Our vision is building better communities in Northern California and Southern Oregon by empowering participants to develop decision-making skills based upon confidence and intelligence rather than fear and ignorance. By managing challenges and conflict with positive and effective solutions, we want participants to be healthy, happy, safe...and achieve really big things.


What is MSMAP?

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering exceptional educational martial arts activities for children, teens, and adults throughout South Siskiyou County since 2001.

Our goal is to help you be healthy and stay healthy using the discipline and focus gained through martial arts training.


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At my taekwondo classes, I learned that everyone should help each other. By sharing our goodwill, all of the MSMAP participants learn to step up and act.

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Vitaliy Tveritin



What are the benefits?

The obvious physical benefits from participation and training in martial arts — strength, flexibility, coordination — can extend to improving mental and emotional health. These benefits and skills can be summarized as:

A foundation for lifelong success.

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Ours is an ‘action philosophy.’ It’s establishing a belief in ourselves through training. It’s learning to act with clarity and good judgement to accomplish our goals. MSMAP puts this philosophy into practice.

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Chuck Buhs
MSMAP Executive Director
& Head Instructor


Our Mission
The mission of the Mount Shasta Martial Arts Program (MSMAP) is to enrich lives by providing quality instruction and modern, dynamic training in the martial arts of taekwondo and yongmudo in a safe, fun learning environment to residents of all ages in Mount Shasta and surrounding communities in Siskiyou County.

Connecting with the Community
How we do it:   MSMAP does not operate in a box. Involvement with schools, organizations, and people throughout the community is an important element to making our vision a reality. MSMAP works with local schools and community organizations helping to develop skills for success.

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MSMAP makes a huge difference in this community. So many kids from exceedingly diverse lifestyles and households meet together on the mat and practice not only martial arts, but also respect, cooperation and tolerance.

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Robin Weaver


Support The Vision

How to Contribute.   Our program is dependent upon the support of the community through sponsorships and private donations. The best way to support us is to take advantage of all the services we offer. Your participation is ensures that we continue to provide a proven way for children, teens, and adults to grow and prosper physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Offer your support through a generous donation in any amount...today.

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More Information

If you’ve made it this far, we encourage you to explore other parts of our website to learn more about what we do and why we do it.

Training Activities
Go to: Taekwondo
Go to: Yongmudo

What We Do
Go to: Frequently Asked Questions
Go to: MSMAP Schedule
Go to: Timeline of Activities

Go to: Children & Martial Arts
Go to: Children & Taekwondo

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In The News
Recommended Resources
Fundraising Help
Get Safe, Be Safe, Stay Safe

Be Confident, Be Smart, Be Safe
A self-defense workshop for teen & pre-teen girls — and their mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, friends. Learn effective strategies for getting safe, being safe, and staying safe. It’s not all about physical defense either; verbal and emotional defense skills are equally important.

501 Certified

Learn so much more...
Details about MSMAP’s non-profit status and the benefits for donors including: What makes MSMAP a non-profit organization? What are the benefits & restrictions? Nonprofit, 501(c)(3), & tax-exempt don’t mean the same thing.


Start now to be “Bully-Proof”
Learn the what, why, and how of becoming “bully proof” and living a much more confident, healthy, enjoyable life.

Taekwondo Kick

Flexibility, Finess, Fun
Taekwondo is an exciting martial art combining effective footwork and powerful kicking techniques into a dynamic system of fitness, sport, and self-defense.

Yongmudo Throw

Choose Your Response
Learn skills, techniques, and strategies to protect yourself, your friends, your family. Yongmudo incorporates a variety of techniques including kicks, strikes, throws, rolls, jointlocks, and submission wrestling into a comprehensive system of personal health & self-protection. Learn 'em all!

Children practice good manners & citizenship

Big Fun begins with Good Manners
Learn more about the specific benefits of MSMAP’s unique taekwondo training for children: safety, fun, discipline, confidence, & good manners.


Get answers to your questions
Lots of answers for lots of questions. Our goal is to answer all your questions.


Join the action — it’s easy.
We offer the most comprehensive and effective martial arts training — and value — around. Find out for yourself!

MSMAP In The News

News Articles Over The Years
Here's the complete list of articles over the years: from the first time we showed up in print following the International Korean Martial Arts Summer Camp to the most recent black belt exam. It's all here.

MSMAP Schedule

5 Days Each Week!
Join us for lots of training & activities for self-defense, competition, fitness. Separate training for children, pre-teens/teens, and teens/adults. Pick your flavor.

Timeline of MSMAP Events & Activities

What have we done lately?
See an extensive list of events, activities, and milestones we’ve given the community...since 2001.

TKD Children Info

A Wonderful Journey Towards Excellence
Taekwondo is an excellent way for children — both boys and girls — to develop lifelong habits and methods for achieving excellence and success in whatever they choose to do. We use a unique, structured combination of discipline, respect, high energy enthusiasm, and good manners.