The Purpose of Tang Soo Do (Karate) – Forms

In part 3 of this series on the purpose of Tang Soo Do, I will be discussing the reasons for doing forms.  In part 2, I went over the purpose of basic techniques and forms is the logical next step.  In the most simplistic sense, forms are just a pre-arranged set of basic techniques.  If you dissect aContinue reading “The Purpose of Tang Soo Do (Karate) – Forms”

The Four Types of Forms in Martial Arts

Most karate type martial arts have forms, whether you call them hyung, kata, poomse, etc.  These important aspects of training are set patterns of techniques and movements that teach students a wide variety of principles such as breathing, focus, speed, power, timing, balance, application, and coordination.  In some cases, they are also a link to the past,Continue reading “The Four Types of Forms in Martial Arts”