Meaning of Tang Soo Do

Literally translated the word Tang, means Tang Dynasty of China which reflects the shared cultural background between China and Korea (617 – 907 AD).  Soo means hand, but it implies fist, punch, strike or defense, etc., and Do means way of life or art.  Thus Tang Soo Do means the Korean classical martial art which legendarily was influenced by the Tang method of martial art.  The Way of the China Hand!