Category: Training

Soar Training

No class the week due to my temporary duty in Japan for the next 90 days. I will publish weekly workouts beginning next week. Continue to train and practice at least 3 times a week. Four times is better. If you have any questions,… Continue Reading “Soar Training”

Soar Training: Soo Ki (수 기)

This week, we focus on hand techniques. When loading strikes or blocks, be sure to fully load everything. Don’t take shortcuts in training; it will get faster with proper practice. Be patient and not “overly ambitious.” For blocking (막기 [mahk kee] defense techniques), remember… Continue Reading “Soar Training: Soo Ki (수 기)”

SOAR Training: Hyungs

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… Continue Reading “SOAR Training: Hyungs”

Meditation of the Week: No Retreat in Battle

While the immediate meaning is likely clear, the word “battle” is  significantly more potent. Primarily, “battle” refers to self-defense or non-consensual conflict. This may be a verbal or a physical altercation. Either way, we are to train in such a way that we do… Continue Reading “Meditation of the Week: No Retreat in Battle”

Soar Training: Test Prep

It’s time for our Summer Belt Test! YAY! We will have five students testing for the next rank on Saturday. So, that means our focus will be on everything for Monday and Wednesday. We will complete as full a review as possible. For those… Continue Reading “Soar Training: Test Prep”