Training for Week of 24 Feb

Continue with the same training goals from last week. Practice your Hyungs and practice them again. Breathe through them, and flow through the movements. Consider and drill some applications from your Hyungs. Be creative and have fun

BREAK IN TRAINING: Most importantly, I am very grateful to the support and leadership provided by Mrs. McConnell over the last few months. THANK YOU! With that said, due to Mrs. McConnell’s advancing pregnancy (Praise the Lord!), THIS WILL BE our final class until I return home this summer. With Brigade reintegration and block leave, I do not yet know our new start date. I will continue to provide a weekly workout through this same blog. Please do not hesitate to send your questions.

The Soar Weekly Challenge

Daily challenge for the week. Training hard. 

  • 50 pushups 
  • 50 sit ups/ab routine 
  • 50 squats 
  • 10 minutes of planks in 2 series.
    (1 min elbow, 1 min side, 1 min side, 1 min high, 1 min elbow)
  • 50 jumping jacks 

You may break this challenge up into as many sets as you need throughout the day. Go for it!

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
— without 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 right speaking the truth in love
— does not falsely accuse another or harm a neighbor
— does not gossip and keeps his or her promises
— 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.

Attitude Requirements to Master Tang Soo Do

1. Purpose of training should be the enhancement of mental and physical betterment.
How are your enhancing yourself through Tang soo Do training? What are you learning physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially?
. 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.
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.” 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.

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