Soar TSD Training for 16/19 Sep

This week’s training: Test Review/Sparring

Upcoming Events

28 Sep: Physical Belt Test (10:00-12:00)
.  I have sent an email to each family (mid-September) that I believe is ready to test. If you did not receive something from me and believe you should’ve, please contact me. As this is a formal World Tang Soo Do Association event, a uniform is required for testing. A TSD Uniform is $36.00.
Little Dragons Class (5-10 years), there is a $7 testing fee for new belt and materials.
Adult class (10 years to Adult), the testing fee is $25.00 in cash, check, or debit card.

image001Attitude Requirements to Master Tang Soo Do (1 – 14)

1. Purpose of training should be the enhancement of mental and physical betterment.
2. Serious Approach.
3. All out effort.
4. Maintain regular and constant practice.
5. Practice basic techniques all the time.
6. Regularly spaced practice sessions.
7. Always listen to and follow the directions of instructors or seniors.
8. Do not be overly ambitious.
9. Frequently inspect your own achievements.

Meditation for the Week

Indomitable Spirit: Indomitable spirit is a hard tenet to grasp. From this tenet comes the strength to not just persevere, but to rise above one’s sfriendself. American revolutionary Thomas Paine describe the indomitable spirit as “the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. It is the business of littleminds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles to death.” Don’t Quit!  Press on to the greater goal. Run the race laid before you with honor. “Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone [even the rude], and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:9–10)

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Soar TSD Training for 9/12 Sep

This week’s training: Forms (Hyungs)
White Belts: Sae Kye Hyung Il Bu/E Bu
Orange Belts: Sae Kye Hyung Il Bu/E Bu/Sam Bu and Pyung Ahn Cho Dan
Green Belts and Above: Sae Kye Hyung Il Bu through Pyung Ahn Sam Dan

Upcoming Events

28 Sep: Physical Belt Test (10:00-12:00)
.  I will send an email to each family (mid-September) that I believe is ready to test. If you do not receive something from me and believe you should’ve, please contact me. As this is a formal World Tang Soo Do Association event, a uniform is required for testing. A TSD Uniform is $36.00.
Little Dragons Class (5-10 years), there is a $7 testing fee for new belt and materials.
Adult class (10 years to Adult), the testing fee is $25.00 in cash, check, or debit card.

image001Attitude Requirements to Master Tang Soo Do (1 – 14)

1. Purpose of training should be the enhancement of mental and physical betterment.
2. Serious Approach.
3. All out effort.
4. Maintain regular and constant practice.
5. Practice basic techniques all the time.
6. Regularly spaced practice sessions.
7. Always listen to and follow the directions of instructors or seniors.
8. Do not be overly ambitious.
9. Frequently inspect your own achievements.

Meditation for the Week

f3feb-1lkymtxetetca2mr5yf0urq402xHumility: Charles Spurgeon said, “Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self. It is not humility for a man to think less of himself than he ought, though it might rather puzzle him to do that.” There is humility in recognizing the gifts and talents God has innately placed in you and developed in you. Humility is to use the gifts and talents God has given you in service to others and for the glory of God. The psalmist wrote, “Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. The LORD lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground” (Psalm 147:5-6). Jesus said in Matthew 20:28, “…the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  Go exercise the gifts and talents God gave you for the benefit of others and to bring glory to God in heaven. The Lord will lift you up.

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Soar TSD Training for 5 Sep

Due to Labor Day, we are only meeting on Thursday. Enjoy a great 4-Day weekend.

This week’s training: Ho Sin Sul One-Steps
White Belts: 1-4
Orange Belts 1-6
Green Belts and Above 1-12

Upcoming Events

28 Sep: Physical Belt Test (10:00-12:00)
.  I will send an email to each family (mid-September) that I believe is ready to test. If you do not receive something from me and believe you should’ve, please contact me. As this is a formal World Tang Soo Do Association event, a uniform is required for testing. A TSD Uniform is $36.00.
Little Dragons Class (5-10 years), there is a $7 testing fee for new belt and materials.
Adult class (10 years to Adult), the testing fee is $25.00 in cash, check, or debit card.

image001Attitude Requirements to Master Tang Soo Do (1 – 14)

1. Purpose of training should be the enhancement of mental and physical betterment.
2. Serious Approach.
3. All out effort.
4. Maintain regular and constant practice.
5. Practice basic techniques all the time.
6. Regularly spaced practice sessions.
7. Always listen to and follow the directions of instructors or seniors.
8. Do not be overly ambitious.

