Why should I do Karate?


All of us have our own personal reasons for choosing to train:  ​​​​​self-defense, physical fitness, stress management, self-confidence, self-discipline, or to develop teamwork.


In today's  society, there is no doubt that we need self-defense skills.  1.28 Million Americans where victims of violent crime in 2017.  Over 99,000 Rapes occured in 2017.  Basic self defense skills can assist you not to be a statistic.  


Training in the martial arts can benefit all aspects of our lives, including our mind, body, and spirit. Through Tang Soo Do you can achieve these goals as well as many others.

Tang Soo Do has its own unique character which differentiates it from any other form of martial arts or Karate. Tang Soo Do not only teaches physical techniques but also trains us to practice "DO" (way of life) through practice of the five virtues; "IN" -(humanity), "UI"-(righteousness), "YIE"-(etiquette), "JI"-(wisdom) and "
SHIN"-(trust).


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Our Heritage

  1. Great Grandmaster Hwang Kee
    Great Grandmaster Hwang Kee
    Kee combined the kicking style of Soo Bak Do with the hand techniques of the Tang system upon returning to Korea after the end of World War II.
  2. Grandmaster  Jae Joon Kim
    Grandmaster Jae Joon Kim
    Upon the request of Grandmaster Hwang Kee, Master Jae Joon Kim brought Moo Duk Kwan to the United States and founded the Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Association in Detroit, Michigan.
  3. Master Debra A. Rohr
    Master Debra A. Rohr
    Master Rohr, 5th Dan, started her martial arts training in Dubuque Iowa under Grandmaster David J. Schmitt in 1997. In 2007 Master Rohr opened her own Tang Soo Do School in Cascade Iowa, and continued her personal training under Grand Master Samuel Frazier III.