Category: Training

Soar Training: Ho Sin Sul

Training this week is Ho Sin Sul or self-defense. This week 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… Continue Reading “Soar Training: Ho Sin Sul”

Soar Training: Jok Ki

Jok Ki (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. I want you to concentrate on combination and consecutive kicking while “Crossing the… Continue Reading “Soar Training: Jok Ki”


Happy Memorial Day! We will not have class on Monday in observance of this national holiday. Most of us, when we think of karate or martial arts, we think of fast, responsive hands: seeing, reacting, and countering an opponent’s strike. In Tang Soo Do,… Continue Reading “SOAR TRAINING: SOO KI (수 기)”

Soar Challenge: 100 Standing Base Get-ups

Here is a new challenge for you all. It is called a standing base. You begin with your back on the ground. Maintain one hand in front of you as a guard. Use you other hand and your legs as a tripod to stand… Continue Reading “Soar Challenge: 100 Standing Base Get-ups”

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”