[Tang Soo Do] Tang Soo Do Check-in

Discussion in 'Other Styles' started by Jang Bong, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. Jang Bong

    Jang Bong Speak softly....big stick

    OK - leave it to the newcomer to wander in and steal the good ideas. There are check-ins in a variety of the style related forums, but as there is no specific Tang Soo Do set I thought I'd set this up here in the Intros.

    So past or present students (or teachers) of this art - lets get together here and see how many we number and where abouts we train.

    (Underhand reasoning - I'm less than 2 years into my studies, and can only get to one session a week - so as pleased as I am with my green belt, I know that my progress will be 'sedate'. It would be nice to have a specialised list of MAP members to hit on for advice ;) )

    Tang Soo!!
  2. monk-ki

    monk-ki Monkey..Monk-ki...Get it?

    Hey, there! I also noticed that there is no TSD forum, but I still enjoyed the site. You may be right, big stick. It is a nice idea, so I'll jump right in...

    My name is Eric, I live in Reno, NV, have been training in martial arts for 23 years, in a wide variety of arts, before finding my true (martial arts) love in Tang Soo Do. Now I am a 3rd degree black belt, and still love the art.

    All right, all other TSD'ers, Shout it with pride..... TANG SOO!!

  3. ahkyte

    ahkyte Tang Sou Dao

    I'll shout loudly as well... even though mine is the chinese variant Tang Sou Dao ! its still abbreviated TSD :)

    Tang Sou !
  4. Jang Bong

    Jang Bong Speak softly....big stick

    Thanks guys - so far so good, but I know that we are not "the three musketeers". :D Anyone else???
  5. Topher

    Topher allo!

    Well, i've been training for almost a year and a half.

    Tang Soo!
  6. monk-ki

    monk-ki Monkey..Monk-ki...Get it?

    Ask and ye shall recieve! We need to get the word out in different areas in order for TSDers to hear! Mention it everywhere, albiet briefly. TANG SOO!!
  7. Jang Bong

    Jang Bong Speak softly....big stick

    Took your advice and stole a trick from JohnnyX - put the link to here into my signature. Hopfully the other 'known' members like Tang_Sou_Tim will spot it and show an interest. ;)

    Also - I just re-read your write-up. You sound like a useful guy to have around (23 years - WOW :eek: - I really am a beginner).
  8. monk-ki

    monk-ki Monkey..Monk-ki...Get it?

    Excellent Idea! (wonder why we did not think of this before?)
    I don't have a lot of time to scan and add input to the forums lately, but hopefully I will soon. Jang Bong, are you with an organization, and if so, which one?

    Well, it's time to write in my journal again, so I have to go. TANG SOO!
  9. Yossarian75

    Yossarian75 New Member

    Hi all, ive been training in Tang Soo Do for nearly five years up in the north of Scotland.

    Tang Soo
  10. Mu Ryuk

    Mu Ryuk Banned Banned

    Monterey, California

    Trained in Tang Soo Do for eight years, left, and returned recently.

    Scream it with pride!

  11. Timmy Boy

    Timmy Boy Man on a Mission

    Representing the International Tang Sou Dao Ren Yi Wu Kwan!
  12. Jang Bong

    Jang Bong Speak softly....big stick

    The class I go to has an association with NAKMAS (National Association of Karate & Martial Arts Schools), and my teacher Mr Nash as an entry on the eteamz website: http://eteamz.active.com/pyungahn/

    He has tried to teach us the history of how he is where he is, but I always was a lousy student of the past. Sounds like a lot of politics in MA... :(
  13. monk-ki

    monk-ki Monkey..Monk-ki...Get it?

    Always has been, always will be. Unfortunatly, not everyone always sees eye to eye, and when the singular person who is holding an organization together leaves or loses power, political struggles begin.

    You are getting quite a good turnout here, Jang Bong! Nice idea.

