Category: Training

SOAR Training: Hyung (형)

As a traditional martial art, Tang Soo Do is a forms-based art. This is true with many traditional martial arts systems. Tang Soo Do, which is Korean in style and culture, draws heavily from Okinawa and China as well as precursor arts from Korea.… Continue Reading “SOAR Training: Hyung (형)”

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tang Soo, Folks! Due to most of the families who participate calling in to inform me they will not be at training this evening, I am cancelling class tonight to support the much needed time with family and preparation thereof. Happy Thanksgiving! See you… Continue Reading “Happy Thanksgiving!”

SOAR Training: Ho Sin sul

Training this week is Ho Sin Sul or self-defense. We will shift our focus to close-quarters defense by closing the distance for grabs, clinches, throws, and joint locks. There are many ways to escape from or evade various attacks, and we will begin reviewing some of… Continue Reading “SOAR Training: Ho Sin sul”

Soar Training – Jok Ki (족기) Week

Jok Ki (족기 – Kicking Techniques) are the bread and butter of Korean Martial Arts. In the world of karate, Tang Soo Do’s differences are most apparent in kicking – dynamic, high, and arial. A flying side klick is on our association flag and… Continue Reading “Soar Training – Jok Ki (족기) Week”

Soar Training – Soo Ki (수기) Week

This week, we focus on hand techniques – especially loading and the pulling hand. When loading strikes or blocks, be sure to fully load everything. Don’t take short cuts in training; it will get faster with proper practice. Be patient and not “overly ambitious.”… Continue Reading “Soar Training – Soo Ki (수기) Week”