Soar Training: Hyungs

It’s a new testing cycle and will begin this week with the ever-important Hyung. Hyungs are as basic and as complicated as you make them. Studying the Hyungs allow us to gain deep insights into the intricacies and creative applications of various techniques within Tang Soo Do. These obviously include punching and kicking, but Hyungs also include throws, joint locks, 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. This week’s goal is to move as smoothly as possible (Hint: keep your knees “soft,” and as you move, keep your head on the same horizontal plane). From the Hyungs, we also learn patience, diligence, and dedication. 

We will begin with the Saju Jirugi (four-directional punch), Saju Mahk Ki (four-direction block), and progress to your top form. For those newly promoted, I will introduce you to your next form.

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