TANG SOO DO
PROGRAM MANAGER: Maria Thomas, 3rd Degree Black Belt
STYLE: Traditional Tang Soo Do
DEGREE OFFERED: Yes
Tang Soo Do encompasses basic hand and kicking techniques, target and pad work, forms, weapons, self-defense, sparring, rolls and break-falls, and board breaking. The physical aspects of martial arts are used as tools for whole person self-improvement.
Equal emphasis is placed on polishing mental and physical fitness; students learn terminology and history while pushing their bodies with strength and flexibility challenges.
Students grow their leadership skills and have the opportunity to become internationally certified Black Belt Instructors themselves. Tournaments and regional training clinics are available, although optional until Black Belt candidacy.
REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN CLASS
GEAR / EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
Beginners: Traditional uniform
Intermediate: Sparring gear (head, hand, foot, mouth piece, groin cup for men) and bo-staff
Advanced: rubber or wooden training knife, chest guard, shin guards, MMA gloves
Optional at all levels: Forms and one-step manuals and DVDs, nunchaku, foam sword, wooden sword
Each belt test will require students to write an essay. Progressing from Beginner to intermediate to Advanced levels will require a Leadership project.