Soo Bahk Do is a complete martial art that promotes longevity.
It is the one thing you do in your life that will make everything else better!


Sawtooth Martial Arts was established in 1996 and is a nationally certified school under the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation. Oliver Whitcomb (owner/chief instructor) has trained consistently in the art of Soo Bahk Do since 1979.

Sawtooth Martial Arts provides classes throughout the year for all ages and abilities at The Gateway (Hailey) and Zenergy (Ketchum).  Benefits from training include:

  • Flexibility, coordination, balance, and strength
  • Discipline and respect
  • Concentration
  • Conflict resolution and improved human relations
  • Practical self defense

Soo Bahk Do teaches the science behind proper breath and movement.  It is predominantly a stand up (striking) art form that employs a wide range of techniques including:

  • Proper stretching
  • Proper conditioning
  • Proper use of hip
  • Proper breathing
  • Hard/Soft techniques
  • Linear/Circular movements
  • Long/Close quarters combat