Here we go again, my friends and training partners. I hope you are rested and well practiced from our break last week. It’s time to get back it. Our focus this week will be in forms and applications therefrom. We will practice all the Sae Kye Hyungs and Pyung Ahn Cho Dan; applications will come from Pyung Ahn Cho Dan.
UPDATE (21 May 19): We are returning to Comanche Chapel for all future training. The Advisor’s Den will not be able to support our program due to mission requirements.
NEW LOCATION: We will be meeting at our new location beginning this week. Same building as the Domino’s Pizza.
Advisor’s Den , 87030 Old Ironsides Ave, Bldg 87030 Fort Hood, TX 76544
Additionally, there are several of you who were not able to be present for the Belt Test that I will present you your promotion certificate and belt. Also, I will need to get several signatures from student and parents so I may submit forms to WTSDA headquarters.
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.
12. When you learn new techniques, learn thoroughly the theory and philosophy as well.
Meditation for the Week
Respect and Obedience* – Obedience can be a difficult obligation, still there is great respect and humility in obedience. These are the virtues we are called to demonstrate to the world around us. The writer of the New Testament book of Hebrews said, “Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you” (Hebrews 13:17). Obedience has a double blessing. First, you make it easier for your leader, parent, teacher, etc. to accomplish his/her requirements. Second, because it is easier for that leader, he/she is more willing to work harder for you and be a greater benefit to you. We should always be praying that our leaders (parents, teachers, commanders) would grow in strength and wisdom, so that they can lead with competence and we can be led well. Finally, Edwin Cole, founder of the Christian Men’s Network, succinctly said it this way, “Obedience is an act of faith; disobedience is the result of unbelief.” Be people of faith. Trust in God that He has placed those in authority over us. Obedience is an act of faith and worship before God almighty. Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15).