Tao of Tang Soo Do
At the time of the Tang dynasty in China, which coincided with the Silla dynasty in Korea, three schools of the philosophy of meditation were predominant: Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. Taoism was the only one that incorporated the martial arts into its practice.`

The Art of Tang Soo Do
Our Tang Soo Do belt system in its progress from white to black represents the cycle of the seasons. Each colour stands for a specific stage of achievement. In this way, we realize an essential concept of Oriental philosophy, i.e., that which is born must grow, reach maturity, die, and leave behind the seeds of a new birth.

Hwang Kee
Philosophy. A distinctive philosophical component of Soo Bahk Do and some Tang Soo Do systems is the inclusions of guidelines and principles of Daoism (Taoism), created by Laozu and developed by Confucius. One philosophy that Hwang included throughout his art was that no one could ever reach perfection.

Tang Soo Do Training Philosophy
Because it is a classical martial art, the goal of Tang Soo Do is the development and unification of three basic elements – body, mind and spirit. Our effectiveness as martial artists as well as our success in life comes from a deep understanding of each of these three aspects of our nature as human beings. Through serious …


“How do you feel?” “Totally awesome!”

“How is it going?” “Super Great and getting better!”

Breaking the three B’s – Boards, Bricks, and Bodies

The three C’s – Calm, Cool, and Collected

Anyone who angers you – controls you

Be the reason someone smiles/laughs today!

When the student is ready – the teacher will appear – Buddhist proverb

To teach is to learn twice