Buckeye Tang Soo Do was founded on three concepts: professionalism, traditionalism, and quality. Created and led by students at the Ohio State University, Buckeye Tang Soo Do's objective is to teach the traditional art of Tang Soo Do and to incorporate the martial spirit into everyday life for improvement and excellence. To meet this goal, the instructors of Buckeye Tang Soo Do concentrate on a rigorous, personalized, higher quality standard of training.
Buckeye Tang Soo Do is designed to create a bridge between the new generation and the old tradition.
Professionalism. Buckeye Tang Soo Do is devoted to being the most professional organization at Ohio State. BTSD strives to provide students with leadership and professional development experiences that go far beyond the stereotypical kick/punch idea of martial arts training. While our students are more than capable fighters, we are more concerned with producing teachers, leaders and generals.
Traditionalism. BTSD is one of the more traditional schools in Ohio and the World Tang Soo Do Association. Our lineage is very short distance from the source. We expect our students to transcend the physical sporting aspects of the martial arts, and see the "whole picture." The instructors strive to live by and understand the traditional aspects of not just Tang Soo Do, but the relationship of martial arts and life.
Quality. Buckeye Tang Soo Do distances itself from the other schools in Ohio with the quality of instruction. All instructors are internationally certified by the World Tang Soo Do Association. The instructors have numerous years instructing students ranging in age from six to sixty-six. The instructors teach many different techniques, concepts, and ideas all with the ability and application to be used in either in combat or everyday life. Quality also refers to the level of students. The instructors believe that rank is not important and, therefore, teach without any constraints or assumptions. They treat every student, regardless of experience, as though they have had numerous years of training.
Buckeye Tang Soo Do teaches an innumerable amount of techniques including the use of various weapons. As a student, you will have the opportunity to learn any type weapon that you desire including knife, sword, staff, sai, or nunchaku. The instructors of Buckeye Tang Soo Do are knowledgeable in the creation, history, and proper usage of these and several other weapons and can help provide direction and insight to their usage.
Why should you choose Buckeye Tang Soo Do over the many other martial arts offered at The Ohio State University? You must first ask yourself what you wish to obtain from training in the martial arts.
Buckeye Tang Soo Do promotes itself with the highest level of martial arts training available in Central Ohio at an affordable price for a "starving" college student. The class is designed to teach the art and pass the tradition from one generation to the next. The instructors of Buckeye Tang Soo Do teach because they love it. This is a non-profit organization designed to create warriors, not fighters.
As a member of the World Tang Soo Do Association, BTSD is different than other clubs because we maintain a truly traditional and professional mentality while teaching a martial art and not a self-defense class or a sport. BTSD does participate in tournaments, but sport oriented martial arts abandon many valuable aspects of training in order to gain recognition and notoriety while self-defense classes sparingly involve the true essence of the martial arts. Tang Soo Do practitioners strive to maintain traditional values of respect, discipline, self control, self improvement, etiquette and ultimately live a healthy and harmonious life, physically, mentally and spiritually.
Buckeye Tang Soo Do differs itself from the other Martial Arts clubs at OSU by promoting all aspects of improvement and life through training. Our logo is more than a pretty picture. We are not the "art of fighting," nor do we train to "move well." We do not train to be the fighters or the imitators. We train to be warriors, generals, scholars, innovators, and leaders.
Who is the ideal student for Buckeye Tang Soo Do? You are. If you wish to learn a practical and traditional martial art without the distraction of learning to dance, then this club is for you. Regardless of experience or physical ability, Tang Soo Do can teach anyone to have better self control, humility, and forge their indomitable spirit. You will find training in Tang Soo Do to be rewarding and satisfying. Your personal discipline and overall ability will soar. Our instructors will show you the door, and give you the tools necessary to make Tang Soo Do yours.
Buckeye Tang Soo Do was founded on professionalism, traditionalism, and quality. These three points allow Buckeye Tang Soo Do to become the trailblazer for all other martial arts clubs at the Ohio State University and in Ohio.