Welcome to the Tang Sou Dao Website

Grandmaster Loke and Master William Parsons

Grandmaster Loke teaching Master William Parsons, who heads Brisbane Wu Kwan

Tang Sou Dao is a Chinese martial art that was founded by Grandmaster Loke, who has taught in the UK for over 40 years. Tang Sou Dao is a culmination of Chinese styles that Grandmaster Loke has studied since his youth. Grandmaster Loke began his training in his birthplace, Penang, Malaysia in the mid-sixties under the renowned Grandmaster Lim Cheng Hock who taught him Karate, and the finer points and technical application of older Southern traditional Shao Lin styles like Praying Mantis, White Crane and Eighteen Hands Luohan. In 1973 Grandmaster Loke opened his first British club in South Ockendon, Essex. Since then he has enrolled over 15,000students, and qualified over 500 black belts, many who have achieved Master Shi Fu level. 

Grandmaster Loke handing out Duan certificate

Grandmaster Loke handing out a Duan certificate to one of the younger members in Loughton Wu Kwan

Grandmaster Loke is a firm believer that a martial art should not be stuck in the past, but should be innovative and organic; reflective of one’s own personal self-development. The result is a combination of sophisticated Kung Fu styles with a unique, practical and modern fighting system.

Tang Sou Dao is not about fighting, it is about protecting yourself. Tang Sou Dao incorporates practical self-defence. You will learn basic and advanced hand techniques, leg techniques, ground work, evasion and disarming principles. We also include traditional stretching methods and drill work. Training Tang Sou Dao will improve physicality in many way, including flexibility, strength, co-ordination, fitness, precision and power delivery. Because it encompasses a variety of different skills, adults of any age can start and be sure to gain something positive.

Grandmaster Loke teaching at Cambridge martial arts club

Grandmaster Loke teaching at the Cambridge Wu Kwan

Because the skills learnt are martial, it is important to treat training seriously. Tang Sou Dao continues to adopt conventional Karate-type methods of teaching, such as the belt system. Training in this way increases focus, confidence and self-discipline. This combination of physical and mental instruction makes it an ideal skill for children to learn. Tang Sou Dao is like a family, the seniors look after the junior and the younger ones. There are many families who join together in the club, and we even have three generations training together!

Click here for articles from some members in our Tang Sou Dao family.

You can click here to see a list of our instructors, and click on their profiles to learn how they started. Even the most senior instructors were beginners once!  

There are Tang Sou Dao classes in many different areas of the UK and internationally. Look up your area and come along! Come in loose clothing and just join in.

Members click here for grading dates, Red Belts and above Workshops, senior classes, Thau forms classes, Tooi Ta sparring classes and other important dates to remember. 

Senior Belts should note that the Workshops and senior classes are mandatory for gradings, please click here for further information.

If you require any further information about starting please feel free to contact the local instructor in your area, or call 01375 892467/386225 or alternatively you can also email us at tangsoudao@aol.com

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News & Events

These pages include the latest local news and articles from Tang Sou Dao Clubs in the UK and internationally.  Read more…

Our Club

We are fortunate to be part of a martial art which is authentic and yet still an organic entity. The development of the new Luohan 6 is a testament to that unique feature of our style. It took Grandmaster Loke   Read more…

Grading Dates and Information

All Duan grades are reminded of the need to work together in order to develop as a family. For that reason, there must be a complete and total standardisation of practice and philosophy within the Academy.  Read more…

The BTSDF Operates a Child Protection Policy. Instructors are CRB Enhanced checked.