[Tang Soo Do] Your Favorite TSD Hyung?

Discussion in 'Other Styles' started by PsiCop, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. PsiCop

    PsiCop Antonio gets the women...

    Which hyung is your personal favorite? There's many to choose from, from Gi Cho Hyung, to Kong San Goon Hyung.

    My favorite would have to be Jin Do. It's fast, strong, and takes many of the best aspects of the art and combines them into a beautiful form.

    My second favorite would probably be Chil Sung Il Ro Hyung, because it's one of the softest forms in all of TSD.

  2. Yossarian75

    Yossarian75 New Member

    Jin Do is my next hyung(got my e dan test in a couple of months), I have seen it performed and have to admit it looks rather nice. My fav has to be Naihanchi Cho Dan as this is the hyung I understand the applications for the best. For pure looks id have to go with Chil Sung ill ro, I must admit Im stumped for applications for this one, opening moves anyone?
  3. MALibrarian

    MALibrarian Valued Member

    No question: Rohai

    SUCH a beautiful form... then again, I'm a sucker for jumping into single leg stances.
  4. PsiCop

    PsiCop Antonio gets the women...

    Yes, Ro Hai is very nice as well. As for the application of the beginning moves of Chil Sung Il Ro, I believe it is some sort of push.
  5. Andy Cap

    Andy Cap Valued Member

    I'm not sure I have a favorite. It depends on my mood a lot. RoHai is agreat form, and I enjoy performing it. I enjoy Shipsui a lot when I am in a more philosophical mood, but Sahsun is a great form too. And when I am just working out and feeling like focusing on technique - form 1 is a great place to start.
  6. PsiCop

    PsiCop Antonio gets the women...

    All right, Andy has it based on his mood. I think we can all relate to that. Naihanji can be good if one is angry :)
  7. WKJ30

    WKJ30 New Member

    Mine is Ji-On and Wang-Shu but , Kong San Goon is cool it has alittle of every thing in it hard for me to choose. :bang:
  8. Andy Cap

    Andy Cap Valued Member

    I enjoy Wang-Shu a lot too. It is a very graceful form with a good amount of challenge. I haven't really taken a shine to Jion, I am not sure why, but it just doesn't make me excited.
  9. TangSooRed

    TangSooRed New Member

    I like Hwa Sun alot, I also like Kong Song Koon, Chinto, Rohai, out of the Chil Sons I like Il Rho and Sa Rho, have to say I'm sick of seeing and performing Chil Son O Rho
  10. PsiCop

    PsiCop Antonio gets the women...

    I've actually never even seen Chil Sung 5-7. Are they like the others?
  11. Jang Bong

    Jang Bong Speak softly....big stick

    I've returned to this thread a number of times, and still can't make my mind up between Pyung Ahn Ee Dan and Chil Sung Il Ro. Both good, but very different.

    I think the appeal of P/A Ee Dan is the fact it was totally different to the 'beginning' stuff (including P/A Il Dan there, as I felt it pulled the basic forms together).

    The Chil Sung has a completly different feel to it. It also seems to put a heck of a strain on my knee joints (or am I just doing it wrong :( )

    I know - there are plenty of higher grade Hyungs that I haven't got my hands on yet - I'm currently trying to keep Ba Sa straight in my mind - so maybe I should revisit this thread next year ;)
  12. WKJ30

    WKJ30 New Member

    I have always wanted to learn Chil Sung forms look pretty cool.
  13. Doppleganger

    Doppleganger Valued Member

    I used to love doing Chil Sung Il Ro.
  14. chrischris

    chrischris New Member

    I like Pyung Ahn E Dan.

    Can someone list all the forms that you study? i think theyre much different (at least name wise) over here in the uk.
  15. PsiCop

    PsiCop Antonio gets the women...

    Gi Cho 1-3
    Pyong Ahn 1-5
    Chil Sung 1-4
    Passai 1-2
    Naihanji 1-3
    Jin Do
    Ro Hi
    Sip Soo

    ..... Those are up through 2nd Degree Black Belt. Considering the organization is still relatively young (about 8 or 9 years), E Dan is the highest rank of any student, although a few of the vets are testing for Sam Dan this fall.
  16. chrischris

    chrischris New Member

    we here in britain do differently... and spell i think too.

    kee cho 1-3
    pyung ahn 1-5
    pal che so
    pal che de
    kima hyung cho dan
    sip soo (first black belt form you learn)
    kima hyung e dan
    jin te
    kima hyung sam dan
    ro hai
    kong son de

    my teache rused to do the chil sung forms, but he was under teh impression there were only 4. he did teach us the first two chil sung froms, but that was jsut for a lesson...

    how come british tang soo do is much different? the chil sung forms are way better than the rest!!!
  17. chrischris

    chrischris New Member

    also, there are bong hyung too i didnt put in there... but you didnt either so i skipped em lol
  18. Yossarian75

    Yossarian75 New Member


    Its not British Tang Soo Do thats different, its your association. You will find that the different TSD orgs do things a bit differently from each other. There is at least one org in the UK that do the Chil Sung forms that I know of. Your form list seems to be the same as most TSD schools. The names are different ie Bassia=Pal Che, Kima hyung=Naihanchi but they are the core TSD forms.

    Hak Won 1-3 (variation of WTSDA Sae Kai hyung)
    Pyung Ahn 1-5
    Bassai dai
    Naihanchi Cho dan
    Sip Soo
    Naihanchi Ee dan
    Naihanchi Sam Dan
    Kong Sang Koon
  19. chrischris

    chrischris New Member

    ah excellent, thank you :)
  20. PsiCop

    PsiCop Antonio gets the women...

    I noticed on more than one occasion that you have "chinto" as one of your forms. We practice Jin Do, and from the books I've seen and the way I've heard it pronounced in a couple of TSD organizations, Jin Do is the only one I have seen. Are they the same form? Perhaps it's a difference based on the organization or area.

    I also noticed Passai (Bassai) and Pal Che being the same form pronounced differently. We used to pronounce it Pal Che ("pou-che"), but then changed it to Passai. The master said it was the correct pronounciation. Is anyone sure what the correct pronounciation is on these two forms, since the variations on both are very common?

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