents bring their children to tang soo do because of the structured, disciplined atmosphere and the lessons learned regarding respect and self-control.

As soon as you begin to train in the authentic martial art of Tang Soo Do, you will begin a path of self-improvement, better health and the peace of mind gained by knowing you are involved in a process that will give you personal and lasting satisfaction. Along with your continued practice, you will become proficient in a style of self-defense that is unparalleled in modern society.

Authentic Tang Soo Do is not a sport; it is an art form. In Tang Soo Do everyone is a winner because the stated goals are self-improvement and the enhancement of the mental and physical self. This in not to say that authentic tang soo do practitioners do not compete to display their abilities. In fact, many national and world champions have been tang soo do stylists, but their goal in competition is more than likely to gain a learning experience, validate their training or to represent their traditional martial art.

Age or gender are not reasons to refrain beginning a traditional martial arts program. The benefits you receive will make a noticeable difference in your life.


Moo Yea Tang Soo DO

Electric City Tang Soo Do is a proud member of Moo Yea Tang Soo Do

This association is a national association of martial arts schools that aims to equip and empower individual studio owners and instructors by providing them with the tools and support necessary to help their students grow.

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