Meditation for the Week

motm0615eSelf-Control – “A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. (Proverbs 25:28) Gichin Funakoshi repeatedly pointed out that the first purpose in pursuing this art is the nurturing of a sublime spirit, a spirit of humility. Even the older practitioners placed stronger emphasis on the spiritual side of the art than on the techniques. It is said that in the training of body and spirit, and above all else, one should treat his opponent courteously and with the proper etiquette. It is not enough to fight with all one’s power; the real objective in [martial arts] is to do so for the sake of justice. The quality necessary to accomplish this is self-control. Funakoshi continues: “To become a victor, one must first overcome his own self.”

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Soar TSD Training for 26/29 Aug

This week’s training: Kicking One-Steps
White Belts: 1-4
Orange Belts 1-6
Green Belts and Above 1-12

Upcoming Events

28 Sep: Physical Belt Test (10:00-12:00)
.  I will send an email to each family (mid-September) that I believe is ready to test. If you do not receive something from me and believe you should’ve, please contact me. As this is a formal World Tang Soo Do Association event, a uniform is required for testing. A TSD Uniform is $36.00.
.  Little Dragons Class (5-10 years), there is a $7 testing fee for new belt and materials.
.  Adult class (10 years to Adult), the testing fee is $25.00 in cash, check, or debit card.

image001Attitude Requirements to Master Tang Soo Do (1 – 14)

1. Purpose of training should be the enhancement of mental and physical betterment.
2. Serious Approach.
3. All out effort.
4. Maintain regular and constant practice.
5. Practice basic techniques all the time.
6. Regularly spaced practice sessions.
7. Always listen to and follow the directions of instructors or seniors.

Meditation for the Week

Obedience-Graphic-REV-2Respect and Obedience* – Obedience can be a difficult obligation, still there is great respect and humility in obedience. These are the virtues we are called to demonstrate to the world around us. The writer of the New Testament book of Hebrews said, “Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you” (Hebrews 13:17). Obedience has a double blessing. First, you make it easier for your leader, parent, teacher, etc. to accomplish his/her requirements. Second, because it is easier for that leader, he/she is more willing to work harder for you and be a greater benefit to you. We should always be praying that our leaders (parents, teachers, commanders) would grow in strength and wisdom, so that they can lead with competence and we can be led well. Finally, Edwin Cole, founder of the Christian Men’s Network, succinctly said it this way, “Obedience is an act of faith; disobedience is the result of unbelief.” Be people of faith. Trust in God that He has placed those in authority over us. Obedience is an act of faith and worship before God almighty. Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15).

 

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Soar TSD Training-19/22 Aug

This week’s training: Hands one-steps…That’s the topic for this week.
White Belts: 1-4
Orange Belts 1-6
Green Belts and Above 1-12

Upcoming Events

28 Sep: Physical Belt Test (10:00-12:00)
.  I will send an email to each family (mid-September) that I believe is ready to test. If you do not receive something from me and believe you should’ve, please contact me. As this is a formal World Tang Soo Do Association event, a uniform is required for testing. A TSD Uniform is $36.00.
.  Little Dragons Class (5-10 years), there is a $7 testing fee for new belt and materials.
.  Adult class (10 years to Adult), the testing fee is $25.00 in cash, check, or debit card.

image001Attitude Requirements to Master Tang Soo Do (1 – 14)

1. Purpose of training should be the enhancement of mental and physical betterment.
2. Serious Approach.
3. All out effort.
4. Maintain regular and constant practice.
5. Practice basic techniques all the time.
6. Regularly spaced practice sessions.

Meditation for the Week

IMG_5033Respect* and Obedience – Jesus said, “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 7:12). This verse is more widely known as the Golden Rule. Respect is a virtue celebrated in every culture; it is often placed alongside Honor. William Lyon Phelps illustrated respect in this manner, “This is the final test of a gentleman; his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.” Being a person of respect is your responsibility and not the responsibility of the person you are showing respect to.

