Yong Gi DO Martial Arts Organisation

Traditional Korean Tang Soo Do


Yong Gi Do (YGD) as founded by Master Malyon, is a family based club committed to family, community and the development of children and adults into mature, responsible members of the community. YGD regularly undertakes community project work such as; Anti-bullying workshops in schools and knife attack defence skills, as well as fundraising projects for designated charities.

Tang Soo Do is a Korean martial art incorporating fighting principles from subak , as well as northern Chinese Wu Shu kung fu.The techniques of what is commonly known as Tang Soo Do combine elements of shotokan karate, subak, taekkyon, and kung fu.


Monday - Rayne hall
1.15 little lions 2yrs to 4 YRS
4.45 cadets. 5yrs to 7rs
5.45 main Tang Soo Do class..7yrs plus
6.45 advanced Tang Soo Do class blue belt and above

Tuesday - Lions Hall
6 to 7 cadets. 5yrs to 7rs
6 to 7 main Tang Soo Do class.
Great Leighs
7.30 to 9 main Tang Soo Do class.

Thursday - Lyons hall.
6 to 8 Main class tad.

Saturday great Leighs
9.30 to 10.30 cadets. 5yrs to 7rs
9.30 to 10.30 main Tang Soo Do class..7yrs plus
10.30 to 11.30 main Tang Soo Do class..7yrs plus <

kate@yonggido.com 07981 362039

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five basic principles of Tang Soo Do.

Loyalty to King/Queen and Country
Obedience to Parents and Elders
Respect to Instructors and Seniors
Never Misuse the Art of Tang Soo Do

Philosophy of the Belt System

Our Tang Soo Do belt system in its progress from white to black represents the cycle of the seasons. Each colour stands for a specific stage of achievement. In this way, we realize an essential concept of Oriental philosophy, i.e., that which is born must grow, reach maturity, die, and leave behind the seeds of a new birth. For example:

Beginners belt colour. White represents a primitive stage of achievement. Thus, the seed as it lies dormant beneath the snows of winter.

Orange represents new growth which appears in spring. Our Tang Soo Do knowledge begins to reveal itself.

Black represents mastery, calmness, dignity, sincerity. Black belt is the final stage of one life cycle and the beginning of the next. Thus, we see that it is not only the end of one stage but, more importantly, the beginning of a path which leads up through the ranks of the higher black belts to true mastery.