David Arnebeck: Minnesota Tang Soo Do Demo Team
At 16 years old, and after extensive training in Boxing, Karate, Kobudo and Kung Fu, David Arnebeck enrolled into the martial art of Tang Soo Do in July 1981.
Summer 1982: David Arnebeck took part in the Minnesota Tang Soo Do Demo Team to help promote his instructor's gym, as well as spread word of the art in northern Minnesota. This was before Mr. Arnebeck was promoted to Tang Soo Do Black Belt*, so he is wearing a Red Belt, which in traditional Tang Soo Do is the rank just prior to Black Belt.
Senior Tang Soo Do Instructors participated in showcasing their skills including Master Lawrence Seiberlich, Bob Willis, Jeff Goodwin, and Tom Lux.
Tang Soo Do is a composite style founded by Grandmaster Hwang Kee, being 60% Soo Bak Do (Korean Karate), and 40% Kung Fu. Hwang Kee traveled to China from his homeland Korea and then mixed the martial arts he learned into the cross-training system he called Tang Soo Do. The Tang Soo Do style emphasizes powerful striking techniques, especially kicking. It also provides, to a lessor degree, grappling, weapon, multiple attacker, chi kung, and meditation training. Tang Soo Do also has a strong emphasis on personal development, self discipline, and ethics.
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* In the traditional belt system of Tang Soo Do the "Dan" rank (Black Belt Level) was actually a deep midnight blue color. The founder, Kee Hwang, believed that black represented an end, but the Dan level was just the beginning of expert level training in preparation for master level training. Now many Tang Soo Do instructors and Tang Soo Do organizations use Black Belt to represent Dan level.
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