Self Defense Classes

Competitive Accomplishments


Daniel Pope has won over 250 awards in sport karate tournaments in Regional Open-Style Championships, National Open Karate Championships, and World Karate Championships (WTSDA)


1984-1992 Member of the World Tang Soo Do Association (WTSDA). 


  • In four WTSDA International Karate Championships 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, Daniel Pope won 6 gold and 3 silver medals.
  • In 1991, Master Pope won the coveted Region 8 Cup for the Region's (PA, NJ, Delaware, NY, Virginia, Maryland) Best All Around Champion.



United Martial Arts Referee Association (UMARA)


  • In open tri-state (Greater Philadelphia region) competition, Daniel Pope was ranked #1 lightweight 1993-94-95, and in that time won six fighting Grand Championships.


North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) National Competition 1993-1995

  • Master Pope toured the country, attending 32 tournaments in two years, including events in Boston - Rhode Island - New York - Philadelphia - New Jersey - Delaware - Maryland - Washington, D.C. - Virginia - Detroit - Denver - San Diego taking home many 1st place finishes. At the end of this vigorous schedule, Daniel Pope ranked #3 in the nation in Korean Forms, and ranked in the top 5 in the Super Lightweight Sparring NASKA North American standings.

Other Competitive Awards

  • Grand Champion Winner or Finalist in over 60 tri-state Black Belt Karate competitions Forms - Sparring 
  • Over 100 first place finishes
  • 2014 - Philadelphia Historic Martial Arts Society Hall of Fame
  • 2009 Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Business Man Of The Year
  • 2008 News Of Delaware County Readers Choice Award Best Martial Arts School, Delaware County
  • 2004 Athlete of the Year - Abundant Life Fellowship Church
  • 1998 - NBL Semi-contact kickboxing middleweight champion.
  • 1995 Semi-Contact Kickboxing Diamond Ring Lightweight Champion - Greater Philadelphia region. Sponsored by Upper Darby Kickboxing/Boxing Gym, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Competition consisted of four tournaments throughout 1995. Daniel Pope won all six of his matches unanimously.
  • 1994 - Philadelphia National Karate Team - Most Outstanding Competitor.
  • 1982 Distinguished Service Scholarship Award presented by Temple University Karate Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Daniel Pope has been featured in the following media outlets in Delaware County

and Philadelphia, Pennsyvania:


  • AM Philadelphia
  • Channel 6
  • Comcast Sports Net
  • CN8 Newsmakers
  • Channel 17 News at 10
  • PHL17 - Eye Opener
  • Delaware Valley Forum


  • WOGL 98.1 FM
  • Power 99 FM
  • Big Talker 1210 AM


  • Karate Illustrated
  • Blackbelt Magazine
  • Sport Karate News
  • Asian World Martial Arts Catalogue


  • Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Delaware County Daily Times
  • News of Delaware County
  • Town Talk
  • Springfield Press
  • Drexel Hill Press
  • Haverford Press
  • Jackson Hole Daily, WY

Daniel Pope gives full credit to the Lord Jesus Christ for all of his life accomplishments.


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