This forum is dedicated to an exchange of ideas relating to the practical application of the forms of Korean systems such as Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do etc. Increase your understanding of forms whilst helping others to do the same.
Hello everyone, hoping y'all can give me education here. Last night at class our instructor began teaching us pyung ahn sam dan. Our style is korean based so hopefully this is the right forum for this. In our style the opening of ee dan and sam dan are basically the same, except ee dan is done with closed fists while sam dan is done with open hands. I asked my instructor why this is, he was upfront about and said he honestly didnt know why that is.
As a Tang Soo Do practitioner, the Chil Sung forms form part of our syllabus. They were introduced in the mid 80s by Hwang Kee. However, many TSD groups chose not to teach them and claimed the technical content wasn't very practical. I definitely feel that they are valid and have some practical techniques in there. This video is an example of Chil Sung Sah Ro (number 4). I'm posting it to get people's opinions. I'll try and put up some videos over the next few days.
I recently taught a short seminar in Holland for a friend of mine. I've posted a video (feel wierd watching it). More of us in the Korean MA community should try and be more visible. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1532101356838325&id=100001154253359
In the following clip you can see three different applications for inward block. It is rare to see a Taekwondo master demonstrating applications beyond "block" so I thought I should share it so people can see his effort. The clip is well made/produced.