Alright Warriors, this week is where we start making some changes in the training plan. For the last few weeks, I have attached the class training plan for you to follow on your own. Now, I will add a suggested workout plan in conjunction with what we are training in class.
Ho Sin Sul (self-defense) in the flavor of the week. Be sure to spend a little extra time loosening up the shoulder, elbow, and wrist joints. Be aware of where your center of gravity is located and how you are able to disrupt your opponent’s center of gravity. Do not be afraid to close the distance. When manipulating joints and body weight, you want to be as close to your opponent as possible.
The Soar Challenge
I challenge you to complete 50 push-ups, 50 Sit-ups, and 50 Burpees every day this week. You may break this challenge up into as many sets as you need throughout the day. However, these are in addition to your workout – not in place of. 🤨 Go for it! If you are able to complete each exercise in one go, you get extra credit. Leave a comment on your progress through the week.
I also offer a new workout plan for this week available in the workout plan download above. The Apollo and Rocket Fuel workouts from Darebee.com. This is a great resource website I’ve used for years. Let’s challenge one another to higher levels of fitness. You are welcome to add runs as an active rest in between rounds. For the Apollo workout, you can substitute another split squat for the shrimp squat if needed. Rocket Fuel is timed. It’s only three minutes of work before you rest, so no resting in between exercises. Let me and everyone else know how your workouts are going in the comments below. Let’s encourage one another.
Attitude Requirements to Master Tang Soo Do
1. Purpose of training should be the enhancement of mental and physical betterment.
2. Serious Approach.
Tang Soo Do is a Martial application as well as a whole person development system. The martial application carries risk, so a serious apporach in necessary to keep our training partners and ourselves safe while we practice and learn.
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.
14. Cleanliness is required after training. Keep yourself and your surroundings clean.
13 Hyung Interpretation Principles
2. Every technique should be able to end the fight immediately. Technique is made up of three parts: timing, distance, and target. The loss of any one of these parts is the loss of tactical and strategic advantage—the loss of the art in application. Every movement in a hyung should be able to cause serious bodily harm to an assailant in the minimal time necessary to execute the technique including “blocks.” In real life self-defense and combat, the practitioner does not have time to feel out his opponent. Hyungs “were developed before the advent of modern medicine, which cures injuries that would have been fatal a century ago. …the ancient masters designed every offensive technique and most defensive ones to immediately end the fight” (Kane and Wilder). This is why the WTSDA requires an attitude and character with a “serious approach,” the willingness to repeatedly “practice basic techniques all the time,” and to “learn thoroughly the theory and philosophy” behind the technique all while humbly guarding against becoming “overly ambitious.” the practitioner must never forget Tang Soo Do is an art of martial (appropriate to war) application. What are your thought?
Meditation for the Week
Integrity – Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, but sin overthrows the wicked (Proverbs 13:6). The Greek words alētheia and alēthes are translated as “integrity” in the New Testament and mean “truth or the state of being true.” Jesus is referred to as a man of integrity because He lived wholly in accordance with God’s complete truth. In Mark 12:14, the Gospel writer records, “They came to him and said, ‘Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth.’”
A person of moral integrity is the same in the dark as in the light
— not double-minded with contradictory thoughts, words and actions.
— not pretending to have virtues or qualities that are really not present in the heart (hypocrisy) (Matthew 23:28)
— not focusing on temporal gain but on growing in godly character (Psalm 15)
A person of moral integrity is one who …
— does what is righteous speaking the truth in love
— does not falsely accuse another or harm a neighbor
— does not gossip, but keeps his or her word
— despises evil men and honors those who love the Lord
. To have moral integrity is to be undivided and consistent in your mind, will, and emotions regarding what is right and wrong. To be consistent though, you, must align yourself to the unwavering character of God.