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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, please contact me.

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 they should twist into place by rotating or twisting the wrists/arms…

Soar Challenge: 100 Side Kicks

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 setting in your hips, your base foot, your knees, and in your…

Meditation of the Week: In Fighting Choose with Sense and Honor

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.  You should be proud of…

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 include punching and kicking, but Hyungs also include throws, joint locks…

SOAR Challenge: 100 Front Kicks

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

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