Soar Training: Jok Ki and Striping Week

Jok Ki (Kicking Techniques) are the bread and butter of Korean Martial Arts. In the world of karate, Tang Soo Do’s differences are most apparent in kicking – dynamic, high, and arial. A flying side klick is on our association flag and seal! I want you to concentrate on combination and consecutive kicking while “Crossing the T.” Combination kicking involves both legs while consecutive kicking is multiple kicks with the same leg. “Crossing the T” is nothing more than changing the angle of attack to gain the advantage of while placing your opponent at a disadvantage. In other words, move around your opponent to create an opening to strike.

We will work on both the Kicking one-steps and our various kick techniques (ie. defensive kicks, flying kicks, tornado kicks, 360º kicks, jumping kicks, stepping kicks and the 6-point kick, which are all built of the 5 basic kicks). 

Terminology

Deah Jump Kicks: In the most simplest terms, Deah kicks are jump and kick without “pumping.” Think of our roundhouse switch kick…jump (or hop), rotate and kick with the back leg. When you perform an Ahp Cha Gi, you move the weight of you body forward while loading and extending the rear leg into a front kick. Deah Ahp Cha Gi is same kick with a jump to begin movement. However, the jump allows for horizontal movement or stability.

E-Dan Jump Kicks: Sometimes called the “scissor kick” has a pumping action. E-Dan kicks are designed to gain distance or height. When performing a E-Dan kick, you are going to produce inertia by loading and driving a knee (usually the back leg) in the direction you want to go. Once you have reach the target distance, the practitioner rotates the hips and kicks with the other leg.

Striping Week

Striping for test preparation is this week. Everyone must earn their stripes in order to test on Tuesday, June 8. If you are prepared to earn your appropriate stipe, make it know to me.  We will conduct our written test next week.

Remember, Weapons are for Senior Green belt and above, and Soar 100 requires 6 completed Soar 100 challenges.

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

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