Weekly Curriculum Schedule

Posted by: Donna Wells
Friday, January 28, 2011

As you are aware, the International Tang Soo Do Federation and our dojang have a set standard regarding the technical requirements for each belt rank. To assist our students and Instructors we are instituting a new Weekly Curriculum Schedule. The schedule will focus on a different main requirement each week. We know that everyone has a busy life and may not be able to attend every class so the new Weekly Curriculum Schedule will ensure that no matter which day students come to class, they will be practicing and reinforcing their knowledge of their current and new requirements in the main focus area of each week. Please look for the Weekly Curriculum Schedule posted on the bulletin board in the lobby.

Federation Emblem & Flag Symbolism

Posted by: Donna Wells
Sunday, May 2, 2010

Federation Emblem (Kawn Ki)

Do - Symbol in Center of Emblem:
Meaning "The Way". Color Yellow/Gold Represents Never Changing
White Circle - (Background of World):
Meaning the Beginning or the Purity of Tang Soo Do
Korean Characters:
Tang Soo Do in Hangul
Each Compass in Red Symbolizes the Geographical Locations Throughout the World
Inner & Outer Circles:
Inner Circle Meaning - Confidence a Practitioner Develops Through Tang Soo Do Practice
Outer Circle Meaning - Physical Skills & Good Health a Practitioner Develops Through Tang Soo Do Practice
Blue Circle:
Meaning - Dan Rank & Dark Navy Blue Color Represents a Tang Soo Do Practitioner is Still Learning at that Level
World Map with "Do" Imposed:
Meaning - The Entire World can Follow & Learn the Way of Tang Soo Do

American Flag (Song Cho Ki)

The Flag of the United States of America consists of 50 white stars on a blue field, representing the 50 states of the union. There are 13 alternating red & white stripes representing the 13 original states. The colors of the American Flag symbolize the virtues of the entire nation. Blue is for Justice, Preservation & Vigilance. White is for Innocence. Red symbolizes Strength & Courage.

Korean Flag (Kuk Ki)

The Flag of the Republic of Korea is a white field dominated in the center by the symbol of the Uhm-yang. This symbol represents the dual nature of the Universe & the dual nature of every aspect of Life. The Red section represents the active, i.e. Fire, Heaven, father. The Blue section represents the passive, i.e. Water, Earth, Mother. Around the Uhm-Yang are anagrammed symbols representing this concept. In the upper left is the symbol for Heaven, it's opposite-Earth, is in the lower right corner. In the upper right corner is the symbol for water, it's opposite-Fire, is in the lower left corner. The white field represents the people of Korea. This is the only Flag representing the philosophy of the people. To have peace in life, the people & the forces around them must work in harmony with one another.

Tang Soo Do 10 Articles of Faith

Posted by: Donna Wells
Saturday, May 1, 2010

1. Be loyal to your country.

2. Be obedient to your parents.

3. Be loving between husband & wife.

4. Be cooperative between brothers.

5. Be faithful between friends.

6. Be respectful to your elders.

7. Be faithful between teacher & student.

8. Know the difference between good & evil.

9. Never retreat in battle.

10. Always finish what you start.

Terminology 1

Posted by: Donna Wells
Friday, April 30, 2010

Numbers & Counting

1 - Hana
2 - Dul
3 - Set
4 - Net
5 - Dasot
6 - Yosot
7 - Ilgop
8 - Yodul
9 - Ahop
10- Yol

Basic Terminology

Dojang - Training Hall
Do Bok - Training Uniform
Dee - Belt
Ko Map Sum Ni Da - Thank You
Cha Ryut - Attention
Kuk Gi Bay Ray - Salute the Flag
Ba Ro -Return
Anjoh - Sit
Muk Nyum - Meditation
Kyung Ret - Bow
Shi Jock - Begin
Shio - Relax
Tora - Turn
Dwee Ro Tora- Turn to the back
Choon Bee - Ready Position
Bal Cha Ki Choon Bee - Ready for Kicking
Gi Cho - Basic
Hyung - Forms
Deh Ryun - Sparring
Ho Sin Sul - Self Defense
Kyok Pa - Breaking
Mahk Kee - Block
Kong Kyuck - Attack
Ha Dan - Low Part
Choong Dan - Middle Part
Sang Dan - High Part
Ahp - Front
Yup - Side
Dwi - Back
Cha Gi - Kick
Ki Hap - Spirit Breath (Yell)
Ja Seh - Stance

Terminology 2

Posted by: Donna Wells
Friday, April 30, 2010

Stances, Hand Technique & Kicking Technique


Choon Bee Ja Seh - Ready Stance
Chun Gul Ja Seh - Front Stance
Kee Mah Ja Seh - Horse Stance
Hu Gul Ja Seh - Fighting Stance

Hand Technique:

Chung Kwon - Forefist
Kap Kwon - Backfist
Soo Do - Knife Hand
Yuk Soo Do - Ridge Hand
Kwan Soo - Spear Hand
Jang Kwan - Palm Strike
Ha Dan Mahk Kee - Low Block
Choong Dan King Kyuck - Middle Punch
Sang Dan Kong Kyuck - High Punch
Sang Dan Mahk Kee - High Block
Ahneso Phaku Ro Mahk Kee - Inside/Outside Block
Phakeso Ahnu Ro Mahk Kee - Outside/Inside Block
When Jin kong Kyuck - Side Punch in Horse Stance
Chun Gul Ssang Soo Mahk Kee - Two Fist Middle Block
Hu Gul Yup Mahk Kee - Side Block in Fighting Stance
Ssang Soo Ha Dan Mahk Kee - Low X Block in Front Stance
Hu Gul Ssang Soo Ha dan Mahk Kee - X Block in Fighting Stance
Ha Dan Soo Do Mahk Kee - Low Knife Hand Block in Fighting Stance
Choong Dan Soo Do Mahk Kee - Middle Knife Hand Block in Fighting Stance
Sang Dan Soo Do Mahk Kee - High Knife Hand Block in Fighting Stance
Kwan Soo Kong Kyuck - Spear Hand Attack
Yuk Jin - Reverse Punch in Fighting Stance
Tora Choong Dan Kong Kyuck - Reverse Punch in Front Stance
Yuk Soo - Defense Punch in Front Stance
Yuk Soo Do Kong Kyuck - Ridge Hand Attack in Front Stance
Pal Koop Kong Kyuck - Elbow Attack

Kicking Technique:

Ahp Podo Oll Ri Gi - Front Stretch Kick
Ahp Cha Gi - Front Kick
Up Podo Oll Ri Gi - Side Stretch Kick
Yup Cha Gi - Side Snap Kick
Dull Ryo Cha Gi - Round House Kick
Dwi Cha Gi - Back Snap Kick
Dwi Dull Ryo Cha Gi - Spinning Back Kick
Ahneso Phaku Ro Cha Gi - Inside to Outside Crescent Kick
Phakeso Ahnuro Cha Gi - Outside to Inside Crescent Kick
E-Dan Ahp Cha Gi - Jump Front Kick
E-Dan Yup Cha Gi - Jump Side Kick
E-Dan Dwi Cha Gi - Jump Back Kick
E-Dan Dull Ryo Cha Gi - Jump Round House Kick
E-Dan Dwi Dull Ryo Cha Gi - Jump Spinning Back Kick
E-Dan Dull Ryo Dwi Cha Gi - Jump 360 Degree Back Kick