Tang Soo Do “Chinese Hand Way” is a composite form of Korean Karate. It is both a “hard” and “soft” art relying on “hard” strikes and kicks, but also utilising “soft” blocking, countering, and parrying moves. The art also features forms “Hyungs”, which again are both hard and soft in nature. This approach is derived from Tang Soo Do being a composite style, of Karate, Chinese Martial arts and Taekkyeon.
In 1945 pioneering martial artist Grandmaster Hwang Kee founded the Moo Duk Kwan “Benevolent Martial Arts School” at which he taught his new methods. This is the style of Tang Soo Do we have today.
Tang Soo Do is a classical martial art and strives to develop the practitioner both physically and mentally, where ability comes hand in hand with respect and humility.