Category: meditation

Meditation of the Week: Honor Friendship

The third code of Tang Soo Do. Like many things, the notion of friendship differs from country to country. In many Middle Eastern countries, people consider themselves “friends” the minute they meet. In some European countries, continuous contact is required to maintain a friendship,… Continue Reading “Meditation of the Week: Honor Friendship”

Meditation of the Week: Obedience to Parents

Martial Arts begins and ends with courtesy and respect. Tang Soo Do’s second code uses the term “parents.” I want you to expand the definition of “parent” to  imply father, mother, teachers, elders, and instructors. It is respect for others–esteem, honor, and appreciation for… Continue Reading “Meditation of the Week: Obedience to Parents”

Meditation of the Week: Loyalty to Country

The first of the Five Codes of Tang Soo Do is Loyalty to Country. Irrespective of whether one is a born citizen, or whether citizenship is gained later in life – having “loyalty to country” allows one to truly appreciate and love one’s homeland.   Rebellion… Continue Reading “Meditation of the Week: Loyalty to Country”

Meditation of the Week: Cleanliness is required after training. Keep yourself and your surroundings clean.

 Our final attitude requirement for Tang Soo Do is “Cleanliness is required after training. Keep yourself and your surroundings clean.”  Physical hygiene is essential for your health and the health of those you train with at Soar Tang Soo Do. Gyms are generally hot… Continue Reading “Meditation of the Week: Cleanliness is required after training. Keep yourself and your surroundings clean.”

Meditation of the Week: When you learn new techniques, learn thoroughly the theory and philosophy as well.

  We all like to learn something new. It’s exciting. When we first began to learn karate, everything was new and engaging. As we progress and become more familiar with Tang Soo Do techniques and body movements, things can become mundane. We must continue to discover… Continue Reading “Meditation of the Week: When you learn new techniques, learn thoroughly the theory and philosophy as well.”