Lee in 1947, Kwan Jhang Nim Hwang Kee decided to integrate the art of this "Tang Soo Do" (Okinawan discipline of Karate) into his Hwa Soo Do discipline.
Tang Soo Do can be though of as both a hard and soft style, deriving its hardness in part from Soo Bahk and its soft flowing movements from the Northern and Southern Chinese systems.
The terms Tang Soo Do and Kara-te Do are related. During an era of escalating Japanese militarism that started in the late 19th Century, the name was changed from 唐手 ("Chinese hand" or "Tang hand" verbatim, as the name of the Tang dynasty was a synonym to China in Okinawa) to 空手 ("empty hand") – both of which are pronounced "karate" – to indicate that the Japanese wished to develop the combat form in Japanese style.
I was co-owner with Master Romeo Medina, of Tang Soo Do Martial Arts, LLC in You can read my Black Belt essay with my thoughts on becoming a black belt, .
Master Khan is the regional director for region #11, which encompasses Western Europe. He is married with three children. The whole family practises Tang Soo Do. His wife Dawn is a Sah Dan Master, daughter Noreen is also a Sah Dan Master, daughter Aisha is a Sam dan, and the newest recruit, youngest daughter Safiya is an E dan.
The importance of Tradition - Manners are extremely important to teach your son or daughter. Unfortunately these are being lost through a changing society. World Tang Soo Do promotes these manners in the class by bowing. If this etiquette is abandoned a large essence of martial art is lost
Stretch'd and still lies the midnight,
Two great hulls motionless on the breast of the darkness,
Our vessel riddled and slowly sinking, preparations to pass to the
one we have conquer'd,
The captain on the quarter-deck coldly giving his orders through a
countenance white as a sheet,
Near by the corpse of the child that serv'd in the cabin,
The dead face of an old salt with long white hair and carefully
The flames spite of all that can be done flickering aloft and below,
The husky voices of the two or three officers yet fit for duty,
Formless stacks of bodies and bodies by themselves, dabs of flesh
upon the masts and spars,
Cut of cordage, dangle of rigging, slight shock of the soothe of waves,
Black and impassive guns, litter of powder-parcels, strong scent,
A few large stars overhead, silent and mournful shining,
Delicate sniffs of sea-breeze, smells of sedgy grass and fields by
the shore, death-messages given in charge to survivors,
The hiss of the surgeon's knife, the gnawing teeth of his saw,
Wheeze, cluck, swash of falling blood, short wild scream, and long,
dull, tapering groan,
These so, these irretrievable.
Mrs Allen is a pharmacy dispenser whose main interests, after her family and home are Tang Soo Do and Photography. Mrs Allen attained her Cho Dan (1st Dan) in 1999, E Dan (2nd Dan) in 2002, and Sam Dan (3rd Dan) in 2006, and Sah Dan (4th Dan) in 2014.
Master Allen is an I.S. Process Coordinator whose main interest, after his family and work, is Tang Soo Do. Master Allen attained his Cho Dan (1st Dan) in 1997, E Dan (2nd Dan) in 2000, Sam Dan (3rd Dan) in 2005, and Sah Dan (4th Dan) in 2012.
In that same year he attained his Black belt he took over the Ramsey Tang Soo Do club from John Hanson (USAF retired) . Master Wiskin said he has seen the Ramsey Class grow well over the years and has achieved a good status of student – both for grading and competition. He has had the privilege of tutoring a dozen students to Black Belt level over the years of instructing..
Started training in martial arts in 1987 (Modern Contact Karate). He joined the World Tang Soo Do Association in 1989 and achieved his Black Belt in 1992..
I philosophically associate Masters of World Tang So Do with qualities of bamboo these being loyalty perseverance, unselfishness. Once it has matured the parent bamboo only gives the best quality food to the young shoots and not for itself. They are known to live close together just like a large family giving the appearance of proud, rigid but flexible.
As we know not all occupations suit everybody, but looking at World Tang Soo Do many students that practice and train with us make World Tang Soo Do practical for all.
The higher and more years you commit, train and work with World Tang Soo Do the more intrigued we are to find the values of martial art we belong to. To totally understand any Martial Art , time energy and sacrifice for many years is needed to be attained by the practitioner.
Master Mujahid Khan is currently recognised as a 7th Dan (Chil dan 칠단) Instructor in the World Tang Soo Do Association. He has been training in the Martial Arts for over 42 years and has received many awards, including Instructor of the year 1987 and many other commendations and appreciation awards from the Association