Tang Soo Do is a Korean sport in which either two persons practice methods of unarmed fighting or one person can exercise both physical fitness and self-defense. It is an ancient and once-secret Korean art of weaponless self-defense.
The Tang Soo Do student, through many years of tedious daily practice, develops his feet and body into hidden weapons of defense. He/she can respond with lightning speed and explosive force -- should he/she be physically attacked.
The ancient martial arts had their beginning hundred of years before the birth of Christ and included the use of military weapons; however, the advantages of unarmed combat techniques were not overlooked, and the skills and many forms of unarmed combat were also emphasized and developed as a brand of the martial arts limited to combat with the natural weapons of fists, hands and feet.