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johnsonsTang Soo Do (pronounced “tong sue doe”) is a traditional Korean Karate that has a 2,000 year old history. Tang Soo Do is known for its scientific teaching methods and a balance of hand and kicking techniques. This unique martial art emphasizes holistic betterment self-defense, health, physical fitness, discipline, and self-control. Advancement is always earned, never given. If you are interested in investing the time and energy into this worthwhile life-long activity, please join us.

Affordable martial arts for the whole family
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have children of their own and understand the difficulties of paying for extra activities. They also understand the what it is like to transport each child to a different location across town on any given night of the week.

Learn Martial Arts with your children! Each individual will be able to advance at their own speed while learning together. Classes are geared toward ages 8 and older. “Smiling Tigers” class is available for younger students. johnson5

Are you unsure martial arts are for everyone in the family? You will be confident when you enroll yourself or child that the atmosphere will be encouraging, non-threatening and safe. Contact us with any questions or visit a class to see what it is like.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson do not teach any eastern mysticism in their class. This traditional martial art pursues discipline, integrity, concentration, perseverance, respect & obedience, self-control, humility and an indomitable spirit.

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About your uniform

A uniform (dobohk) is purchased through the instructor. step10Do not wear uniforms with logos or patches from other schools. Instead wear loose fitting, modest clothing until a uniform is purchased. (They are not required until the second month. This is so you have a chance to decide if martial arts is right for you.)

Partial uniforms are not allowed. (At Family Tang Soo Do, we allow informal uniforms – dobohk pants and FTSD rank T-shirts — at the Friday class.)

Do not wear your dobohk outside of the studio (dojang). Try not eat in your dobohk, if you must eat at an all-day event or test, take care that you do not get any food on it. Dobohks must be kept clean looking and smelling.

There is a traditional way to fold your dobohk and the only other exception is to transport it on a hanger or in a garment bag if you are traveling to an event.

step1To Fold:step0
First, lay your dobohk as flat as possible, removing all wrinkles.

Cross the left lapel over the top and smooth.

Next, fold over the arms. step2

step3Fold the pants in half, pulling out the crotch and lay them across the top of the arms. Fold them up to match the base of the top.

step4You could also fold the pants completely in half if they are very long.

The greater care you take in smoothing the material the better it will look after it spends a few days in the bottom of your gym bag. step6

step5Fold both sides long-ways to meet in the middle.

Then fold entire dobohk in half, again long-ways.

step7Then fold again in half, but from this time the other direction.

Fold your belt in half (this helps crease the belt so you alwaysstep9 know where the middle is and you can dress down faster) then fold it over using the same method to tie your belt in class.

You should finish with a nice handle to to carry or hang your dohbok.

 

 

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