HISTORY OF TANG SOO DO
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.
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.
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