Tang Soo Do is an ancient Korean art of empty hand and foot fighting for conditioning and self defense. It literally translates to “Tang Open Hand Way”. The style is very traditional, and it takes a scientific approach in useing the body and surroundings as a tool of self defense. It focuses on the training and strengthening of legs as a way to develop superior kicking techniques, which are the hallmark of Tang Soo Do.
Very important to our style is our 5 Codes and 7 Tenets, which establish the way that we live our lives inside and outside our dojang. Our style has been designed to develop an individual’s body, mind and spirit. This enhances a practitioner’s character, integrity and respect for all living things.
Five Codes of Tang Soo Do
- Loyalty to Country
- Obedience to parents and elders
- Honor friendship
- No retreat in battle
- In fighting or conflict, choose with sense & honor
Seven Tenets of Tang Soo Do
- Respect & Obedience
- Indomitable Spirit