Moo Do Academy provides a consistent approach to physical fitness, self-esteem, self-defense, and personal achievement.
Moo Do Academy supports the principles of integrity, perseverance, respect for self and others as taught in the Tang Soo Do spirit.
•Respect For Self And Others
•Membership In The WTSDA
•Basic Hand Techniques
•Basic Kick Techniques
•History Of Martial Arts
•Strong Work Ethic
•Can do Attitude
WHAT IS TANG SOO DO?
The term Tang Soo Do is a relatively new name for a martial art, which has developed over a period of thousands of years. This ancient form of martial art which traces its lineage back 2000 years to the Korean peninsula, is a method of empty hand and foot, and weapon fighting, based on the scientific use of the body in self-defense.
Physically, Tang Soo Do is based on the principles of yielding, circular motion and penetration. However, as an art, Tang Soo Do combines many aspects, such as the effort to live with developmental principles, defensive and offensive skills, handling weapons, developing power and living a healthy and harmonious life, physically and mentally. Conceptually, it is a defensive martial art, and should never be used violently or excessively.
Tang Soo Do is also a harmonious training of body, mind, and spirit. Tang Soo Do is not a sport, and is much more than self-defense. Its most important aspect is a way to enter total tranquility – moo shim – which is the most powerful and peaceful state of being.
A Tang Soo Do practitioner’s ultimate goal is not only to possess excellent techniques, but, more importantly, to develop and perfect one’s character as well.
WORLD TANG SOO DO ASSOCIATION
The World Tang Soo Do Association got its start in 1968 as the United States Tang Soo Do Federation when Master Jae Chul Shin came to the US from Korea. After 14 years of promoting the art in the US and the world, Master Shin’s association was reorganized to fit new demands. It became the World Tang Soo Do Association in 1982 and since its inception has expanded from 17 member studios to over 600.
Studios of the World Tang Soo Do Association enjoy many benefits of membership in the Association, such as clinics on weapons and self-defense, regional and world tournaments, seminars showcasing the different aspects of the art and even a look at other various martial arts.
Having become one of the most respected traditional martial art organizations, the World Tang Soo Do Association has entered the new century striving for new dimensional development. With studio locations on six different continents it is truly a world association
A Tang Soo Do practitioner's ultimate goal is not only to possess excellent techniques, but, more importantly, to develop and perfect one's character as well.