Allied Tang Soo Do Federation (A.T.F.) – This is the Martial Arts Organization Great Grand Master Fred Weeks and his wife Susan Weeks founded in 1980. To be promoted in this system, a student must exclusively study and pass exams in the current ATF Tang Soo Do curriculums at an official Allied Tang So Do Federation Dojang or Extension Program.
TANG SOO DO (TSD)
Tang Soo Do (translated: Art of the Knife-Hand) originates from a Korean Martial Art with origins dating back centuries to the “Tang Dynasty”. Great Grand Master Hwang Kee developed Tang Soo Do from his studies of Soo Bahk Do and both Northern and Southern Chinese Kung-Fu/Gung-Fu. Great Grand Master Chuck Norris studied Tang Soo Do in Korea and instructed students in the USA. Great Grand Master Fred Weeks was a student of Mr. Norris’ system throughout the 1970’s. Kuk Sul Nim (Founding Grand Master) Fred Weeks and his wife Susan Weeks founded the Allied Tang So Do Federation in 1980.
Training in Tang Soo Do stresses the development of the total person: the mental, the spiritual, and the physical. It provides an excellent form of self-defense while keeping the student physically fit and mentally alert. Tang Soo Do is a Martial Art not a sport. It is taught with traditional Korean focus for Life Skill Development (such as Respect, Discipline, Honor, Patience, Etiquette, and Stamina). Allied Tang Soo Do Federation is also blended with American ingenuity and openness to insure techniques and training practices are effective and reality base.
In TSD you will learn: 1. Discipline and Life Skills 2. Hard and Soft Styles of Karate 3. Fitness structure that you can use in any season of your life. 4. Comradery and Social Skills 5. Appreciation for Martial Arts Culture. 6. Flexibility and Strength. 7. A relentless
ATF Martial Arts International is the Instructor Training and Accrediting Program for the Allied Tang Soo Do Federation. All Instructors of ATF are required to pass the credentialing process of becoming an AIS (Active Instructor Status). This process includes a criminal back ground check to make sure our instructors are the highest standard.
ALLIED TANG SOO DO FEDERATION
RANKS AND TITLES
Kuk Sa Nim
Great Grand Master Instructor (10th degree Black Belt) (Founding National Teacher) – Mr. Fred Weeks
Matriarch/ Guiding Light – Co-Founder of System – Mrs. Susan Weeks
Hae Jang Nim
Great Grand Master Instructor (10th degree Black Belt) (Chief Head of Martial Arts System/Association) – Dr. Keith Waggoner
Chong Kwan Jang Nim
Grand Master Instructor (9th degree Black Belt) (Head Instructor of School) – Mrs. Janet Atkinson
Kwan Jang Nim
Master Instructor (6th - 8th degree Black Belt)
Sa Bom Nim
Senior Instructor (4th – 5th degree Black Belt)
Bu Sa Bom Nim
Deputy Senior Instructor (2nd – 3rd degree Black Belt)
Instructor (1st degree Black Belt)
Jo Gyo Nim
All Junior Black Belt Instructors (Instructor in Training)
Dan Bo Nim
All Black Belt Candidate Levels
All ranks below Black Belt Candidat
The Action Movie Star Chuck Norris first learned Martial Arts during his military assignment in Korea. He discovered how powerful the discipline and lessons in Karate are. Your life can be impacted too!