Tang Soo Do

Traditionalism - Professionalism - Brotherhood

Tang Soo Do is a Korean martial art that teaches empty hand and foot fighting, fighting forms, self-­‐defense, and weapons. Tang Soo Do also teaches people to live a healthy and harmonious life. This ancient martial art traces its lineage back 2,000 years to the Korean peninsula.

Why We Train

SELF DEFENSE - We protect our lives and possessions from injustice and danger.
HEALTH - We promote our physical and spiritual health and enjoy strong bodies and sound minds through rigorous training.
BETTER PERSON - We strive to be of better character through endurance and hard work.

MEET SAUL EASLEY

My real martial arts journey started in the gymnasium at Pine Middle School in Reno, Nevada on a Monday evening in 1983. I was literally the only student of approximately 25 that night in a black uniform with everyone else in a white, standard World Tang Soo Do Association uniform. I was in a new state, a new city, and now a new karate class. I was completely unfamiliar with Tang Soo Do as an art, its’ structure, protocols and, most important, the teacher. Up to this point my only martial arts experience was with a Japanese system called Shorin Ryu; so to say that I was an “infant” in the martial arts would be an understatement.

Over the decades I had a chance to study different martial arts and even teach. While serving in the Air Force, I studied Xingyiquan Gongfu and some elements of Chinese Qigong. During a deployment to Saudi Arabia in 1993 I studied under Mr. Brian Nelson, a Tang Soo Do Black Belt that was originally stationed in Alaska while I, myself, taught an introduction to martial arts class for beginners. Lastly and most recently from 1995 to 1996, I studied Moo Duk Kwan (ITF) Tae Kwon Do under Grandmaster Duk An Yun in Milwaukee Wisconsin.

HONOR, EXCELLENCE, RESPECT...

I started Byeonhwa Tang Soo Do LLC (변화 당수도), pronounced "pinn-hwa dangsudo" in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin at the end of 2011, and officially launched it as a business in January of 2012. Byeonhwa means "change" or "transition", so prospective students who come to BTSD looking for this, and are willing to work for it, will receive it.

We are a traditional school where order and discipline are expected and maintained. We wear traditional Tang Soo Do white uniforms, follow the traditional WTSDA belt system and Korean terminology is introduced at an early stage during the beginner classes. Eventually very little English is used to describe techniques in the intermediate/advanced classes (it’s also less noisy since talking during the warm up and workout is not allowed). It was a gamble, of sorts, to go this route with the style of class, but I think it was worth it. I have found that students respond very well to clearly defined standards and expectations.

At BTSD, quality is more important than quantity. Hard work, practice and excellence are expected. "Getting by" with the bare minimum of effort or a lack of attention to detail will get you nowhere at BTSD. I emphasize to adult and parents of child students alike that they will be taught Tang Soo Do techniques in great detail and at a pace that is tailored to each individual so that no one is left behind.

Yes, some students have passed through or quit for various reasons of their own, but not many. I started this school with the intent of producing high quality, skilled and disciplined martial arts students; never desiring that I have more students than the school down the road or that I make a lot of money teaching. No, I started this school to fulfill a passion of mine and to stir a passion for Tang Soo Do and martial arts in others.

 

Intro to Tang Soo Do

Ages: 4 & Up
Member Price: $99.00 six week session
($50.00 for additional family member)
Non-Member Price: $110.00 six week session
($60.00 for additional family member)

Interested in trying Tang Soo Do? Sign up for this 6-week introductory course! You can choose your own start date and your uniform is included.

Tuesday/Thursday 6:15-6:45 p.m. (Little Dragons ages 4 and up)
Tuesday/Thursday 6:50-7:35 p.m. (All levels/all ranks ages 8 and up)

Unlimited Little Dragons Tang Soo Do

Ages: 4 & Up
Unlimited Member Price: $80.00 per Month
($50.00 for additional family member)
Non-Member Price: $90.00 per Month
($60.00 for additional family member)

Member Online Payment Information: 
-Make first months payment below.
-Additional monthly payments will be added to your monthly membership EFT until you give a 30-day notice.

Non-member Online Payment Information: 
-Make first months payment below.
-The accounting department will contact you to set up monthly payments.

Unlimited Youth and Adult Tang Soo Do

Ages: 8 & Up
Unlimited Member Price: $110.00 per Month
($50.00 for additional family member)
Non-Member Price: $120.00 per Month
($60.00 for additional family member)

Tuesday/Thursday 6:50-7:35 p.m. (All levels/all ranks ages 8 and up)
Tuesday/Thursday 7:40-8:30 p.m. (All levels/all ranks ages 8 and up)

Member Online Payment Information:
-Make first months payment below.
-Additional monthly payments will be added to your monthly membership EFT until you give a 30-day notice.

Non-member Online Payment Information:
-Make first months payment below.
-The accounting department will contact you to set up monthly payments.

TAE KWON DO

Ages: Youth & Adult

Teaches traditional martial arts discipline; a weaponless form of self-defense.

Dominate Self-Defense

Dominate Self-Defense will help you achieve a mentally powered attitude, greater mental peace, discipline and perseverance, and instinctive self-defense skills. Learning self-defense needs to be consistent and practiced to be effective, one or two times of class a year or month will do very little to the survival of an individual needing to use what they learned in a life threatening event. Weekly training sessions would provide the necessary practice to have an effective result, should the need arise. Join me to provide that effective defense knowledge to use and grow with. This class provides proper technique and training skills to train on your own and defend yourself with confidence. 

8 Week Class
September 25-November 15
Tuesday's & Thursday's at 7pm

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