This Week’s Training
The concentration of the week will center on the belt test for 11 May, so please take a look at your testing requirements. If you are unsure on anything, ask the questions.
. Adult Class Only: Please bring your bo staff. I want to add the first turn to Bong Hyung Il Bu. I really plane to accomplish this turn this week. 🙂
Three opportunities are approaching in the near future:
– 4 May: Karate Master’s Invitational Tournament in Spring, TX. Please follow the link for more information and registration. The first deadline is 19 Apr.
– Soar TSD Belt Test – Fort Hood, TX
2 May: Soar TSD Written Test for adult class only
11 May: Physical Test (10:30-12:00)
. I have sent and email to each family I believe are/will be ready to test. If you did not receive something from me and believe you should’ve, please contact me. As this is a formal World Tang Soo Do Association event, a uniform is required for testing. A TSD Uniform is $36.00. If this becomes a financial hardship, please let me know. We have options.
. Little Dragons Class (5-10 years), there is no testing fee as rank from this age group does not transfer to other clubs/studios.
. Adult class (10 years to Adult), the testing fee is $25.00 due on 9 May in cash, check, or debit card.
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.
5. Practice basic techniques all the time.
6. Regularly spaced practice sessions.
7. Always listen to and follow the directions of instructors or seniors.
8. Do not be overly ambitious.
Meditation for the Week
Integrity – Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, but sin overthrows the wicked (Proverbs 13:6). The Greek words aletheia and alethes are translated as “integrity” in the New Testament and mean “truth or the state of being true.” Jesus is referred to as a man of integrity because He lived wholly in accordance with God’s complete truth. In Mark 12:14, the Gospel writer records, “They came to him and said, ‘Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth.’”
A person of moral integrity is the same in the dark as in the light
— not double-minded with contradictory thoughts, words and actions.
— not pretending to have virtues or qualities that are really not present in the heart (hypocrisy) (Matthew 23:28)
— not focusing on temporal gain but on growing in godly character (Psalm 15)
A person of moral integrity is one who …
— does what is righteous speaking the truth in love
— does not falsely accuse another or harm a neighbor
— does not gossip, but keeps his or her word
— despises evil men and honors those who love the Lord
. To have moral integrity is to be undivided and consistent in your mind, will, and emotions regarding what is right and wrong. To be consistent though, you, must align yourself to the unwavering character of God.