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United Tang Soo Do Alliance - UTA Karate
What is United Tang Soo Do Alliance?
United Tang Soo Do Alliance ("UTA") located in York County, Pennsylvania and Dalton, Pennsylvania, has a modern approach to a traditional martial art with the Korean style of Tang Soo Do as a core.  UTA Karate has an evolving curriculum with elements from Judo, Hapkido and other fighting disciplines. UTA Karate systems are designed to provide a fun, yet disciplined, learning environment. The UTA Karate curriculum, along with long and short-term goals, will help students improve and learn respect, concentration, perseverance, self-confidence and physical and mental health. 
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Meaning of Tang Soo Do

“Tang” refers to the Tang Dynasty of China (617-909 AD). “Soo” means hand, but implies fist, punch, strike, or defense, etc. “Do” means way of life.  Therefore, Tang Soo Do is a traditional Korean marital art, which was influenced by the Tang Dynasty that stresses the growth of character in an individual.  The philosophy of Tang Soo Do is that through physical exercise, we not only strengthen the body, but the mind and spirit as well. Drawing influences from Yang style Tai Chi Chuan, Kung Fu, Okinawan Karate and Korean Tae kyun Tang Soo Do is a complete art. While known for it’s high kicks, Tang Soo Do also uses punches, joint locks and weapons. All Tang Soo Do techniques are based on the principles on yielding, circular motion and penetration.