This week’s focus will be on Ho Sin Sul – Self-defense one-steps – and on Concentration. Be prepared to spend some time in practicing forms. We are exploring some new material this week.
Concentration: the ability to focus mental effort. When is concentration necessary? Concentration is necessary in learning and improving skills. It takes work to learn the basic actions and concentration to practice them until they are perfected. Concentration is evidenced in the forms through eye-focus, intent, balance and clean execution of techniques. How else is concentration used?
In the Christian faith, Hebrews 2:1 says, “Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.” The writer is referring to sound doctrine taught to young/new christians. These poignant truths must be reviewed, or the young christian may become influenced by the teachings of society and culture drifting away from the centerline of truth. This principle is also appropriate in Tang Soo Do. We must review, pay close attention, concentrate on the basics of the Tang Soo Do Art. Failure to do so can cause great injury and the inability to progress to more difficult techniques and forms.