This Week’s Training
The Belt Test is this week! – Saturday, 11 May. Written tests will be taken on Monday. We will focus on testing material first, and if time permits, we will continue some of the zoning exercises.
SOAR TSD Belt Test Information
– Soar TSD Belt Test – Fort Hood, TX Google Address Link
. The test will be held at our new location in the 3SFAB Advisor’s Den at the corner of Warrior Way and Martin Dr. Be sure to wear your uniform with all your patches. 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.
. We will likely have guest visitors from Fire Dragon Karate (Cedar Park, TX). I extend an early welcome to Master Jimmy Bailey and our fellow Tang Soo Do practitioners.
11 May: Test Day Schedule
. 09:00-10:00: Setup
. 10:15-10:15: Testers and Families Arrive
. 10:20-10:30: Announcements and Opening Ceremony
. 10:30-11:00: Little Dragons Test
. 11:00-11:15: Break
. 11:15-12:00: Youth and Adult Test
. 12:00-UTC: Reception
. Adult class (10 years to Adult): the testing fee is $25.00 due on Monday, 6 May, in cash, check, or debit card.
. 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. 🙂
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.
11. Repeatedly practice all techniques already learned.
Meditation for the Week
Respect* and Obedience – Jesus said, “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 7:12). This verse is more widely known as the Golden Rule. Respect is a virtue celebrated in every culture; it is often placed alongside Honor. William Lyon Phelps illustrated respect in this manner, “This is the final test of a gentleman; his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.” Being a person of respect is your responsibility and not the responsibility of the person you are showing respect to.