Tangsoodo Organization Kick-Off - 2015
by Master John Correlje, 5th Dan
a nice day, with wonderful weather for the All
Tangsoodo Organization Kick-Off of the new season.
After days of rain and wind, the sun started
shining. It was good day for training.
A nice motivated group trained that afternoon in
three different disciplines. The first one was the
new Sword Hyung which is required for the Master
grade. Sa Bom Nim Bert van Lith taught this one.
This form is much different than the other Sword
forms that are around, it's more Korean based. Sa
Bom Nim van Lith trained for many years in Sibpalki.
You could see the influence of the Sipbalki in this
Hyung. There's a lot of different use of slashes,
stabs, block and stances we aren't used to.
The next topic the group trained in was Hyung
applications with Sa Bom Nim John Correlje and Kyo
Sa Nim Raymond von Harras.
Different kinds of techniques like grabs, locks,
strikes and throws were practiced. The group enjoyed
the different applications.
I hope this is a start for the students to think
differently about Hyungs and they'll start searching
for new applications.
last part of the afternoon Sa Bom Nim Jan van der
Schee and Sa Bom Nim Jan Timmers taught Kong Sang
Koon. A very intriguing Hyung because you see many
parts which are used in other Hyungs. Like the Su Do
Mak Gi's and Yeop Cha Gis from Pyung Ahn Sa Dan, and
some technique sets from Bassai Dae, etc.
The participants enjoyed the afternoon very much and
learned lots of different things. After the training
we enjoyed some food and drinks together and talked
about what we've learned and about the future
It was a good day!!