Our Style

The Art of Tang Soo Do


Grandmaster Hwang Kee,

Founder of Tang Soo Do/  Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan 

The martial  art known as Tang Soo Do is relatively modern. However, its roots are  from the Korean disciplines of Subak and Taek Kyeon, which date back  many centuries ago. Tang Soo Do is a composite style influenced by the  Northern Chinese arts, the Southern Chinese arts, and the Okinawan  discipline of Karate.

The  Chinese influences were as follow; Basic Training ( Seh Bop- method of  postures, Bo Bop- method of steps, Ryun Bop- method of conditioning ),  and form and combat applications, (Dham Toi Sip E Ro, and Tae Kuk  Kwon"). The Okinawan influences were primarily a result of the Japanese  occupation of Korea from 1910- 1945. The martial of Tang Soo Do embraces  both hard and soft style, deriving its hardness in part from the  discipline of Subak and its soft flowing movements from the Northern and  Southern Chinese systems.

Tang Soo Do Mi Guk Kwan


Grandmaster Charles J. Ferraro,

Founder Tang Soo Do Mi Guk Kwan

The art of Tang Soo Do  Mi Guk Kwan ("  American Brotherhood of the Empty Hand Defense"). The Tang Soo Do Mi Guk  Kwan Association, Inc was founded in 1995 by Kwan Jang Nim Charles J.  Ferraro ( Grandmaster ). The Tang Soo Do Mi Guk Kwan system is a  classical martial art concerned with the scientific and martial theory,  form and aesthetics.

Tang  Soo Do Mi Guk Kwan was developed from combining the teachings and  techniques of many traditional martial arts systems. Some of the martial  arts styles that were drawn on for its development are the traditional  systems of Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan, Karate Do, Aikido, Jujitsu, Tai Chi  Chuan, Shaolin Kung Fu, Hai Dong Gumdo (Korean Sword), and  Philippine Kali.

Tang  Soo Do Mi Guk Kwan was designed to foster a throughout understanding of  the concepts of self- defense and character development. The principles  stressed in Tang Soo Do Mi Guk Kwan are respect, confidence,  discipline, mental alertness and a positive attitude towards life.