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Soar TSD Training 12/15 Aug

Image result for kata as textbookThis week’s training:. We will place our training focus on Hyungs (Forms). Forms are the text books of our art. White and Orange belts need to be practicing all your forms through Pyung Ahn Cho Dan. Green Belts and up begin learning Pyung Ahn E Dan and Pyung Ahn Sam Dan.

Upcoming Events

28 Sep: Physical Belt Test (10:00-12:00)
.  I will send an email to each family (mid-September) that I believe is ready to test. If you did not receive something from me and believe you should’ve, please contact me. As this is a formal World Tang Soo Do Association event, a uniform is required for testing. A TSD Uniform is $36.00.
.  Little Dragons Class (5-10 years), there is a $7 testing fee for new belt and materials.
.  Adult class (10 years to Adult), the testing fee is $25.00 in cash, check, or debit card.

image001Attitude Requirements to Master Tang Soo Do (1 – 14)

1. Purpose of training should be the enhancement of mental and physical betterment.
2. Serious Approach.
3. All out effort.
4. Maintain regular and constant practice.
5. Practice basic techniques all the time.

Meditation for the Week

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Perseverance – Perseverance means we don’t give up. We don’t stop. We keep placing one foot in front of another. We finish the race laid before us. We continue the journey … even when you face the difficult and seemingly insurmountable challenges. The Bible tells us to “not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9). Henri Nouwen observed, “in the middle of the pain there is some hidden gift. I, more and more in my life, have discovered that the gifts of life are often hidden in the places that hurt most” (Henri Nouwen and Soul Care by Wil Hernandez). Perseverance finds its greatest effect in the crucibles of life when God allows and perhaps organizes such challenges to refine, shape, and polish us for His glory. Persevere! And remember the promise found in James 1:25, “the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.”

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Soar TSD Training 5/8 Aug

This week’s training:. We will place our training focus on Ho Sin Sul (locking and grabbing) while not neglecting our basics. White and Orange belts need to be practicing all your forms through Pyung Ahn Cho Dan. Green Belts and up begin learning Pyung Ahn E Dan and Pyung Ahn Sam Dan. I plan to cover these in class along with our Ho Sin Sul.

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Congratulations to Mrs. Levette, Mr. Levette and Ms. Owens for placing in the tournament this past weekend. Everyone did an amazing job. I received multiple complements from Black Belts of all levels on your performance, poise, and discipline. You make me so proud!

Upcoming Events

.  28 Sep: Physical Belt Test (10:30-12:00)
.  I will send an email to each family I believe will be ready to test. If you did not receive something from me and believe you should’ve, please contact me. As this is a formal World Tang Soo Do Association event, a uniform is required for testing. A TSD Uniform is $36.00.
.  Little Dragons Class (5-10 years), there is a $7 testing fee for new belt and materials.
.  Adult class (10 years to Adult), the testing fee is $25.00 in cash, check, or debit card.

image001Attitude Requirements to Master Tang Soo Do (1 – 14)

1. Purpose of training should be the enhancement of mental and physical betterment.
2. Serious Approach.
3. All out effort.
4. Maintain regular and constant practice.

Meditation for the Week

Concentration is a lot of attention, thought, and focus directed to an activity or subject. This week’s meditation is concentration. In Tang Soo Do, it takes a great deal of concentration WC_2ndFeat_Nov15.pngor focus to practice consistently, to try your best on every technique, and to receive correction. To be an expert in Tang Soo Do, you have to be able to concentrate keeping constant awareness of every tiny muscle in your body.
.  The godly life also takes consistent concentration so that your life will glorify God. Deuteronomy 6 tells us how we practice this type of concentration.

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. (Deuteronomy 6:4–7)

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2019 Lone Star Showdown

LSlogoLooking forward to Judging and watching you all do a great job.

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 9:00am–4:30pm
Summit Christian Academy,
2121 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park, TX 78613

For Tang Soo Do, we wear Head, hands, and feet foam padding with a mouth guard and athletic cup. Link to Official WTSDA Tournament Rules. For information and registration follow this link.

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Soar TSD Training 29 July

This Week’s Training

tang-so-do-oneWe will focus on hands one-steps and forms this week. Here is a link to 6-10 Hands. Because we have a Brigade formal on Thursday evening, We will not have class this Thursday.

