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Meditation: Attitude 5

The 5th Attitude of Tang Soo Do is “practice basic techniques all the time.” In July, 1961, 38 members of the Green Bay Packers football team gathered for the first day of training camp. The previous season ended with a 4th quarter, heart-wrenching defeat when the Packers squandered their lead and lost the NFL Championship…

Soar Training

When you are in the military, there is a time in every assignment when the powers that be tell you it is time to move to a new job. It was my deepest hope that we could remain here at Fort Hood for another assignment, but in the Army’s Wisdom and by the sovereign hand…

Happy FOuth of July

As a reminder, we will not have class this week due to the Fort Hood DONSA in celebration of the Nation’s Independence Day. Practice on your own this week, but we will be back to class come next week. Loyalty to Country The first of the Five Codes of Tang Soo Do is Loyalty to…

Meditation: Attitude 4

The fourth attitude requirement of Tang Soo Do is to “maintain regular and constant practice.” The Founder of Tang Soo Do (formally Soo Back Do/Mu Duk Kwan), Hwang Kee, said “Where there is preparation, there is no fear.” Kee is speaking about consistency. Preparation requires a consistent approach and practice toward a goal. What is…

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 is your weight is setting in your hips, your base foot, your knees, and in your chest. Keep your…

Soar Training: Soo Ki

It’s time to begin another week. With this week, I want you to focus on your hand techniques – especially your loads and your pulling hand. When you load you strikes or blocks, be sure you are fully loading everything. Don’t take short cuts in training; it will get faster with proper practice. For your…

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