Soar Training: Soo Ki (수기)

This week is all about hand techniques – especially the load and the pulling hand.

When loading strikes or blocks, be sure to fully load everything. Don’t take shortcuts in training; it will get faster with proper practice. Regarding blocks (defense techniques), remember they should twist into place. Pay attention to the orientation of your hands and wrists at the completion of the technique. You can then rotate or twist your wrist/arm back to the original loaded position. Most of the time, your arms are performing some type of rotation. 

For the pulling hand, the hand moving to a ready position, ask what you are supposed to be doing with that arm. Is it protecting an area? Is it defending or ready to defend an attack from another angel? Are you grabbing and pulling an opponent’s appendage or clothing close to your body? Is it ready to follow up with another technique (strike, block, or defense)? 

As you practice your strikes, begin with those from your Hyungs, then move to combinations from your One-Steps, and finally practice those your like. Combine your hand techniques with kicks as well. Have fun with it!

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