    Tang Soo!
  14. ATF

    ATF Valued Member

    Tang Soo!

    Pleasure to meet your aquaintances. My name is Sean I train at Byrnes TSD in Malden, MA. I am a 1st Gup. I have been training for 4 years. Hi all!
  15. gakami

    gakami Valued Member

    Hi everyone, I started off with Tang Soo Do as my first martial art. Grandmaster Hwang Kee graded me for my 1st dan black belt back in the mid 80s. But then I left the martial arts scene for many years. When I came back, everything .. EVERYTHING had changed. TSD had split into a couple of opposing organisations and I didn't recognised faces or names anymore.

    What the hell happened?
  16. FlatFoot

    FlatFoot New Member

    I have been re-directed!!!

    Thanks to Jang Bong for getting me to the right spot! :p

    I have been training in TSD for 3 years. My Grandmaster (recently retired) was one of the originals trained by Hwang Kee and sent over here from Korea in 1969. My Sa Bom Nim (3rd Dan) trained under him for 12+ years. Our school is very traditional, which I love.

    As stated in my other check-in, I just tested for my BB in May. It was a 3 hour long test that had me going up and doing various things (forms, one-steps, distance one-steps, self defense) with each testing group throughout the entire testing day. I had to perform every form I knew and some in reverse (starting with the opposite side) and some for speed. The killer is always when we have to do jump kicks for 5 minutes (talk about exhausting). We had to do this for pre-test too. I had to spar against one BB, then 2 BB's, then 3 on one. The final sparring was myself and the other BB candidate had to spar together against 4 people. We had to protect ourselves and each other as a team. Then breaking, which I love! I did a 6-station break of various hand and foot techniques, mostly 2-board breaks. My favorite was a double front snap kick. Finished with a 4 brick Jang Kwan. Final test was all the terminology and history and an oral essay on how TSD has affected my life and what I will do with it going forward.

    I feel great about the test. It is a belt that is definitely earned and not "paid for." Since our Grandmaster has retired and our school has split off, it was our first TSD BB test. The old school testing had kind of lost it integrity, which was sad.

    Anyways, sorry to ramble. Now I have my first test this Saturday starting off on the road to 2nd Dan. Now the training and testing takes a turn and is more focused on precision and power instead of fitness and endurance.

    So now I need some creative breaking ideas, any suggestions? :confused:
  17. Jang Bong

    Jang Bong Speak softly....big stick

    Great to have you aboard - but the more that come the more I'm reminded how little I know. :rolleyes:
    I've taken this opportunity to scan back through the thread, and I think I'm still the junior member *bows to all around*

    At our last grading day, I had the pleasure of watching the junior BBs being tested - and it sounds like our teacher follows the traditional testing methods that you describe (2vs1, 3vs1). I'm glad about this, as it means that whatever level you are assesed to have achieved - you can believe in. :)

    As he is 3rd Dan, he works on a continual assessment basis - which means you are always giving full attention and effort through classes. He works on the basis that it doesn't matter how many BBs he has in his classes, he would prefer confident and able students that have a self-protecting view on this world we live in.

    I know the he has done breaking throughout his MA career, but it is something that has not entered the Sunday morning lessons - is it compulsary, or am I missing something? As I've mentioned elsewhere, I can only get to the one class per week with him, so progress is slow (but steady :)).
  18. FlatFoot

    FlatFoot New Member

    Forms Videos online

    Check this out! For those who may have just learned a form and have trouble remembering all the moves, here are videos of all the forms...


    I know I always have trouble the first couple of days after learning a new form.
  19. gakami

    gakami Valued Member

    Nobody has any answers for me?
  20. booksie_girl

    booksie_girl Lucy the Terrible

    Since you're already stealing ideas Jang Bong, you might want to keep a list that gets updated every now and then, of members and their location, or something like that. We used to have one in the TKD check-in, except that the thread grew out of control and nobody wants to go and ad 50 odd names to the list :eek:

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