What is Tang Soo Do?
Tang Soo Do is a traditional Korean martial art style that has developed over 2000 years. The style of Tang Soo Do can be traced to the Three Kingdoms period in Korea, Shilla 57 BC – 935 AD, Paekjae 18 BC – 660 AD, and Koguryo 37 – 66 AD. Modern Tang Soo Do is heavily indebted to Grand Master Hwang Kee who founded the Moo Duk Kwan on November 9th, 1945. (For more info check out this article on wikipedia)
What is the difference between Tang Soo Do and Tae Kwon Do?
Tang Soo Do is a traditional martial art stemming from traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean roots. Tang Soo Do encourages the learning of mental and physical discipline by learning hand and foot techniques, joint locks and throws to defend one’s self.
Tae Kwon Do formally organized by General Hong Hi Choi, was geared to be more of a sport martial art, like seen on the Olympics. Tae Kwon Do is a compilation of many Korean martial arts that was unified by the Korean government after the Japanese occupation. Tae Kwon Do is the Korean National Sport.
How long does it take to earn a 1st Degree Black Belt?
That depends on you! The average student who achieves this honor can expect to take classes full time twice a week for a period of 3 1/2 – 5 years. If you, the student, participate with 100% effort and practice with an attitude of “nothing is impossible”, you WILL achieve your goal. It’s not going to be handed to you, you will have to EARN it!
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