Tang Soo Do is a traditional Korean Martial Art, which originated approximately 2000 years ago in Korea and has developed into one of the most popular martial arts in the world. Tang Soo Do is a method of empty-hand, foot and weapon fighting, based on the scientific use of body and self-defense.
  • Tang means Tang Dynasty of China, which reflects the shared cultural background between China and Korea (617-907 AD).
  • Soo means hands but it also implies fist, punch, strike or defense.
  • Do means way of life or art.

Thus, Tang Soo Do means the Korean classical martial art which legendarily was influenced by the Tang method of martial art.

Traditionally, Tang Soo Do is a combination of hard and soft styles: 60% Soo Bakh Do style punching and kicking and the more fluid movements coming from Chinese styles 30% Northern Chinese and 10% Southern Chinese. Superficially, Tang Soo Do is a method of empty-hand, and foot and weapon fighting, based on the scientific use of the body in self-defense. Technically, Tang Soo Do is based on the principles of yielding, circular motion, and penetration. Applications of the above fashioned movements to a human’s weakest points (vital points) will have no equal in power or effectiveness. The reputation for superior kicking techniques and development of the legs is another proud asset of Tang Soo Do.  The exact origin of Tang Soo Do, as well as many martial arts, is obscure, but there are a number of historical theories. The most credible and traditional view though, is that martial arts originated not in any one country but in almost all parts of the globe, as they were needed by primitive peoples for survival. As a student, you will learn to use your hands and feet in such a manner as to simulate actual combat with an armed or unarmed opponent. With these skills, we guarantee you a method of self-defense that has no equal. Today, the techniques and philosophy are still taught as they were in ancient times, although the system has adjusted to the physical needs of modern lifestyles. Most of all, this is mysterious art is designed to develop individual character, mental strength, integrity, and respect for others.
Benefits of Tang Soo Do
Tang Soo Do offers many benefits to enrich every part of your life. The self-defense techniques taught are both effective and give students a level of confidence which shows in how they carry themselves and conduct their affairs. Physical fitness is greatly enhanced. Flexibility, strength, coordination and increased cardiovascular development are achieved during training. The development of a person’s mental strength is also enhanced, Improved concentration, self- discipline, and self-esteem are all a part of the many benefits of Tang Soo Do.
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