Tang Soo Do when literally translated means "The Way of the China Fist." Philosophically, the term Tang Soo Do implies "Bear no Weapon, Empty Hand, Come in Peace" which speaks to the true defensive nature of the art.
The traditional system of training is designed to develop all aspects of the inner and outer self do help promote balance and harmony. The origin of the art can be traced to before the time of Christ, when native fighting forms were already developing in the Korean peninsula. Korean warrior knights, called the Hwarang Do, trained in armed and unarmed combat and fought in the wars of national unity that have marked Korean history for many centuries
Modern day Tang Soo Do was developed by Moo Duk Kwan founder Grandmaster Hwang Kee in the 1945. It draws greatly from the ancient Korean martial arts as well as an influence of both northern and southern Chinese arts.
Choo Mok Kwan Tang Soo Do was establishd by Grandmaster Lee Harper (Louisville, KY) after the passing of his teacher and mentor Grandmaster Jae Joon Kim (Dan #38) in 2007. The organization has a fundamental basis of youth mentorship with an emphasis on hard, traditional training not "watered-down" by commercial constraints.
Our Indianapolis Area Instructors:
Sa Bum Nim Fred Page Jr. - 6th Dan Master (retired)
Kwan Jang Sean Eichenberg - 8th Dan Grandmaster
Kwan Jang Mike Foddrill - 8th Dan Grandmaster
Kwan Jang Brian Murkison - 8th Dan Grandmaster
Sa Bum John Sweeney - 5th Dan Master
Sa Bum Ryan Barton - 5th Dan Master
Sa Bum Kelli Barton - 5th Dan Master
• Our classes take place in a formal atmosphere with an emphasis on etiquette and self-control as well as physical ability. Classes are generally divided into the practice of techniques, traditional forms, self-defense and sparring. We practice traditional weaponry and train for local and regional competitions.