Jeongshin Tang Soo Do

Spirit Karate

This style of Karate is Tang Soo Do which is based upon the Korean Martial Art of Soo Bahk Do.  The goal of the teachings of Tang Soo Do is for every student to achieve greater self-worth. This art promotes physical fitness through the teachings of hyungs (also known as karate forms), self-defense, breaking, sparring, and weapons. This truly is a wonderful sport that builds character while promoting physical and mental health.



The meaning of Tang Soo Do

Jeongshin Founding Council created Jeongshin Tang Soo Doo in 2012.  The thirteen stars represent the Council members.  Jeongshin in Korean means “Spirit”. “Tang” means T’ang Dynasty of China, which reflects the shared cultures of China and Korea from 617 AD to 907 AD.  “Soo” means hand, but implies fist, punch strike or defense, and “Do” means way of life.  Thus, “Tang Soo Do” means the Korean classical martial art, which legendarily was influenced by the T’ang method of martial art.



The Purpose of Tang Soo Do Training

There are three basic purposes to training in Tang Soo Do:

  1. Self Defense:  to protect our lives and possessions from injustice and danger.
  2. Health:  to promote our physical and mental health through rigorous training and enjoy the results of our improved physical and mental condition.
  3. Better Person:  to strive to be of better character through endurance, hard work, and discipline.


Five Codes Of Tang Soo Do

The five codes of Tang Soo Do apply to all students and are meant to help and guide the student.  All students are required to memorize and understand the meaning of each code.

  1. Be loyal to one’s country
  2. Be obedient to parents and elders
  3. Honor friendship
  4. Never retreat in battle
  5. In fighting, choose with sense and honor


The Tenets of Tang Soo Do

  1. Integrity
  2. Concentration
  3. Perseverance
  4. Respect and Obedience
  5. Self Control
  6. Humility
  7. Indomitable Spirit


How To Receive Your Jeongshin Tang Soo Do Patch

You must memorize the meaning, purpose, codes and tenets of Tang Soo Do.  (Kindergartners and first graders only need to memorize and understand the main words in each section to achieve his/her patch).