“Where Quality Instruction is Affordable”

The Wild Cat Tang Soo Do was founded and organized by Mr. Bernardo Masangkay on September 26, 1966 at Lipa City. This karate which composed of nine members started training and a year after due to increasing number of members, this karate club spread its subsidiary clubs bearing the name wildcat throughout the area of Batangas Province.

This group received recognition from the Philippine Moo Duk Kwan Incorporated as a Region Moo Duk Kwan Association on November 30, 1970. As the years goes by the expansion of this karate club reached Mindoro and Cavite, Where the region was changed to Southern Tagalog Moo Duk Kwan Association on April 22, 1975. Later on this club received another recognition as the Luzon Moo Duk kwan Chapter from the General headquarters.

Mission Statement

The club has adapted the following as a statement of its overall mission:

To provide quality but affordable Martial Arts Instruction to the socially and economically disadvantaged. The club shall provide martial arts training in a well-structured, supportive and enjoyable environment towards the development of a person’s character. Being a student of Tang Soo Do means learning respect, self-discipline, self-defense, self-control, self-confidence, humility, consideration, concentration, endurance, honesty, courage, perseverance, obedience and loyalty.

       Instructional Programs

Essential Korean Terminology
Tang Soo do Etiquette
Tang Soo Do Jaseh (stances)
Tang Soo Do Soo Gi: (hand technique)
Tang Soo Do Jok Gi (foot technique)
Tang Soo Do Hyungs (forms)
Tang Soo Do Ho Sin Sul (Defense)
Tang Soo Do Dae Ryun (sparring)
Basic Dynamic Aikido and Judo
Weapons like Escrima, Balisong, Arnis, Nunchucks, Long Stick
Kyok Pa (tiles breaking)

Statement of Principles

In a traditional martial arts organization, instructional methods follow a format which has been handed down from master to master, student to student for over a millennium. In this environment the student is the centerpiece of the instructional system.

In a sport centered martial arts environment the focus often shifts to the competitive tournament arena, the collection of trophies and the “winner”. Unfortunately there are always tournament losers and injuries are commonplace. In this environment, the emphasis is on winning rather than individual student growth and achievement.

The process of setting benchmarks (goals) for student development involves the use of techniques internationally recognized and well documented in classic literature governing the martial arts associated with the WCTSD program. In this environment children learn time tested routines to build self confidence and self discipline which are intrinsic to good citizenship and scholarship. Adults benefit from the realization that they are pursuing proven methods of self-defense and personal fitness.

The WCTSD operates on the precept that there are no shortcuts to competence in the martial arts. The learning environment is robust and standards are high. Students are expected to demonstrate increasing mastery of required techniques over time.

The WCTSD teaches Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan as a foundation discipline. Dynamic Aikido, Arnis, and certain Hapkido techniques are integrated into the training regimen to assure student competence in a full range of self-defense tactics.

Tang Soo Do show the way to an attractive body and a disciplined and confident mind.


We are instructors and students from all walks of life, at all ages ( from 4 to 70+ years ), boys and girls, men and women, the specially challenged. We speak of ourselves as "family"…that is our mindset.


Very simple, our goal is to teach self-respect and respect for others through the study and practice of Tang Soo Do, a very historic and traditional Korean discipline of martial arts. The ideas of respect and tradition are pervasive in all of our activities and for all students at every level of achievement.


On the spectrum of martial arts, Tang Soo Do is an external, hard discipline. We teach forms (Hyungs), sparring (DaeRyun), weapons (arnis, nunchucks), breaking (Kyok Pa), self-defense techniques(Judo, AiKido, Karate). We expect everyone to learn basic Korean martial arts terminology and the language of courtesy. We take part in martial arts tournaments across the country, hold tournaments within our own club, and offer a raft of activities for our young people-…everything from gimmicks to outings. We take part in community activities by giving exhibitions in schools, fairs, celebrations, parties and taking part in Special activities.


• Discipline
• Respect
• Control
• Self - Defense
• Confidence
• Conditioning
• Stress-Reduction
• Physical Fitness
• Fun


MWF 6:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m.


The WILD CAT TANG SO DO KARATE CLUB is committed to provide high quality but affordable instruction to the socially and economically disadvantaged .Fees are well below the norm for this area. There are no student contracts. All students participate on a month-to-month basis.

• (Annual) Registration Fee: P 150.00 per full time Student. This Includes orientation lesson and two months instruction of the Basics ( Gi Cho ).

• Monthly Fee : P 200.00 per student.

* late fee: payment more than 30 days past due will incur a 50.00 pesos late fee. To keep the administrative costs down, WCTSD provides no billing statements . students are encouraged to maintain their accounts in a current status.

Belt Test Fee /Belt Stripes

Belt system

Belt White Green Red

5th class 65.00 65.00 240.00*

4th class 65.00 65.00 255.00*

3rd class 65.00 65.00 270.00*

2nd class 65.00 65.00 285.00*

1st class 65.00 225.00* 300.00*

* includes certification fee (optional)

Belt Stripes corresponds to class/grade and are earned based on progress and "time in grade" . Generally, a student will advance one belt stripe once he/she meets all the necessary requirements. At this time , the student should have the ability to independently perform the forms required and meets the WCTSD standard . Belt stripes may be assigned at lesser or greater frequencies as a function of student progress. Through this, student may submit a testing application with the appropriate fee.

We hope that you find this article interesting and helpful. Please let us know your thoughts, impressions, questions or perhaps ways which we may be able to help you . Simply drop by to our dojang or you may contact the following persons:

Marnie Caponpon 756-2068 / Dennis Arriola 756-7115 / Jonathan Casundo 461-0365

Thanks for being a part of the Wild Cat Tang Soo Do Karate Club.

“ Please feel free to come and observe a class”. Tang Soo Do is for everyone , we welcome all people!

Tang Soo! Soo Bahk!

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Dedicated to Preserving the Traditional Martial Art Spirit of Tang Soo Do

Philippine Moo Duk Kwan Soo Bahk Do, Inc.
affiliated with :
World Moo Duk Kwan, Inc.
51 Santiago Artiaga St. Davao City
Tel no. : +63 (082) 221-0753/227-4269

Wild Cat Tang Soo Do
affiliated with :Phil. Moo Duk Kwan Soo Bahk Do, Inc.
365 Hernandez Street, Mataasnakahoy, Batangas
Tel no. : +63 (043) 756-7115

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