What is Tang Soo Do?

It is a classical form of Korean martial arts. Tang Soo Do shares the same root as Taekwondo, but it focuses more on preserving the traditional heritage and value of self-defense than developing the competitive sport aspects.

Are there physical requirements to train in Tang Soo Do?

Tang Soo Do is a life time activity for all ages. You are never too short, too tall, too young or too old to benefit from training. The instructors can work with your injuries or physical limitations.

Previous martial arts experience needed?

Not at all! Anyone with or without previous experience can join. While having some martial arts background will help when you begin in Tang Soo Do, it is not required. We teach from the basics and work our way up. Everyone will start as a white belt. The instructors will help guide each student to progress at a rate that is most appropriate for them.

Do I need to be a current OSU student to join?

No. All RPAC members are welcome.

When can I start? Can I visit a class first?

Yes! We always welcome visitors to observe or try out a few training sessions. It is the best way for you to see exactly what we do in Tang Soo Do and if it is right for you. Comfortable exercise clothes work best if you’re thinking of trying out.

How much does it cost?

Once you have decided that Tang Soo Do is right for you, dues for the 2018-2019 academic year is $40 per semester (apart from RPAC membership). A uniform with training manual can be purchased for $40.