SOAR TRAINING: HYUNG 형

Tang Soo Do is a traditional martial art. Therefore, we are a forms-based martial arts system. Our forms are called hyung (형 or 형태) and come from Korea, Japan, Okinawa, and China. From our hyungs (or forms) we learn all the basics of Tang Soo Do. From the hyung, We learn kinesthetic awareness (how long our arms and legs are). We learn how to move our body weight and where our center of gravity is located. Your goal is always to move as smoothly as possible. The hyung teaches patience, diligence, and dedication.

I want you to bring a staff with you, I have a limited few you may borrow in class. You do not need anything fancy. A staff is just a long stick about your height. Here is a suggested resource less than $10.

CHANGES FOR SPRING SESSION: We have 12 weeks until our next belt test. There is a great deal of work to accomplish between now and then. I expect each of you to practice at least twice a week outside of class. If you do not practice, you will not be ready for the test. You testing requirements are Knowledge (the written test), Basic Techniques in combination, Hyungs, One-Steps, Sparring, Circular Drill, weapons (as applicable), SOAR Challenge, and Breaking (as applicable). Your written test information is your responsibility alone. I will introduce a belt striping system (right side) to ensure you have learned your required skills and are prepared for the test.

Basics (punch, kick, fall): Yellow Stripe
Hyung: Orange Stripe
One-Steps: Green Stripe
Circular drill: Brown Stripe
Sparring: Red Stripe
Weapons: Blue Stripe
SOAR Challenge: Purple Stripe

Class Schedule is Mondays & Tuesdays
1730-1800: ages 5-10
1800-1900: ages 10 to Adult
We are now located at the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel Gym

Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude – SOAR!

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