Causby Karate Academy - Premier Martial Arts in Denver and Charlotte, NC

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Master Stephanie Causby

Chief Instructor

Master Stephanie Causby is a fourth degree Master in the World Tang Soo Do Association and has been training for over 20 years.  She began training as a young girl and has had the opportunity to train in the Korean art of Tang Soo Do under Grandmaster C.S. Kim of the International Tang Soo Do Federation, Grandmaster J.J. Kim of the World Moo Duk Kwan Federation, Grandmaster Saul M. Kim of the World Traditional Tang Soo Do Federation, and Grandmaster J.C Shin of the World Tang Soo Do Association.

Master Causby has a passion for teaching women and children self defense techniques to protect themselves in today’s society.  She values the discipline, self confidence, and mental focus that training Tang Soo Do brings to practitioners.  

Master Causby’s educational background includes a B.S. in Animal Science and a M.S. in Reproductive Physiology and Genetics (both from NC State University).

Mr. Ben Causby

Certified Instructor, Program Director

Mr. Ben Causby is a third degree Black Belt instructor in the World Tang Soo Do Association.  His passion for improving physical fitness, mental discipline, and spiritual strength is apparent in every class he teaches.  Mr. Causby has been a positive influence in the lives of many students.

Martial arts is so ingrained into Mr. Causby's life that he can't imagine life without it. More importantly, he can't imagine  not bringing the gift of martial arts to his community. It's why he gets up in the morning with so much enthusiasm, and why he works as hard as he can to make his martial arts school an amazing experience for everyone who walks through its doors.

Mr. Causby's educational background includes a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from NC State University.

Mr. Michael Fan

Certified Instructor

Mr. Michael Fan is a certified second degree Black Belt instructor in the World Tang Soo Do Association and began his Tang Soo Do training in 1979. He has had the pleasure of training extensively at the C.S. Kim Karate College of the International Tang Soo Do Federation and directly under Grandmaster Richard Byrne, founder of the American Tang Soo Do Association. 

Mr. Fan's wife, daughter, and son are all first degree Black Belts and assistant instructors at Causby Karate Academy. The Fan Family truly enjoys training and teaching together.

Mr. Fan is dedicated to bringing out the best performance possible from each and every student. As a child who had low self-confidence and who was often bullied, he knows first-hand the positive, life-long changes that Tang Soo Do training can bring!

Mr. Fan's educational background includes a B.S. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.