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HISTORY OF TANG SOO DO

Historical evidence of organized fighting forms in Korea date back many centuries. Further records reveal that elite groups of warriors were trained in Martial Arts to serve their kingdom and country. These warriors were trained in a wide range of armed and unarmed combat skills. The fighting systems practiced by these warriors were called Soo Bahk Do. However during the Yi Dynasty (1392-1910) the Koreans also developed various kicking techniques which are called Tae Kyun.

Tang Soo Do is a composite style of Soo Bahk Do influenced by northern Chinese arts and Tae Kyun, the kicking techniques and eastern wisdom. Today's Tang Soo Do is recognized to be based on the Moo Duk Kwan style. The Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do school was founded by Master Hwang Kee in 1945.

Tang Soo Do is a classical martial art, not a sport. Though it is not essentially competitive, it has great combat applications. As a classical martial art, its purpose is to develop and grow every aspect of the self to produce a mature person who has totally integrated their intellect, body, emotions and spirit. This integration helps to free one from inner conflict, to be able to deal with the outside world in a mature manner.

Tang Soo Do Wikipedia

 

ORGANIZATIONS

World Tang Soo Do

A True "World" Organization

 

SCHOOLS

Ho Sin Sool DoJang

School Of Self-Defense