First of all, Happy Thanksgiving. I pray that you each enjoy your time with family and friends while you share what I am sure will be a feast. Don’t forget to recall all that God has brought you through this past year. It may have been very difficult (and still may be), but you are here, and the Lord has been with you the entire time. Respond in Thanksgiving. Remember all those people who have assisted you, even in small ways. Respond in Thanksgiving.
We will begin this week with the ever-important Hyung. Hyungs are as basic and as complicated as you make them. Studying the Hyungs allows us to gain deep insight into the intricacies and creative application of various techniques within Tang Soo Do. These obviously include punching and kicking, but Hyungs also include throws, joint locks and breaks, grappling, and dynamic dodges. Let’s begin to explore these together.
From the Hyungs, we also 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. The goal this week is to move as smoothly as possible (Hint: keep your knees “soft” and your head on the same horizontal plane). From the Hyungs, we also learn patience, diligence, and dedication.