This Week’s Training
The Belt Test is fast approaching – 11 May. I will have the written tests available for any to take on Monday and/or Thursday. For all others, I want to focus on the Partner Sparring Focus Drill and sparring zoning exercises. Regarding the test, if you are unsure on anything, please ask.
– 4 May: Karate Master’s Invitational Tournament in Spring, TX. Please follow the link for more information and registration. Has anyone else registered?
– Soar TSD Belt Test – Fort Hood, TX
. 29Apr/2 May: Soar TSD Written Test for adult class only
. 11 May: Physical Test (10:30-12:00)
. The test will be held at our new location in the 3SFAB Advisor’s Den at the corner of Warrior Way and Martin Dr. The 11 May Belt Test will be our first event at this location. After the Belt Test, we will continue our normal schedule at this new location.
. If parents would like to bring snacks and refreshments to share after the belt test, please let me know so that we may coordinate. I would like for someone to volunteer to take the lead on organizing the refreshments allowing me to concentrate on several other things. 🙂
. 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 Monday, 6 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.
9. Frequently inspect your own achievements.
10. Always follow a routine and training schedule.
Meditation for the Week
Perseverance – Perseverance means we don’t give up. We don’t stop. We keep placing one foot in front of another. We finish the race laid before us. We continue the journey … even when you face the difficult and seemingly insurmountable challenges. The Bible tells us to “not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9). Henri Nouwen observed, “in the middle of the pain there is some hidden gift. I, more and more in my life, have discovered that the gifts of life are often hidden in the places that hurt most” (Henri Nouwen and Soul Care by Wil Hernandez). Perseverance finds its greatest effect in the crucibles of life when God allows and perhaps organizes such challenges to refine, shape, and polish us for His glory. Persevere! And remember the promise found in James 1:25, “the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.”