The origins of Tang Soo Do are rooted in the periods of the Three Kingdoms in Korea, in Shilla in 57 BC-935 AD, the Paekjae 18 BC-660 AD and Koguryo 37 BC-668 A.D.
It is a brutal fighting style of the upper and lower limbs with technical data from the North and South China.
HWANG KEE, the father of modern TANG SOO DO created in November 1945 the first school in Seoul. In 1994 he became very popular to the general public by Grand Master Ho Sik Pak Dan, who founded the Hwa Rang World Tang Soo Do Federation.
Tang Soo Do includes the use of weapons, and grips are a key ingredient, while there are also elements of Karate Do. The basic postures are seven. The readiness posture, the front posture, back, side, the posture of the horse and the crossed posture. Particularly in this art, breath plays an important role. Strength and balance lies on the proper breathing.
The purpose of Tang Soo Do are: completion with the body, mind and spirit uniting and become one, to lead the fighter to a higher level and get in touch again with nature.