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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. Some of our forms go back centuries while others are more…

SOAR 100 CHALLENGE: ROUNDHOUSE KICK 돌려 차기

The challenge this week is 100 Roundhouse Kicks (Tollyo Cha Ki, 돌려 차기). You may space out and break up the kicks any way you wish, but complete 100 on each side this week. Notice where is your weight is set in your hips, your base foot, your knees, and in your chest. Keep your…

Meditation of the Week – 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…

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 next week. We will be working on Hyungs / Forms.

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 those options. It is common for these defense techniques to end…

SOAR 100 Challenge: Sidekicks (옆 차기)

The challenge this week is 100 Sidekicks (Yup Cha Ki, 옆 차기). You may space out and break up the kicks any way you wish, but the challenge is to complete 100 on each side this week. Notice where is your weight is set in your hips, your base foot, your knees, and in your…

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