The Purpose of Tang Soo Do (Karate) – Breaking

In part 8 of my series on the purpose of Tang Soo Do training, I will be going over the purpose of breaking, kyuck pa, and how this aspect of Tang Soo Do training fits into the global self-defense system.   In many ways, breaking has started to go by the wayside.  Much like sparring, many studiosContinue reading “The Purpose of Tang Soo Do (Karate) – Breaking”

The Purpose of Tang Soo Do (Karate) – One Step Sparring

In part 4 of this series, I will be going over the purpose of one step sparring, ill soo sik dae ryun, and how this aspect of Tang Soo Do training fits into the global self-defense system.  One step sparring is probably the area of training that takes the most criticism.   When someone sees one stepContinue reading “The Purpose of Tang Soo Do (Karate) – One Step Sparring”

The Purpose of Tang Soo Do (Karate) – Forms

In part 3 of this series on the purpose of Tang Soo Do, I will be discussing the reasons for doing forms.  In part 2, I went over the purpose of basic techniques and forms is the logical next step.  In the most simplistic sense, forms are just a pre-arranged set of basic techniques.  If you dissect aContinue reading “The Purpose of Tang Soo Do (Karate) – Forms”