Living the DO is the application of wisdom that has withstood the test of time from the great thinkers, leaders and teachers of humanity's past. It is a way of life that centers you, grounds you, and reminds you of what you are truly capable of. It is an opportunity to align what really matters in your life with who you truly are.

Living the DO is the culmination of a lifetime of study in Taekwon-Do, human potential and personal transformation. It will provide an access for you to create and fulfill on your own path… the life you want to live… and do it on your own terms.

-Johnny Karstadt

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The 4 Pillars of Living the DO

Deepen your relationship with yourself and others, effectively deal with any circumstances life throws your way, and experience the ability of choosing to be authentically HAPPY!
Explore the powerful connection between your mind and body, its ability to adapt and heal itself with the right direction, and simple techniques centered around meditation and breathing that make an enormous impact on your energy levels and overall health.
Learn about universal principles taught by the great visionaries, prominent thinkers and incredible leaders from humanity's past. Principles that you can apply to your life, that have stood the test of time and that can be practiced by anyone regardless of race, religion, ideology or national boundary.
Develop a new relationship to money that empowers you, has you seeing opportunities that may already be right in front of your face, and gives you the freedom to powerfully deal with money no matter how much you currently have in the bank.

Meet Johnny


Johnny Karstadt

Johnny Karstadt

I’ve been training in Taekwon-Do since 1984 when I was only four years old. My dad was training and about to open his first Taekwon-Do school when he asked me if I wanted to go to class with him (who doesn’t want to hang out with DAD when you’re four?!). He gave me my uniform and said, “Get in class!”  I responded with a “Yes Sir!” and have been training ever since.

In 1995 successfully I earned a spot on the U.S. Jr. Taekwon-Do Team which competed in the 3rd Jr. ITF World Championships is Warsaw, Poland and marked the beginning of a long, successful and well traveled competition career.  I’ve competed in 15 different countries, been a member of eight U.S. Taekwon-Do teams winning numerous medals over the years and took gold in South Korea in 2004.

At the age of 18 I began running our second Karstadt Taekwon-Do location and have had the privilege of being able to teach Taekwon-Do for a living! Today we have highly trained instructors who manage the school and all of our marketing is automated and done online.

When I wasn't teaching, my time was devoted to learning business operations, marketing, human psychology and human potential. I wanted the schools to be a successful business and I wanted to learn as much about people as I could to become a better instructor.

All of my Taekwon-Do training, business experience and knowledge of human behavior have come together to form this site, which I trust will make a difference in your experience of living life.

Personally, I am married to my beautiful wife MaryAnne and we have three children – Ava, John David & Tyla.


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