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Soar Training: No Class this week.

Hey folks, we had a great training week last week. Thank you for your hard work. There are a few things happening this week preventing us from having class this week. For the Army, it is Lightning Week. This week contains many competitions and organizational days. Most notable is the combatives tournament being conducted this…

Soar Challenge: 100 Standing Base Getups

Here is this week’s 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 your other hand and your legs as a tripod to stand up. This is a very similar movement to an exercise called…

Meditation of the Week: Attitude 2

Each of the attitude requirements are codependent with the rest. This immediately become apparent when you move from the first to the second attitude. The first attitude explains why, but the second begins to explain how. In developing the mental and physical prowess of the practitioner (attitude 1), the student needs to approach the practice…

Soar Training: Soo Ki

This week, we are working on hand techniques and Il Soo Sik Soo Ki. 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…

Soar Challenge: 100 rounds of the Looping Drill

This week’s challenge is to complete 100 loops to the looping drill. You will complete each round up to your belt level. If you complete it with a partner, you two may count it simultaneously.  Weekly Soar Challenge Sheet – Turn in next week on Monday. Don’t forget to stretch for at least 10 minutes…

Meditation of the Week: Attitude 1

Purpose of training should be enhancement of mental and physical betterment. The attitude requirements of Tang Soo Do are designed for mastery of the art. The first attitude requirement of Tang Soo Do deals with the purpose of training. Why do we train in Tang Soo Do? We train for mental and physical betterment. We…

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