What is Tang Soo Do?
Tang Soo Do is a Korean martial art form that employs the use of both empty handed & weapon self defense. Physically, Tang Soo Do is based on the principles of yielding, circular motion and penetration. As an art however, Tang Soo Do combines various aspects found in all forms of martial arts, such as effort to live with developmental principles, defensive and offensive skills, and developing power and living a healthy and harmonious life. Conceptually, it is a defensive art and should never be used violently or excessively.
A Tang Soo Do practitioner’s ultimate goal is not only to possess excellent self-
defense techniques, but more importantly, to develop and perfect one’s
character leading to a more harmonious and balanced lifestyle.
The roots of Tang Soo Do can be traced back approximately 2,000 years. For more information, please see the official association website at www.wtsda.com.