Mu Sool Tang Soo Do is a complete comprehensive traditional Korean martial art. It’s foundation is in Tang Soo Do. It has been enhanced by Master Ruffing’s training in Hapkido,
Hwa Rang Do and Soo Ho Ji Moo. I felt that Tang Soo Do was a great martial art; however, it lacked different aspects of martial arts such as: ground fighting, joint manipulation, weaponry, throwing, complete sparring etc.
Its forms were too simplistic and I felt a change was needed. I have been in martial arts since I was 12 and I have seen other limited martial arts styles such as Tae Kwon Do. I feel students of these arts are not learning authentic martial arts.
They are learning a watered down Americanized version of martial arts. I realized that Tang Soo Do, although traditional, was too similar to TKD. Once I had learned other traditional styles such as, Hwa Rang Do and Hap Ki Do, I knew I had to change Tang Soo Do. As a Teacher and a Father I could not teach regular Tang Soo Do to students knowing that there are more complex, comprehensive, effective styles out there. I want to teach students all the knowledge I have learned throughout my travels and experiences.