Tang Soo Do
Description of Tang Soo Do
TSD is a traditionally based hard style martial art that focuses equally on kicking and striking. Due to it's relatively decentralized roots and development, content at schools can vary wildly, but basic kicks and strikes remain consistent.
Training is typified by one and two step sparring that creates simplified training regimens that are modified and expanded upon by instructors.
Common roots with other martial arts are seen via the Hyungs (katas) which have similar moves and dynamics in other styles. A premium is put on fitness, flexibility and a traditional Korean mindset of "flowering manhood".