Tang Soo Do was introduced to the United Kingdom by Master Kang Uk Lee who, in 1974, was invited to organise the United Kingdom Tang Soo (Soo Bahk) Do Federation. In 1989, Grand Master Lee founded the International (UK) Tang Soo (Soo Bahk) Do Federation (ITSDF). Tang Soo Do classes are available throughout the United Kingdom and the world and is proving to be a highly successful and ever growing martial art.
What Is Tang Soo Do?
Tang Soo Do teaches mental and physical training which involves the application of co-ordinated agility, dynamic mobility, power, whole body endurance, flexibility and special awareness to complex body movements. These include stances, patterns (forms), breathing exercises, self defence, hand and foot techniques, sparring and free fighting.
Tang Soo Do is suitable for both sexes from the age of six upwards and provides a firm basis for personal advancement, fitness and health. Tang Soo Do adheres to the traditional path of self control by instilling self discipline and social responsibility in its members.
The United Kingdom Tang Soo (Soo Bahk) Do Federation [UKTSDF] is dedicated to the provision of high quality Korean Martial Art education and training. The Federation aims to strengthen its contribution to the international provision of higher Tang Soo Do education/training and to develop further its national and international reputation.
It intends to build upon the existing productive linkages with existing national governing bodies and to meet any specific needs especially disabled students, women and children.
The UKTSDF intends to remain an institution, which is responsive to changing environmental and technical excellence, and its management will work constantly to sustain and develop further an internal climate, which is receptive to the aim.
The total activity of the UKTSDF will be dedicated towards providing a stimulating learning environment for students. The instructors will be encouraged to explore new ideas in teaching, learning and research and to pursue technical initiatives compatible with the UKTSDF ethos.