Cho Shim (Korean) – Beginner’s Mind/First Mind
As part of Taekwondo drills last night, students gained some insight on the performance of techniques. I joined the class in technique drills. Many students found that they were doing the drill differently. This should have caused a bit of additional study on their part. Students recognized the speed difference from my techniques to theirs. […]
Too Special for My Own Good!
I first learned about the concept of “Beginner’s Mind” when I started my Aikido training in 1990. While I understood that it was a concept across the martial arts, I had not heard it referred to in Korean martial arts until a recent Haidong Gumdo training. The concept twisted a bit as it was discussed. […]
Two days ago, I returned from an awesome training weekend (12 hours over 3 days) in Haidong Gumdo. I had the opportunity to be taught by the Director of Education for the World Haidong Gumdo Federation. I get to claim him as my Teacher. There were ten Masters in attendance. A small group receiving intimate […]