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  • How long does it take to earn a black belt?
    In Tang Soo Do, it takes approximately 4 years to attain the rank of black belt.
  • What is the difference between Tae Kwon Do and Tang Soo Do?
    Tae Kwon Do is a Korean Martial Art that focuses primarily on kicking techniques. Some Tae Kwon Do schools also teach Olympic-style competition fighting. Tang Soo Do is a traditional Martial Art which emphasizes the development of the whole person. Tang Soo Do students are taught a variety of hand and foot techniques for purposes of self-defense, as well a training philosophy that encourages physical and mental development.
  • I am very busy with my work schedule - how much time do I need to devote to Tang Soo Do classes?
    The two 90-minute classes each week are recommended, as is practicing at home.
  • I am 31 years old, am I too old to start martial arts?
    No, you are not too old to begin martial arts training. Tang Soo Do regularly has students start from childhood through their 50's and older. Tang Soo Do is a practical and effective martial art that does not incorporate gymnastics.
  • Do I have to register my hands when I become a black belt?
    No, that is an urban myth. Martial Artists are not required to register their hands.
  • Do I have to be in good shape before I start?
    No, you will get into shape as you train. We have a series of exercises that you will learn as you progress through the ranking system which will enable you to perform the self defense techniques.
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