It's been a while since we had a training update. There were a couple of hot days last week and that was the perfect opportunity to push hard and find everyone's limits. Training was difficult in the heat especially with fans and AC turned off. The goal was to find each students breaking point but everyone did well and we had plenty of cold water on hand to keep everyone going. Everyone is progressing well with their forms and soon we'll be able to focus on the little details of each Hyung. We even had a chance to spar in the oppressive heat (which is made worse by all the gear). This really tested the students but everyone did the best job they could. I told them that if they could spar in the hot dojang then they should have no problem in the cool gymnasium.
We don't always train in the heat like we did last week. Our air conditioning work great but sometimes it's good to get a hard sweat going and to push yourselves to the limits and see how far we could go. We cannot progress as Martial Artists if we don't constantly test ourselves and keep reaching new limits.
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This is our newest Seven Star video. I enjoy putting these together. It helps keep everyone focused and motivated to do the best they can. In the video you will see clips from this years Stamford and State Championships as well as our sparring sessions in the dojang. I hope you all enjoy!! Tang Soo!!!
Another good night of training as we turn our attention to the 2012 National Championships in West Haven, CT. As always there will be excellent and tight competition as some of the best Tang Soo Do practitioners in the country converge on the University of New Haven in CT. The best part about the Nationals weekend is that even though everyone is there to compete and win, the camaraderie between them is very strong. It's a chance to reconnect with old friends from across the country as well as meet new ones who all share the same passion of Tang Soo Do. I like to refer to National as a big family reunion. We compete fight hard but at the end of the day, we are one big family of Martial Artists... Here are a few pics of past National/International competitions.
We had another night of great classes. The students have begun their work on new forms... focusing mostly on Pyung Ahn Sahm Dan and Pyung Ahn Ee Dan for our newly promoted students. We also did some work on Bong Hyung Cho Dan just to keep it sharp. So far everyone is picking up the material pretty easily and we are right on track to be ready for Nationals in two months time.