Tang Soo Do
Tang Soo Do (Hangul: 당수도, Hanja: 唐手道pronounced [taŋ.su.do]) is a karate-based Korean martial art incorporating fighting principles from subak (as described in the Kwon Bup Chong Do), as well as northern Chinese martial arts. The techniques of what is commonly known as Tang Soo Do combine elements of shotokan karate, subak, taekkyon, and kung fu.
Hap Ki Do
It is a form of self-defense that employs joint locks, grappling, and throwing techniques similar to those of other martial arts, as well as kicks, punches, and other striking attacks. It also teaches the use of traditional weapons, including knife, sword, rope, ssang juhl bong (nunchaku), cane (ji pang ee), short stick (dan bong), and middle-length staff (joong bong, gun (analogous to the Japanese jō), and bō (Japanese)), which vary in emphasis depending on the particular tradition examined.
Uechi-Ryū is a traditional style of Okinawan karate. Uechi-Ryū means "Method/Way of Uechi". The original Chinese style was known as Pangai-noon, which translates to English as "half-hard, half-soft", the style was renamed Uechi-Ryū after the founder of the style, Kanbun Uechi, an Okinawan who went to China in March of 1897 to study martial arts and Chinese medicine, returned to Okinawa and began teaching/evolving the style, which was further evolved by his son Kanei Uechi at his school opened in Nago, Okinawa in 1942. In October 1946, at age 69, Kanbun left his school to Ryuyu Tomoyose who trained the first American to bring Uechi-ryu to the US, George Mattson. Mr. Nagel’s first Sensei Ted Kresge trained under Mr. Mattson in Boston.
Next Level Warrior Training Center has integrated aspects of this style (Hojo-Undo, Sanchin, Seisan, Kotekitae) into its curriculum in order to produce a more well rounded martial artist.
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