Passing of Kwan Jang Nim (Hwang Kee).

truly a great loss to the TSD community, as well as martial artists world wide.

"Great Martial Artists never die, they just bow out of class."

yes hwang kee's son H.C. Hwang will be the head of TSD MDK. some senior members were not happy about Hwang Kee's decision to appoint his son as head before his passing. this lead to several different organizations of TSD.
Originally posted by karatekid1975

I donno about TSD, but I think Hwang Kee's son will take over the Soo Bahk Do fed.

Soo Bahk Do is the original name for TSD. hwang kee changed the name because it was not very popular and did not attract alot of koreans to the art.

the characters for tang so do are translated by the japanese as kara-te. this was better accepted by the koreans during the time when japan ruled, making the art more popular.
unfortunately political issues sometimes cloud the true art. most unfortunate.

the association i belong to does not involve themselves in such nonsense.

To all the t.s.d brothers and sisters out there wether your a 9th gup or 10th dan, lets take some time to remember grandmasters concerns and, indeed never forget the great feeling of will power he encouraged in all of us, through the art we love and cherish, and that we call our Tang Soo Do,
Tang Soo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ian Wallace