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THE PURPOSE OF MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING

MEDITATION

To clear the mind concentrating only on your chosen Art.

BASICS

Provides the foundation. Like the cornerstones of a sky-scraper.

ONE-STEP SPARRING

For practicing your techniques in a controlled atmosphere with a partner.

CONTROLLED ALTERNATIVE FREE-SPARRING

To build self-control using techniques of block and attack without contact. A live Chess game, it stimulates the mind.

FREE SPARRING

To improve reflexes, apply techniques of attack, blocking and counter-attack.

THREE STYLES OF TECHNIQUES

  • Competition style--as a Sport to acquire trophies and medals.

  • Exhibition style--shows beauty, grace and effectiveness.

  • Practical style--application for self-defense.

BREAKING TECHNIQUES

Builds self-confidence, shows effectiveness and practical application without possible injury to partner.

PHILOSOPHY

To improve character, attitude and manner. To teach respect toward others, to help others and to be honest, always standing by the weak.

A MEANINGFUL WAY OF LIFE

WHO CAN LEARN MARTIAL ARTS?

Anyone can learn Martial Arts, regardless of age or sex, it is never too late to begin practice. Even the physically challenged individual can learn martial arts because it is not just kicking and punching. It is a modern universal art of self-defense and character development.

HOW DOES PRACTICE DIFFER IN KOREA FROM OTHER COUNTRIES?

There is no difference in teaching except the language. It depends entirely on the individual.

HOW TO PRACTICE MARTIAL ARTS PROPERLY TO BUILD SPEED, POWER AND ACCURACY.

When you begin practicing techniques always follow these basic steps. Perform the technique in (5) steps, slowly, and then cut down to only (4) steps. Always relax as you repeat the technique several times with good balance, cut your counting down to (3) then (2), then finally you can perform it all on (1) count, smoothly, quickly, powerfully and accurately. Speed, power and accuracy originates from and depends on the proper form and precise angling of the joints. For maximum power, follow these practicing guidelines and martial arts will be second nature to you.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF PROMOTIONAL TESTING?

** To measure your progress.

** For you to experience the expression of what you have learned.

** To learn true friendship, cooperation and organization.

** To instill a desire to achieve your highest goal.

DISCIPLINE AND SELF-RESPECT IN MARTIAL ARTS

Sometimes in life it becomes necessary to control your actions, though you may wish to express something that seems valuable to you. You should always be aware of what you do and say and how it will affect others. Discipline yourself. When you can control what you do and say, you will know the satisfaction of having contributed your best, whether it be by outward expression or silence at the right time. Your ability to discipline yourself will have a direct effect on the degree of success you have in attempting to reach your goals. Your self-respect will be something that you deserved and earned.

PATIENCE AND MARTIAL ARTS

"Everything comes to those who wait". When one begins practicing martial arts, hours are spent performing techniques over and over, sweating as you go. When you leave to go home, you can leave that room behind you must take that patience and persistence with you. Not only during practice but in everything you do, have patience. Whether driving your car or cooking dinner, give yourself the gift of time. Don't try to beat the red light. Patience can save your life.

YOUR GOAL AND MARTIAL ARTS

Whenever you drive your car must go a certain direction, otherwise you will make unnecessary turns and waste fuel. The same is true in life. You should have a goal, a direction in which you will go. In certain times of hardship, having, keeping and relying on your goal can help brace you for the continuous road ahead.

MARTIAL ARTS AND PROMISE

Everyone makes commitments in their life but few people practice the art of keeping their word on promises. Whenever you make a commitment, stick by it, even if circumstances change and you end up losing somewhere. Your promise is your name. Give it a reason to be depended on.

MARTIAL ARTS AND RESPECT

The meaning of respect includes several things, all of which deal with you relationship with others. The degree to which you trust, love attempt to understand others, this is the same degree of respect you have for them. If you ignore someone, obviously, your respect for that person is not great. Attempt to extend yourself, to offer your undivided attention so that not only do you please others but you also gain from the experience. Enrich your life by respecting others.

MARTIAL ARTS: A WAY OF LIFE

Did you eat breakfast today? Probably so. Just as you need to nourish your body everyday, martial arts is also a daily supplement to good health. Also neither with food nor martial arts should you feast and/or famine. You can buy anything you want with money; a car, clothes or a house, but even a million dollars cannot buy your good health.

MARTIAL ARTS AND CHARACTER

One of the most important distinctions between individuals is their character. As children, we are blind to politics, financial and social status. We act how we feel, spontaneously and without influence. As we reach adulthood we learn the rules of the world and that in some cases, acquiring what you want means sacrificing a little individuality. If we are fortunate enough to begin martial arts as a child, we can avoid the adolescent conformity. Individuality, pride, self-confidence, optimism none of these are for sale. This is another part of you that a million dollars cannot buy.

WHAT IS A LEADER?

To be a good leader one must have a conscious desire to dedicate himself to others and realize his responsibilities and duties to them. He should speak to anyone and everyone on their own level regardless of their position in society. Poor, famous, sick or powerful. People are equal and personal circumstances do not alter their right to counted. Empathize. Know hunger if your fellow man is hungry. Create a bond between you and others. A leader is the king of the mountain, but he wants everyone up there with him.

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