Sweden

It is not the physical that makes the master, but rather knowledge makes the master.”

late Grandmaster Jae C. Shin

Country Representative Andrew Ewing

Short History and Thoughts

Master Trogemann with Master Ewing

Tang Soo Do started in Sweden in 1995 in Täby, near Stockholm, and came to Gothenburg in 2007. In 2020 the Chief Instructors of both Åkersberga Tang Soo Do and Göteborg Tang Soo Do were proud to be members of the charter convention of the new Traditional Global Tang Soo Do Association in Munich, Germany.  We work to promote the art and philosophy of Tang Soo Do in our classes and interactions. In Sweden, we strive to work together to promote the fellowship of the art and to exchange ideas across the country. We train together to promote the association mottos of Global spirit, Honour tradition, Fellowship, Ethical code of honour, and One with nature. Our training ranges from instruction for those who want to become better in real-life self defence, those who want to train for sport and tournaments, and those who want to follow the art of Tang Soo Do. The ultimate goal is to gain harmony with nature in the world around us. Standard instruction includes blocks, strikes, and kicks, joint locking and basic self defence, forms, basic weapons like the staff, knife and sword, and sparring, but we also work with stretching, Ki Gong for harmony, as well as the history and philosophy of the martial arts. Some of this philosophy is in the quote from Bruce Lee, ‘I do not fear the man that knows 10.000 techniques, but rather I fear the man who knows one technique and practices it 10.000 times!’

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