Cross training with Tang So Do – the takedown

In this video, Master Joe Fitzgerald of Tang So Do shows how he would defend against various takedown attacks.  Tang So Do has some locks in their system, but the grappling and ground game is a different world.  Since grappling is a big part of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Tang So Do is a stand […]

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Cross training with Tang So Do – Defending the kicks

These series of videos shows how Master Joe Fitzgerald of Tang So Do defends against basic kicks (front kick, push kick, cut kick or round kick, and knee).  Tang So Do has nice kicks and usually they can attack the low, middle and high line of the body.  In FMA, since we are a weapons […]

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FMA meets Tang So Do – Defending against punches

In this video, Master Joe Fitzgerald shows how Tang So Do would defend against the basic boxers punches (jabs, cross, uppercut, hook).  He also explains how the Tang So Do forms translates to combat situations.  Many of the traditional martial arts that uses a belt system teach a lot of forms.  Practicing these forms creates […]

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Tang So Do basic self-defense

Tang So Do is another traditional martial art that emphasizes self-defense.  Training is to protect yourself and not be used to hurt others.  On that note, Master Joe Fitzgerald shows me some basic self defense techniques that Tang So Do uses in an altercation.  Self-defense should be effective and direct without complex movements and be […]

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Back to basics with Tang So Do

With this video I go back to basics with Master Joe Fitzgerald and the Korean martial art of Tang So Doo.  With any martial arts style, I always “empty my cup” and start with the basics of each style or system.  I always tell my students, in order to do the more complex movements or techniques, […]

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