Edan Martial Arts teaches traditional Tang Soo Do under the direction of Grandmaster Saul Kim of the World Traditional Tang Soo Do Federation. (Previously Grandmaster Jae Joon KIm, Dan # 38 prior to his passing.)
Tang Soo Do is a Korean Style of Karate, founded by Hwang Kee in Korea over 50 years ago, and considered to be one of the most effective combative styles of karate. Chuck Norris received his 3rd Dan (Black Belt Degree) in Tang Soo Do, under our Grandmaster's father, Jae Joon Kim. To differentiate between Tang Soo Do and Japanese styles of karate, our Dan Member belts are navy blue, rather than black. Their uniforms are trimmed in blue as well. The federation has schools and members all over the world, including England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, India, as well as all across the United States. If you visit any of these schools, the same forms are taught, the same protocol followed.
We teach Modern Arnis to advanced students under the direction of Grandmaster Bruce Chiu, of Arnis International.
Modern Arnis was founded by Professor Remy Presas. It explores the relationship between weapons and the empty hand. By learning the weapon first, the student has a better grasp of the principle of movement. Kinesthetic awareness is also increased due to the use of weapons. While training in Modern Arnis, students will see how this exciting art adds a new dimension to our Tang Soo Do studies and learn why Modern Arnis is called the art within the art.
We also teach to advanced students the art of Kyusho-jitsu under the direction of Grandmaster David Hogan, of Hogan Karate International.
Kyusho-jitsu is the art of attacking pressure points, or the vital points of the body. Understanding and using the body's pressure points allows the Martial Artist to be more effective and efficient.
Grandmaster Jack Hogan, Founder Hogan Karate International