Tang Soo Do
Tang Soo Do is an ancient Korean martial art and is the original name of Tae Kwon Do. It is a form of empty handed combat and self-defense–karate. Or more specifically, Korean Karate. A student of Tang So Do is not concerned with sport but with pursuing martial arts as a way of life. The physical and mental discipline of the art equips it’s practitioners for success in all areas of life. The tenants of Tang Soo Do are:
Integrity • Concentration • Perseverance • Respect & Obedience • Self-Control • Humility • Indomitable Spirit
Tang Soo Do uses a six belt system. Originally there were four belts, each belt represented one of the four seasons.
White Belt – Winter • Green Belt – Spring • Red Belt – Summer • Midnight-Blue Belt – Fall
Two belts were added, yellow and orange, primarily to encourage young students early in their training. Because Manor Karate Center also teaches very young children, a couple of transitional belts were added to our system. The Manor Karate Center Tang Soo Do belt system is as follows:
White Belt • Yellow Belt • Gold Belt • Orange Belt • Green Belt • Red Belt • Midnight-Blue Belt
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