Tang Soo Do
Tang Soo Do is a traditional martial art which originated approximately 2000 years ago in Korea.
Literally translated, the word "Tang" means T'ang Dynasty of China which reflects the shared cultural background between China and Korea (617 - 907 AD). "Soo" means hand, but implies fist, punch strike or defence. "Do" means way of life, or art.
Today the techniques and philosophy are still taught as they were in ancient times although the system has adjusted to the physical needs or today's modern lifestyles.
Students are trained to incorporate mental concentration, self-discipline and respect for others not only in their training sessions but in all aspects of their lives.
Historically Tang Soo Do is a method of empty hand, foot and weapon techniques based on the scientific use of the body in self-defence.
As a student you will learn to use your hands and feet through a series of defensive and offensive techniques to protect yourself. Most of all, Tang Soo Do is designed to develop individual character, mental strength and integrity.
The goal of Tang Soo Do is not to promote violence. As you progress you will realize that Tang Soo Do is a way of life. It provides you with a way of thinking and acting which will guide you and teach you in all areas of your life so that you will be happier, healthier and wiser.
PURPOSE OF TANG SOO DO TRAINING:
We protect ourselves and our loved ones from injustice, harm and danger.
We promote our physical and spiritual health by developing strong minds and strong bodies through our training.
We strive to be of better character through endurance and hard work.