This Week’s Training
I am looking forward to this week’s training. We will focus on the loads for each block and strike starting in horse stance (Kee Ma Ja Seh), then in front stance (Chun Kul Ja Seh) and fighting stance (Hu Kul Ja Seh). This is a bit technical, but with proper muscle memory, power generation in the block is much easier. I would also like to spend some time on the looping drill (Won-Hyong Dae-Ryun).
Upcoming Events: Three opportunities are approaching in the near future:
– 6 Apr: The Region 4 Annual Gup Clinic follow link for details. Super affordable.
– 4 May: Karate Master’s Invitational Tournament in Spring, TX. No details yet. I will publish as they become available.
– 11 May: Soar TSD Belt Test – Fort Hood, TX. I will get the details together this week and provide the necessary information in next week’s post, although the written test will be administered on Thursday, 2 May during class. See the downloadable study guides for your test next to the belt color you are testing for.
Training Schedule, Mon & Thur
1800-1830: School age kids class (5-10 year old)
1830-1930: All Students ages 10 years to Adult
Attitude Requirements to Master Tang Soo Do (1 – 14)
1. Purpose of training should be the enhancement of mental and physical betterment.
2. Serious Approach.
3. All out effort.
4. Maintain regular and constant practice.
Meditation for the Week
Obedience to Parents – In the code, “Parents” implies father, mother, teachers, elders, and instructors. It is respect for others, esteem, honor, and appreciation. In many ways this is a given, still this is a code that must be retaught regularly because of our inclination to to disobey and do our own thing (also known as sin). God commands us in Exodus 20:12 to “honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” This is the first of the 10 Commandments with a promise. The Apostle Paul picks up this theme in the letter to the Ephesians telling us to obey our parents because it is the right thing to do (Eph 6:1) and in the letter to Colossae, obedience pleases the Lord (Col 3:20). Adults, don’t dismiss this code believing it only applies to the youth. We have just as much a responsibility to those placed in authority over us. The code is a transferrable principle. Seek to show obedience through your attitude, your personal honor, and a desire to glorify God in your thoughts and actions.