• Tang Soo Do

Tang Soo Do

Tangsoodo or Tang Soo Do is a traditional Korean martial art. Translating the word "Tang Soo Do" is hard: The word "Soo" means "hand", however the word "Tang" has many meanings such as "Worthiness", "Skillful", and "Strong".

Since the name does not translate well today, many people are content with the definition "Way of the empty hand".

Tang Soo Do teaches mental and physical training which involves the application of co-ordinated agility, dynamic mobility, power, whole body endurance, flexibility and special awareness to complex body movements. These include stances, patterns (forms), breathing exercises, self defence, hand and foot techniques, sparring and free fighting.

Tang Soo Do is both a hard and soft style, deriving its hardness in part from Soo Bahk and its soft flowing movements from the northern Chinese systems.

It is a classical martial art, and its purpose is to develop every aspect of the self, in order to create a mature personality who totally integrates his intellect, body, emotions, and spirit. This total integration helps to create a person who is free from inner conflict and who can deal with the outside world in a mature, intelligent, forthright, and virtuous manner.

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