Tang Soo Do means "The way of the Tang (Chinese) empty hand".
Self defense * Self Discipline * Confidence * Kicking * Striking * Weapons * Grappling * Competition
Tang Soo Do, being a Korean style, is especially renowned for its high, jumping and spinning kicks. Since Tang Soo Do is an art based on classical form rather than on competition or sports form, the repertoire of techniques is far greater than many other arts. Although it is widely acknowledged that Korean styles have lifted high kicking to an art form, many styles in which kicking is favoured have lost a significant part of their hand attack syllabus. This is not the case with Tang Soo Do - the complete syllabus of hand strikes and blocks is retained. Higher ranking belts complement their empty hand knowledge with weapons training, such as short stick, staff, sai, tonfa, knife, nunchaku, tekko and sword. In addition to the large, diverse kicking and striking arsenal, grappling and throwing techniques are also taught.
Students are required to reach certain levels of proficiency in various techniques in order to grade to the next belt level. Those that do not display the necessary standards for promotion will receive a black stripe on their belts. This shows only that the student is not ready for the next level and should not discourage the student.
Four principles of Tang Soo Do
Students are recommended to train twice a week, although you are welcome more often at no extra charge. First class is free so come along and try TANG SOO DO?