.  Adult Class Only: Please bring your bo staff to practice Bong Hyung Il Bu.

Attitude Requirements to Master Tang Soo Do (1 – 14)

1. Purpose of training should be the enhancement of mental and physical betterment.
2. Serious Approach.
3. All out effort.

Meditation for the Week

integrity-quote-e1530562911443-680x380.pngIntegrity – Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, but sin overthrows the wicked (Proverbs 13:6).  The Greek words aletheia and alethes are translated as “integrity” in the New Testament and mean “truth or the state of being true.” Jesus is referred to as a man of integrity because He lived wholly in accordance with God’s complete truth. In Mark 12:14, the Gospel writer records,  “They came to him and said, ‘Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth.’”
A person of moral integrity is the same in the dark as in the light
— not double-minded with contradictory thoughts, words and actions.
— not pretending to have virtues or qualities that are really not present in the heart (hypocrisy) (Matthew 23:28)
— not focusing on temporal gain but on growing in godly character (Psalm 15)
A person of moral integrity is one who …
— does what is righteous speaking the truth in love
— does not falsely accuse another or harm a neighbor
— does not gossip, but keeps his or her word
— despises evil men and honors those who love the Lord
.  To have moral integrity is to be undivided and consistent in your mind, will, and emotions regarding what is right and wrong. To be consistent though, you, must align yourself to the unwavering character of God.

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Soar TSD Training 22/25 July

 

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Tollyo Chagi: Noticed the ready hand

This week’s focus is on kicking one-steps (1-10) while not neglecting our basics. White and Orange belts need to be practicing all your forms through Pyung Ahn Cho Dan. Green Belts and up begin learning Pyung Ahn E Dan and Pyung Ahn Sam Dan. I plan to cover these in class along with our Ho Sin Sul.

 

Here is how I remember Kicking 1-10 (11 & 12 are bonus). 

  1. The FRONT…
  2. SIDE of the…
  3. King is ROUND.
  4. Slam the Door
  5. Slide to the Side Kick
  6. Duck and Round / Bob and Weave
  7. This is Sparta!
  8. Ate my Roundhouse
  9. Through the Spine
  10. Outside and Hook
  11. Around the World (BONUS)
  12. Strike the Match (BONUS)

Association Symbol – Insignia

WTSDA–  Six Stars: Represents the six inhabited continents and shows that Tang Soo Do is now worldwide.
–  Um, Yang: Red and Blue alf circle symbol represents universal concept of opposing but complementary forces. It is also the central symbol of the Korean flag where Tang Soo Do originated.
–  Flying Side Kick: Represents the special and unique character of Tang Soo Do and the whole person concept.
–  Red Circle: unity and Brotherhood.
–  Globe: Means our organization covers the world.
–  Bottom Belt: Masters’ Belt – Represents the ultimate goal of all Tang Soo Do students.
–  Practitioner: Mastering the Art of Tang Soo Do
–  Color Combination: Red, Blue and Black

Meaning of Tang Soo Do:

Literally translated, the word “Tang” refers to T’ang Dynasty of China, which reflects the shared cultural background between China and Korea (AD 617-907) .
“Soo” means Hand , but it implies fist , punch , strike , or defense .
“Do” means the way of life or art.

Attitude Requirements to Master Tang Soo Do (1–14)image001.png

1. Purpose of training should be the enhancement of mental and physical betterment.
2. Serious Approach.

Meditation for the Week

In fighting choose with sense and honor – Remember last week’s meditation? I talked about battle. What is the difference between “battle” and “fighting”? A Battle is a confrontation you did not agree to; it’s non-consensual, or something you would prefer not to engage. A “fight” is a consensual conflict like sparring or debate. The challenge is to maintain your self-control, humility, and respect during the “fight” – that’s fighting with sense and honor. As Paul instructed Timothy, “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses” (1 Timothy 6:12). You should be proud of your actions and reactions after the fact. Paul continued his exhortation to Timothy by saying, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7). Paul was content with the manner in which he lived, and at those points he was not, Paul rested in the Grace of Christ. There is a large bit of overlap between our fourth and fifth codes of Tang Soo Do, still I want you to understand the differences. Each of you will be forced into a variety of conflicts, either battles or fights, therefore you must decide now and practice how you will respond and engage. You will do without think that which you practice.

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