Due to Labor Day, we are only meeting on Thursday. Enjoy a great 4-Day weekend.
This week’s training: Ho Sin Sul One-Steps
White Belts: 1-4
Orange Belts 1-6
Green Belts and Above 1-12
28 Sep: Physical Belt Test (10:00-12:00)
. I will send an email to each family (mid-September) that I believe is ready to test. If you do 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.
. Little Dragons Class (5-10 years), there is a $7 testing fee for new belt and materials.
. Adult class (10 years to Adult), the testing fee is $25.00 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
Self-Control – “A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. (Proverbs 25:28) Gichin Funakoshi repeatedly pointed out that the first purpose in pursuing this art is the nurturing of a sublime spirit, a spirit of humility. Even the older practitioners placed stronger emphasis on the spiritual side of the art than on the techniques. It is said that in the training of body and spirit, and above all else, one should treat his opponent courteously and with the proper etiquette. It is not enough to fight with all one’s power; the real objective in [martial arts] is to do so for the sake of justice. The quality necessary to accomplish this is self-control. Funakoshi continues: “To become a victor, one must first overcome his own self.”