HISTORY/TERMINOLOGY FOR 1ST DAN (BLACK BELT) TEST:
1. North American Tang Soo Do incorporated July, 1992.
2. Master Ron Tramontano Sr.
is the president of the North American Tang Soo Do Fed.
3. The place of incorporation
is Boca Raton, Florida, USA
4. The founder of Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan is Grandmaster
5. The first Moo Duk Kwan school established in the United States was
6. The meaning of Moo Duk Kwan is: The brotherhood and school of stopping
inner and outer conflict and developing virtue through Tang Soo Do training.
Eight Key Concepts in Tang Soo Do:
Yong Gi - Courage
Chung Shin Tong Il - Concentration
In Neh - Endurance
Kyum Son - Humility
Him Cho Chung - Control of Power
Shin Chook - Tension
Wan Gup - Speed Control
Kee Cho Hyung Il, E and Sam Boo (Basic I, II, & III) have 22 movements and were created
in 1947, Created by Grandmaster Hwang Kee.
All Pyung Ahn Forms were created approximately in 1870
The place of creation was
Hwa Nam, China
Creator’s name- Master Idos
“Pyung” means balance, calm and peaceful
“Ahn” means confident and comfortable
Pyung Ahn Cho Dan - 24 movements
E Dan - 31 movements
Sam Dan-29 movements
Sa Dan - 31 movements
Oh Dan -30 movements
Basahee Hyung: Old name is Pal Che (“The selection of the best choice”) has 52 movement,
Creator-Unknown, Dated late in 16th century
Nai Han Ji Cho Dan: has 35 Nai Han Ji E Dan: has 32 movements, old name “Neh Bo Jin”
(Inward step advance) Dates back 900 years from China, Neh Ga Ryu style.
Sir, 50 Stars represent the 50 states.
Thirteen Stripes are symbolic of the thirteen original colonies.
Blue stands for justice.
Red, bravery and valor.
White, truth and honesty.