Tae Soo Do

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Tae Soo Do
Tae Soo Do Hwa Rang Do Logo
Tae Soo Do Hwa Rang Do Logo
Also known as Taekwondo
Tae Soo Do
Hangul 태수도
Hanja 太手道
Revised Romanization Tae-su-do
McCune–Reischauer T'ae-su-do

Tae Soo Do was the name that some major kwans (schools) of post-Korean War South Korea agreed to call their martial art -

It is no longer used in the modern day. The name, as it pertains to beginner's martial arts, only existed for (arguably) half a decade, and has since been obscured by the passing of time. Very few of the younger generations will recognize the name. In the west, the art was always referred to as "Tae Kwon Do" (or "Taekwondo", the western form of the name), as this naming argument never made it over to the mainstream west in the 60's, aside from a very select few, who chose to watch eastern culture and events closely in order to keep traditions alive and accurate.

The name Taekwondo was temporarily dropped due to various controversies. Tae Soo Do was chosen to be the new name for their martial arts. The Korea Tae Soo Do Association submitted its documented creation to the ministry of education on September 22, 1961.[1]

Choi Hong Hi (A General in the Korean military) was unhappy with this change and succeeded in changing the name back to Taekwondo, in 1965, with the reformation of the Korea Taekwondo Association. General Choi died on June 15th, 2002.

The name Tae Soo Do (Way of the Warrior Spirit) is a style created by Joo Bang Lee, as a beginners program to the Hwa Rang Do martial art system.[citation needed]