This week’s training concentration is Jok Ki (Foot) techniques.
Be prepared for lots of foot work. Come hydrated.
Jok Ki takes Shi Sun and In Neh to execute properly. What are these terms?
Shi Sun (Focus of the Eyes) – In addition to the actual direction of your eye gaze, it’s the purpose and intent behind your techniques.
In Neh (Endurance) – The fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.
This week’s training plan can downloaded here.
By way of announcement, we will not have class on Monday, 14 Oct. due to the four-day weekend.
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 truing schedule.
11. Repeatedly practice all techniques already learned.
12. When you learn new techniques, learn thoroughly the theory and philosophy as well.
13. When you begin to feel idle, try to overcome this.
In what areas of your life are you feeling idle? Where are you not putting in the necessary effort? We all get tired, but it those who persevere who reap the rewards.
14. Cleanliness is required after training. Keep yourself and your surroundings clean.
Meditation for the Week
Honor Friendship – The third code of Tang Soo Do. Like many things, the notion of friendship differs from country to country. In many Middle Eastern countries, people consider themselves “friends” the minute they meet, in some European countries, continuous contact is required in order to maintain friendship, and in the United States, both distances and caring are necessary for two people to be considered friends. Koreans place high value on trust and do not trust people unless they are affiliated in some way. Affiliation differs from person to person in Korea. Some people require that their friends belong to the same big organizations: company, school, church etc. Others consider that smaller organizations like clubs, cafes or housing can be considered as a common affiliation.
. Consider Proverbs 17:17, A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. Friendship is the basis of a relationship with the implied understanding of trust and dependability. A friend sticks with you when this are good and challenging. Still, when life becomes difficult, beyond your ability to handle on your own, those friends that stick by you become like family to you. Jesus said, Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends (John 15:13). The very thing Jesus did for humanity to provide the way of reconciliation between God and man. True friendship is evidenced is our willingness to place the needs of others before our own.