What Is Tang Soo Do
Tang Soo Do is the original Martial Art of Korea with its origins dating back almost two thousands years ago. At that time, Korea was divided into three kingdoms-Koguryo, Paekche, and the Silla. Among these, the Silla Kingdom contributed the most to the refinement of Tang Soo Do. Tang Soo Do’s philosophy is traced back to a group of young warriors from the ruling families. This is not a sport. . . It is a classical Martial Art with the goal of developing every aspect of oneself, in order to create mature personality. One which totally integrates his/her intellect, body, emotion, and spirit. Tang Soo Do is not a game to be played solely for the sake of winning, but rather a physical and intellectual activity designed to foster physical, mental, and spiritual health. This Traditional Martial Art of Tang Soo Do is only available at C. S. Kim Karate. Tang Soo Do is a "Hard Style" traditional martial art characterized by striking blocks, low stances and more kicks than punches. Created by Grandmaster Hwang Kee, Tang Soo Do has been given the title "The Martial Art of Korea." United by the ITF and Grandmaster Chun Sik Kim, Tang Soo Do is rapidly spreading across the globe, and with it a sense of family.
Of the many aspects of Tang Soo Do, few are as essential to proper training in the art as etiquette. The key to success in any martial art is the development of mental and physical well-being. In conjunctions with these qualities, a student must learn proper respect. Learning and practicing etiquette is the key to attaining respect and discipline in Tang Soo Do.
Tang Soo Do distinguishes itself from many other martial arts through its practice of simple, traditional martial art etiquette within a structured training program. These "manners" extend themselves, like all aspects of Tang Soo Do, into each student's everyday life.
Etiquette in Tang Soo Do is a subtle way to show quiet respect. By simply shaking a master's hand correctly or waiting for a senior to be seated first, one can show respect. In this way, Tang Soo Do students practice humility and respect toward one another. Likewise, the use of etiquette also moves from teacher to student, as well as from student to teacher.
From this mutual respect arises the concept of "military brotherhood in training" which is the sense of brotherhood and pride that occurs within a school. This "glue," which binds the students together like a family, can only be attained by respect and the practice of traditional etiquette between those who train in the martial arts. In addition to being a show of quiet respect and humility, the practice of etiquette has proven itself to be an essential element used in the preservation of Tang Soo Do and its traditional Korean roots. By passing down the concepts and forms of respect, the art has endured, and lives on in its present form.
Tang Soo Do Etiquette
Vision And The Purpose of Tang Soo Do Training
Our mission is to create happy, healthy, and fit individuals of all ages by infusing modern training methods to an ancient traditional martial art.
1. SELF-DEFENSE -We protect our lives and possessions from injustice and danger.
2. HEALTH - We promote our physical and spiritual health and enjoy strong bodies and sound minds through rigorous training.
3. BETTER PERSON - We strive to be of better character through endurance and hard work.