Tang Soo Do Masters Alliance Philosophy
The TSDMA Logo
We get many questions about why certain things are in the image, we hope the following will explain.
The Eagle represents strength and liberty. The five original founders of the alliance had the strength to create this new organization, in hopes of making a better way for their students.
The Master Belt that the eagle is clutching represents the founding Masters and the strength of the Eagle binding them together.
The American flag and Korean Flags are crossed to signify East meeting West and the unifying of the two cultures through the martial arts.
As we always say, notice that there is no apostrophe in the word Masters. The masters of this alliance built this with their students, for their students and though they control its direction, they perceive no ownership of the organization.
Be loyal to one’s country
Be obedient to parents and elders
Never retreat in battle
In fighting choose with sense and honor
Respect and Obedience
Eight Key Concepts
Courage: Yong Ki
Concentration: Chung Shin Tong Il
Endurance: In Neh
Honesty: Chung Jik
Humility: Kyum Son
Control of Power: Him Cho Chung
Tension and Relaxation: Shin Chook
Speed Control: Wan Gup
The Student Creed
I must develop myself in a positive manner, and avoid anything that could reduce my mental growth or physical health.
I must develop self discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others.
I must use common sense before self defense and never be abusive or offensive.
This is a Black Belt School, we are dedicated, we are motivated, we are on a quest to be our best.