No. Tang Soo Do is not the same as Soo Bahk Do®. The Tang Soo Do martial art system developed by Hwang Kee was a precursor to his more advanced Soo Bahk Do martial art system.
Moo Duk Kwan martial art school Founder Hwang Kee taught an early iteration of his martial art system and philosophy under the name "Tang Soo Do." Later he modified the contents of his system and coined the name "Soo Bahk Do®" to identify his unique martial art system as taught in all authorized Moo Duk Kwan martial art schools worldwide.
The U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation's Instructors and Officials provides members with training opportunities and event experiences that are absolutely the highest value per dollar offered anywhere. Today I received an email announcement from another martial art organization for their SINGLE DAY seminar that does NOT include food or lodging and it…Read More
The Soo Bahk Do Institute provides video instruction with significant importance for the senior, high ranking, martial artist. As we become more skilled in any activity, we realize that all of the techniques and exercises are essentially the same – they only appear different to the novice. At our level, we train to integrate the physical, mental and spiritual…Read More
What is it about a fire that draws us to it almost instinctively? We may not even be cold, yet we can't resist "backing up" to a nice warm fire. Is it just coincidence that we are so predictable when we are near one or could it be that we have an inborn sense that draws us to it? It seems that almost everyone is attracted to and responds the same way to a well tended and controlled fire. Perhaps this offers a unique insight into one aspect of our artRead More
July 14th, 2012 marks 10 years since the passing of Hwang Kee, the Moo Duk Kwan's Founder, and perhaps this day is an opportunity for all who have been touched by his Moo Duk Kwan's influence to warmly reflect on the source of all that which Moo Duk Kwan practitioners enjoy. …Read More