Tang Soo Do
The Wits Tang Soo Do club has a long and proud heritage that began 30 years ago. For twenty of those years the club has been in the very capable hands of Coach, Master Gregory Hart. Tang Soo Do is Chinese which means “The way of the T’ang empty hand”. This is one of the oldest of Korean Fighting Arts, which were later combined into Taekwondo.
Tang Soo Do however maintained its unique character as one of the world’s foremost arts. It encompasses of all ranges of fighting; focusing on devastating kicks, powerful hand strikes and blocks, grappling, pressure point knockouts and weapons training. The sport focuses on fitness, flexibility, and strength, concentration, self-control, discipline as well as practical self-defence techniques. It combines traditional and scientific or modern training methods in its comprehensive syllabus.
It is still to this day one of the most comprehensive and practical martial arts in the world, which is still celebrated as a form of sports.
The Wits Tang Soo Do club brags a 15 member squad that represented South Africa at the World Championship in London in 2018. They returned with a total of 31 medals of which 14 were gold, the club was also voted as Sports Club of the year at the 2018 Wits Sport Awards. The 2018 Wits Sportswoman of the year and Junior Sportsman of the year hail from this club.
Sports Administrator Macdonald Mashao
011 717 9436
Coach Gregory Hart
Chairperson Anushka Monema
Every year, students have the opportunity to use what they’ve learned in class to compete against athletes from across the country. The various tournaments held throughout each year are:
1.South African Championships
2.Free State Championships
4.SAKMAA Gauteng Provincial Championships
6.SAKMAA National Championships