“Because You said”
You Thought You Were on Vacation? (guest post: Sarah Olson, student)
Recently, I have had several discussions with students from a range of ages. The topics were varied across the Song Moo Kwan Taekwondo and Haidong Gumdo curricula. One striking recognition was just how much the younger ones rely on their natural athleticism and strength. Yes, I already “knew” that but it was even more pronounced […]
Tribute to Song Moo Kwan Founder, Supreme Grand Master Byung Jick Ro
You Thought You Were on Vacation? (written 9/10/2015) Yesterday were the first Haidong Gumdo and Taekwondo classes since August 5th at the Brooklyn Center dojang. Odyssey Academy was installing a new gym floor, and us martial artists were given a vacation. A break was nice. August was a bit busy, and having no obligations on […]
Supreme Grand Master Ro, Byung Jick passed away today!
The Founder of our system was laid to rest today. I hope to help carry his legacy forward.
From Your Heart! Passion is a must.
Byung Jick Ro,(1919-2015) Taekwondo Legendary Supreme Grandmaster passed away on Thursday 9/10/2015. He was the founder of Song Moo Kwan and a past president of the Korea Taekwondo Association. His efforts have greatly affected what Taekwondo is today. He will be greatly missed.
Wherever I am, There May I Be (guest post: Sarah Olson, student)
When students perform their techniques, whether in drills or patterns, it is very easy to tell if they are actually trying or merely dancing around. This is one of the tricky parts within training…or any education. I had a student tell me that the way to fix that is to make them work harder. How […]
Wherever I am, There May I Be I was reminded of the importance of being present as I read Master Frankovich’s previous blog post. The post was about drills and their specific benefits. Of course, the benefit of doing a drill in class can be lost on a student if he is not mentally engaged […]